- Acrylic paints (Liquitex in tube or any craft paint)
- Gesso (which I use as the color white)
- Canvas boards, heavy weight watercolor paper (300 lb) or Bristol heavy weight paper
- Palette paper to mix colors
- Paint palette knives (1 small, 1 medium)
- Old towels and newspapers to protect painting area
- Container of water to rinse knife
Just play at first and get the feeling of the knife - spread paint, mix paint, draw with the tip or edge and find out what you can do.
Gesso works as a great white paint and adds texture to your painting. You can make some great backgrounds for future project or for paper to cut and tear for collage.
Let paint dry between adding layers and your colors won't be muddy and you can add small accents that will remain clean. Layer, layer, layer!
Go with your instinct, try it, you can always cover it up!
Leave areas of white to define shapes or scrape of areas of paint to make patterns. Play, play, play!
I hope you try this technique. If you don't do a piece entirely with a palette knife, at least you will know that it is a good tool to use with all kind of projects.