it's all in the details

The following may be overly technical for most folks who stumble upon my meager attempts at gathering my thoughts into words, but hopefully it will satisfy the curiosity of some. I am often asked about the materials I use in my work, so here is a comprehensive, transparent listing of all my tools, materials and sources! 

watercolors : daniel smith primatek, extra fine, and luminescent watercolors - daniel smith seattle & redmond wa
brushes : escoda reserva 0, black velvet 2 & 4 & 10, black gold by dynasty 000 & 00 & 0 & 8, and various princeton & da vinci brushes - daniel smith, seattle & redmond wa
paper : arches natural white 300 lb hot press - daniel smith, seattle & redmond wa

ink : daler rowney acrylic artists ink
pen & nibs : speedball crow quill pen holder & various nibs - artist & craftsman, seattle wa
paper : fabriano studio watercolor hot press 140 lb paper - daniel smith, seattle & redmond wa

acrylics : golden artist colors - artist & craftsman, seattle wa
mediums : golden mediums matte medium - artist & craftsman, seattle wa

oils : winsor & newton artisan water mixable oil colour - daniel smith, seattle & redmond wa
mediums : winsor & newton artisan water mixable linseed oil & fast drying medium - daniel smith, seattle & redmond wa

printer : the color group - seattle wa
inks : durable, light-fast pigmented inks via Canon imagePROGRAF iPF9000 60" 12-ink system
paper : arches fine art smooth watercolor paper (rag photographique 310gsm hot press) 

gold leaf : monastery leaves 22 karat - dickblick.com
size : old world art gold leaf wunda adhesive size

mats : bainbridge 4ply alphamat full sheet in 8464 matte white (vellum) - framedestination.com
mounting adhesive : pro artist tape - daniel smith, redmond wa
backing : fome-cor acid free 1/8 full sheet - framedestination.com
frames : sierra pacific crafts - ben franklin, redmond wa & aaron brothers, redmond wa

packing material : biodegradable greenwrap - ecoenclose.com
bags : 100% recycled paper shopper - ecoenclose.com
print sleeves : premium crystal clear protective closure bags - clearbags.com
business card paper : strathmore watercolor paper cold press 140 lb 200 series - aaron brothers, redmond wa
shipping boxes : kraft tab locking literature mailers - uline.com
shipping envelopes : jiffy rigi-bag mailers self seal - uline.com

feel free to ask if you have any questions! I'm not promoting any product or vendor in particular here (although there are a few that I simply LOVE - daniel smith, the color group & ecoenclose especially), just sharing what I've found that works for me.