Watercolour Making – Tools And Ingredients

Gathering all tools and ingredients

After some research, I found what is needed in making handmade watercolours. Good news is itโ€™s the not a lot.

  1. Pigments – Obvious right ๐Ÿ˜Š . Ordered some pigments. There many options out there for raw pigments.

2. Glass Slab, Muller and Measuring Spoons. Required for mulling paint after mixing all ingredients. Mulling takes long time. Measuring spoons help in measuring accurate amount of ingredients

3. Clove Oil, Glycerin and Honey. Honey or Glycerin is added into Gum Arabic to make the paint smooth. Clove oil act as preservatives

4. Gum Arabic- You can find Gum Arabic already prepared by many brands. But as I am on a adventure ride. I got it in powder form and going to experiment preparing my own Gum Arabic Binder

5. Half pans or full pans to fill it with watercolour to make your palette.

6. Muslin Cloth to filter Gum Arabic.

7. Small tins or box to store your half pans.

8. Mask for protecting from pigment powders. Though pigments are non toxic it can cause irritation when dry.

Starting Paint making Journey

Join me in this roller coaster

This is going to be one hell of a ride. Watercolour making is the journey I am going to start as an artist. Why am I doing this ?

Because I am multi-passionate artist. Besides doing painting, I like to do many other stuff one of it is experimenting making watercolours.

There are many videos on YouTube about making handmade watercolours. I read somewhere that recipes for all colours is different and you will have to try and error to find out what works ๐Ÿ˜œ.

Letโ€™s do this guys.

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