Supplies Students Need To Have
-Cloth: a variety of cotton & silk that have a fine “hand” (rougher textures don’t work well on the gelatin plate).Examples are organza, chiffon, batiste, lawn, and broadcloth.Textured silk is interesting to play with. Please cut into sections from 8” square to Fat Quarter size for ease of printing.I suggest a minimum of 10 pieces of cloth..cut as many pieces as you want to play with!
-Paper: a selection of watercolor (hot or cold press between 90-140 lb.weight), mixed media paper, recycled books, music, etc. Sizes can vary from artist trading cards, large white sale tags, 4×6 inch postcards, and on up to 9×12.Paper can be cut to fit the gelatin plate.Some inexpensive printer paper is handy and I recommend as large a variety as possible Be sure you have a wide selection to play with!I suggest having anywhere from30+ pieces as the printing goes quickly and it is fun to make a LOT (remember:these can be cut up for collage, gift tags, and more). Deli paper or other transparent papers (optional)
Gelatin printing plate (can be 6×6 inch or 8x 10 inch)
Firm rubber Brayer (I recommend the soft rubber 6” brayer from Blick https://www.dickblick.com/items/speedball-soft-rubber-brayer-6/
Or there is a selection from amazon. Avoid soft spongy foam.
Sticky-backed fun foam sheet. These are available at most craft stores and art supply places.
1 or 2 Fun foam door hanger (similar to these): https://www.hobbylobby.com/Crafts-Hobbies/Basic-Crafts/Craft-Foam/Round-Foam-Door-Hangers/p/28693?gclid=CjwKCAjwhMmEBhBwEiwAXwFoEYQKYmXlfopKwNrDLcWz5fGfqdLHD0jf-QdkjlgZ-5xnF-kTHo4ynRoCFX8QAvD_BwE
Optional: small soft-sided blank sketchbook (5×7 inches is ideal)
-Paint: choose from your own stash or pick up any variety of opaque or transparent acrylic paint you desire.A basic supply of opaque white, yellow, red, blue, and black is essential but be sure to include your favorite colors.No need to purchase expensive brands (unless you prefer them):craft store paint works just fine!
-Gloves are optional, or some barrier cream(like “Gloves In A Bottle”) if you wish to avoid getting paint on your hands.
-One or two foam brushes are optional.