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Other types of paint require the addition of white pigment to lighten colors, but with watercolors you just add more water to lighten the shade. Water increases the paint's transparency and allows the white of the paper to show through. The more water you use the lighter your color will be. If you haven't used watercolors before, practice painting gradients on a scrap of paper before beginning your painting.
Amanda Wright is a self-proclaimed design nerd, and the girl behind Wit & Whistle—an online shop that offers witty greeting cards and whistle worthy paper goods, all designed and illustrated by Amanda. She lives with her husband Daniel and their two dogs, Oliver and Mabel, in a quirky A-frame house in Cary, North Carolina. Visit www.witandwhistle.com to learn more.
Any fool can be happy. It takes a man with real heart to make beauty out of the stuff that makes us weep.
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