Julie Wildman - Writing with Resist - Nov. 16, 17, 18

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November 16, 17, 18. 11am-1pm (Chicago Time)

Writing with Resist

There are a lot of supplies listed here, but I want you to know that you DO NOT need to have everything. If you only have some watercolors and inks, just try a few resist options. I have starred the ones that could get you started.

I will demonstrate all the options, and if you choose to try some after the class, you can order then. Remember, you have access to the videos with no time restriction.


Supply List

  • Small bottle of sumi ink (I70)
  • Small bottle of walnut ink (I145)
  • Small bottle of masking fluid OR a masking pen. (S198) (M144)
  • 6 well paint tray (S679)
  • Inexpensive flat watercolor brush (between 1/8” and 1/4”a good size for doing some flat brush writing & using for adding color) Simply Simmons is a great, inexpensive brand. (BR66)
  • Inexpensive flat large brush for washes (minimum 2” width)
  • 1 empty plastic squeeze bottle with fine writing tip (Fineline Applicator or other brand. This is optional.) (S820)
  • Favorite calligraphy tools (DO NOT NEED ALL OF THEM)


  • Speedball C nibs (sizes 1 or 2) or other broadedged nibs (N09) (N207)
  • Pointed pen nibs (Click here for our entire selection)
  • Pointed brush Expensive option: Winsor/Newton Series 7 Pointed Brush (size 2) (BR28) (Fineline Inexpensive option: Niji Water Brush in small or medium pointed tip (FP152)
  • Unusual tools like ruling pens, cola pens, broom bristles, crazy tools, etc.
  • 14 x 17 pad of Strathmore drawing paper (P100)
  • Nice Paper Suggested quantities are listed, but if you’re very prolific you may want to add one more. •3 Arches Text Wove (20 x 25) •1 Nideggen or something equivalent (22 x 30) •2 Ingres (19 x 25) or Canson Mi-Teintes in lighter colors
  • (e.g., tan, gray, cream, etc.) •1 Watercolor paper cold press (rough) (22 x 30)  (PS01) (PS93) (PS05) (PS61) (PS48)
  • White china marker or crayon (S916)
  • Small bottle or tube of white acrylic paint (I28)
  • A few pastels
  • A few colored pencils
  • Some favorite watercolors (whatever you have)
  • A few different colors of acrylic inks or liquid acrylics (optional) (I28) (I13)
  • Metallic acrylics, inks, or watercolors to drop into wet media (optional) (S1000) (I14) (I16) (I161)
  • Metallic or iridescent dry pigments to sprinkle into wet media (optional) (I139)
  • Small bottle of Liquitex Liquid Gesso and a small bottle of Liquitex or Golden acrylic matte or gloss medium OR small bottle of Golden HighFlow Acrylic White (This fluid will be poured into the Fineline Applicator.) (I164)
  • Frisket Masking Film (Frisket is very expensive, and you won’t need much. I recommend some less expensive alternatives:
  1. Grafix Extra Tack Frisket Film 9 x 12, Pack of 6 on Amazon
  2. A cheap alternative to frisket film is the Press and Seal Saran wrap. The down side is that you can't reuse the pieces you cut out. And you must use a really sharp blade while cutting out shapes, or risk tearing off jagged edges.
  • A few tablespoons of large granule salt (kosher or chunky sea salt)

Household Items

  • 3–4 small yogurt or plastic containers for dipping larger tools
  • Cheap mixing brush (BR43)
  • Pencil & ruler (S142) (S270)
  • Water container (S784)
  • Roll of paper towels
  • Favorite quotes and favorite words
  • X-acto knife, new blades, cutting surface (S417) (S130) (S504)

NOTE: If you want to try some sumi sink art, you will need access to running water and a large sink. Or you can use a small dish tub on your table top. You will need a pitcher of water with this option. This will be the option I demonstrate on our Zoom class.