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Words and Images: Supply List

List of Supplies Participants Should Bring:

  • Journal - for writing and taking notes
  • Two or three ink pens/markers for writing text into your prints or on other papers. Bring various pen point sizes and colors - you can choose.
  • One or two brayers: 4” or smaller but must be Soft Rubber printmaking brayers (I recommend Speedball). –
  • Three or four brushes, bring whatever you have - (round, flat, bristle, synthetic, different sizes- all fine)
  • One sketchpad with white paper (11” x 14” or similar dimensions) Mixed media paper is good - medium weight, with a smooth surface.
  • Scissors
  • X-acto knife with extra blades
  • 12” metal straight edge
  • Any kind of glue you like to use (for collages)
  • Pencils (graphite) (any brand) for sketching- also a small handheld pencil sharpener if you have one
  • Old hand towel and sponge for clean-up
  • One roll of Freezer Paper -18” wide- or whatever you can find (purchase at your local grocery store)
  • Rubber or latex gloves if you are sensitive to inks or other materials
  • Apron or smock to protect your clothes


  • Bone Folder
  • Set of Alphabet Stamps for stamping text on your work
  • Other kinds of paper to experiment with: handmade, textured, patterned, wallpaper, old letters, sheet music, pages of books, papers with color, etc.
  • Self- healing cutting mat- small is fine
  • Colored pencils – small set -any brand
  • Texture/pattern-producing materials: cotton string, yarn, plastic or cloth lace, cheesecloth, soft plastic stencils, puzzle pieces, rubber stamps, etc. All these items need to be pliable and soft.
  • You will be provided with a 3” x 5” gelli plate for this workshop. If you already have any commercial gel plates that are a different size, feel free to bring them.

Make sure to mark your personal tools with some sort of identification.