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Old 03-06-2018, 01:23 PM
MetinYilmaz MetinYilmaz is offline
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Anyone using gouache from bottles?


I just started gouache and since they have the best price/quality ratio in available brands here, I chose Talens extra fine series as my paint. However, they aren't available in tubes in my market. So I bought the bottles.

But I'm having hard time getting paint from the bottle to the palette. I tried painting knives, even shirt collar holders (little plastic inside the collar) as tools. But everytime considerable amout of paint is wasted in two ways: While cleaning the tool and on the palette, because the paint is placed with a spreading move instead of squeezing from a tube, which promotes more drying.

So I wonder if there is a solution to this.

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Old 03-07-2018, 05:41 PM
Artist_by_Accident Artist_by_Accident is offline
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Re: Anyone using gouache from bottles?

What about transferring to small plastic squeeze bottles that you can seal tightly? Or maybe those brown glass bottles with the eye dropper lid? You could use anything that you can't get out of the original bottle to paint with. I don't know where you are or what's available to you though.
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Old 03-08-2018, 03:21 AM
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Re: Anyone using gouache from bottles?

Plastic squeeze bottles are really good idea, thank you. I'm in Istanbul. Actually we can find anything here except the Talens in tubes Company rep. said that schools here preferred the bottles for color theory lessons, so importer only orders the bottles from them.
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Old 03-16-2018, 11:30 AM
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Re: Anyone using gouache from bottles?

Can you get empty tubes? Many art stores carry them. I prefer tubes to bottles since they have better caps with smaller openings so less air gets in.
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