Peerless Watercolour Sheets

Featured In / May '22 ScrawlrBox

We realise you may have never seen or used products like this before so we have put together a few hints, tips and techniques to test out and get the best from these supplies.

The perfect travel companion, for watercolour on the go. The concentrated deposit of high intensity pigment on each sheet ensure vibrant and intense colour for any painting project. They are very versatile and can be used by adding water directly to each sheet to activate the pigment, or you can gather pigment onto a damp brush and transfer it to a palette for colour mixing or diluting. Just be sure to double check which side you use – for reference the names of the colours are printed on the back of each sheet and the pigment is layered on the other side.

Things To Try...

~ Watercolour paints conveniently presented on paper sheets are a perfect travel companion, so the Peerless Watercolour sheets are great for getting creative wherever you may be.

~ When you are working with watercolour it is important to work with your light colours first and slowly build up depth and texture with your darker colours, as watercolours are semi-transparent so lighter tones will not build well on darker tones.

~ You can lift watercolour pigment directly off the paper by adding a little water to the area you would like to lift and then gently dabbing the area with tissue. Do not rub the tissue over the surface though as you could risk damaging the paper and smudging the pigment over your work.

~ Try to think in terms of foreground and background when painting. Work in layers starting with the things that are furthest away from you and then build up fine detail in the layers closest.

~  Keep your water to paint ratio in mind. Too much water can result in a dilution of pigment and can also cause pigment to spread and blend which can make your colours muddy. Though, too little water can mean that your pigments will not flow or lay down correctly, and can also cause visible, streaky brush strokes.

~  Watercolour paints are very versatile and can be layered, however keep in mind that paint will reactivate with water. If you want your layered colours to blend and bleed into each other you can apply layers on top of wet paint however if you are looking to add fine details on top of a previous layer then make sure your paint is completely dry before adding anything. 

~ It is also worth using slightly less water with these buildable layers so that you do not cause any accidental bleeding or blending.

~  The watercolour pigments can be mixed to create a spectrum of different colours. You just need a little water to lift some pigment from the sheets and a palette to mix them.

~  Be sure to swatch all the colours and blends before starting a project.

Artist Advice 

Arleesha Yetzer

The Peerless Watercolors always offer such a unique painting experience. When starting a new project, I usually like to begin by swatching all of my colours and picking a few for a limited palette.

 The colours here are very vibrant, so I often like to create subtler mixes of a few colours to better control the saturation. These paints also love to flow into each other when wet on that page. That’s an effect that I highly enjoy and would recommend checking out.

The colours separate and bloom in really unique ways. I usually like to work from light to dark with watercolours.

With the Peerless Watercolours, I love to make the darkest areas the most saturated. Pops of colour in shadows and the creases of eyelids are so fun to create with these supplies. 

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