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Art Journal Every Day: Limited to Ten

ArtJournalEveryDayLogo-150If you're new to Art Journal Every Day, there is a short introduction here.  All of the previous posts can be found archived here.  There is a flickr group for sharing right here.  Remember, it's just ten minutes of nourishing your creative self every day!  No need to finish anything or even like it.  If you've done some art journaling this week and you've blogged about it, or put it on flickr, please leave a link in the linky list at the end of this post.  Thanks!

Two weeks ago I posted the five basic supplies I would give to a beginning art journaler and I then I asked you to send me photos and a description of the five supplies you would add to that.  This week I'm sharing pages you sent in that answer the challenge I issued last week of creating a page with ten supplies.  I'm going to share some this week and some next week and if you keep sending them my way, I'll keep sharing them after that!

What you will see is each artist's page and then the 10 supplies they used to make it.

Shanta Devi Williams - website & flickr


  1. Liquitex acrylic paint. The palette that they're housed in is so, so good - it's a Mijello airtight palette and has kept my paint useable for over a year (with continuous use and spraying with water).  I haven't had to clean out my palette since buying it - love it!
  2. Watercolors.
  3. Crayola crayon.
  4. Staedtler Noris Club erasable colored pencil. Great for adding texture and lines that are still visible under light paint.
  5. Prismacolor Premier fine line marker.
  6. Staedtler Pigment Liner. I swear by my Staedtler, Prismacolor, and Faber-Castell PITT artist pens - the inks are amaaaazing and they're permanent, waterproof and come in different sizes and colors.  I use them constantly.
  7. Sakura Gelly Roll pen.
  8. Crayola marker. I've had my Crayola markers and crayons for years and years and they work for everything - especially the markers, they're not delicate and are almost dried out, but make some marks and add some water and you can get a nice run of color.
  9. Copic Sketch marker.
  10. Sharpie highlighter. I love incorporating office/school supplies into my art - white out, staples, Scotch tape, Elmer's glue, etc.
Ruth Levy aka Lerusho - website
I am a good girl and according to your prompt I tried to use only 10 supplies, phuuu... girl, difficult for a texture freak like me, I would definitely recycle my whole table on one page.
So here's the supply list:
  1. Paper dollies for creating some background texture (used only the edges around)
  2. Color bloom spray mists, one layer mixed all together (love the way the colors run on the page)
  3. Gel medium matte to apply dollies and other supplies
  4. Acrylic colors (these are academy colors, love the quality of them, and they are also metallic)
  5. Stencil (just perfect for the theme)
  6. Molotow black 
  7. An old map piece (I made the hearts on my page from it after coloring it)
  8. Distress paint from Tim Holtz (fired brick)
  9. Charcoal pencil (to add shadows and shades)
  10. A letter stencil (need to admit it that it's so old I have no idea where it is from)
Used no scissors, love tearing, it gives an imperfection.
Michelle Mathey - website
  1. Angora Watercolors
  2. Pentel 0.7 Graph Gear 500 mechanical pencil
  3. Pilot Precise V7 pen
  4. Derwent AQUAtone pencil in Raw Sienna
  5. Blending stump
  6. STABILO Woody pencil
  7. Faber-Castell White India Ink Marker
  8. Princeton Neptune Dagger paint brush
  9. Canson Bristol Paper
  10. Salt (used on watercolor background)


Please continue to send me your pages using just 10 supplies!  I love seeing them and sharing them!

Here's this week's linky list:

Thanks for stopping by!