Now it's getting colourful: Wide range of colours and matching accessories
Painting with watercolours inspires small and big artists equally thanks to versatile techniques. In addition to opaque paint boxes in various colours and paint trays for refilling, you will also find the matching accessories in our range: Different types of brushes, water beakers, painting smocks - everything you need to be optimally equipped when painting.
Water Colour (6)
Water Colour (6)
The right painting tool for every idea
For you or your child to be able to put creative ideas on paper, you need the right tools. Therefore, in addition to our opaque paint box, you will also find matching accessories such
as brushes, painting smocks and water beakers. The brushes are also available in four different widths, either as hair or bristle brushes. There is something for every preference and every task.
The entire colour wheel in one box
The Lamy opaque colour box consists of a total of twelve colour trays (three primary colours, three secondary colours, six tertiary colours), which are based on the colour wheel according to Johannes Itten. Children, in particular, are introduced to colour theory in a playful way, for example the mixing of two primary colours to form a secondary colour.
The wide range of colours in the LAMY Aquaplus 24-paint box invites you to discover and experiment, and with the included opaque white, you can create your very own colour shades.
Lamy Watercolours for kids
For children - especially school children - the aquaplus opaque paint box from Lamy is perfect. Painting with brushes and paint promotes the child's development because, according to educationalists, it trains fine and gross motor skills and eye-hand coordination, among other things. These skills help children to learn reading and spelling more easily later on. Furthermore, spatial intelligence and the perception of the visual world are stimulated.
Lamy Watercolours for adults
The aquaplus opaque paint box from Lamy will also provide great artists with a lot of fun:
Decelerate while painting and express your thoughts in a creative way. Focus completely on your hand movements and the colours. This not only promotes your ability to concentrate and creativity, but also your inner balance at the same time. Painting with watercolours and artistic activities in general often have a relaxing effect.
Frequently asked questions
Water-based paint is a water-soluble opaque paint: They come in dry form (unlike acrylic paints, for example) and are dissolved with water for painting. Water-based paint is often referred to as opaque paint because the high proportion of colour pigments makes it more opaque than other types of paint that are processed with water.
Special paper for water-based opaque paints is available from artists' supplies or well-stocked stationery shops. This is smoother coated than, for example, paper for watercolour, where a coarser structure is more ideal. However, it is mainly important that the paper is thick and absorbent to prevent it from curling or waving when the ink is applied.
However, watercolour paper can of course also be used for painting with watercolours.
The most important thing when painting: Great, colourful end results and lots of painting fun. Therefore, the colours should have a high pigment content so that they also look bright and strongly opaque on the paper. Also irritating: Irregularities and bubbles in the artwork. Therefore, ideally no air bubbles should form when mixing the ink - special attention is paid to this in the production of Lamy opaque paints. What's more, Lamy's opaque paints are free from hazardous ingredients, so there is no health risk if little artists come into contact with skin or coloured fingers end up in their mouths.
What's more, Lamy's opaque paints are free from hazardous ingredients, so there is no health risk if little artists come into contact with skin or coloured fingers end up in their mouths.
For starters, we recommend the smaller version of the aquaplus opaque paint box from Lamy. This contains 12 colours and is ideal for familiarising kids with the colours step by step in a playful way - the 12 opaque paint box is also completely sufficient for colour teaching in nursery school and preschool. For more colour variety and more complex artwork, the aquaplus opaque ink duct with 24 colours is the ideal choice.
Watercolours contain more pigment than inks. For watercolours, a strong, bright end result is usually desired, while for watercolours the pastel, watery look is appreciated. Therefore, special watercolour paper is particularly thick and lightly structured to be able to absorb the higher amount of water during application. Ink can also be used with watercolours, but special paper for watercolours and opaque colours is also available in artists' supplies.