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Ravensburger Aquarelle Maxi World Cities
- Simple and unique watercolour painting technique
- Create perfect works of art every time!
- Each canvas comes pre-printed with the unique Aquarelle outline
- The outline prevents the paint from running and when the canvas dries, adds detail to your artwork
- Mix the special liquid watercolour inks following the colour chart, or invent your own for even greater creativity
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Getting creative could not be easier! Aquarelle is a brand new watercolour craft concept, which is simple yet extremely effective. The technique helps you create perfect works of art – every time. The watercolour canvas is pre-printed with a thin white wax outline, which acts as a guide for the picture and prevents the colours from "running". Once you've completed your design, the wax design becomes a perfect white outline, showing all the detail in your painting. The unique liquid watercolour ink allows you to mix just about any colour you can dream of. Either the follow the colour guide included in the box, or if you are feeling really creative, you can always mix up your own blend of colours. The set contains three canvasses, a double ended paintbrush with two strengths, liquid ink, pallette and a pipette. • Winner of Best Creative Product at Olympia Toy Fair 2012• Unique printed boards ensure image outlines remain “clean” to give that special watercolour “look”• Mix the inks following the colour chart, or invent your own for even greater creativity• Ideal for ages 8+
Three canvasses, a double ended paintbrush with two strengths, liquid ink, pallette, a pipette and instructions.
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The paints themselves come in small squeeze bottles and there is a clear mix chart which gives you a lot options. They mix cleanly and wipe away from the mixing tray quickly.
The big educational value for this painting set is helping children to understand brush works painting in a single direction and how to build layers of colour. This is great introduction the basics of watercolour with some fun colourful designs
The Ravensburger Aquarelle Maxi World Cities painting kit is an innovation in painting on canvas. It comes with three canvasses each pre-printed with a thin white wax outline which prevents the paint from running into other areas, a double ended paintbrush, liquid watercolour ink in various colours, a palette and a pipette.
It also comes with full instructions and you can either mix the inks using the colour chart provided or if you feel adventurous mix your own colours.
As soon as the kit arrived our foster child could not wait to get started, he managed to complete the first picture (Paris) in just one night following the colour chart, it looked really professional and he was very pleased. The next night he started the New York canvas and again (this time over three nights) produced another professional looking painting. Finally he completed the London picture, this one he took exceptional care and mixed his own colours without following a chart.
He spent almost a week on this one and when he presented this one to me (he wouldn't let me see it until it was finished) I was absolutely thrilled, although I live in Wales, I originally come from London and my foster son had produced a masterpiece, the colour scheme is superb.
Educationally this painting kit has taught our boy the patience in seeing something through to completion, imagination in colour mixing and confidence in his own ability.
So to sum up ... an excellent and imaginative tool.
The materials are very well made - a fine, double-ended brush, cute little paint bottles and a dinky wee palette. The painting boards are of good quality, but the topics in this set are sadly uninspiring.
In this year of all years, so much more could have been done with the London board, and the NY board is like something out of the Seventies.
Enough here for a few hours entertainment, and my 10 year old grand-daughter was pleased with this as a gift, but conventional art materials will probably be far more cost-effective in the long run.
The set itself is sturdy enough with 3 watrcoloured card with a pre filled design, embossed on and of a reasonable size. It contains 4 inks of blue, yellow, pink and red , a pipette for water and a mixing tray- and a chart of how to mix the colours.
Initally this seemed great and as the card is ebossed in such a way that even if you paint ove it , the lines stay clear.I meet so many children who say they cant draw or paint I thought this would be ideal.
One of problem lies in that it is watercolour and most kids are used to block paints at school- watercolours require an almost oppoiste technique, where you apply more colour and lessen instead of little colour and build up.
However the biggest problem is there is no clear coloured page of the finished imagine for the kids to copy the colours from. And worse no explination of how to use watercolous or how to paint with them.
We chosse the new york one to start with , but the image on the box was blocked out and the kid I was working ith got frustrated at not knowing what to do and having to image to copy.
The other problem is you have to let the paint dry in ertain areas for instance when you are painting a section yellow- like thebridge and it merges into the bluu buildings. Although wtercolours dry rapidily because the are water based they also undry rapidily- ie when you go to put another water based area near them. This meant frequently the colours ran often- and we keeped ending up with greeen lights on the bridge !
Also the children got frustrated- as well as fascinated at mixing the colours. And it took a lot longer to mix colours up due to them being so condenscened and having to mix with water. There was lots of paint- but only one reversible brush.
Personally I think this is a great idea- but needs clear instructions, tips and a picture to copy from.
Also it is not exactly ideal for children , as watercolours are a hard and frustrating medium for children to understand. Personally the kids opinion and mine was noraml painting was easier and more fun. Maybe a better set for adults ( i used it with a 13 year old ) or those with a basic knowledge of watercolours.
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