Beyond The Veil
Recommended Materials List for the Beyond the Veil Intuitive Art e-Course
Thank you for joining me in the BTV Intuitive Art e-Course. I have compiled this Materials List as a guide for what you will need to create your own gorgeous paintings during the course. You can start collecting things in advance and then you will be all ready to go, once the classroom opens. I discovered Golden Fluids a few years ago. They have a beautiful pigment and perform extremely well when used in liquid techniques. The transparent colours in this range, is what makes the different layers work so well and they glow in a truly amazing way!
Golden Fluid Acrylics are a more expensive paint but because of the strength of pigment you will not need to use as much. Atelier have also come up with their “Free Flow” range. They are similar to the Golden fluids but they don’t have all the colours Golden does. They are also less expensive and in Australia easier to source. I use a combination of Golden Fluids and Atelier Free Flow in my paintings.
To participate in the BTV e-Course it is very important to use the correct paints. Otherwise you will not be able to get the same effects as me, which will be frustrating for you.
If you do want to use your good quality tube paints though, you have the option of making your acrylic paint into liquids by adding flow medium or water with a 1/4 paint to 3/4 liquid ratio and mixing them into little bottles. You will still achieve a lovely result.
ALWAYS CHOOSE GOOD QUALITY ARTIST ACRYLICS
Example is MATTISE-ATELIER-GOLDEN-WINDSOR NEWTON-LIQUITEX
Titanium White. ( We need lots for stencils)
Dioxazine Purple ( or any dark colour for stencils)
These two Tube paints are necessary for using with the stencils. Fluid paint
is too runny to use for stencilling. It will cause bleeding.
Any other colour tube paint you are drawn to for enhancing your Theme images.
COBALT Teal/ Aqua is my favourite!
GOLDEN FLUID/ATELIER FREE FLOW ( Fluid paints for backgrounds)
Below are the colours I use in my demos. You can pick any colours you like.
Just make sure they are compatible and translucent.
Golden Fluids come in different sizes. The small 30ml(1oz) will be enough for a couple of
paintings. It goes a long way, but if you are intending to do lots of paintings the 119ml(4oz)
size is more economical
Cadmium Red Quinacridone Magenta
Primary Yellow Quinacridone Nickel Azo Gold
Pthalo Turquoise Pthalo Blue
WHERE TO BUY PAINTS
GOLDEN FLUIDS can be purchased from
BLICKS ART Supplies ONLINE USA
The Art Shop is in Bayswater Victoria https://theartshop.com.au/
Fitzroy Stretches is in Melbourne
There are lots of other Online suppliers if you just Google Golden Fluid Acrylics
Please note. Riot Art do not stock Fluid paints similar to Goldens or Atelier free flow. Global and Matisse fluids are not suitable.
I prefer nice soft brushes , not scratchy ones. They leave marks in the paint.
FLAT : A few 4 cm ones for glazing. Having at least two will help when swapping between colours.
ROUND: A couple of small round brushes for detailed work. One FINE Liner for closer detail ( Important)
This is the Montmatre Pack I use Fine liner is brush 2 and 5 in this pack.
You can source Fine Liners in any Art Shop though.
My main Demo is on a 76cm x 76cm ( 30 inch x 30 inch)
The other two techniques I have chosen smaller canvases but the size is really up to you.
Please choose a good quality canvas with double width. Stay away from the very cheap plastic canvases. They repel fluid techniques. Too much glue.
STENCILS AND EXTRAS
STENCILS ARE ESSENTIAL TO THIS TECHNIQUE AND COURSE
Make sure you purchase enough to give you a nice balance of images and marks. Think about a Theme you would like to create in your final painting. Have a look at my paintings and get a feel for what stencils work together.
Make sure you purchase some ” background” style stencils as we are really only creating platforms to bring our Theme Images forward.
Here is an example of what we will be doing to our backgrounds with stencils.
Stencils can be purchased Online
Stencil Girls US
The Crafters Workshop
If you are having trouble sourcing something in particular just email me and I will see if I know where you can purchase them. I will have a small supply of some of my own Stencil designs ( flower balls etc).
This is for those of you who don’t feel confident in drawing your images onto the canvas. It is quick and enables you to get the important features in correctly, such as eyes, ears etc.
It is also a great time saver for positioning your images into the right spot.
NOTE: It is TRANSFER paper not Tracing paper. It has chalk on one side so you can trace your image and it will leave an imprint on the canvas.
SARAL TRANSFER PAPER
White Pastel/Chalk ( sketching Images)
Paint pen (Optional) for outlining. If you are using a Fine Liner
paint brush you won’t need this
Pallet. This can be plastic or I prefer a disposable pad type.
Small Foam Roller ends for applying paint to stencils.
You may prefer to use stencil brushes or makeup sponge?
Water Spray Bottle
Plastic drop sheet
Paper hand towel
Chux or cloth to wet
Water Container to keep brushes in while in use
to stop drying out
Hairdryer ( to speed up the drying process between layers)
An easel (optional)
I will be sending out a Link to the Facebook group as
we get a bit closer to Class commencing.
I am really looking forward to sharing this fabulous Course
with you. Please let me know if you have any questions.
My email is email@example.com
See you soon online!
Love Susan xx
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