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.


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 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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