by Traci Bautista February 22, 2023

paint swatching with #tracibautistaCOLOR PIGMENT BARS

Hey Creative friends! Welcome to #tracibautistacolor! In this video, I’m swatching and sharing the brand new handcrafted pigment bars from my WANDER collection.

This limited edition handcrafted watercolor and mixed media paint line is inspired by the many beautiful landscapes that I have traveled to.

Pigment bars can be used in a variety of ways, including with watermedia and my handcrafted, watercolors and inks along with oil paints. These are highly pigmented, colorful wax paints made with a mixture of organic plant waxes and pigments. 

In the video I share a variety of papers for swatching and how I use the paints to add details over the top of watercolor washes and dried oil paint canvases.


0:00 welcome

0:19 about #tracibautistacolor pigment bars

0:40 swatches on Strathmore Mixed Media paper

0:51 WANDER Pigment bar swatching on watercolor paper

4:43 swatching on Mixed media paper

6:24 drawing with pigment bars over oil paint

10:36 drawing over handmade watercolors 

12:40 additional ideas

13:56 recap of all paint swatches

Enjoy a peek into the collection 🎨 Enjoy the video…

Thanks for watching!! 🥰 xo~Traci




#tracibautistaCOLOR WANDER handcrafted artisanal mixed media collection

Created with the mixed media artist in mind, the PIGMENT BARS are richly pigmented wax drawing bars and painting blocks have the creamy consistency of an oil bar and oil pastels.

The PIGMENT BARS are handmade with a blend of waxes {organic soy & organic beeswax} and a mixture of natural earth pigments and micas. Some have different variations of metallic sheen and multiple pigments. Many of the pigment bars are duotone/tritone, meaning they have two sometimes three colors in one bar.

They have a beautiful, creamy consistency and deposit a lot of color. They can be layered over each other to create vibrant color mixes and blended with a blender bar, your fingers or a brush. They can be used over or under my handmade watercolors, as a resist with watercolor, with water soluble pencils and brushed through with stencils plus a plethora of mixed media techniques.



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Traci Bautista
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