How to stretch your watercolors by mixing SIMPLE & BEAUTIFUL custom colors

My favorite tips for mixing custom watercolor colors.
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Happy Monday, all! Remember that Facebook post from a while back when I asked you all what you wanted to see in videos? A question that stood out to me was something like, “How do you know what colors to mix to make other colors? More than just red and yellow make orange.” This week I’ll be exploring that question. And I plan to keep it really simple. 🙂

Many large watercolor palettes (or if you work with many tubes or pans of watercolor) will have many different color options. So many that you might not ever feel the need to mix your own colors. However, if you’re like me and just can’t be satisfied with what’s provided to you in any given palette, you might find yourself needing to mix some colors.

I have a basic understanding that if I want a more purple-y red that I just add some purple to the red. However, what if I want a more dull red, or a more toned and golden yellow? How do I do that? The answer is in complementary colors.

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Compensated affiliate links used when possible. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased. Items below are shown in the order they appear in the video.

• Prang Watercolor Set, 8 colors  ——
• Canson XL Watercolor Paper (AZ)  ——
• Canson XL Watercolor Paper (SSS)  ——
• Princeton Watercolor Brush, Series 4050 Synthetic Sable, Round size 6  ——
• Pilot Envelope Address Writing Gel Ink Pen – Fine  ——


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