You will need
  • - red paint;
  • blue paint;
  • yellow paint;
  • - a palette or dish for mixing;
  • - beets;
  • - vinegar 3%;
  • - alcohol or sugar syrup.
If the set of watercolors or gouache will be wine, take the red. In small sets, usually one-two shades of this color. Of the two, choose the darker. Watercolor paint , dilute with the minimum amount of water. You need to take just a little bit, just so you can score the paint.
Burgundy, like many other tones, is warm and cold. For a cold take on brush in some blue paint. Two shades better too dark. If you take the paint in a ratio of one to one, you get purple. The basic tone maroon and red, blue one needs very little. Mix the paint. If the color turned out too dark, add water watercolour and gouache — a bit of white.
For warm Burgundy blue better to take a lighter (but not blue). Similarly, mix a large amount of red paint with a drop of blue. The ratio should be approximately 4:1. To obtain a warm color add a little yellow paint.
If you need a Burgundy paint for interior decoration — estimate the area to be shaded, and their capabilities. Paint to cover a small surface, it is possible to do. For the main color take red, and choose a fairly dark shade. Gradually add blue color and carefully mix until desired color. You can add yellow. But in any case, do not use white. They will turn your Burgundy in pink or purple.
If you need a lot of paint to cover the walls, it is better to go to a specialty store. In retail stores, you can simply choose the desired color in the catalog. The seller will mix the paint in a special machine. Save your receipt. If you run out of paint you can always go to the same store for more.
To dye fabric and wool you can use natural dyes. 3 pounds of beets, you need 2 l of weak vinegar. Wash the beets and zaparte boiling water or bake in the oven, to beet jelly. Peel the tubers and cut them into small cubes. Drench beets with vinegar and leave to infuse for a day. Then press and strain the juice, then evaporate it to half of the volume. The resulting juice pour an equal volume of sugar syrup or alcohol. This dye can be used not only for fabric but also as a food.