Using Gouache For Ink

M. Giraude’s scroll showing gouache ink interspace lines and filigree. Here’s something intriguing I tried on M. Giraude’s scroll. And it worked well. Better than I expected. I used gouache as ink. Since then I see several modern calligraphers online have done it. So my apologies if this is common knowledge. Even so, I am excited about it because it’s […]

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Why Is Gouache So Expensive?

There are two general gouache price points, affordable and expensive. With affordable gouache paints, I get the look and feel I expect just not its full potential.  Gouache paint consists of pigment suspended in a binder, usually gum Arabic, just as is watercolor. However gouache has larger particles and more pigment in its binder. It also includes an inert, white […]

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