Supply List

Here is a short video clip I made at Articulations Art Supply about the supplies you need for Art Journaling, click on the image below. To see the full interview, check it out on the blog.

posca and gel gloss


To download a PDF of the supply list click here. 

Or read below for all the must haves, wanna haves, and cool stuff for your wish list:


Must Haves: 

  • Journal-I recommend at 140 pound watercolour paper-can be any size-the journals I use are 7.5” X 7.5” but use whatever is your preference.. You can buy them here. 
  • Acrylic paint: 4oz/120 ML tube (or around that) black, white and primary colours (red, yellow, blue) 
  • Markers-black white and assorted colours 
  • Matte medium-I recommend Golden brand-8 oz jar or smaller 
  • Images-National Geographic is my current favourite, but any magazine you like is fine 
  • Paint brushes-assorted sizes-dollar store is fine 
  • Scissors  
  • Paper paraphernalia: could be anything...ticket stubs, ripped pages from a book, library card pocket etc 
  • Paper towel-for wiping brushes 
  • Cup of water for rinsing brushes  

You can stop here the rest of the items listed below are ‘gravy’. 


Primary colours are red, yellow and blue. Secondary colours are green, orange, and purple. So if you want to get any extras of markers or paints, add some secondary colours. My favourite paint colour is Golden acrylic Quinacridone/Nickel Azo Gold. 

  • Plastic knife and/or fork-for making cool textures in the paint 
  • Old plastic card-library card, credit card, drivers license etc. for spreading paint 
  • Watercolour-paint, crayons, pencils, markers 
  • Images from your junk mail, that you print yourself, old pictures and postcards 
  • stamps and ink pads 
  • charcoal pencil 

Markers I love-first 4 are best to have the rest are icing... 

  • Sharpie-in fine and extra fine point or Bic Mark It I like them both equally 
  • Uni Posca for white in more than one nib size, because I love white markers 
  • Pilot G-Tec C4 from Articulations especially in brown 
  • Staedtler fine liner .007 
  • Copic Markers come in a vast array of colours-I don’t have too many of these but if you love markers, they are worth it, they are used by manga artists so there is a wide variety of tones 
  • Gelly Roll in any colour are fun 
  • I do love a brush tip marker too, but they can be hard to find in true brush tip 
  • Tombo-these are watercolour markers-I don’t love them, but they are very popular 

Where to buy all this great stuff? Well here is a list of places in and around Toronto, most of them offer on-line sales also. 

  • Articulations-in the Junction* 
  • Above Ground-in the Junction and on McCall 
  • Dollarama-or most dollar stores have fun arts and craft supplies 
  • Midoco-on Bloor 
  • Curry's near the Drake on Queen 
  • Michaels 
  • DeSerres 

*This is my favourite art supply shop because it is a small, woman-owned business, with a helpful and knowledgeable staff and the owner Heather is so great- you can tell her I sent you. 

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