Pigment rocks look a lot different once they’re out of the water and even moreso when they’re dry. Making a wet rub on another rock will give you an idea of what kind of pigment to expect – rich or weak. The colors usually dry to a lighter matte shade. Here’s how the set in this offer (092420-01) looked once the test scrapes dried.
How to Make Watercolor Paint
If you’re new to paint-making, I have a tutorial on how to make the paint and the watercolor media right here on this website. You’ll find the pages linked below. There are more advanced techniques to make better paint, but the tutorials will give you a good introduction on the basic steps involved.