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How To Make Watercolors And Dyes With Fruit, Vegetables And Flowers!

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  • How To Make Watercolors And Dyes With Fruit, Vegetables And Flowers!

All natural watercolours you can make at home with your children: they’re healthy, educational, brilliant, beautiful, easy, practical and fast! Have you ever made watercolors with fruit, vegetables and flowers?

Obtained from fruit and vegetables, these watercolors are a great point of reflection on the use of healthy and sustainable raw materials which, unlike commercial watercolors, can even be tasted safely!

They can be used to color fabrics, to paint on paper and canvas, to decorate eggs and to color homemade soaps and cosmetics.

3 techniques for making fruit, vegetable and flower watercolors:

1) There are various extraction techniques for these colors, the simplest is to blend the fruit, vegetables or flower and use the resulting juice.

2) Another simple trick is placing the fruit or vegetable juice on the stove with a little cornstarch or potato starch (which will act as a thickener) and evaporating the water over low heat.

3) A third method that will allow us to obtain a more durable product is to use alcohol or oil. We will macerate the produce for a few days (timing will depend on the type of produce) in food alcohol or oil, then proceed with filtering out the liquid.

How to get natural colors!

YELLOW, ORANGE: we can obtain a yellow / orange with turmeric, with calendula flowers, with oranges, with carrots, with curry or with nasturtium flowers

GREEN: can be obtained from spinach, chard, green tea, parsley, cabbage or mint.

PURPLE: obtained from beetroot, blueberries and blackberries.

BLUE: obtained from blended cabbage to which we will have add a pinch of baking soda.

BROWN: from coffee or cocoa.

here are some more tips:

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