She asked if I was talking about regular watercolor paint in a tube. Yes, but make sure it is artist grade and not student grade and select those colors that have the highest light fastness rating as well as staining, which means they want lift with water from paper something a water colorist needs to know and me too since I don't want the colors to wash out. Not that I plan to wash my work when it is done. I do test each new color I purchase by painting a little of it on cloth diluted with soy milk, let set over night or steam set with an iron if I am impatient and wash it by hand with warm water and a little liquid Joy to see how much color is lost. My findings so far is that you can't get rid of yellows, no matter how hard you try. As I said, I have used Grumbacher in the house, left over from when I was doing water color on paper, but for fabric, I really prefer Daniel Smith because they are more pigmented. My local art supply store carries the DS brand as well as several other high quality watercolor pigments. Ones that you can not purchase at Michael's or Joann's. If you are tempted to try painting with water color pigments on soy milk soaked fabric I would get a warm and a cool yellow, a warm and a cool blue and a warm and a cool red then mix your own secondary colors. Any other questions, just ask and I will tell you want I know. I am still learning myself, but I know I will be at it a while. I love it.
Off to Kissimmee on Monday.