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Watercolour | Blending Medium

Blending Medium for watercolour is an often-overlooked medium that will slow the drying process, making it possible to blend watercolours for longer; water alone dries much more quickly. This medium allows you to create a graded wash with a near seamless transition as the colours change from one to another, or the colour is thinned out from full strength to a light wash. Here Permanent Alizarin Crimson and Cadmium-Free Yellow are brought together in a smooth transition from one colour to the other using only Blending Medium on cold-pressed watercolour paper, but you can also add water.