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Watercolours Paint DIY – Make and Take Adults

Watercolours Paint DIY – Make and Take Adults

Watercolours are water-soluble paints, usually semi-translucent.  In modern times, it is made with gum arabic and a pigment. Historically, watercolours are one of the oldest paints. In use from the Paleolithic to modern street painters, it has proved itself a popular medium for its versatility and affordability. It is an easy and very accessible medium to work with, but at the same time can lead to extremely interesting artistic effects and satisfy even the most professional and exigent artists. It doesn’t require great equipment; it Is not messy and can easily be transported to work en plein air.

The quality of these watercolours is not comparable with real watercolour paint, but we think they’re a perfect cheap alternative for experimenting with watercolours during the lockdown, as you can create them with ingredients easily found in the kitchen.

MATERIAL NEEDED:
 4 tbsp bicarbonate soda
 2 tbsp white vinegar
 1/2 tsp Golden Corn Syrup
 2 tbsp corn flour
 Food colouring (icing gels produce intense colours)
 Shallow containers (recycled milk bottle lids are perfect, but you can also use an ice cube tray)

Ready to give it a go?! Download the full tutorial in PDF and start painting!

MAKE&TAKE ADULTS are creative workshop for adults, free and open to everybody. Every week there is a new activity and craft to explore. They are a great opportunity for people to practise creativity for the promotion of well-being: participants are invited to ‘play’ with materials without feeling the pressure of achieving something perfect. The sessions also offer the chance to socialise in a very friendly, supportive and relaxed atmosphere. Due to social distancing, the group is currently unable to meet, so we are offering simple tutorials for the weekly workshop, readjusting the original activity with materials and resources that people can easily find at home.