As you can probably determine for yourself, I'm not shy about using color. The funny thing is, I've been watching a workshop video by a well known collage artist. Who will remain anonymous. Anyway, in this workshop the artist says to always mix your acrylic colors with white before using them in a piece of art. Yikes!!! I guess that's fine if you want a bit more muted color. But, to tell you the truth, I like bright colors and I think kids do too. So, the workshop was very informative but I'm not going to do everything she suggests. I think I'll use my artists license and just go for it!