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Month: October 2019

Two ways of preparing a canvas for watercolour

I’ve made two short films about how to prepare a canvas for use with watercolour, which I hope you find helpful. It’s very straightforward and sounds far worse than it is! The first just entails putting on three, thin and even layers of watercolour ground – then letting it dry. The second method creates a …

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Gouache – use with watercolour

Gouache is an opaque form of watercolour. It is made from a pigment, binder and an inert filler. It dries to a flat matte finish and used to be loved by designers in the days before Photoshop and digital illustration. watercolourists use white gouache to recapture small areas of white if they’ve been lost in …

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