I was browsing thru Amazon the other day and came across these watercolors! I have always wanted watercolors in tubes. I have no idea why. There are many out there, and I know that you can buy just a few colors and create a heap ton of colors by mixing those few colors. BUT, I am lazy and know I won’t take the time to do that. I wanted to find a good, artist water color tube set that came with a bunch of colors AND a mixing palette, and voila! Enter the Mission Gold Watercolors.
This is the first item I have bought without doing research or knowing anyone who has them! I saw the 5 star Amazon rating and took the plunge! Seriously, I have never seen anyone use them before, lol!!! What a daredevil I am… As soon as I received them, I went onto youtube and typed in Mission Gold in the subject line and came across THIS VIDEO from Prairie, Paper and Ink that unboxed these babies as well as her DIY swatch sheet. THANK GOD she showed her swatch sheet because it would have taken me forever to figure out the sizing of the boxes to fit on the sheet that fits inside the palette! LOL. I squeezed out a TINY bit into each well and then swatched the colors.
Here’s a look at my complete swatch sheet (boxes are 3/4 each) and 36 boxes total as there are 36 colors that come in this set. After tracing the boxes, I went over it with a black sharpie. Oh, and this is watercolored cardstock, Canson I believe – but any watercolor cardstock would work for a swatch sheet. Once it dried completely, I laminated it.
I can’t wait to start painting with these colors! The colors went onto the swatch sheet very smooth and look at how gorgeous these colors are. Bright Opera! Peacock Blue! Viridian! PURDY! You have two wells for mixing along with the lid.. So loads of mixing places in this set. 🙂
From what I’ve just read, a big difference with these watercolors is they are made free of silicone dioxide! Say what? What does that even mean? It means they left out a thickening agent. The absence of this agent allows the colors to disperse evenly and easily with OR without water. It also means a little goes a long way! I’ve read that even paints that have been left to dry for months are easily lifted when you add a tiny bit of water to your brush and then take your brush to the paint. Of course, I just got this set today so that remains to be seen.
You will be seeing me use these watercolors a lot in future posts so I thought I would go ahead and share the product with you know so you can reference this post if you like the results of the watercolors in future posts!
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