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Gouache Jelly Cups-Set of 4

ABOUT GOUACHE:

  • Gouache paint is similar to watercolour, but it is opaque & a versatile medium. It is often described as an “opaque watercolour”. 
  • Gouache is made up of natural pigment, water and a binding agent (like gum arabic or dextrin). 
  • Gouache can also be used as ‘watercolours’ if diluted with water but will not look very vibrant.
  • Gouache when mixed with a little and the right amount of water gives a very vibrant, rich and opaque finish to the final painting.
  • Gouache is thick and dries quickly. However, even if the paint dries, it is easier to re-wet the paint, unlike acrylics, by spraying or adding little drops of water.
  • When gouache dries it gives a matte finish. It is non-shiny and non-reflective. 
  • The main advantage of gouache is that it can be layered and reworked, unlike watercolours. 
  • If there is a small mistake in the painting, it will be very difficult to correct when using watercolours because of its transparent nature.
  • However, Gouache, when it dries, becomes opaque and hence it is easier to correct mistakes in gouache paintings as you can layer a darker colour over a lighter colour and vice-versa when using gouache.
  • The base layer needs to be dry before you apply the next layer of paint.
  • Gouache, being a versatile medium, works well on any watercolour paper with a fine texture, drawing papers (140 GSM & above), stretched canvas, MDF board, cardboard, wood & toned colour paper.

 


 

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