Casein Paint vs Gouache: Which Paint Should You Choose (Explained)

Casein Paint vs Gouache: Which Paint Should You Choose (Explained)

If you’re a beginner artist, you might be wondering which type of paint to use for your next project. Two popular options to compare are Casein paint vs Gouache. While both are water-soluble and opaque, there are some significant differences between the two. Casein paint has a creamy texture and dries uniformly, making it a…

How To Store Gouache Paint Like a Pro: Best Tips for Long-Lasting Storage

How To Store Gouache Paint Like a Pro: Best Tips for Long-Lasting Storage

If you want to store your gouache paint long-term, make sure to keep it in an airtight container with as little air as possible. This will prevent the paint from drying out. Even though you can reactivate Gouache paint after it has dried, you still want to store it properly so you do not have…

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…

Best Surface for Gouache: Top 5 Picks for Vibrant & Long Lasting Artworks

Best Surface for Gouache: Top 5 Picks for Vibrant & Long Lasting Artworks

If you’re looking for the best surface for gouache painting, some popular choices you should consider include: It’s also a good idea to apply an appropriate primer, such as a watercolor ground or acrylic gesso, to ensure a suitable working surface for the paint. Pros and Cons of the best surface for gouache Hot Pressed…

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…

Mahl Stick Alternative: Easy Solution For Artists

Mahl Stick Alternative: Easy Solution For Artists

A mahl stick is a tool that many artists use to steady their hand while painting, particularly in oil painting. However, there are times when a mahl stick may not available or useful for a particular project or situation. DIY Mahl Stick Alternatives If you’re looking for a budget-friendly alternative to a mahl stick, there…

Learn How to Clean Erasers Like a Pro Artist: Say Goodbye To Smudges
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Learn How to Clean Erasers Like a Pro Artist: Say Goodbye To Smudges

If you’re wondering how to clean a hard eraser, in my experience the process is actually quite simple. One of the best ways to clean a soft eraser is to go over it or massage it with a kneaded eraser. Kneaded erasers are made from a pliable material that can be shaped and molded to…

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…

Flake White vs Titanium White: An Ultimate Guide For Artists

Flake White vs Titanium White: An Ultimate Guide For Artists

Flake white is a warm, lead-based pigment with low tinting strength and fast drying properties. Titanium white, a non-lead alternative, has higher tinting strength and durability, and is slightly stiffer. Both have their pros and cons, and the choice depends on personal preferences and sensitivity to lead pigments. Chemical Composition I am going to talk…

Titanium White vs Zinc White: A Comprehensive Paint Comparison

Titanium White vs Zinc White: A Comprehensive Paint Comparison

Titanium white is known for its opacity and strength, making it a popular choice for covering and mixing with other colors. Zinc white features a more transparent nature and a subtle tinting strength that complements other transparent pigments well and works best for glazes. This distinct difference between the two allows me to choose the…

Vegan Rabbit Skin Glue Alternatives You Need To Know For Sizing Canvas & Panels

Vegan Rabbit Skin Glue Alternatives You Need To Know For Sizing Canvas & Panels

For many vegan artists and for artists who just love animals, rabbit skin glue may not be feasible as a canvas or panel sizing material. So what are some rabbit skin glue alternatives that are vegan and synthetic. Let’s have a look. Vegan Rabbit Skin Glue Alternatives Summary: Synthetic Rabbit Skin Glue Alternatives Synthetic rabbit…

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…