Take Charge - Paint a Simple Landscape

Choose your colours

Choose 2 different colours that you would like to use

 

Tip:

You could use a single colour, but mixing two different colours will give a more interesting effect, as the colours “separate” during the drying process.

Mixing very different colours together, such as yellow and violet, or blue and orange, works well, so you can see the separated colours more clearly when they dry, as you can see in our example below.

 Choose your colours

 

Mix your paint


Mix your paint

Mix up two pots of paint of your chosen different colours:

In each pot (For eg, a yoghurt pot) take two different colours of paint and squeeze a small amount no bigger than a pea of both colours


Getting the right mixture

  • Thoroughly mix the paint as you very gradually add enough water to make an even, watery colour.  See below

 

Tip:

Make sure you mix your paint so that it is thin and watery, as if it is any thicker (like cream) then the special effects will not work. 


 
  • Test on a piece of scrap paper – it should be fairly translucent as shown. You can adjust the colour as required
Getting the right mixture

 

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