You bought some beautiful handmade watercolors! Yaaayyy!!
If you bought them in my store, then I want to say thank you so very much!
You might already know it is important to take good care of your handmade watercolors. Here you will find some tips on how to get the best out of your beautiful handmade watercolors.
Before I dive into some tips, I first want to tell you a little bit about the watercolors I make.
Because of my love for the earth, art and beautiful colors, I decided a few years ago that I wanted to make my own watercolors with pigments that are not toxic and a binder that consists of only natural products like gum arabic, distilled water and corn syrup.
During the production of the watercolors pigment is mulled by hand on a glass slab with a combination of gum arabic, distilled water and corn syrup. Corn syrup is added to help the paint retain water and increase their longevity.
I use no fillers or brighteners, and most of my colors are single pigment paints. With single pigments there are no surprises. And they mix beautifully with other colors. Whether a certain color is made with single or mixed pigments, is in the product information.
Although most of the used pigments are not considered toxic, you should take care when disposing paint.
Also, these paints are not suitable for children.