I primarily paint with palette knives and also create mixed media art using papers, mediums, doilies, and stamps. I’m sharing with you some of my favorite art supplies. These are all products that I use and love.
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Heavy Bodied Acrylic Paint
This is my very favorite paint! I love love love Liquitex and the heavy bodied acrylics work so well with a palette knife!
I use canvases for both mixed media paintings and palette knife art. I like the gallery wrapped canvases best because of their sturdiness and tightly stretched canvas on the frame.
This is very similar to the easel that I use. It is lightweight, adjustable, and easy to pack up and take with you if you decide to paint outdoors.
Matte Gel Medium
One of my very favorite adhesives for putting down mixed media papers and graphics. I use the matte version because I want my finished paintings to have a matte look.
Alphabet Stamps and Ink
Soft Bodied Acrylics
I also use soft bodied acrylics and my favorite brand is DecoArt. The paints with the gold tops are the best!
These wood panels are perfect for mixed media papers, textures, and painting. They are super sturdy and hold up well with mixed media abuse like distressing, sanding, or layering.
I use gesso to prepare wood panels, lighten up areas on my mixed media pieces, and prepare areas on mixed media papers before applying acrylic paints.
Distress Ink Pads
These are great for adding an aged look to your mixed media pieces. The walnut ink pad is my favorite.
These are my painting tools of choice. I LOVE painting with palette knives!