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Collage Material

Collage Substrate:
For my collages I use different kinds of substrates. The Canves Panels are based on card board and they bend a bit when you use a lot of wet glue. The gesso boards are based on hardboard and do not bend.

You wonder how you can hang such panels and boards on the wall? 
I tried two different things: Use a shadow frame to frame your panel or you can mount the panel or board on a canvas or cradled wood panel.

Arteza Canvas Panel:
These acrylic paint canvases are already primed with 8 oz. of acid-free acrylic titanium gesso. No prep necessary. 

Ampersand Gesso Board:
Wood hardboard panel primed with an acrylic gesso thicker than most brands. Thicker and stronger than the cardboard based canvas panels.

 

Glue:
Liquitex Matte Medium:
I use matte medium as a first layer for my collages on gesso board.

Metylan Wallpaper Paste:
when I play with material to try things out I use wallpaper paste for glueing paper pieces down. This glue is made for paper and it works really well. But you need to add matte medium as a first layer on the board or panel because the wallpaper paste doesn’t stick so well on gesso boards or canvas panels.

Varnish:
Liquitex Satin Spray Varnish:
As  finish I like to use this spray varnish as protection coat for my collages. Especially when I used the wallpaper paste to glue down the paper pieces. 
I use the satin version because I don’t like the super shine of the gloss one very much.

Gamblin Cold Wax Medium:
I really like to use a thin layer of cold wax medium as a top layer for my collages. It adds a matte and wax like finish to the collage.

Useful Tools:
Scalpel:
For cutting small collage pieces and letters I like to use a stainless steel scalpel with #11 blades.

Scalpel:
Stainless steel scalpel with 100 blades. 

Brush:
For collage I like to use cheap bristle brushes with wooden handle. 

Monoprinting with Gel Plates:

Gel Plate:
Gel Press Plate 8×10:
For my gel plate prints / image transfers I like to use the size 8×10 

Gelli Arts Plate 8×10:
Gel Printing Plates that look and feel like gelatin but are durable and reusable- just store at room temperature

Acrylic Paint:
Liquitex Heavy Body Paint:
I love the reds and greens

Royal Talens Amsterdam Expert Series:
Most of the time I use the indigo blue acrylic paint from this series.

Brayer:
I like to use 4 inch brayer to work on my 8×10 inch gel plate.


Baren:
The Speedball Baren is designed to help you create gorgeous prints.


Tissue Paper:
I like to monoprint on tissue paper because the paper gets transparent when glueing down with matte medium or wallpaper paste (or any wet glue) So I can create an layering effect on my collage work.


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Studio Equipment

Canon EOS M50:
The EOS M50 is a compact interchangeable lens camera for aspiring photographers looking for an easy way to boost the quality of their photos and videos. With clear, high-resolution 4K UHD 24p video, you can capture the incredible details and cinematic moments of your life at home or wherever your adventures take you.

 

SD Card:
The SanDisk Extreme SD UHS-I memory card delivers performance that lets you take control of your creativity. With shot speeds of up to 70MB/s* and UHS speed Class 3 (U3)(2) recording, you’re ready to capture stunning high-resolution, stutter-free 4K UHD video(1) . Its 150MB/s* transfer speeds mean you can quickly move your photos where you want them. Plus, it’s built to withstand weather, water, shocks and other less-than-ideal conditions so you can rest assured that it’s good to go wherever you go.

Microphone:
The RØDE VideoMic is a professional grade 1/2″ condenser shotgun microphone designed for use with consumer video cameras and personal audio recorders.

Blue Yeti Mic:
Blue Yeti USB Mic for Recording & Streaming on PC and Mac, 3 Condenser Capsules, 4 Pickup Patterns, Headphone Output and Volume Control, Mic Gain Control, Adjustable Stand, Plug & Play .
Softbox Lighting Kit:
HPUSN softbox is ideal for use in studios. Whether it’s portrait shooting, fashion photo shoots, children’s photo shoots or still life shots, this softbox is easy to create the perfect lighting for indoors shooting, making photos more attractive.

Phone Holder For Filming:
The aluminum mount holder has an adjustable bracket that securely holds all kinds of smartphones as well as tablets up to 13 inches, including iPad, gaming or drawing pads.

Camera Holder for Overhead Filming:
This aluminum holder can be swiveled joint 360 Degrees to easily transition from portrait to landscape mode without removing it from the mount and arm reaches height of 22″. I attache this on a shelf next to my working table so the camera is above my working space.