Please click to expand item details please remember to read the full listing details, read my policies, and view all photos before purchasing i know it is easy to skim over or skip the details, but the listing information and policies are the only way i have to convey important information to my customers, including safety and usage information. Please be sure to read thoroughly. Please be aware that all orders have a processing time of one week at the moment. Please make sure to place your order well before the date you need it by.This listing is for one half-pan of handmade watercolor paint. This color is a shimmering teal mica reminiscent of the water at a caribbean beach on a clear day.
Pigment color index name: no official name, unaltered mica goes by pw20. Mica is a nearly colorless silicate mineral crystal that is usually formed of very thin plate-like layers. Powdering mica produces a natural glitter, and colored mica is usually created by coating mica particles with iron oxides or titanium dioxide. This mica in particular is described as colored by titanium and tin oxides, and ferric ferrocyanide.
Lightfastness: - good - ii. Rivervale watercolor's paints are hand mulled the old-fashioned way on a glass slab from pure pigment and a natural honey-based watercolor medium. No fillers or additives are ever used. My goal is to provide high quality artist-grade paints at affordable prices for artists of all varieties.Each pigment i use has its own unique attributes to explore and bring to your paintings. Handmade paints are a very different experience compared to commercial watercolors. Each pigment has it's own unique properties, and not every color will be the right fit for every artist. Some wet and and flow easily, others require pre-wetting for best results and may need the addition of oxgall or another dispersant if you desire them to flow freely on the page. My paints may vary slightly in color from batch to batch, especially pigments from natural sources. Please consider what sort of artwork you will be creating when choosing the colors you use. Each watercolor pan is filled to the top and then dried.
Some colors are prone to slight cracking in the pan, please rest assured this does not affect its usability or its properties on paper. Different pigments shrink slightly as they dry in the pan to varying degrees, but all pans have been filled the same way. The pans themselves measure 1.6 x 1.4 x 0.9cm. Many of my paints are single pigment colors and the majority are lightfast. Non-lightfast colors or colors comprised of more than one pigment are clearly described as such.
I'm sorry for any inconvenience this causes. Pre-wet your watercolors with a drop of water a few moments before using for best results. Each pigment i use has its own unique properties, and the ease with which a pigment rewets is one of them.
Pigments that are more difficult to wet will benefit from being spritzed or allowed to soften for a few moments with a drop or two of water before you begin painting. Here are the categories from easiest to hardest to rewet in general.
Synthetic organics quinacridones, phthalos, benzimidas, etc. Oxides (ultramarines, cobalts, titanium, chrome green, man made iron oxides). Large particle colors (especially earths) or those containing large amounts of clay, such as pink pipestone, raw umber, or any of the green earths. These in particular are difficult to rewet and truly need the time to soften.
My paints are formulated with honey, which has many benefits for the workability and smoothness of my colors, especially the natural earths. It does however draw in moisture, and may cause colors to remain tacky in the pan rather than ever fully drying. Your paint may become slightly stickier or drier depending on either humidity or heat and may even crack a little on top. This will not affect the usefulness of your paints.Allow your colors to dry after using to prevent mold, (a slightly tacky texture is fine) and store them in a cool dry place out of reach of children or animals. Do not expose your paints to extreme conditions, avoid harsh heat or cold. My formula is simple, consisting of binder, humectant, pigment and preservative. I do not add any extra ingredients, i leave the addition of other additives to the individual artist, to adjust to their own personal taste. If you like paints that flow more freely, you might consider using ox-gall with them. Display finished paintings appropriately regardless of material quality.
Display out of direct light, and use acid free paper and uv protective glass or spray if possible. I suggest cutting a piece of plastic to use as a shield for the tops of your pans and using padding on top to keep them snuggly in place while traveling with your watercolor tins to protect them.
Please use proper safety procedures when using your paints, do not eat or drink while painting and wash your hands after. These colors are not meant to be ingested or used on the body. Do not leave within reach of children or animals. Most pigments i use are considered non-toxic or of low toxicity, but some art pigments are toxic and should be handled with caution. Most have no known safety hazards in watercolor form when used as directed, but as art pigments are often not subjected to the same testing standards as edible dyes or cosmetic ingredients, should nevertheless should always be used appropriately and with proper safety precautions.
Those pigments considered toxic will have that information available in the listing details. Do not use my paints if you have an allergy to clove oil, gum arabic, glycerin, honey, cap-5 broad spectrum preservative, or the listed pigment. The clove oil adds a somewhat floral scent to the paint that may irritate those very sensitive to such smells. Please remember to read my policies before placing your order.By placing an order, you agree to abide by my shop's policies. All photos shown are for illustrative purposes only.
Any accessories shown are for display only, and are not included. This item is made of pigment and gum arabic, water, honey, vegetable glycerin, clove oil, broad spectrum preservative.