Kuretake Gansai Tambi

Kuretake Gansai Tambi

img_20161003_162216I’ve been hearing a lot of praise for the Kuretake Gansai Tambi Japanese Watercolour Paints, so I finally treated myself this month for Treat Day*. So many happy people can’t be wrong, right? The paints are available in different size sets, containing from 6 to 72 pans of colour, and I decided to get the 36-pan set as that’s the smallest size that includes some gorgeous and very useful metallics – gold, blush gold and silver.

The pans come in this gorgeous citrus green linen-effect box with gold blocked kanji on the lid. The inside of the lid has a really useful table where you can dab a bit of each colour to aid with identification. As some of the colours are really hard to tell apart, colour swatches are really helpful!

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The pans of colour themselves are full-sized and look HUGE compared with the usual little square half-pans of watercolour. The paints look glossy and vibrant in the pan, and although I’ve only colour-swatched them yet I was really impressed with the ease of picking up colour and the opacity and richness of the colours. I just know they’re going to be amazing to paint with!

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*On the last day of each month I treat myself to some little indulgence, sometimes as simple as a single artisan chocolate, a new lipstick, a few rolls of washi tape. Sometimes it’s something more expensive and a genuine indulgence, like the Kuretake paints!



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