Testing The STRANGEST Paint I’ve Ever Used?!

Testing The STRANGEST Paint I’ve Ever Used?!


Hello there! So, a couple of months ago I went to California and went to this giant art warehouse and in that giant art warehouse I came across this paint. This is apparently acrylic gouache, which I personally have never heard of in my life. I’ve heard of acrylic, I’ve heard of gouache, but I’ve never heard of a paint that combines the two. My friend that was with me that’s also an artist didn’t know what it was either. So I thought, “Video idea!” Is it gouache or is it acrylic? Today we are gonna find out. Okay. So these are the Liquitex acrylic gouache paints that I purchased in the art warehouse. This is a 12-piece set which is all fine and good, but I decided there weren’t enough pretty colors in there so I bought four more. So I know nobody really likes reading instructions or directions, but you know what? I’m gonna do that for you today. You’re welcome. “Meet Acrylic Gouache, the most highly pigmented of all our paints. With a solid flat matte finish, intense colors. No brushstrokes. No cracking and no need to dilute.” Wait. Hold up. Hold, hold on. “No need to dilute?” So essentially these are acrylic paints then, right? I’M SO CONFUSED!! “It has all of the qualities of a conventional gouache, with the permanence, stability and durability of an acrylic. This set brings together a selection of core colors to help you build your base palette.” Which is great. But again, I was asking myself the question, what’s actually the difference between this and acrylic paint? So after my very lengthy 30 second deep dive into the internet, I came across a website called jacksonsart.com and he really really well lays out the difference between each type of paint. Acrylic gouache, however, has characteristics of both its opaque and matte quick-drying, and it’s also water-resistant once dry so basically the difference is it dries looking like a gouache but it doesn’t behave like a gouache. I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking, “Chloe, just be quiet and let me see you swatch for ten minutes.” But personally I think swatching is incredibly boring to watch, so just ten second clip here of me doing that. There you go. Swatches: very pigmented, very thick, love the way it goes on. Also, it dries looking just like gouache so I’m really excited at this point to actually just use it. Hi. *Singsong voice* THIS VIDEO IS SPONSORED BY SKILLSHARE Skillshare is an online learning community with over 25,000 classes in art, illustration, business, painting, photography, web design, entrepreneurialship and much much more. I actually took a class on gouache the other day in preparation for this video because I’ve used acrylic paint many times, but I’ve only used gouache one time. So I needed the help. Although as I say this, I’ve just noticed that Brandon Wollfull – Wollfull? Wofful? Waffle? Well full? Woelfel. Just uploaded a class about photography and how he does it and I’m a massive fan of his so I know what I’m gonna be doing this Friday night! I’m getting old. If you would like to take unlimited classes for FREE for two months on Skillshare, check out the link in the description they kindly provided me with and if you’d like to stick around with Skillshare, you can get an annual subscription for less than $10 a month. Fantastic, can’t recommend them enough. Check it out, thank you Skillshare, and I am just a floating head. Oh, look, this is new! Chloe’s organizing her desk for once. Who is she? so I’m gonna be using the ArTEEza or ArTEZza acrylic paper today because it’s my favorite paper in the world to actually paint on, it’s pretty cheap. This is a paper cutter. It’s very helpful for… cutting paper! It’s a bit small though so every time I try to put in a thing that’s slightly larger inside of it, I have to actually rip it first and then stick it in and then keep cutting it. Also, i-i-i-it’s not cutting evenly. I mean, you can clearly see that that is uneven. Someone recommend me a good paper cutter please, cause this one just is not doing the thing. So I had an idea with what I wanted to do so I took my blue Col Erase pencil to lightly sketch out the scene I was painting, not that you can even see it whatsoever in the slightest bit, but just take my word for it. It is there. Then I unwrapped the paint to – and tried to neatly lay them out to be aesthetic. It didn’t work because it’s me. Anyway, the bottles were cool though, because look! It’s like a squeezy bottle of ketchup and instead of ketchup, it’s filled with a mysterious paint that I still don’t really know the point of and let me now pretend to squeeze the paint above my NEW SHEET OF PAPER, very smart Chloe. Got out my color wheel because it’s very handy to have for quick reference and I’ve already got paint on my hands. I really don’t know at this point how I do it. I just don’t even know anymore. It’s just not even funny. I don’t even get it. So this stuff is OPAQUE. And when I say opaque, I mean OPAQUE! It’s so opaque that it makes opaqueness look transparent. It dries ridiculously fast as well so you have even less time to blend them out than you do with regular acrylic, but honestly, it’s totally fine. I have about 16 million shades of green there as you can see, because it did keep drying up a lot but honestly, it… it was good. I can’t really say anything bad against it because it was very silky and I’m not like, the biggest user of gouache, I’ve used it literally once BUT, this was amazingly fun to use, I’m not gonna lie. Also, I think I might address something quite important now. You might be wondering why I’m actually making art in a video on my channel. The reason is, I have a lot of people who like to tell me that I’m not an artist because I haven’t made art in about 3 videos, um, so THIS is for you. So remember how at the start of this video, I said that I bought four more paints because they were pretty colors, and I didn’t really want to just stick to the ones in the set? And then I’ve just made a very heavy green and blue piece. So I’m, you know, I wanted to do a scene because I do enjoy making them a lot. I will also put this piece for sale by the way, on my website if you would like to purchase it. I’ll make prints of it at some point as well. I don’t know if I’ll put them on sale with this but hey, if you want to check it out, artofchloerose.com is where I’m gonna put it. I try to go for a more animated style but still keeping more of a – realistic sense? – if that makes sense, I kind of don’t like recreating perfect, still-from-life kind of paintings, I like to give it a more animated, stylized-type thing. I don’t know if I achieved that so much in this one. I think I did. I don’t know, it was more of an experimental thing. And this took me maybe just over an hour to do, so I would like to actually sit with these paints at some point and properly give it a go off camera to see if I do anything different. Honestly, they did just work pretty much exactly like acrylic paints do, but dried like gouache. I still, other than the finish you get at the end, I don’t feel that this is really something you can call acrylic gouache. Personally, I think it’s just amazing paint that has a nice finish to it and that’s – that’s pretty much it because… I don’t, I don’t know how else to describe it, it’s just paint that doesn’t need to exist, but it does! So give it a try, I think you would like it if you, if you like painting, you probably would like this as well. Maybe I’m missing something, I don’t know. All I know is I really like it a lot and that’s about it. I would like to know by the way, what you would like me to talk about if ever I do voiceovers, because I feel like I don’t make art very much in videos because I feel like, like speed paints can get boring. Is that just me? Does anyone get bored watching speed paints? I don’t know. Maybe I just have a short attention span, but I just find it a bit boring, I don’t know. Tell me what you’d like me to talk about or explain. I could talk more about this piece maybe, I just stuck a bunch of the base colors down and then I was able to lighten them up because it’s gouache acrylic, I can lighten up the paints which is handy. Obviously watercolor itself you can’t remotely lighten up so this is where this type of paint is good. So I just put down a base layer of green, dark green, and then I gradually lightened it up, darkened it up and then just put in some chunks and tried to make the main focus the lake area. So I did the leaves on the sides but I didn’t do them too detailed because I didn’t want those leaves to be the focus, I wanted the lake part with the little ducks to be the focus. I also mixed a lot of warm and cool colors as well so you can kind of see some warmer yellow greens, but then you can also see some blueish greens mixed in there as well. I’m really just trying to up my game a little bit with painting and just experiment a little bit more. And I’m curious as well because I have three classes on Skillshare at the moment. Two are digital art classes, one is a watercolor class and I’m really due to make another one soon. So I’m curious if anyone’s interested. What kind of things would you like to actually learn from me? Would you like to learn more digital stuff or maybe more painting scenery-type things? I’m very very curious to know what your preference is so do leave me a comment in the, in the comments down below because it does help me out greatly. So this is what it looks like so far. It was like a little duck pond that I wanted to make on a lake and keep my style, but make it a little bit more realistic this time. What do you think? Do you like this kind of style? I would love to make bigger pieces and I actually have like, a MASSIVE, massive canvas in the cupboard at the moment that I’m gonna paint on at some point, which I’m very excited for. Also, it’s off topic, but I actually do have Instagram if you don’t follow me over there. I’m trying to build up my Instagram a little bit. I’m very excited to just post more on there, I’m gonna post more about my life in general as well as art, instead of just art because I feel like… I don’t know. I don’t always have art to post and I don’t always want to post art on Instagram, so then I go like three months without posting. So that’s the plan. Make sure you follow me there. I also uploaded a post recently which was quite, um, what’s the word? Quite important, a post that I uploaded so if you do get the chance to go and read that I would really really appreciate it because it’s kind of speaking for you through some things that I went through this year and it’s just my way of letting you all know and that kind of thing. So definitely check it out if you can. And yeah, this is, this is how it came out. I know this isn’t the longest video in the world because I wasn’t really sure what to talk about, but this is how it looks. I’m really really happy with the actual paint itself, beautiful to work with, I had a lot of fun. I’m definitely gonna be using this again. I think this is gonna be a paint that I’m gonna repeatedly go back to in the future and yeah, this is how it looks, let me know what you think in the comments down below and give it a like if you liked it or if you didn’t, give it a dislike, but yeah, it’s a little duck pond and… I love ducks. I love ducks. Anyone else love ducks? I love ducks. I think they’re cute. So I think it’s about time I stopped rambling and let you all go on and live your lives. So thank you so much for watching this video, I really really hope that you enjoyed it. Thank you so much to Skillshare for sponsoring today’s video. Definitely check out that gouache class I talked about by the way, because it was very very beneficial and helpful to me during this painting process and yes, that’s it for today’s video. Thank you so much for watching, take care of yourselves and I will see you in the next video. *End music*

100 thoughts on “Testing The STRANGEST Paint I’ve Ever Used?!

  1. Hi everyone! I just wanted to clarify when I said “I feel like speedpaints can be boring” moreso referring to myself, I really enjoy speedpaints if they are fun and quirky, or have great voiceover or music, but for me personally, I feel like I always make my speedpaints a bit boring so I don’t always tend to do them much because I feel like others think that too?? Maybe I’m wrong haha. I have friends who do speedpaints weekly and absolutely love. They are pros at narrating their content and I find them really fun and relaxing 🙂

  2. In terms of what to talk about while the painting footage rolls, I think generally talking about how you planned the piece and the process. You skipped over the sketching and the thought process of the colors and just kinda said off handedly later that it's a nature scene and you used mostly greens. That's a description of the final image. What was the initial plan for the piece? Did you know the shades you wanted and where or was it an experimentation? How did you create the specific colors you wanted, and what struggles did you have with building or layering the colors in certain areas? If something didn't work the way you thought, how did you adjust? Are you happy with the piece? That type of thing.

  3. Hi I just found your channel and I must say I really like it !!! Your just honestly your self and I really appreciate that. I will definitely continue to check in on what your doing.

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  5. Ooh ooh, skill share class idea- digital art workflow! I personally always struggle to know the right order to do stuff in, and whether there's an easier way to go about it- especially when I see ppl do digital speed paints that look amazing and it only took them 2 hours! Like, what am I doing wrong that it takes me 3 days man, halp?! >.<

  6. To be honest I love watching you do you =) You are super entertaining, nice and I love to laugh along with you.. I love your art whenever you do what you feel is right..? If that makes sense? Your bears and scenery are awesome! I loved watching you with Jaime too =)

  7. You should look into a stay-wet art pallet. It keeps acrylic/acryla gouache on the pallet moist while painting and even up to a few days if stored correctly. You can get them on amazon for sure, and probably in local art stores if you look a bit.

  8. You could do a "how to create your own disney character" video on skillshare, also, dont doubt yourself, all of your work is amazing, persevere through your doubt

  9. For your videos, I don't feel bored when I listen to you!

    I'd love to hear storytimes from you! Whether things that happened to you, or a story about some character in a scene your doing etc. Like a little journey.

    I watch/listen to you to relax more than learn…though I do end up learning so much in the end… Thanks for all your hard work posting these!

  10. Liked the review of the paints….that was super fun and having it accompany a short speed paint was just right. I thought this video had a nice balance.

  11. Id love to learn more of like the scenery type! I am terrible at details when painting – like how you layered the different blues and stuff to make it more like water! I dunno if that made sense sorry !

  12. Nice painting! I love nature scenes best. I use watercolors and am new to using gouache paint. I’ve tried painting with gouache and do find it tricky to get the consistency just right. If I leave it too thick it tends to crack, so i will go back and rewet the gouache and try to lift back some of the paint with a damp brush. I I heard about Liquitex Acrylic Gouache and wondered how good they are. I’m glad you got to review them and enjoyed your video.

  13. i would prefer it if you would create a class or youtube tutorial with tips on how you create sceneries and stills with your painting, such as how you made the bear painting in ZHC's video

  14. This stuff sounds great in Nail Art, instead of the Acrylic paint as a in between art layer but this?
    Does anyone here has tried if it is good to use in the Nail Art? So, both for the Acrylics and gel polish ?

  15. Maybe do a video explaininv a bit more on how you make the scenery? Because I really love how your scenery turns out every time

  16. Well young lady I love watching your videos! I am much older than you and your quite entertaining and I dislike music over a “speed painting” I love listening to the Artist creating their art. Sometimes the voiceover can wander but that is enlightening too! I love every piece of art that I have gotten from you! Personally I think this new category of paints is/are a gimmick to sell more acrylic paints. Why not call it Matt acrylic paint? I think you just talking about creating your art is enough for your voiceover topic. I love your Pooh art and your scenic work as well, I still get people asking me about my Art Block pin and I will not draw your cat pin too! Please keep posting videos that you enjoy making and we will keep watching!

  17. Chloe are you OK? You seem to be making a lot of self deprecating jokes. Sending happy vibes either way, but just wanted to ask incase no-one had.

  18. Gorgeous! ❤️ I loved the image you posted on Instagram! So glad to have finally watched the video! ❤️
    It was great to see you really enjoying the paint too! Looking forward to seeing more painting videos! 😁❤️

  19. Chloe, a while ago you stated you wanted to do more digital painting because that's where you find your most happiness. I think you should do that for your Skillshare video.
    Your channel and branding is Chloe Rose Art so it's nice to see more art in general from you. The hacks and unboxing are fun but speaking personally, I really enjoy seeing you art.
    I love gouache. I love acrylic. This is the best of both worlds. The matte illustrative look to gouache without the reactivity of watercolor. And you did a beautiful job with this piece.

  20. Who tf said she wasn't a real artist just for not doing art in 3 videos? She has a life outside of Youtube and art takes a long time to do so of course she won't be able to do a piece on every single video! Smh people lost common sense and courtesy

  21. I don‘t know how often you have to cut paper but i would recommend a cutter where you can replace the blade by yourself and one that s u to 40cm paper. They are about 50£ but i prefer a nice cut and no mental breakdown.

  22. I was looking for new paints and saw this stuff online yesterday and here’s a new video from you about it!!! Now I really want it…..

  23. Loved the little painting and style but definitely kills me you didn't use that other cute set ! Lol please either do another vid or post a pic on IG of how those colors worked for you ♥️ I'd really like to see it ! As for what to say when talking over the speed painting honestly..whatever ..some other ppl I follow talk about their life or past stories that I really enjoy ..helps get to know them better ..but again whatever 😁

  24. You couldn't be more righter than right when you said that kind of paint doesn't really need to exist. I don't get it either. I'm also very close to convincing myself that gauche isn't even necessary, but on the other hand…… it is kinda …… no stop it , it's NOT necessary, but those sweet little jelly cups…. Oh the pain of being a art supply addict. It's real, and we need help and by help I mean coupon codes and sales haha 😉 Have a beautiful day Everyone 💜💚💜

  25. I shoulda watched the whole video before I commented before huh? Oh well. So, Skillshare. I didn't know you had any non digital lessons on there so now I will pop on over and check it out. That kinda answeed the question I think haha Any video you make using watercolor or acrylic would be awesome, landscape, cartoon, people , animal, whatever YOU feel comfortable enough with to teach then go for it. How about a landscape with cartoon characters in it or vice versa? Could be interesting….maybe? Hahaha Basically anything you do is going to be fun and entertaining and worth our time. 😁

  26. Acrylic gouache has been around for years… Neither new , nor strange… Turner has a wast range. Holbein, etc. They are acrylics, and are usually listed under the acrylics section in webstores, not under watercolours or gouache. They are just opaque (almost/mostly) and matte, making them ok for designers. The single pigmented ones are the best i my opinion, but not always 100% opaque. Theres a lot of titanium white in the others.

  27. i want to see you do speed paints and talk about a topic that either you choose or your viewers dose not have to be about art can be about anything or you chould answer questions from viewers .

  28. I love the painting…
    And I was watching the whole time, but I still don't understand how you got from those blobs of colour to that awesome lake scene.
    The water especially looks amazing.

  29. Tbh I always thought "guochue" or whatever was just "wash" and am learning something entirely new myself I've never seen it written down with 2 years in art classes

  30. You're an artist if you make art of some form not if you make a YouTube video about it. C'mon people give Chloe a break! It's her YouTube channel

  31. Perhaps a course on how to stylize real life images? You’re very good at that and I struggle to find the right balance between keeping the realistic factors and stylizing it. So what makes it look cartoonish/styled….

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