SUPPLIES

Download Paint Wild's free watercolour supplies starter guide to get you on your way, or shop some favourites below!

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Joining Paint Wild and wanna know what supplies you'll need? Or new to watercolour and feeling overwhelmed? Download Emma's recommended list of watercolour supplies (and psst! It's not as many as you think)

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WATERCOLOUR PAINTS

Paint Wild handmade watercolours
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Winsor & Newton professional series watercolours
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WATERCOLOUR PAPER

Arches

Cold pressed, 100% cotton, 185gsm / 90lb

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Arches 

Image courtesy of Amazon. Cold pressed, 100% cotton, 300gsm / 140lb

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Fabriano Artistico 

Image courtesy of Amazon. Cold pressed, 300gsm / 140lb

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Saunders Waterford

Image courtesy of Amazon. Cold pressed, 300gsm / 140lb

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WATERCOLOUR BRUSHES

Princeton Heritage

Round, size 0

NOTE: I use a 3/0 but there don't seem to be any available on Amazon in the Heritage range

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Princeton Heritage

Round, size 6

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Princeton Heritage

Round, size 8

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WATERCOLOUR PALETTES

Paw Palette

Used in Paint Wild. Handmade by ElliePandaPottery

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Folding palette

Plastic palette, a favourite amongst watercolour artists

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Butchers tray

Image courtesy of Amazon. Alternative to a ceramic plate

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WATERCOLOUR EXTRAS

Brush cleaner

Master's brush cleaner

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Pencil

Staedtler Mars Technico mechanical - 2mm

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Eraser

Staedtler stick eraser

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Kneadable eraser

Image courtesy of Amazon. Faber-Castell

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Painter's tape

3M painter's tape for taping down edges

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Heat gun

For drying layers of your painting

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Masking fluid

For preserving the white of the paper

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White gouache

A better alternative to white watercolour

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FROM THE GROUND UP

THE FUN-DAMENTALS

Never picked up a single supply on this page before? Perfect! The fundamentals section of the Paint Wild membership covers all the 'must-knows' of watercolour, and sets you up for success:

  • Supplies + how to use them
  • Colour theory + mixing
  • Techniques + brush control

After this stage, you'll be ready to take on the world!

 
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