{this continues an article first published in Jacqueline’s Nov- Dec 2012 Studio Letter }



Knowing Jacqueline for as long as I have,  I was certain she had a treasury of resources, ideas, links, tips, best buys and superlative products tucked away in her mental art space. I decided the best way to get Jacqueline to reveal her secrets was to just interview her [from 2500 miles away!] and then fill in the blanks using some old fashioned web searches to provide you with links and details on Jacqueline’s treasure trove of creative stuff. Willing to share a personal art supply delectable ? Leave a message @ jacquelinesullivandesigns@gmail.com and we’ll post it in the January Studio Letter.…..chris in Jacqueline’s “west coast office”

Blank Cards

  • Strathmore Blank Cards – their watercolor cards are great for texture – they also make picture cards
  • Strathmore Greener Option cards – recycled natural fiber cards plus cards made from bamboo, hemp, sugar cane in cream, white and natural finishes in smooth and textured surfaces; unique surfaces available in stationary shops, craft stores and on-line art supplies such as Blick’s, Daniel Green, Cheap Joes, etc
  • Hollo’s Papercraft in Brunswick Ohio cards and envelopes
  • Paper Source – terrific selection of cards sizes, shapes, colors which can me matched with an equally unbelievable selection of envelopes or buy their templates and make your own ! Order a catalog while you are on their site; it comes 4 x year – is full of card making ideas, this season’s color spectra, new art + craft supplies and tools and when you are done with the catalog you can cut it up for collages and cards !
  • Other sources for quantity packs & kraft paper cards/envelopes [a little lower quality, fewer colors but still will work very well]: Hobby Lobby, Amazon, ofc supply big box stores, JoAnn’s


Spectra Art Tissue – White

Jacqueline’s favorite for making fabulously colored hand painted papers in your favorite color combinations – available from Dick Blick’s or other art supply stores in a variety of package sizes. Mixed Media Textural Collage DVD [see ordering information in 11/13 blog post] provides complete technique explanation, paint mixing and medium additions to create your own hand painted papers for cards and paper crafts.

Metallic Markers –  Galaxy or Sharpie in gold, silver and copper colors

Metallic Stamper Pads – StazON made by Tsukineko –  J’s favorite colors = platinum and copper

Adhesives for Card Making

Jacqueline’s best advice on using glue….”the dryer the better!”

Glue stick – any of them work but use ones labeled  permanent adhesive – and remember glue sticks never really hold photos very well

Double sided adhesive film or double sided scrap book adhesives; sold in small packets and large sheets; can be used to adhere almost any paper, photo or flat piece of ephemera to your collages, cards and journals. Therm-o-web makes full sheet size pieces. Xyron Machine [pro + home use] is one of Jacqueline’s favorite machines in the studio!

Crafter’s Ultimate Glue – use for sticking on doo-dads [buttons, charms, little jewels, pieces of metal, fabric – what else you got ?] J says it will hold anything together including to your photographs.


in addition to aforementioned little goodies  ~  Jacqueline loves brass and cooper washers from your local hardware store [no kidding !], flat bead spacers, glass bugle beads and small metal charms [Fancifuls Inc Brass Charms]. google “ephemera” to be overwhelmed by the number of craft suppliers who package all manner of stuff that you can use on cards, journals, collages – be prepared to be wowed by what is available in quantities minute and monstrous!


Sheer non-wired ribbon in whatever size strikes your fancy – ribbons are available in almost every color imaginable and fabric texture – can be purchased by the yard [or portions] as well as pre-measured packages. Don’t forget raffia in all its colors, netting by the yard, and Colorful butcher twine.