Hiya! 😊 I've managed to finally crack normal pigments when making watercolours (I think... touch wood) but these micas are such a headache! I've made a few with too much binder, and the consistency was like a thin soup if you will. Of course, split. I used less binder and some colours seem fine! Phew! But others... nope. Mainly blues and golds/silvers/bronzes do not like me at all 😟 I add binder super slowly -one drop at a time and it goes from a weird powdery mess which sticks to the knife to a thick mix which is almost a wet cornflour kind of thing? Its very thick and powdery and holds it form, but also is a liquid if you give it a good enough poke. And it still seperates!? What is the consistency of mica paints meant to be? I am getting emotionally invested in this, and whilst I am sorely tempted to give up and order everyone elses paints, I don't want to be a quitter! I've been told the lovely British climate of constant rain one day then a heatwave the next doesn't help, but it is 100% me causing the issues. Please can someone help, I am extremely clueless 😂 Sorry
Hello watercolour fans, my name is Claudia and I moved to New Zealand at the beginning of this year. (what a time to do so right?). I've fallen in love with watercolour and have secret dreams of making my own (pastel)paint so I thought I'd join you wonderful people here and learn more about it =) So far I've been too intimidated to start and try it but one day soon (hopefully) I will haha. Nice to e-meet you all!
Hey there! I've tried to make paint from a natural green pigment, but the colour payoff is very low. Googling wasn't very helpful, so does anyone have any tips for helping to get more colour payoff? Thank you!