DND Favorite Things: Ecoline Liquid Watercolors. These watercolors are all the rage on social media! Do they live up to they hype? Here are my two cents!
DND Favorite Things: Ecoline Liquid Watercolors
These bright liquid watercolors are one of the latest additions to my art supply collection. They are made in the Netherlands by the Royal Talens company. The colors are gorgeous and I’ve been having so much fun playing with them!
They also come in a Brush Pen form. My Ecoline Brush Pens are on the way, so I’ll be sharing a full review of those in a coming DND Favorite Things post!
Where can I buy them?
You can get them on Amazon. They’re popular right now, so they go in and out of stock a lot!
Do they come in a wide array of colors?
It sure does! The Ecoline Liquid Watercolors come in 46 transparent colors and 2 opaque colors (white and gold). You can check out the Ecoline color chart here.
Are they lightfast?
No, so you’ll want to store you work in a portfolio to keep the colors bright.
Lightfast? What does that even mean?
Lightfastness is a property of an ink/paint/watercolor that describes how resistant to fading it is when exposed to light. Materials that resist this light-induced fading are called lightfast.
Are they permanent/waterproof?
No, they are not waterproof when dry. The benefit of this is that you so you “reactivate” them with water and keep working on them even after they’ve dried.
How do they compare to the Dr. Ph Martin’s Bombay India Inks?
The main difference is that the Bombay Inks are permanent when dry, and the Ecoline Liquid Watercolors are not. Which gives you a good reason to get both!
Which you use really depends on the end goal of the project. The Bombay India Inks are lightfast, permanent, and totally waterproof when dry. The upside of the Ecoline Liquid Watercolor is that it’s easier to fix mistakes since it’s non-permanent. The Bombay India Inks are “inks” and the Ecolines are a “liquid watercolor”.
I painted the below ampersand art with a combo of both.
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Check out my past Favorite Things Art Supply reviews here.
If you have additional questions about the Ecoline Liquid Watercolors that I didn’t address in this post, leave me a note in the comments!