I had taken a picture for myself of preparing to paint. I think it’s kind of cute so I’m popping it up here. I started with a drop of each color I was going to use, although a few needed more than one, plus a bit of water for thinning when needed, and a paper towel for dabbing at bad accidents and cleaning the brush. If you ever paint soaps load the brush with the dye. It will seem like way too much and at first you’ll worry about dying the skin, but it looks the best for the ornaments and after testing I found that I didn’t have any problems with the dye. The shower keeps it from sitting on the skin.