MATERIALS AND TOOLS

For optimum results, always buy the best materials and tools you can afford. Inferior materials will make the project more difficult, which can be discouraging, and higher-quality materials will last longer.

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GATHERING SUPPLIES Before painting, make sure you have all your basic supplies. Keep a bucket of water and a roll of paper towels on hand to rinse and dry your brushes between colors.

GOUACHE

Gouache is opaque watercolor (for more information, see page 6). For the best results, use high-quality, professional-grade paints, and select only those colors that are considered permanent. (Some pigments are fugitive, meaning that ...

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