Friday, July 25, 2008

Toy Watercolor Set

Toy Watercolor Set - Open

My sister gave me this little toy watercolor set. There's a small loop in the upper right-hand corner so the set can be used as a key fob. I think it would be interesting to paint a little painting with this set, just to see how something might come out... Not sure how well the little brush would perform though... :)

Ruler shown for scale (English inches).

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Apple-Pine said...

Little ones though would not be able to use it - too small :) But it would be interesting to try it out!

Jenny said...

That's adorable! It looks similar but smaller to a child's set I have in my purse. It took ages to soak out the original paints (must not have been too water-soluble) so I could replace them with good watercolors. With a waterbrush, you're good to go.

Janice said...

I have one of those too, I filled mine with gouache!
The little paint pellets were only double sided taped in on mine so very easy to pop out.

Steve Penberthy said...

-Apple-pine: I agree--even though it's probably designed for kids, they would have a hard time using it. Fun to play with though!

-Jenny: Good idea on using a waterbrush with this; I think that would work well.

-Janice: Interesting idea on using it with gouache. Yes, the "pans" are already falling out of this set, which will make it easy to add custom pigments.

Kate (Cathy) Johnson said...

If I remember correctly, Roz Stendahl uses a set like this for all her on-the-spot work! I think she's reloaded it with her own colors though...