Archive for June 5th, 2009

It took a couple of days for the paints to dry and some of them were still a little wet.  The colors are a little softer than store bought paints and the ones that were still damp were easier to paint with.  I would say that adding a full tablespoon of water and then letting them set for 24 hours would make them the perfect consistency.  I would also advise adding a couple drops of water to completely dried paint before starting a painting session. watercolor tutorial color samples My kids were super excited to paint with these since they found them sitting out drying.  They didn’t have any problems using this paint and it does dry faster than store bought colors, there is also a baking soda residue that is left when the paint is applied thickly.  I like this new texture, it’s kind of like suede.watercolor tutorial action This project was definitely a success!  The kids were delighted to have specially made paints and when they get a little bit older they will be able to help make their own paints.

I have several other crafty art supply recipes to try out this summer so stay tuned!

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