Testing The STRANGEST Paint I’ve Ever Used?!

Testing The STRANGEST Paint I’ve Ever Used?!

Hello there! So, a couple of months ago I went to California and went to this giant art warehouse and in that giant art warehouse I came across this paint. This is apparently acrylic gouache, which I personally have never heard of in my life. I’ve heard of acrylic, I’ve heard of gouache, but I’ve never heard of a paint that combines the two. My friend that was with me that’s also an artist didn’t know what it was either. So I thought, “Video idea!” Is it gouache or is it acrylic? Today we are gonna find out. Okay. So these are the Liquitex acrylic gouache paints that I purchased in the art warehouse. This is a 12-piece set which is all fine and good, but I decided there weren’t enough pretty colors in there so I bought four more. So I know nobody really likes reading instructions or directions, but you know what? I’m gonna do that for you today. You’re welcome. “Meet Acrylic Gouache, the most highly pigmented of all our paints. With a solid flat matte finish, intense colors. No brushstrokes. No cracking and no need to dilute.” Wait. Hold up. Hold, hold on. “No need to dilute?” So essentially these are acrylic paints then, right? I’M SO CONFUSED!! “It has all of the qualities of a conventional gouache, with the permanence, stability and durability of an acrylic. This set brings together a selection of core colors to help you build your base palette.” Which is great. But again, I was asking myself the question, what’s actually the difference between this and acrylic paint? So after my very lengthy 30 second deep dive into the internet, I came across a website called jacksonsart.com and he really really well lays out the difference between each type of paint. Acrylic gouache, however, has characteristics of both its opaque and matte quick-drying, and it’s also water-resistant once dry so basically the difference is it dries looking like a gouache but it doesn’t behave like a gouache. I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking, “Chloe, just be quiet and let me see you swatch for ten minutes.” But personally I think swatching is incredibly boring to watch, so just ten second clip here of me doing that. There you go. Swatches: very pigmented, very thick, love the way it goes on. Also, it dries looking just like gouache so I’m really excited at this point to actually just use it. Hi. *Singsong voice* THIS VIDEO IS SPONSORED BY SKILLSHARE Skillshare is an online learning community with over 25,000 classes in art, illustration, business, painting, photography, web design, entrepreneurialship and much much more. I actually took a class on gouache the other day in preparation for this video because I’ve used acrylic paint many times, but I’ve only used gouache one time. So I needed the help. Although as I say this, I’ve just noticed that Brandon Wollfull – Wollfull? Wofful? Waffle? Well full? Woelfel. Just uploaded a class about photography and how he does it and I’m a massive fan of his so I know what I’m gonna be doing this Friday night! I’m getting old. If you would like to take unlimited classes for FREE for two months on Skillshare, check out the link in the description they kindly provided me with and if you’d like to stick around with Skillshare, you can get an annual subscription for less than $10 a month. Fantastic, can’t recommend them enough. Check it out, thank you Skillshare, and I am just a floating head. Oh, look, this is new! Chloe’s organizing her desk for once. Who is she? so I’m gonna be using the ArTEEza or ArTEZza acrylic paper today because it’s my favorite paper in the world to actually paint on, it’s pretty cheap. This is a paper cutter. It’s very helpful for… cutting paper! It’s a bit small though so every time I try to put in a thing that’s slightly larger inside of it, I have to actually rip it first and then stick it in and then keep cutting it. Also, i-i-i-it’s not cutting evenly. I mean, you can clearly see that that is uneven. Someone recommend me a good paper cutter please, cause this one just is not doing the thing. So I had an idea with what I wanted to do so I took my blue Col Erase pencil to lightly sketch out the scene I was painting, not that you can even see it whatsoever in the slightest bit, but just take my word for it. It is there. Then I unwrapped the paint to – and tried to neatly lay them out to be aesthetic. It didn’t work because it’s me. Anyway, the bottles were cool though, because look! It’s like a squeezy bottle of ketchup and instead of ketchup, it’s filled with a mysterious paint that I still don’t really know the point of and let me now pretend to squeeze the paint above my NEW SHEET OF PAPER, very smart Chloe. Got out my color wheel because it’s very handy to have for quick reference and I’ve already got paint on my hands. I really don’t know at this point how I do it. I just don’t even know anymore. It’s just not even funny. I don’t even get it. So this stuff is OPAQUE. And when I say opaque, I mean OPAQUE! It’s so opaque that it makes opaqueness look transparent. It dries ridiculously fast as well so you have even less time to blend them out than you do with regular acrylic, but honestly, it’s totally fine. I have about 16 million shades of green there as you can see, because it did keep drying up a lot but honestly, it… it was good. I can’t really say anything bad against it because it was very silky and I’m not like, the biggest user of gouache, I’ve used it literally once BUT, this was amazingly fun to use, I’m not gonna lie. Also, I think I might address something quite important now. You might be wondering why I’m actually making art in a video on my channel. The reason is, I have a lot of people who like to tell me that I’m not an artist because I haven’t made art in about 3 videos, um, so THIS is for you. So remember how at the start of this video, I said that I bought four more paints because they were pretty colors, and I didn’t really want to just stick to the ones in the set? And then I’ve just made a very heavy green and blue piece. So I’m, you know, I wanted to do a scene because I do enjoy making them a lot. I will also put this piece for sale by the way, on my website if you would like to purchase it. I’ll make prints of it at some point as well. I don’t know if I’ll put them on sale with this but hey, if you want to check it out, artofchloerose.com is where I’m gonna put it. I try to go for a more animated style but still keeping more of a – realistic sense? – if that makes sense, I kind of don’t like recreating perfect, still-from-life kind of paintings, I like to give it a more animated, stylized-type thing. I don’t know if I achieved that so much in this one. I think I did. I don’t know, it was more of an experimental thing. And this took me maybe just over an hour to do, so I would like to actually sit with these paints at some point and properly give it a go off camera to see if I do anything different. Honestly, they did just work pretty much exactly like acrylic paints do, but dried like gouache. I still, other than the finish you get at the end, I don’t feel that this is really something you can call acrylic gouache. Personally, I think it’s just amazing paint that has a nice finish to it and that’s – that’s pretty much it because… I don’t, I don’t know how else to describe it, it’s just paint that doesn’t need to exist, but it does! So give it a try, I think you would like it if you, if you like painting, you probably would like this as well. Maybe I’m missing something, I don’t know. All I know is I really like it a lot and that’s about it. I would like to know by the way, what you would like me to talk about if ever I do voiceovers, because I feel like I don’t make art very much in videos because I feel like, like speed paints can get boring. Is that just me? Does anyone get bored watching speed paints? I don’t know. Maybe I just have a short attention span, but I just find it a bit boring, I don’t know. Tell me what you’d like me to talk about or explain. I could talk more about this piece maybe, I just stuck a bunch of the base colors down and then I was able to lighten them up because it’s gouache acrylic, I can lighten up the paints which is handy. Obviously watercolor itself you can’t remotely lighten up so this is where this type of paint is good. So I just put down a base layer of green, dark green, and then I gradually lightened it up, darkened it up and then just put in some chunks and tried to make the main focus the lake area. So I did the leaves on the sides but I didn’t do them too detailed because I didn’t want those leaves to be the focus, I wanted the lake part with the little ducks to be the focus. I also mixed a lot of warm and cool colors as well so you can kind of see some warmer yellow greens, but then you can also see some blueish greens mixed in there as well. I’m really just trying to up my game a little bit with painting and just experiment a little bit more. And I’m curious as well because I have three classes on Skillshare at the moment. Two are digital art classes, one is a watercolor class and I’m really due to make another one soon. So I’m curious if anyone’s interested. What kind of things would you like to actually learn from me? Would you like to learn more digital stuff or maybe more painting scenery-type things? I’m very very curious to know what your preference is so do leave me a comment in the, in the comments down below because it does help me out greatly. So this is what it looks like so far. It was like a little duck pond that I wanted to make on a lake and keep my style, but make it a little bit more realistic this time. What do you think? Do you like this kind of style? I would love to make bigger pieces and I actually have like, a MASSIVE, massive canvas in the cupboard at the moment that I’m gonna paint on at some point, which I’m very excited for. Also, it’s off topic, but I actually do have Instagram if you don’t follow me over there. I’m trying to build up my Instagram a little bit. I’m very excited to just post more on there, I’m gonna post more about my life in general as well as art, instead of just art because I feel like… I don’t know. I don’t always have art to post and I don’t always want to post art on Instagram, so then I go like three months without posting. So that’s the plan. Make sure you follow me there. I also uploaded a post recently which was quite, um, what’s the word? Quite important, a post that I uploaded so if you do get the chance to go and read that I would really really appreciate it because it’s kind of speaking for you through some things that I went through this year and it’s just my way of letting you all know and that kind of thing. So definitely check it out if you can. And yeah, this is, this is how it came out. I know this isn’t the longest video in the world because I wasn’t really sure what to talk about, but this is how it looks. I’m really really happy with the actual paint itself, beautiful to work with, I had a lot of fun. I’m definitely gonna be using this again. I think this is gonna be a paint that I’m gonna repeatedly go back to in the future and yeah, this is how it looks, let me know what you think in the comments down below and give it a like if you liked it or if you didn’t, give it a dislike, but yeah, it’s a little duck pond and… I love ducks. I love ducks. Anyone else love ducks? I love ducks. I think they’re cute. So I think it’s about time I stopped rambling and let you all go on and live your lives. So thank you so much for watching this video, I really really hope that you enjoyed it. Thank you so much to Skillshare for sponsoring today’s video. Definitely check out that gouache class I talked about by the way, because it was very very beneficial and helpful to me during this painting process and yes, that’s it for today’s video. Thank you so much for watching, take care of yourselves and I will see you in the next video. *End music*


  • Ina Anja Kossowska says:

    It's great for details,
    doesn't reactivate after drying
    and I use the white with watercolours, ink etc because of that😊

  • Galacticat 93 says:

    Chloe: ‘Speedpaints are boring’. Me: *has plain speedpaints on my channel*. In saying that though I do find them quite relaxing, almost like ASMR when it’s just to music, but I upload them myself because I’m the same, I have literally no idea what to talk about xD

  • River Amazon says:

    I WANT THESE man i prefer opaque paint and i love the matt finish. Traditional gouache is a PAIN because it lifts way too easily. Off to the shop lalala

  • Vilea says:

    I like to watch the process of the drawing, I don't get bored. Also I'd love to see you using watercolors again! ❤️

  • TheDemethar says:

    These are just matte acrylics. Less coverage than liquitex soft body artist series. Titanium white was especially weak. These so called gouache paints arent opaque enough for me.

  • TheDemethar says:

    These are just matte acrylics. Less coverage than liquitex soft body artist series. Titanium white was especially weak. These so called gouache paints arent opaque enough for me.

  • LuRawen says:

    Wow, that paint look so cool! I've never heard of it before, either – but the colours blend so smoothly! 🙂 And the design is so cute as well, that looks like a postcard or something. Love it! :3

  • ImagineDumbledoreInASpeedo says:

    Basically the point of acryla gouache is that it dries so you can’t reactivate it so it layers more easily. since gouache is such and opaque medium its really hard to layer it up without reactivating the bottom layer of it. Example you had a dark blue sky background and wanted white stars, the white paint would probably turn a light blue unless it was a super thick layer that you kep building up. Acryla gouche is just gouche that you can layer without the bottom layers bleeding through the top color

  • Catherine Brougham says:

    Great painting

  • art and crafting lady says:

    wouldike to see doing more painting tfs

  • Lulu Y says:

    Chloe encouraging giving her video a dislike

  • LordSushii says:

    You seriously never heard of gauche?? We studied them in school xDD

  • Siena Britton says:

    3:10 is this Chloe…?

  • Kaven Zake says:

    I want both type of art 🙂

  • BeeDoubleU says:

    I love ducks so much! People always seem to think it's weird when I say ducks are my favourite animal

  • KATES WORLD says:


    Why does Chloe always makes weird faces almost everytime?!

  • Sheila Klein says:

    I first started watching your videos when you were doing more art videos, and I am very happy to see this! The box openings and "I tried this…." are okay, but not why I like your channel. So, thank you.

  • Victoria E says:

    You're a freakin' artist hun. Regardless of what stupid people say. ☺️

  • Zetsu Ai says:

    The piece is so pretty and serene, and the paint seems really fun to work with!

  • Elizabeth O’Neill says:

    I would love to see more digital art stuff! I actually bought a Wacom tablet and started messing around with digital art because of you 💜

  • Lexus Thomas says:

    Who thought she was saying wash

  • Doodle Date says:

    AWW this painting came out super cute!! <3

  • Kaylie Mason says:

    Speed painting itself might be boring, but I love storytime voiceovers with speedpainting, it is like a drug omg. Would also be a nice way to learn more about you as a person!

  • Sayuri Jaira says:

    We use acrylic gouache at school 😔✊🏻

  • Clara Castrillon says:

    I love this style it looks amazing! I enjoy speed paints and seeing what you make with your materials as you use them, you can talk about life as well as the work..even a QnA while you paint. Or paint and talk real time and cut and splice.. not sure but I had a great time watching this video 🖤
    Also love the new direction of your Instagram 🌟 you could incorporate some of that here too if you want!

  • VictoriainDesign says:

    I don't mind watching speed paints, but I do enjoy more when the artist talks during the video – such as inspiration behind the piece, techniques used, upcoming videos they are planning, etc. I think a video that shows you using acrylic paints or these acrylic gauche paints would be nice for Skillshare. Also, more digital art videos are good too since I have recently entered the world of digital art.

  • Lydia Hunter Durham says:

    I think I would actually really enjoy some digital tutorials from you as you’re so good at digital art! I’m curious as I’m a traditional painter 🙂

  • Christina Lee says:

    I love your channel I'm fairly new to it. I can see your loads of fun and talented. These paints are incredible. I'm getting back into painting and I would like to try these. Maybe do some animals, I love to ink and pencil draw animals, buildings. I am going to assign up for the 2 month skill share. Thanks for that. Sorry so long. Take care ❤

  • Hølly_Jådē YT says:

    I recommend you a new paper cutter


  • Julie Schuler Videos says:

    I LOVE watching your speed paints! You could talk about the painting you are doing, because that does help keep people engaged who are really interested in the art. You could also talk about what inspired the piece or a funny story related to the piece!

  • Carol Huskey says:

    I was confused watching her paint cause I was trying to guess what Disney character or movie theme it was based off 😭

  • Vicki Morrow says:

    Please do more digital work on Skillshare. I really enjoy your classes and videos.

  • schwarzengel says:

    My non native ass just heard it like 'acrilic wash' till seeing the box, which says gouache…

  • laartje24 says:

    I like to listen to all kinds of stuff in voice overs. Something funny that happened, a deeper discussion about things in this world or just about the piece you are making.

    Also your ducks are very cute.

  • Tonya Idunno says:

    Lol you're so hilarious you're doing great don't worry. Do what you enjoy, you can't please everyone.

  • Leeanne Aquilina says:

    Really enjoyed this video. Please keep doing more painting artistic videos. Every second person is doing unboxing, I also am curious about mixed media art works, if you could explore that.

  • My Treasured Rose says:

    I love every video you do, with and without the art. You’re just fun!

  • billy rose says:

    Cricut brand paper slicer is 12×12 however has a fold out length adaptor also has scoring adapter

  • Liss Belfort says:

    paint: applies like acrylic. dries like gouache.
    chloe: i don't think you can call this acrylic gouache…


  • Maria Ayyaz says:

    chloe bought a green t-shirt just for the sponsor

  • Maddy O'Donohue says:

    As I was watching this I literally thought “I want to know how she starts painting this, like just imagines it and knows how to paint what order and getting the mirroring and ripples right” I would love to know how you do the scenery paintings!

  • Albright0 says:

    Chloe. That piece is so good. Like literally, I love seeing you make art with REAL art supplies (bc as you said, when you are using cheap things, or materials not supposed to be for art you can’t show your skills). I really really like seeing how people with non-artistic studies manage to actually have an art related career, like you know what, I could make it too

  • Loati says:

    I dont think those bottles are that good since tons of paint will be unusable, unless you can scrape de walls when they stop coming out. There's nothing like a good squeeze tube

  • eddie2toe says:

    Ducks need ripples

  • Sher Dennis says:

    Woah my fiskars paper cutter cuts crocked also!? You are a wonderful painter! I love your style, whoever said your not can eat a sock! Lol. 😊💕💜👍🌠🧡🤩🤪✌️

  • willcreech says:

    The way you say Gouache really bothers me!

  • yew joey says:

    Why is your paper always you palette

  • Loati says:

    What is boring is not watching people paint on a paint channel

  • Elea Zmn says:

    hey, nothing much or important, but your videos tent to be a little overexposed. i dunno if that is intentional but sometimes it makes things hard to see. maybe you could keep an eye out for it and see if there is any possibility to avoid it perhaps. but otherwise great video. keep on the good work <3

  • Sher Dennis says:

    Woah my fiskars paper cutter cuts crocked also!? You are a wonderful painter! I love your style, whoever said your not can eat a sock! Lol. 😊💕💜👍🌠🧡🤩🤪✌️

  • Maria D says:

    acrylic paint does not get mixed with water usually. (you'd use a medium.)
    acrylic gouache can be mixed with water.

  • Valerie Kessler says:

    This scene is so adorable, I love the style. Also ducks are great! 🦆 Me and my fiancee like to watch/feed the ducks so I keep posting duck pictures on my Instagram ><

  • Simon says:

    Oh my! I was very confused and irritated that my screen was dirty, and I just couldn't wipe it off?! Then I realized it was Chloe's desk, not my phone screen. 😂

  • Ellie's Enigma's says:

    Lmao. “Not an artist because you did’nt post some art in 3 videos”? So what! You probably srill painting something everyday or ever ither. You are other things beside an artist. Thats like saying macdonalds is nt a burgerplace because they offer other things as well. Lol. Love the LiquidTex products! Great video, Chloe 💪🏼👋🏼🙆🏼‍♀️👙👓🐌🦋🦑🍄☀️🥓🦴

  • princessefredas says:

    I feel like talking is not needed in speedpaint. You said you find it boring, but for me it's just relaxing and satisfying to watch, kinda like asmr

  • Diane Peter says:

    I think the Tonic paper trimmers are good. Just in case you're interested I recently bought a silicone covered ice cube tray to use with paints. The silicone cover keeps the paints from getting all over.

  • Faby07aleixo says:

    this is just a mate acrylic

  • Pi says:

    paper cutters

    I would recommend not waiting time and money on the slide rule paper cutters.
    I use a x acto guillotine paper cutter for most of my cuts. Its not the cheapest option but you should be able to find it for 60$ regular price. With coupons this can be a reasonable option that lasts years and years to come.

    A more expensive and versatile option would be to get a cricut. It is a very versatile tool and can change your life as an artist. I like to use the cricut to make stencil's for spray painting art and use it to cut equal squares from all different paper types so I can bind my work.

  • blackrose538 says:

    I always enjoy watching you paint 🙂 I still have soooo much to learn about my water colours, but I really would love to have a bit more time and motivation for it again. Been a bit lazy with painting these past few weeks.

  • Kathy Coda Barnett says:

    Seems like a waste of paint looking at your palette since it dries so fast. Curious what happens if you did add some water to paint or painting since you’re just experimenting.

  • Chloe Rose Art says:

    Hi everyone! I just wanted to clarify when I said “I feel like speedpaints can be boring” moreso referring to myself, I really enjoy speedpaints if they are fun and quirky, or have great voiceover or music, but for me personally, I feel like I always make my speedpaints a bit boring so I don’t always tend to do them much because I feel like others think that too?? Maybe I’m wrong haha. I have friends who do speedpaints weekly and absolutely love. They are pros at narrating their content and I find them really fun and relaxing 🙂

  • Gabriela Horstman says:

    Super raw dizzle just posted a video about gouache 😂

  • Tortilla Chip says:

    we used gouache at school and you can scratch it off to make texture (well thats what our teacher told us we could do anyway) but yeah 🤷‍♀️

  • MrsB8T says:

    Anyone else tired of the “weird/crazy” titles on “art channels” not knowing about “art” supplies that have been on your radar for awhile?

  • sam serradell says:

    Hey Chloe! I'm curious if you've used a tear bar before? You can cut as big or as small a piece of paper you want, plus it leaves a deckle edge which is so pretty. Plus they're sharp, so yay danger. :p Best!

  • SnøwFlakes TM says:

    i never heard of this! wtf?!

  • Holly Fae says:

    Where are the jerks saying you’re not an artist because you didn’t make a painting in every video??!!! Let me at em!!!!

  • SilverFoxForests says:

    Love how you bounced around the page with your excitement!! hahahaha

  • Holly Fae says:

    Love this painting! So pretty!

  • Aimz360 says:

    I remember being bit by a duck when i was very young. I was really surprised it hurt… No idea what i was expecting i was young.

  • Sohini Dutta says:

    I love your style! It’s very unique and so refreshing and imaginative! Always look forward to your videos ❤️

  • Kris Kris Kris says:

    In terms of what to talk about while the painting footage rolls, I think generally talking about how you planned the piece and the process. You skipped over the sketching and the thought process of the colors and just kinda said off handedly later that it's a nature scene and you used mostly greens. That's a description of the final image. What was the initial plan for the piece? Did you know the shades you wanted and where or was it an experimentation? How did you create the specific colors you wanted, and what struggles did you have with building or layering the colors in certain areas? If something didn't work the way you thought, how did you adjust? Are you happy with the piece? That type of thing.

  • Valentová Magdaléna says:

    I love the mess you are making, it makes me feel I'm not alone

  • Amy Sue West says:

    Of course you're an artist, and a darn good one too! I loved your painting and, yes, I love ducks.

  • Meraki Painter says:

    Literally just watched super Rae’s video that talked about a paint like this

  • Ann Lengyell says:

    Hi I just found your channel and I must say I really like it !!! Your just honestly your self and I really appreciate that. I will definitely continue to check in on what your doing.

  • Bha Ka says:

    stop click bait titles please

  • Niki bhohi says:

    I purchased this and it was good quality and cheap hope it helps

  • Twinkle Toes says:

    Ooh ooh, skill share class idea- digital art workflow! I personally always struggle to know the right order to do stuff in, and whether there's an easier way to go about it- especially when I see ppl do digital speed paints that look amazing and it only took them 2 hours! Like, what am I doing wrong that it takes me 3 days man, halp?! >.<

  • Kirsty Absurd says:

    I kept thinking you were saying “acrylic wash” I was like…what?! I have always said it “go-ARR-sh” 😂

  • RoseMuzen says:

    So pretty❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️✨✨✨

  • IMBwildrd says:

    Seriously? A fucking paper cutter is good for cutting papah?????? Ugh…..

  • Vincent Velardo says:

    Hey chloe! how about a video on teaching how to plan out a scene? like foreground, mid and background etc etc

  • ladygekko says:

    Paper cutting wise: a rotary cutter and a metal/acrylic ruler, like for quilting, is brill.

  • Dolyttle says:

    To be honest I love watching you do you =) You are super entertaining, nice and I love to laugh along with you.. I love your art whenever you do what you feel is right..? If that makes sense? Your bears and scenery are awesome! I loved watching you with Jaime too =)

  • Starry night cartoons says:

    Wait is gouache pronounced (g-uo-sh) and not (goo-ash) my life has been a lie 🤯

  • Tibly Art says:

    Recommend using a «Wet palette» with this paint

  • Sara Mahler says:

    Loved the video! I love Acryla Gouache and I adore the Liquitex version!!!!

  • Anandah Bohl says:

    You should look into a stay-wet art pallet. It keeps acrylic/acryla gouache on the pallet moist while painting and even up to a few days if stored correctly. You can get them on amazon for sure, and probably in local art stores if you look a bit.

  • Edward Zero says:

    I am sooo happy to see you do some art again! Super excited! This is a very beautiful piece!!!

  • Asuna Flash 4 says:

    I love the animated style! ☺️

  • dhjsoaksk shja says:

    muy bueno very good

  • TheBodyguard13 says:

    I like the blend of styles to go with the blend of material! Very clever.

  • Axolotls Animated says:

    No one:
    Chloe: O p a q u e n e s s .

  • Sam The Salmon says:

    You could do a "how to create your own disney character" video on skillshare, also, dont doubt yourself, all of your work is amazing, persevere through your doubt

  • Theresa Johnson says:

    Your paper trimmer, probably just needs a new blade.

  • Mary McCarthy says:

    Omg, OMG, OMG! You went to my favorite art store! Great review!

  • Bibi Chan says:

    I love ur weirdness. Pls never change. ❤️ 😂

  • connie bass says:

    I like what you do and you are an artiest and I love your Channel

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