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What do I need?

Here's a quick run down of the equipment and materials I will be using throughout the tutorials.

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Hot pressed paper, 140lb, 200lb or 300lb in white (100% cotton is best as it has the most resilience).

Currently I am using the 200lb (425gms) Saunders Waterford hot pressed, and Fabriano Artistico (2017 make). I am trialling using both sides, and am having some success with both, it’s important you try a few papers to find the one that suits you best. I also sell and use A5 and A4 Bockingford hot pressed paper, as it's good every day paper. Use scraps to test your colours.

Brushes & Other Equipment

  • The Billy Showell Fine Tipped Brush No. 2
  • The Billy Showell Fine Tipped Brush No. 4
  • The Billy Showell Fine Tipped Brush No. 6
  • The Eradicator Brush

Additional equipment:

  • Masking Fluid
  • Deckle Edge Ruler


The paints I use are Sennelier, to help those of you who use Winsor & Newton I have created a conversion chart, which you can download by clicking the button below.

To download the paint colour conversion chart please click here.

My Sennelier paint colours

  • Red Orange
  • Alizarin Crimson
  • Sennelier Yellow Deep
  • Lemon Yellow
  • Sennelier Red
  • Rose Madder Lake
  • French Ultramarine
  • Phthalocyanine Blue
  • Cobalt Blue
  • Quinacridone gold
  • Dioxazine Purple
  • Helios Purple

Extra colours I will sometimes use but are not included in my set.

  • Quinacridone Red
  • Blue Violet
  • Indigo
  • Titanium White
  • *use the W&N (make) Opera rose
  • *use the Shin Han (make) Bright violet 375

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