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Tools You Can Use – Studio Rolling Cart

Where do you put all the stuff when you’re creating? It’s nice to have supplies handy but not strewn all over my painting surface but I’ve been struggling to find a cart that holds just the right amount and isn’t too big. I paint standing up so didn’t want something so large I couldn’t easily move it around the room with me.

This metal cart is just what I was looking for! It’s on the small side at about 18 inches long by 12 inches wide but holds a lot of art supplies and I’m able to attach magnetic hooks and containers to the bins for even more function. It stands about 30 inches high so the top bin is a good height for working supplies. What do you use in your workspace?

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Open Studio LIVE! Celestial Mixed Media Watercolor Ornaments Materials and Supplies

Join me live on the Art Journaling for Beginners You Tube Channel at 2 PM EST on Saturday November 28, 2020 and let’s create together!

These are the materials and supplies I used and I’ll mention substitutes when they’ll work for you.


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Watercolor paper, I used Arteza 9×12 Watercolor Paper which is a mid-grade level paper and I really recommend you choose a medium quality or better paper because it does make a difference.

Watercolor Paint, I used the 16 color Prang Brand Student Set of watercolors so you don’t have to spend a fortune on paint to try watercolors. If you’re upgrading your materials, I use and recommend Winsor & Newton Professional Watercolors.

Heat Tool for faster drying, a hair dryer works but the heat gun is better for watercolors because it doesn’t move the paint around. But, you don’t really need either – time works too!

Acrylic Paint for stenciling, I’m using Michaels Artist’s Loft brand but you can use any good quality brand of acrylic paint.

Decorative Pattern Stencil, this is my favorite stencil pattern ever and I’m using the 8 inch x 8 inch version but have it in three sizes.

Water blendable media/mark making tools: I’m using a Stabilo All Pencil and it really does work the best but you can also use a Tombow marker in a dark coordinating color.  

Watercolor Brush: I’m using the Neptune brand synthetic watercolor brushes in size 14, you’ll want a big enough brush that holds a lot of water to put plenty of paint down.

Water container: of course anything will do but I have and use this nifty foldable one  – it’s handy to have. And, if you’re feeling saucy, try the “Paint Water” mug in the AJfB shop.

Sili-Brush Glue Brush for application, you can use regular brushes or cosmetic wedges as well.

Cosmetic Wedges for paint application.

Inchie punch, I’m using EK Success one inch circle punch and it’s been a an invaluable tool for me.


Hole Punch

Tape – clear and double sided

Painty Fun Splash Apron

Yarn, Ribbon or other fiber

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