Mash Up Tools: My new favorite Turner Acryl-Gouache Paints

Turner Acryl Gouache was an unknown brand to me until I had a chance to visit Lemon Gasui art store in Tokyo. Another friend of mine, the one and only Tuesday Vargas visited the store earlier this year and through Facebook photos, I discovered that there was this awesome wonderland of a place in Ochanomizu station. When I was planning for my first visit to Japan last spring, I knew Lemon Gasui had to be part of the itinerary. Japan art loot from @lemongasui tokyo! Holbein watercolor paper and Turner acryl gouache! Excited to paint with these 🌸🎨🌿#mxmtravels #japan2016 #tokyo #mashuptools A post shared by Mash Up Maria Art (@mashupmaria) on Apr 30, 2016 at 5:15pm PDT Lemon Gasui is more known as an architecture […]

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Mash up Tools: Holbein Artist Watercolors Review

My Prang watercolor set was on the brink of complete consumption, so one day, I decided to do some online shopping for pigments. I’ve been hearing the Holbein brand from a few of the popular art/creative bloggers and  makers in Manila so I decided to get a set of gouache and watercolor paint sets together with a travel painting palette. I bought my Holbein watercolor set from Amazon for $24.75. Before researching on the Holbein brand, I initially thought it was a European company taking after Hans Holbein from Germany. Turns out, Holbein was established in Osaka Japan since the 1900’s. That explains why it’s cheaper in Japan. I realized it too late when the set was brought by my sister from the US and […]

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