One thing I do not have a problem with is buying supplies. Mainly paint supplies. I’m a total addict when it comes to buying paint. I cannot go into an art store without some creeping into my basket.
So for the greater good I thought it would offer up some advice about what paints I use and when I do decide to spend a few extra pennies on the more pricey ones.
Here are my super cheap paints. These guys were from Tiger and they were €1 each. How could I not buy these right? OK so the coverage is not 100% opaque but I love the colours and for me, that’s my number one decision on buying paint.
These guys are my workhorse paint. I think I have every colour they make. These are just craft acrylic paint and I use them in 99% of the backgrounds of my journal pages and projects.
I think the brand names will vary from country to country and even store to store. But if you’re looking to get started with your paint supplies these guys are a really good place to start.
OK so now we’re getting slightly more expensive. These are some of my most favourite Winsor and Newton colours. If I have another child and it happens to be a girl, Opera Rose will be her name. Either that or I’m keeping it for my burlesque show girl name.
These guys offer wonderful coverage and the colours are just to die for. They are much more opaque than the cheaper craft acrylic as you would expect. It’s totally worth investing in a few of these.
OK so one thing I recently invested in is a good quality black and white paint. If you only spend big on two paints, make sure it’s these.
When you’re working with a black and a white you want both to offer you a very opaque colour when you’re laying them down.
I’ve found that my cheaper black and white paint just don’t give me the coverage I want, especially when I’m stencilling or adding mark making details.
These are two of my most expensive paints. The purple is to die for and the coverage is just amazing. It’s like painting with butter.
The Golden High Flow is quite a new one. I’ve used it on several projects now and I’m totally in love. It’s wonderful for making great splashes and drips on your pages and projects.
So you can see, I’m not a snob about my paints. If I like the colour, I buy it. But having invested in a few key items I’ve found it makes all the difference to my work.
If you have any recommendations on paint you’ve bought and loved I’d love to hear from you in the comments below!