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One thing I love about adult coloring is experimenting with different artistic techniques. For example, a while ago I wrote a tutorial about using tea (yes, regular tea drink) for adult coloring. Today’s supplies are not edible, but I hope you’ll feel inspired to try them, because I’m working with… gold watercolor paint!
Supplies you’ll need for this project
- Gold watercolor paint – I got a set of gold paints from Joom and I LOVE IT.
- Adult coloring page – I colored this postcard from my online shop
- Small brush
I teamed up with Joom to give you an extra 10% off everything, including the gold paints. Yay! The coupon code is agdesign10 and it’s valid until September 11th. You’re welcome!
Start wisely (unlike me)
Ok, here’s the truth. When I first started coloring my postcard, I didn’t think twice. I just sat down and started anywhere. And it turned out to be a mistake. If you’re coloring a background for a mandala or circular design, always start in the middle. Always.
Adding water to your paint
Less is more really applies here. Start with just a tiny bit of water and keep adding more if needed. Thicker paint is generally better for adult coloring, as it is more pigmented. Also, it won’t flow on top of the paper and will be easier to control in small detailed designs.
I used the paint colled Real Gold. If you pair the gold paint with colored pencils, pick a color that makes the pencils really pop.
When you lay down the paint, don’t be afraid to create a thick layer, that almost looks risen. Once the paint dries and the water evaporates, the paint will flatten out.
The shine also changes as the paint dries. While it’s still wet, the paint has a more glittery look, however upon drying out, it becomes more metallic.
Finally – take your time and have fun! Gold painting is slower than coloring with pencils, but the sparkly texture is well worth it!
And here’s the final effect!
Now you go ahead and try it! The process is much easier than it seems. Let me know in the comments if you found this guide helpful.
I am not into paintings but this surely will be a hit! Gold is such a fab color!
I know painting is not the easiest medium for adult coloring, but this paint really makes it easy. It’s much easier to use than regular watercolors, I promise 🙂 And for the shiny gold texture – so worth the extra effort! <3
I am really bad at colouring but looking at your design I am inspired to try my hand at it. Moreover, that gold shade palette looks so pretty! The contrast of gold and green really stands out.
Thank you! Thankfully, there’s no such thing as “good” or “bad” at coloring. Just enjoy it and it will be fantastic 🙂
I love gold and that shade palette looks so pretty! It’s so cool that way you used gold in this project of yours!
Me too! Gold might just be my favorite color, it reminds me of tea 🙂 Thank you!
Wow! It looks like a luxe item! So nice! I love the color. So posh!
Right? And the paint was hilariously cheap, I still don’t believe it. With the % off, the whole set was about $18. I will last me for years!
My mom was in an adult coloring group. She loved it. Now my grown daughter likes to color.
Aww, looks like creativity runs in your family 🙂
This paint is so pretty! I am not really into adult coloring, but I really would like to try it out!
Ohh, you could easily use it for other crafting projects as well. 🙂 But be warned – once you try this paint, you won’t stop using it, haha!
That is really pretty! I like the sparkly colors. I hadn’t seen it in watercolors though.
Thank you! I haven’t seen it before either, so my expectations for these were pretty low. I was very positively surprised by this product. The colors are much more sparkly/shiny in person 🙂
I love these colors! Warm and shiny. I used pencils for adult coloring, so now I gonna try paint. Thank you for a great idea!
Yesss! I love the color palette too!
Happy Coloring <3
I love sparkles! They definitely make adult coloring more glamorous. These gold paints are beautiful and I absolutely love your designs.
Hi Lizzy, thank you! 🙂 I agree, glamorous is just a spot-on word for these!
A lot of people think things like this are a waste of time. But doing art can have therapeutic benefits for many.
Hi Bryan, definitely! Adult coloring can really put you in a meditative-like state. 🙂
That looks nice. Gold is always a stunning color but it’s my first time to encounter it as watercolor paint.
Thank you! Right? I think I’ve been kept in the dark for too long, haha! I have a ton of ideas for new projects with this gold paint now.