My Favourite Tools
Watercolours | Kuretake Gansai Tambi* has the most beautiful colours for those who don’t like mixing colours (me). They are super vivid and glide on paper beautifully. Also, the palette includes gold, copper, and pearl.
Stamp ink | StazOn* stamp ink has no long drying time and looks really great over photos or paint (even watercolours)
Get Messy | art journal community
Caylee Grey Courses | how could I not include these :)
Rachel Denbow – 52 Weeks of Art Journaling
Kara Haupt’s art journaling classes
I have the full Adobe Creative Cloud* because I use at least three of the applications every single day (Photoshop, Bridge, and Premiere Pro), and the others (InDesign and Illustrator) at least once weekly. I know that it is an investment ($49.99 pm), so if you’re still learning, I recommend starting with Photoshop and then going on to the other ones.
Adobe Photoshop CC* for photo editing, blog graphics, and pretty much everything in my life ($9.99 pm including Lightroom)
Adobe Bridge* for photo organisation (free!)
Adobe InDesign* for making PDFs for class workbooks, free downloadables, and printables ($19.99 pm)
Adobe Illustrator* for logos ($19.99 pm)
Adobe Premiere Pro* for video editing ($19.99 pm)
(If you’re a teacher or a student, you get 60% off Creative Cloud plans*)
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