How to make your own powder colouring

In today’s post I want to show you how to make your own powder colouring. Take a pencil and paper because it is very simple.

In my case, every time I buy a colour, I repeat this process. Here you can see the collection I have.

Sometimes, when we use powder colouring  to highlight some elements, it is difficult to find the desired shade. I would have to buy many and it would be really expensive. 

Therefore, today I want to share with you how to save some money. 


How to make your own powder colouring

This is the process and the materials needed:

  • Jars or small containers
  • Different powder colouring 
  • A tool or spoon
  • Cornstarch or white powder colouring 
  • Kitchen or toilet paper (optional, it is for avoid dust on the surface)

In this case, I am going to show you how to do it with one color, since the procedure is always the same.

  1. I place the kitchen paper on the table. I forgot it for the picture.
  2. I take the chosen coloring.
  3. I add a measure of coloring in the empty containers. 
  4. And then I add more or less cornstarch, depending on the hue I want. To make it lighter, you need more white. To get a darker, add less.
como hacer tu propio colorante en polvo How to make your own powder colouring

TIP: It is best to use the same measure. For instance: 

  • The lightest blue has 1 blue measure + 3 white measures (cornstarch).
  • The light blue has 1 blue measure +  2 or 1 white measures.
how to make your own powder colouring

5. Once cornstarch is added, I mix with the tool or better, I close the container. I make sure it’s tightly closed, and I shake it. This way, I will get it completely mixed.

6. I repeat the process with each of the containers and mixes.

7.When I’m done, I open them, and make sure each has a different hue.

If you want, you can add more to one of them and mix again. 

This way, I get the same colour, but different shades without investing in so many colours. In addition, I always achieve the tone and intensity needed in each case.

I hope you liked it and create your own mixes. Let me know if you have any doubts in comments.

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