Friday, September 12, 2008

Thoughts on Paints

Remember when I mentioned the new paints we used on our salt dough maps? I thought I'd share what paints we used and the stuff we have to go with them. We actually have several types of paints. Every house needs a good set of watercolors, some temperas, and these BioColor Paints.

Prang watercolors are the best and I have some tube watercolors to try out as well. I'm not sure how that will turn out. I will post more on watercolors another time. I also have a variety of tempera paints but just the basics. Right now I have some bingo bottles full of temperas, but they need replacing which I will do soon with the BioColor paints. I also have red, blue, yellow, black and white. I went with the that we could do some color blending with the temperas.

I started with Activity Paints when my kids were young because it could be used as easel paint or fingerpaint. After all these years, the activity paint is running out so I replaced with the BioColor.

This paint is not washable necessarily but it can do so many things that I had to give it a try!

I went for lots of colors.

I wanted the kit because it comes with all these cool things. Check out the shimmer, puffy, fabric, and glitter media. You can add these things to the BioColor paint to make it look different or have different properties. How cool is THAT? I also went for the paint pallettes which worked out really well. Each child had their own tray and I filled it with different colored paints. What's nice is that although I had to do lots of call backs, I didn't waste paint by pouring it out onto a plate. Also, I didn't have to worry about paint cups in the middle of the table being shared. I really like how the trays worked out.

The paint's texture is very smooth and I mentioned that I have temperas for blending. That's because the BioColor paint doesn't blend. It marbelizes! Wait until you see what fun things we do with that fact!!


Anonymous said...

What a wonderful post and blog. Great tips for using Biocolor™ Paint.
Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

What happened to your blogging?? I looked forward to reading it and seeing all your great ideas. Everything okay out there in blogland?? :) Stephanie

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