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How To Use Oil Pastels and Watercolors: Techniques & Tips

How To Use Oil Pastels and Watercolors: Techniques & Tips

When you’re creating art, you can use both oil pastels and watercolors together in one piece. This combo is pretty good because of how the materials interact with each other. Oil pastels have an oily base, this means they’ll repel water based mediums like watercolors really well, creating a wax resist type of artwork. Below…

How to tell the difference between watercolor and acrylic brushes: Easy Guide

How to tell the difference between watercolor and acrylic brushes: Easy Guide

To identify a watercolor brush, look for soft, flexible bristles made of natural or synthetic fibers, and a shorter, lighter handle designed for precision and control. The brush’s shape, ferrule, and materials should be tailored for smooth paint application and water resistance. Over the years I’ve learned that using the right type of brush can…

How to Flatten a Watercolor Painting: Tips and Tricks for a Smooth Finish

How to Flatten a Watercolor Painting: Tips and Tricks for a Smooth Finish

Don’t worry, flattening a watercolor painting is a straightforward process that you can do at home with a few basic materials. One of the most common methods for flattening a watercolor painting is to use weights. You’ll need to place the painting between two pieces of clean paper or towels, and then stack books or…

Best White Gouache for Watercolor: Top Picks for Perfect Mixing!

Best White Gouache for Watercolor: Top Picks for Perfect Mixing!

If you’re looking for the best white gouache for mixing with watercolor, choosing the right type of gouache is important. Titanium white is a popular choice but can make colors appear gray. Instead, select zinc white for the most effective mixing. Zinc white is the most translucent white, making it great for mixing with other…

Turn Watercolor into Gouache: Can You Mix Them To Create a Versatile Paint?

Turn Watercolor into Gouache: Can You Mix Them To Create a Versatile Paint?

Yes, you can turn watercolor into gouache, well I should clarify that you can turn watercolor paint into something that acts like gouache. It’s simple difference but you will like the results. It’s a simple process that can be done by adding white gouache paint to your watercolor. This will make your watercolor paint’s binder…

Best Printer for Watercolor Paper: Your Ultimate Guide to Printing, Laser vs Inkjet, and Watercolor

Best Printer for Watercolor Paper: Your Ultimate Guide to Printing, Laser vs Inkjet, and Watercolor

Finding the right printer for watercolor paper can be a bit of a challenge. After all, as artists we often have specific needs when it comes to printing our artworks. It wasn’t until I found out that many artists have been pre-printing watercolor designs onto watercolor paper did I see the need for the best…

Quick Guide: Choosing Between Chinese White vs Titanium White Watercolor for Your Next Painting

Quick Guide: Choosing Between Chinese White vs Titanium White Watercolor for Your Next Painting

When it comes to comparing Chinese white vs titanium white watercolor, you have several options to consider. One of the most popular choices is Chinese White, which has a semi-opaque quality and tends to have a blue undertone. Another option is Titanium White, which is prized for its brightness and opaque quality. So, which one…

Get Creative with Gamblin Cold Wax Medium on Watercolor: Tips and Tricks

Get Creative with Gamblin Cold Wax Medium on Watercolor: Tips and Tricks

I recently discovered you can use Gamblin Cold Wax Medium on watercolor paintings as a way to seal them so I tried it out. This non-toxic, professional quality product is a blend of beeswax and Damar resin and can be used with a variety of pigments. It provides a durable and protective layer for your…

Best Glue For Watercolor Paper – Mount Paper Like A Pro Artist (Tested)

Best Glue For Watercolor Paper – Mount Paper Like A Pro Artist (Tested)

In my experience, the best glue for watercolor paper is the same stuff you would use for making collage art. This would be a heavy acrylic gel medium. These are usually acid free. Heavy Acrylic Gel Medium: this gives me the best results when mounting my finished watercolor paper on an art board or wood…

The Perfect List Of Warm And Cool Watercolors For Artists

The Perfect List Of Warm And Cool Watercolors For Artists

Did you know that colors have temperatures? Yes, it’s true. For a long time – centuries, in fact – people have studied and discussed colors. The study of color is not just an interesting academic and theoretical topic. It is also very useful and even essential for people interested in certain pursuits. And artists, including watercolor…

How To Print Onto Watercolor Paper – Smart Artists Love This Trick

How To Print Onto Watercolor Paper – Smart Artists Love This Trick

Did you know that you can use an inkjet printer to print onto watercolor paper and paint over it? It is a relatively simple process, and almost anyone can figure it out even without a lot of technical know-how. Did you also know you can make high-quality, professional-looking art prints to sell or share with others? If…