Today I want to share with you a unique set of watercolors that I was so kindly sent from Viviva Colors all the way from India! These watercolors come in a little booklet they like to call “Colorsheets” and my gosh they are so dang portable!
Now I rarely review things that are sent to me that aren’t scrapbook-related, but these colorsheets intrigued me so, simply for how portable they are. Now I’m no watercolor artist, but I thought these would be a great palette to take with me whenever I go on one of my long trips. If you know, I love journaling my trips while on the go and have an entire course about it called Geoscrapping.
In the past, I have taken my Jane Davenport watercolor tin with me on my trips. That tin in pretty small and compact, but my gosh do these sheets put those tins to shame! The colorsheets come in this really slim little booklet. Each booklet has a total of 16 colors, plus a built in mixing palette. Loves, this paper mixing palette is completely reusable too! Simply wipe clean and use again. It’s magic.
There are two colors per page, front and back, with a piece of vellum tracing paper between each set, so they don’t stick to one another. Under each watercolor, there is a place for a single color swatch so you know what each color looks like. I will admit, the color palette itself was okay. I feel a few of the colors are a bit too similar in color, like the reds, oranges and yellows, but overall, the colors are very vibrant and super pigmented! And I mean super pigmented, so much so that I had pink all over my fingers. That was super surprising to me, especially for watercolors. But I’m definitely not complaining. Vibrant colors is good!
Again, I’d like to mention that I’m not a watercolor artist. I know very little about them, so the technical stuff I can’t comment on. But to me, these colors went down really well and mixed together like a dream. Honestly, I was super surprised by these sheets! I would definitely recommend them to any mixed media artist or art journaler, especially if compactness and portability is a deciding factor. I think they’d make the cutest little gift for any budding artist. Definitely check them out at vivivacolors.com!