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Gouache Paint

Gouache is a versatile water-based paint that dries to a matte finish making it ideal for many styles of painting. Gouache paint is brilliant, opaque, dries to a velvety matte finish and produces vibrant colors that are dry to the touch and well-suited for a variety of applications. Find only the best gouache on sale at Jerry's
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Gouache Paint

Gouache is a water-based paint with the consistency of watercolor. Gouache paint dries to a matte finish and is well-suited for a variety of applications, including paintings, illustrations and detailed drawings. Similar to watercolor, gouache is brilliant, opaque and produces vibrant colors that are dry to the touch. Since it dries to a velvety matte finish, it is widely used by artists to photograph art, illustrators and designers. Find only the best gouache on sale at Jerry's.

What is Gouache Paint?

Gouache paint is similar to watercolor paints with high opacity and coverage, dries quickly and produces a smooth finish. Gouache paint has an opaqueness that makes it ideal for blending, glazing, and creating drawings with shades of color. Gouache is water-soluble paint composed of pigment, water and gum arabic and is a mixture of opaque body color and water that works well on paper, fabric, wood, glass and many other surfaces. It also has a creamy consistency that allows for quick transitions between colors, making it a good choice for beginners as well as more experienced artists.

Where did the Term Gouache Come From? The term "gouache" comes from the Italian word "guazzo" referring to paintings using this opaque method. Gouache is translucent when wet, but dries to a completely opaque state.

What Do You Use to Seal Gouache Paint?

To seal gouache paint first clean the surface to keep the paint from sinking into any existing stains or residue and can be sealed with a spray varnish (or fixative) for permanent adhesion to the surface upon which it has been applied. Once you have finished painting, treat your work with a sealant and allow to dry before framing.
NOTE: Varnish will affect the depth, darkness and finish. If want to retouch the painting again at some point in the future the varnish will not come off.

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If you are looking for high-quality gouache paint at amazing prices, shop Jerry’s Artarama for the best supplies at the best value. We carry an extensive selection of artist paints, including acrylic gouache, acrylic paints, watercolors, and oils. Every order is handled with care and consideration to ensure your order arrives quickly and accurately. Find all the materials you need at Jerry’s!