How to Mix Gouache

Hey Letter Lovers,

A quick tutorial on how to mix gouache is now up in the How To Tutorial Category. Click here to check it out or watch it below. This is just a small sample of some of the tutorials we offer in the forum.

We have been adding members like crazy and having so much fun talking calligraphy, lettering, design, etc. The new year is off to a great start! Thanks for making the Flourish forum such a great place to share!


How to Mix Gouache tutorial


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10 Responses to How to Mix Gouache

  1. Janet January 9, 2014 at 9:00 pm #

    Nice post! Useful for me because I’m starting to venture into the arena of acrylic gouache :)

    • Erica January 10, 2014 at 6:35 pm #

      Hi Janet! I’m so glad it is useful! Let us know if you have any questions!

  2. Laura Murray January 13, 2014 at 5:50 pm #

    I LOVE this site!!! Just came across it via besotted blog! I was looking for something just like this a few years ago… so happy you made it happen!

    I am a photographer, but I love to do calligraphy as a hobby and for my client correspondence. I have been wondering how gouache works– excited to try it now with the help of your tutorial.


    • Erica January 13, 2014 at 10:55 pm #

      Thanks Laura! We have something else in common! I am a photographer as well but gave up my business when I moved to FL several years ago. I checked out your site and your photography is beautiful! Thanks so much for your kind comments and I hope to see you in the forum!

  3. Stacey May 10, 2014 at 12:40 am #

    I’m a new calligrapher and appreciate your site so much! I’d love to know what nib you are using in this video.


    • Erica May 14, 2014 at 11:59 pm #

      Thanks Stacey,
      Sorry about the video quality on this one. I am redoing the gouache video because the lighting isn’t great. Anyway, this is a Hiro 41 nib. This is my favorite nib, especially for beginners. However, lately there have been some problems with the most recent batch and they don’t hold the ink well. So I have stopped recommending this nib until I know the problem is solved.
      I hope that helps!

  4. Maeve July 24, 2014 at 9:21 pm #

    I’ve been loading the ink onto the front of my nib all this time…can’t wait to see what putting it on the back side does. Thanks for the tips!

    • Erica August 27, 2014 at 12:37 pm #

      LOL! You’re very welcome! Hope it helps! :-)

  5. jane September 15, 2015 at 1:36 am #

    Hi, just wondering if i can use oil paint as an ink?

    • Erica September 21, 2015 at 7:58 pm #

      Hi Jane,
      That is a question I have never been asked. To be honest, I don’t know the answer. I wouldn’t think so because oil paint is typically thicker than ink. But that would be a good question to ask in the forum as I’m sure someone may have tried it! :-)

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