Bookbinding /Watercolor Journaling Workshop Materials


Old Magazine to use as a gluing surface


Wash Cloth

Paper Towels

Heavy book to weight the journal overnight


Bone Folder  - a tool used for creasing and burnishing.  It can be purchased in a scrapbooking or     quilting department.

One inch brush for glue - can either be a glue brush or an old stiff bristled brush

Metal ruler

Cutting mat

Utility or X-acto knife


If you don't have some of these items, there will be plenty to share.

Part of the fun is choosing your own cover materials, so we are asking you to bring

  •  two 12X12 pieces of decorative paper for your cover, 
  • and 1/4 yard of fabric for your bookcloth. 
  •  You also will need two 12X12 pieces for the flyleaves/end papers (card stock weight works best), or we will have flyleaf paper available to purchase. 
 You can find paper anywhere scrapbooking supplies are sold. Mixing and matching colors and patterns makes your book look creative and personal.

Small Travel Palette filled with your favorite colors
Brush - one watercolor round #8
Black fine-tipped permanent marker such as a Pigma Micron or Gelly Roll (not a Sharpie)
Small covered container for water
#2 pencil (this is a regular, everyday pencil)
A soft eraser

Please bring a lunch.

Contact Catherine paintingcath@gmail.com with ANY questions.


Watercolor Classes & Workshops


PAINTS - these are the colors I will be using to teach color mixing:
Ultramarine blue
Permanent rose or quinacridone red
Cadmium Yellow Light or New Gamboge
Sap or Hookers Green or Winsor Green Yellow Shade
The brand of paints you buy will make a difference in your color mixing and in the permanency of your painting. I suggest Winsor and Newton (NOT their Cotman brand), Holbein, or Daniel Smith

Watercolor Round #3, #8, and #12

PALETTE a covered plastic palette with a good sized mixing area.

PAPER I recommend Arches 140 cold press, and will make it available to the class for $5.00 per sheet (22"X30"), or you can purchase your own "watercolor block", again I recommend Arches 140 cold press. It is a good paper and will give you a good feel for what watercolor is supposed to do. If you practice on anything less, you won't get the same control.

WATER CONTAINER a plastic container that holds about 2 cups of water. Cool Whip or sherbet containers work well.

SPONGE a household sponge


A WATERCOLOR SKETCHBOOK   I will have Aquabee sketchbooks available for $15.
     If you are taking the class for the first time, feel free to hold off on buying supplies until after the first class.  This way you can see what other students are using and liking.  I can set you up with materials for a class or two.  Please let me know ahead of time if you plan to do this.

If you have any questions about the supplies, please feel free to contact me!


Watercolor Sketchbook Journal Supplies

A small covered palette

#8 round watercolor brush

Your favorite assortment of watercolor paints, or Alizarin Crimson, Hookers Green, Cadmium Yellow light, Untramarine Blue, and Burnt Sienna.

A black, fine tipped permanent pen, such as Pigma Micron, Pitt, or Gelly Roll Archival (I have found these at Jo-Ann Fabrics)
          NOT a Sharpie

A small water container with a lid - such as a "tupperware" container

A #2 pencil - this can be just a regular #2 "office" pencil

A soft eraser

A small sponge

A light weight folding chair or camp stool

Insect repellent,  sun screen, and a hat are nice to have with you sometimes.

I will have Aquabee watercolor sketchbooks available to purchase at the first class.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions - paintingcath@gmail.com