These are the supplies and printouts you’ll want to have on hand for the workshop. There are affiliate links below in case you choose to shop with Amazon (we make a small amount on each purchase), but you can buy your supplies locally and/or use what you have at home.
Virtual Kit Digital Files (right click on the links to save them):
Please print the following if you are able:
- Inspiration words
- Mask [Note: Feel free to cut the outline of the mask, but I suggest you leave the eyes intact. You may want to either cut this out of cardboard or place the mask on a cardboard backer.]
- Circle time activity
The print and cut template (above) will be just fine , but if you want to buy something, we recommend the Creativity Pulp Mask or similar that doesn’t have cut-out eyes. Paper masks will be easier than plastic. They typically retail for ~$2-3 each. That said, do not overthink this. You just need a mask shape and can always work around cut-outs, etc.
Here are a few Amazon options (affiliate links). They are overpriced and you’ll need to keep an eye on shipping time.
- PVA Glue (white glue – you can also use decoupage medium)
- Scissors and/or a craft knife
- Two disposable (or non-food) cups/bowls
- Foam or glue brush – you can also use your fingers if you don’t mind getting messy
- Hand-outs, ideally printed out
- A few extra sheets of paper
- A pen or pencil – multiple colors would be nice
- Paper towels and/or wipes
- At least a few of the art supplies below
- Something to protect your work surface
- Markers or Watercolor paints
- Thin-tipped waterproof pen (like a thin Sharpie)
- Thin, colorful paper (tissue, crepe, handmade, etc.)
- Old/scrap Magazines
- Scraps of fabric and fun papers
- Lace, ribbon, yarn
- Needle and thread/embroidery thread
- Hole punch(es)
- Rubber stamps w/pigment ink
- Beads, buttons, rhinestones, gems, etc.
- Alcohol inks
- Acrylic paint
- Hot glue gun
- Craft knife
- Any of your other favorite art/craft supplies
- If you want your mask to have a background color, I suggest painting it in advance so the mask has time to dry.
- Think a bit about what your goals are – what will your vision board be about? We’ll spend a bit of time on that, but it may help to have a general idea… work, family/relationships, personal growth, health, creativity, etc. You can also just keep it general if you don’t have a specific direction.
- Water down glue, if using, with 3 parts glue to 1 part water – place it in one of the bowls/cups. If you don’t have a separate craft glue handy, save some of the PVA for adding embellishments
- Add clean water to the second bowl/cup for washing brushes, fingers, etc.
- Gather your tools/supplies
- Protect your work surface and clothes, as needed
- Try to find a quiet spot, turn off phones and notifications, put a do not disturb sign on your door (or your back), and be ready to focus on just yourself for a little while.
This is a casual, fun, playful workshop. You should feel free to take breaks, run and grab a supply you forget, etc. You can share what you’re thinking and working on, or keep it to yourself. We’ll each have a different journey!