Professional Handmade Watercolour
Our process starts by using only the finest hand-picked Kordofan Gum Arabic Lumps and carefully blending with distilled water, this mixture is left for a few weeks until fully dissolved, we then strain this mixture through unbleached Muslin bags to remove any impurities like straw and sand which is naturally found on the gum when it falls onto the ground from the Acacia tree
Once fully strained we then add in the vegetable glycerine, a touch of biocide and gently blend using one of our mixers to ensure a smooth, fluid consistency
Once made this base mix then undergoes two weeks of quality control testing to ensure the highest possible quality
We then take the finished base mix and carefully mix in the dry pigment power(s) and any other auxiliary materials required to achieve the best possible dispersion of the pigment
Once the pigment is fully “wetted out” into a paste we carefully run this over our triple roll mill with ceramic rollers (we use ceramic rollers as metal rollers can adversely affect some pigments)
After the first run over the mill a sample of the paint is then run over our Hegman Gauge to test the fineness of the grind, we use this method to ensure the pigment has the same particle size as the previous batch, if not we run the paint over the mill again and again until we reach the desired grind
We then test viscosity, density and finally paint out a swatch of the colour against the original finalised paint test swatches
The final paint is then left for a further 2 weeks as part of our quality control process before being hand filled into our tubes, pots or pans and finally labelled
Using distilled water with all our watercolours to keep each pigment at its purest form
Please feel free to message us with any questions you may have
Our watercolours are perfect for artists of all experiences from beginners to advanced who value high-quality materials
Pigments: Titanium Dioxide
Pigment c.i number: P.W 6
I love your titanium white. It is smooth and easy to work with.
I'm very impressed with Jackman's Titanium White. One of the challenges with water colour painting is not usually being able to paint light colours over dark colours. But I've discovered that if you add the titanium white to your colour (adjusting the tonal value accordingly) then you can, as it is semi-opaque. So it's really useful for instance when you need to paint light coloured leaves or thin branches against a dark background. You have to be careful about using it to paint over mistakes or to add clouds to a sky, as seen from the side of the picture it can go greyish. If I decide to add clouds retrospectively I'll use the white watered down, and then blot it, which seems to work quite well as a 'work around' and the alight greyish tinge you are left with at the bottom of the clouds works in this instance. I wouldn't be without it now!
As good, if not better than some well known makes. Definitely use it again
I've only used it once so far as I don't often use white. However it was a really good consistency with decent coverage.
When I paint pets and people in watercolour and ink, I always add my highlights (eyes, lips, nose) as the finishing touch. I have tried pens, gouache and even using an acrylic dab... but after experimenting with this straight out of the tube on a thin brush, I have no need to try anything else - it's perfect
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