Thursday, September 11, 2008

Another watercolor kit for kids

Got this Faber Castell Gel Sticks set on clearance at a Target store for under 7 bucks. Each stick has a protective cap and twistable-advance mechanism like a stick of ChapStick, so they are pretty clean to use. These watercolor crayons have a tad unusual texture, for they feel like very soft, creamy, and moist pastels that blend easily with a waterbrush. They deliver reasonably bright flat washes. Quick color chart shown below:
The colors might tend to stain a bit on certain surfaces, so care should be taken to protect surrounding areas while painting. I had to use Masters Brush soap to clean my waterbrush from the red crayon stains.

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