Wabi Sabi, Nature, Collage: A 3-day workshop with Donna Watson


Supply list for collages:

  • Gelli Plate: 8”x10”

  • Tubes of acrylic paint, black and white PLUS 4+ colors of your choice (fluid acrylics do not work well with these techniques)

  • Brush:  one cheap flat brush for gluing

  • Palette knife (plastic okay)

  • Matte Medium:  small jar of acrylic matte medium for gluing

  • Spray Water bottle:  1  filled with water

  • Brayers:  two - 2-3” rubber brayers (soft is best.. not hard and not sponge)

  • Plastic trash bag:  1-2 - to dry painted papers on

  • Water container (large enough for brayers), palette (can be paper palette or paper plates)

  • paper towels

  • gloves, rubber disposable ones

  • Surfaces for collage:  white or off white — suggestions:  journal pages, watercolor paper, illustration board, canvas or cradled wood, 10”x10” or smaller (8”x8” or 8”x10”)  bring 4-6 for collage

  • Collections from nature: leaves, sticks, small rocks, flowers, seed pods

Optional:  scissors, rubber stamps with stamp pads, stencils, stamping tools, found papers, other washi papers Instructor will have packets of Japanese washi papers available for US$15… as most of these washi papers are difficult to find.

OPTIONAL:  supply list for folded boxes and books

All of the above plus:

  • Bone folder

  • hole puncher

  • glue sticks 3-4

  • scissors

  • ruler

  • x-acto knife

  • needle

  • strings plus leaves, sticks etc 

  • optional:  beads, feathers, rusty metal objects, whatever can be collected from outside