Professional Watercolour Effects-Powders Gift Set (2) by A J Ludlow

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Effects-Powders Gift Set (2)

This Professional Watercolour Gift Set presented in a classic gift box, consists of three iridescent powders, Rainbow Jewels and a 100ml bottle of Watercolour Binder and Painting medium.

The colour shift (or colour “flop”) of Iridescent powders are shown to their best advantage over dark backgrounds; Iridescent (3) “flops” from light blue to pink; Iridescent (4) “flops” from blue to silver; Iridescent (5) “flops” from green to orange.

Rainbow Jewels are a classic glitter pigment, which reflect the incidence of light to give a bright multicoloured twinkle effect. The Jewels are most effective when painted over a dark background.

Each effects-powder can be mixed with the Watercolour Binder and Painting Medium to form a watercolour. The pigment powder is easily incorporated in either medium, but remember to handle it carefully and avoid producing dust. A method of preparing a watercolour is given below:
  • Add the pigment powder carefully to a flat ceramic tile to avoid producing dust;
  • Add the watercolour binder medium in the ratio of 2 parts pigment powder to 1 part binder (approximately by volume);
  • Gently fold the dry powder into the binder with a spatula, taking care not to generate dust;
  • Once the pigment powder has been fully wetted out and the mix is even and smooth, transfer the watercolour to a pallet, pan or add water and paint from the tile.
It is not necessary to grind these pigments in the watercolour binder, as they are easily incorporated using a spatula. In fact, excessive mixing of these pigments may damage the particle shape, which in turn will affect the brilliance and colour of these effects-powders.

Although these effects-powders are non-hazardous, they are a very fine powder, so avoid creating dust when using and avoid breathing in the dust. Be careful when removing pigment powder from the jar and avoid spilling; cover work surfaces and floors in the area as a precaution and avoid using near carpets and other soft furnishing.

These effects-powders require a binder to hold the pigment to the substrate and it is not recommended to use it on its own or as a slurry in water because it will not adhere to the substrate and be easily transferred.

It is recommended that when painting with a watercolour made with these effects-powders, that the wash water and brush used is kept separate from other watercolours to avoid transfer of the particles.

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