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Nature Inspired Art & Texture

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Nature Inspired Art & Text – Rebecca Wild

Supply List
  • Several images or silhouettes of objects from the natural world. Try to choose images that aren't very complex such as leaves, fruit, birds, etc. We will cut simple stencils from contact paper using an exacto knife based on these shapes. Bring images no bigger than 3" x 4". (Coloring books can be good sources)
  • Nature inspired words
  • 4H, 2B, 6B pencils (or similar variety of graphite pencils) (S142)
  • Pencil sharpener (PL32, PL13)
  • Calligraphy and lettering tools
  • Sumi ink (I70)
  • A twin tip, black fine/ultra-fine Sharpie Marker. If you already own some black waterproof pens (test them) bring those instead if they are similar sizes to the Sharpie.
  • Tuff Stuff eraser or Pentel Click Eraser or similar (E06)
  • Staedtler Mars White Plastic eraser (E13)
  • Kneaded eraser (E08)
  • Scrap paper 20 sheets (8 ½ x 11 is fine) This can be used copy paper not printed on one side.
  • ½ sheet of sandpaper 220 or finer. This will be for grinding stick pastels. If you use Pan Pastels you won't need sandpaper. (S979, S952)
  • A flat, water color or acrylic brush approximately 1" or bigger. Will be used with acrylic paint. Should be soft bristles. I like the Dick Blick Scholastic Wonder White Flat or Bright #20. Serial #05380-1020. (BR60)
  • Pointed brush size 2 or similar (BR63)
  • Paint palette (S679)
  • Water jar (S1005)
  • Small scrap of a soft, fine weave cotton rag
  • Wiping rag for brushes or paper towels (S817)
  • Sharp x–acto knife #11 or similar with extra blades (S417, S130)
  • (Self-healing) plastic cutting board any size (S504)
  • Roll of Scotch Magic Tape ¾" green label (must be this brand, size and kind) Do not buy blue label removable. (S699)
  • Roll of 1" blue painters tape or Frog tape (S931)
  • Metal ruler with cork backing or a cheap wooden ruler with a metal edge (S270)
  • Soft Pastels not oil pastels or 2-3 warm colors and 2-3 cool colors of your choice. Pan pastels are expensive but fantastic. A small set of Alpha Color Pastels brand works fine. Choose deep hues that are saturated with color. Avoid pale hues. Avoid Nupastel brand. (Rebecca will bring extra stick pastels to share) (S885, S952)
  • A small set of Prismacolor artist's quality colored pencils or 2 warm and 2 cool colors. (or similar non- water soluble brand) (PL05, PL28, PL29)
  • Paper sack to use as a garbage can
  • A hair dryer if you have one. This will expedite drying paint and medium.
  • Be thinking of color palettes that appeal to you. Rebecca will provide the artist paper you will work on.
    • Wipes
    • An assortment of pointed and flat brushes (Click HERE for our selection of brush)
    • Broad edge graphite pencils (S878, S861)
    • Drafting brush (S990)
    • Apron (APRN38, APRN41)
    • Small sharp scissors (S835)
    • Acrylic pens
    • If using Pan Pastels bring applicator tools (S978)
    The $25 supply fee includes instruction folders, Strathmore 500 paper, Arches Text Wove, Canson paper for portfolios, portfolio inserts, contact paper, tracing paper, wax paper, fun-foam for embossing, glue sticks, latex surgical gloves, pastels for lending, powdered graphite, eye shadow brushes, foam wedges, canisters for graphite, gouache, fluid acrylic paints, acrylic markers, matte medium, and various wooden tools for cutting into paint.

    No Recommended Books.
    By or about Rebecca Wild:
    • BL15.1. "Text & Letterforms Everywhere" in Bound & Lettered Vol. 15 No. 1.

    S142. Design Drawing Pencils
    Design Drawing Pencils
    Design 3800. Prismacolor Turqouise.

    "6H" is hardest lead. "9B" is softest lead, Specify 6H, 5H, 4H, 3H, 2H, HB, H, F, B, 2B, 3B, 4B, 5B, 6B, 9B.

    Your Price

    PL32. KUM 4-in-1 Pencil Sharpener
    PL32. KUM 4-in-1 Pencil Sharpener

    This pencil sharpener can sharpen 4 different size pencils (7mm, 8mm, 10mm, 11mm), all in one amazing tool. KUM is known for its high quality sharpeners, made with high carbon steel blades. This sharpener includes a small shavings catcher.

    Assorted colors.

    Your Price

    PL13. Long Point Pencil Sharpener
    PL13. Long Point Pencil Sharpener.

    This sharpener crates a long extra-smooth tip. The large hole removes the wood casing of the pencil. The smaller hole sharpens the lead to a superfine point. Comes with 1 spare blade.

    Your Price

    I70. Moon Palace Sumi Ink
    Moon Palace Sumi
    The Ink is now in a bottle with a Gold Label

    While the packaging is a bit different , this is the highly sought after and highly recommended Japanese Sumi Ink. For both broad edge and pointed pen work. Dries waterproof. A great calligraphy ink.

    "I like Moon Palace better, but both Moon Palace and Best Bottle are beautiful inks. The Moon Palace has a slight sheen to it, which I like. Michael suggested this ink to me so please tell him I said "thank you". I just finished a job of 200 invitations with Moon Palace and the ink is beautiful. I did not dilute the ink.
    A client just brought me invitations (slick paper) to address. This bride knew going in to this that I probably couldn't do pointed pen. However, for fun, I tried the Sumi inks and to my surprise they worked pretty darn good. I usually have to use a sharpie on slick envelopes, yikes!!!"

    --Clair F., Jan 2011.

    Four sizes available:

    2.0 oz (widemouth jar)
    6.0 oz (180ml)
    15 oz (450ml)
    60 oz bulk bottle (1.8L) -- Great for teachers, or buy and share the cost with a friend or two or three!

    Your Price $5.95

    E06. Pentel Clic Eraser
    Pentel Click Eraser.

    Cylindrical, white eraser 5" in a pen-style holder with grip. Click to advance or retract.

    Refills: E07

    Your Price

    E13. Staedtler Mars White Plastic Eraser
    E13. Staedtler Mars White Plastic Eraser

    A highly recommended white plastic eraser. For erasing pencil.

    Your Price

    E08. Factis Black Eraser
    Factis Black Eraser

    For erasing pencil lines on black papers! Does not leave marks.

    Your Price

    S979. Sandpaper Pointer
    S979. Sandpaper Pointer

    Repoints blending stumps, pencils, leads, charcoal, and crayons by hand. 12 sheets of sandpaper mounted on a wooden handle. Recommended by Heather Held for use with pastels.

    Your Price

    BR60. Simply Simmons Brushes
    BR60. Simply Simmons Brushes

    These inexpensive, short-handle brushes are of surprisingly good quality. You can use these flat watercolor brushes for brush lettering, backgrounds, washes, and more. The Shader has longer bristles than the other brushes. Synthetic hair. Recommended by Randy Hasson.

    Choose size: 1/2", 3/4", 1", or #10 Shader.

    Your Price $4.85

    BR63. Cotman Designer Brush (size 2)
    BR63. Cotman Designer Brush (size 2)

    Cotman Designers Brush (series 222).

    Your Price $7.49

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