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Gouache paint is a very nice alternative to acrylic, oil or water color paint. Gauche is very opaque in pigment. This paint sometimes comes in a palette wherein you can add water to dry pigment pans. You might also find gouache paint in a tube or pots. When gauche comes in a tube, you can use it as-is for a thick and solid color. With a little bit of water, however, you can play around with the opacity and texture of your paint application.
Gouache is a very nice paint to use if you like to layer colors. By adding or subtracting water to your brush, you can change the way the color lays down for a buildable finish. This buildable quality of gouache paint is one of its best features. You can easily change the opacity and saturation of the pigment by adding water. The color will become more or less dense for your paint surface dependent on the amount of water that is held in the paint brush. Note that gouache paint dries pretty quickly so if you are blending colors, it might be hard to create the same color twice.Read More
Gouache has a matte finish when dry, looks very flat and will not reflect light. If you simply place your bush into your palette without adding water, you will notice that the thickness of the paint lends itself to a solid and very opaque color application. Gouache is known for its creamy and smooth texture. With just a little bit of water added, you will notice how the paint becomes easier to use and is workable as the paint holds on to your brush with water. You can make your investment in this paint last much longer by using water each time you use the paint.
Gouache is often referred to as an opaque water color because of how water affects its application and consistency. A very workable paint, it is often used in hand-rendered graphic design for the way the color replicates print media. Because the quality of gouache paint colors can be controlled with a steady hand, water and a paint brush, it is very easy to create story boards and design mock ups that look close to the final print product. For this reason, graphic designers have used gauche in art studios to display creative ideas and solutions for many years.
Gouache is a mineral based paint that is best for painting on Bristol board or paper. If you have never used this paint before, try playing around with your paint set before you start a project. You will find yourself more familiar with how to use the product and application will be easier when you sit down to work with these very versatile paints. There are so many beautiful colors available on the market now from bright solid colors to jewel tones and even metallic paint.Whatever project you are working on, gouache is a great choice to work with. It is good for people with sensitive skin because it does not contain ingredients that acrylic and oils have that could cause irritation. Due to the pigments in the paint, it will not fade over time. This paint is an excellent choice if you enjoy mixing and blending colors to create beautiful artwork!