In 12 clam shells are dollops of my handmade watercolor paints; the amount in each shells varies between 1/4 and 1/2 standard plastic half pan. The shells have a magnet to hold them in place in the tin. See the photo for details about the paints included and message me if you have questions. All pigments are mixed into watercolors using my personal binder of gum arabic (made with the sap of the acacia tree), vegetable glycerin (derived from plant oils), local vermont honey, and a few drops of essential oil of southern italian bergamot.
Each batch of paint i make is small and the amount in each pan may vary slightly according to the degree to which each pigment shrinks. With certain colors, cracks and some tackiness, as well as dimples, are normal and do not affect the quality of the paint. You will surely notice that the colors are so highly pigmented that a tiny amount goes a very long way and i trust that these colors will give you many hours of creative pleasure. In between painting sessions i recommend letting your watercolors air dry thoroughly before closing the palette lid in order to prevent mold.
The shells are magnetized and attached to the tin. Please note that my watercolor pans are not individually wrapped: just open the tin, place a few drops of water on each color, wait a couple of minutes, and you are ready to paint.