These paints transmit refractive light and color, similar to light rays in a Swarovski crystal. The sparkle and shimmer of Twinkling H2Os add depth and dimension, even when used in washes. Realistic images (birds, fish, water, flowers) come alive; abstract designs shine with intense shimmering color.
Twinkling H2Os arrive as a hardpan watercolor cake that is activated with water: spritz with water from spray bottle; let water soak in 10-15 minutes (when you check your pots, it will look as if all the water has soaked in); spritz the jars a second time and wait a couple more minutes. The paint should begin to soften, then mix into a creamy texture with your paintbrush (look for the consistency of honey, or pigment ink in a re-inker bottle). Apply with a paintbrush, sponge or other painting tool, even your fingers!
Once you have opened and used a pot of Twinkling H2Os, make sure it is completely dry before you put the lid on (or store your pots without lids to allow air to circulate).