Turning Eyeshadows into Watercolors

For years I have watched people mulling paint online in visually appealing and almost hypnotic videos with glittery paints that swirl and metallics that color shift.  This isn’t going to be one of those posts, I don’t have it in me to do video or the energy to make everything Pinterest perfect.

Many people have taken to upcycling their old expired eye shadow palettes into watercolors and I happen to come across a few palettes recently and I’d thought I’d finally give paint making a try.

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Dr. Ph. Martin’s Watercolor Mixing Chart

Dr. Ph. Martin Watercolor Mixing Chart (set 1 and 2)

I have one million watercolor sets at home.  I don’t know why since I never really ever painted with watercolor.  But I keep thinking I want to try it and I keep buying sets that someone says is awesome.  I finally plucked a set of Dr. Ph. Martin’s watercolors off the shelf and decided to play around with them.   I figured the best way to start was to create a watercolor mixing chart to see what the colors looked like and how they mix between them.

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