Blessings in the Wind Prayer Flags

Supplies Students Need To Bring

 

-Acrylic inks: 1 ounce bottles in the following colors: Quinacridone Magenta, Hansa Yellow Medium,
Naphthol Red Light, Phthalo Blue (Green Shade), Phthalo Green (Blue Shade), Ultramarine Blue, Titanium White, Carbon Black

-Brand options:

-Golden High Flow Acrylic inks. The colors listed can be bought in a prepackaged kit on Amazon, Jerry’s Artarama or from Blick.com

-Dr. Ph. Martin’s Spectralite Private Collection Liquid Acrylics, (Set 1) these are .5 oz bottles, but that would probably be enough for this project.

-Liquitex brand acrylic inks

-Recommended with reservations: Daler Rowney FW acrylic inks. FW’s are water resistant not water proof, so they could lose pigment over time if they are exposed to the elements. They would be fine to use if your flags will be hung inside.

-White textile paint or white screen printing ink (for textiles).

-Matte Acrylic Gel Medium I like Liquitex matte gel medium the best, but other brands will work, make sure it is gel and not liquid medium, and matte not gloss or semi gloss medium

-Duct tape, I recommend Ace hardware’s duct tape over other brands because it will stick to itself when the glue side is folded in half. They have reformulated the glue in the other brands to not stick to itself.

-Plastic drop cloth or large trash bag cut down the sides and opened up to make one large plastic sheet

-A padded surface for printing and stamping. My favorite surface to use at home is a large foam floor tile, the kind that is often used in playrooms and gyms with interlocking sides so they can be built into a large floor mat. Just flip it over so the smooth side is up. In classes I often use a 9”x 12” piece of cotton batting, felt or sheet of craft foam.

-Paint palette capable of holding watery ink colors separately. This could be a plastic divided disposable plate, or old muffin pan not to be used for food again.

-Container for rinse water quart size is great

-Stamps: rubber, foam or wood stamps to print designs on flags.

-Plastic bin for rinsing thermofax screens; dishwashing tub, plastic bin or large ‘gladware’ container

-Basics: Iron, Scissors, Rotary Cutter, Cutting Mat, and Grid Ruler 6” wide x 9” or longer

-Optional:

-X-acto or craft knife for cutting and taping screens

-Additional thermofax screens of patterns and/or images

-Black screen printing ink.