And the paint tubes:
They are 7.5 ml each. I've seen most other tube paints come in 15 ml or 5 ml, so this is an in-between size. Initially I thought the tubes were a little small, but once I saw how little paint I needed, I realized that there's actually a pretty good amount of paint here.
I bought a Folding Palette with 28 paint wells in it and was able to fit all 30 colors, except for the black and white, which I don't use much anyway. Here's what it looks like closed:
You can see that I've labeled each well with the color name so I'll know which paint goes where. It was really simple with my label maker and 6 mm label tape. The tape is laminated, so it resists the water and paint that goes over the labels. I haven't had any problems yet with the tape lifting or getting messed up.
So anyway, I'm no watercolor artist, but I'm really liking these paints - very nice saturated color and they mix and paint very nicely (sorry I don't know more artistic terms!). Here are a couple cards I made using these paints and techniques from the watercolor class:
The card above uses a pear image from Your Next Stamp and the card below uses stamps from Create A Smile.
That's all for now. I hope to share more watercolored cards with you in the future. BTW, I'm also using these paints for my brush lettering practice. I know that I can use cheaper paints (meaning not artist quality), but I feel like it's more enjoyable with supplies I really like!
TFL and have a great day! ~Maureen
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