I would recommend a palladium kit from Bostick & Sullivan to get started. It's a small investment and all the materials included are pretty much ready to use. The Richeson 9010 brush is the best and will save a lot of headaches or use a glass rod (puddle pusher). Page 49 of Dick's book pretty well covers making your first print. After you get started you will probably want to try other materials but to start with I believe the kit is the best bet.