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Watercolor Week: You NEED a Color Mixing Chart + Altenew Watercolors

Hello all! Welcome back to Watercolor Week! Today I’m trying out another new watercolor set, this time the 36 pan set from Altenew (Altenew | Simon). They sent me the set a while back so I decided to first swatch all the colors, then I create a color mixing chart using only eight of the colors from the set.

(Wondering what I used in this video? Everything is linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post, or in the text below. Compensated affiliate links used when possible).

I used Arches cold press watercolor paper for all of the painting, since it’s a paper I used often.

As for the coloring mixing chart, it was such a valuable exercise! I choose only eight colors out of the 36 colors in the set because of space constraints, and used a narrow masking tape to create the grid chart. I think I will create a full 36×36 color chart at some point, though. I couldn’t believe how many colors I was able to create using only 8 colors!

I’m very familiar with using a color’s complement to darken or gray out the color, but I don’t mix all colors with each other as much. This was eye opening! I think everyone should make a color mixing chart like this for reference in the future.

Along with the 36 pan set (Altenew | Simon), Altenew just came out with additional watercolor supplies. Here is the full release:

Altenew Watercolor Artist Bundle
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*Altenew Watercolor 36 Pan Set
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Altenew Watercolor Pan Case
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Watercolor Palette Bundle
[ ALTN ]
Altenew Watercolor Palette, large
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Altenew Watercolor Palette, medium
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Altenew Watercolor Brushes Bundle
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Altenew Watercolor Brush, Fine
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Altenew Watercolor Brush, Medium
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Altenew Watercolor Brush, Large
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You can see the entire release in their shop HERE.

Altenew Blog Hop + Giveaways!

Today’s post is actually a blog hop, too! You may have arrived from the Altenew Card Blog. :)

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to SIX lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 8/15/2018 for a chance to win. Six winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 8/19/2018.

Limited time offer! Receive a FREE watercolor pan case(value $5.99) with the purchase of the Watercolor 36 Pan Set for a limited time in the Altenew shop. The free gift will be added to cart automatically.

Thanks for stopping by. Now get hopping! Your next stop is Erum Tasneem.

Supplies

Compensated affiliate links used when possible. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased. Items below are shown in the order they appear in the video.

*Altenew Watercolor 36 Pan Set
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Arches Cold Press Watercolor Pad 9×12…
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T-Square Ruler
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3M Scotch Blue Masking Tape
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1/4″ Narrow Masking Tape
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Pilot Envelope Addressing Pen, Extra…
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Escoda Prado Watercolor Brush, Round 4
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