Most framed artwork needs a mat They prevent the work from touching the glass, allowing airflow around art. This is vital to prevent the work and glass from sticking together over time. Mats also help create visual transition space between the wall and artwork. Should watercolors be framed under glass?Read More →

*Affordable *Quality Gel Pen. The Micron Series from Sakura. … Fudenosuke Brush Pen. … Faber-Castell’s Amazing Assorted Pens. … Best Ink for Watercolor. … Archive Ink from de Atramentis. … India Black Speedball Ink. What pens dont smear with watercolor? The Testing Results Copic Multiliner. (Amazon Link) This pen passedRead More →

The biggest difference between hot press and cold press papers is surface texture. Hot press papers are generally smoother (sometimes much smoother) than cold press papers. Cold press paper is pressed with cold rollers or plates. These plates press the surface fibers down somewhat, leaving some surface texture. Do youRead More →

Gouache is similar to watercolor in that it can be re-wetted and dries to a matte finish, and the paint can become infused into its paper support. It is similar to acrylic or oil paints in that it is normally used in an opaque painting style and it can formRead More →

Watercolors. … Keep all your watercolors airtight, dry, and clean and don’t stuff water/wetting agents directly back down into tubes of paint as it won’t rehydrate them evenly. Shelf life: 2 – 3 years depending on your binding agent, could potentially last for 10-15 years if you want to re-hydrateRead More →