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Dr. Ph. Martin’s Hydrus Liquid Watercolor – DIY Palette & First Impressions

If you follow me on Instagram, I’m sure it’s no secret that I’ve been doing more lettering and watercoloring as of late. I’ve also been following a lot of lettering artists, too. Not long ago I saw that a few of my favorite Instagrammers were using liquid watercolors for brush lettering and calligraphy. I was intrigued!

Last week I took the plunge and purchased a set of Hydrus Fine Art watercolors, which are liquid watercolors from Dr. Ph. Martin’s. There are three sets with 12 bottles, but you can purchase them individually as well. I picked up Set 1.

Dr. Ph. Martin's Hydrus Liquid Watercolor - DIY Palette & First Impressions

And they’re so fun! It’s as if you’re starting out with the most perfect, intense consistency. Then you add water to make it lighter. It’s especially fun to use with a water brush.

Dr. Ph. Martin's Hydrus Liquid Watercolor - DIY Palette & First Impressions

I saw a few people on Instagram who had their liquid watercolors in ice cube trays. How brilliant! I thought this would be a fun way to store them and had to give it a try. I picked up a set of four ice cube trays (with lids!) from Amazon.

Dr. Ph. Martin's Hydrus Liquid Watercolor - DIY Palette & First Impressions

When setting up my DIY palette, I put five full eye droppers of pigment in each well. After using the watercolors for a little bit, I think I would have only used one or two eye droppers of pigment. They’re so concentrated, that a teeny tiny bit goes a LONG way. Seriously, I think I’ll have to include these bottles of watercolor in my will! LOL!

Dr. Ph. Martin's Hydrus Liquid Watercolor - DIY Palette & First Impressions

I created some swatches to put on to the top of the lid which I’ve found extremely helpful, especially since I picked up Set 2 over the weekend. It’s nice to be able to see what the colors look like.

These watercolors are available at multiple art stores and online sources. I picked mine up from Amazon. They come in 1 oz. and 0.5 oz. versions. I have the larger 1 oz. bottles.

For more info and my thought on the watercolors, be sure to watch the video below.

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Supplies

All items personally purchased.

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