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Finetec Artist Mica Watercolors are made with mica, a natural mineral that shimmers and shines. They're ideal for adding special effects and highlights to watercolors paintings, and also for calligraphy.
Set of 12
This set includes Silver Pearl, Fine Gold, Shining Pink, Red, Fine Lilac, Red Violet, Blue Pearl, Blue Silver, Green Pearl, Blue Green, Bronze, and Red Brown. Pans measure approximately 1-1/4"Dia.
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Gold Watercolors Really Sparkle
from Seattle, Wa
Comments about Finetec Artist Mica Watercolors:
I have seen other artists using these on Youtube and have had them bookmarked for a while now. I finally broke down and bought them and I really am impressed. Good coverage for a watercolor. Look is a lot like gold leaf and that is mostly why I bought them. Overall I am very satisfied.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Shimmer for days!
from Kansas City, MO
I find it beneficial to use these on a darker background to have them pop. This is an amazing investment if you have a use for them.
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from Woodland Hills, CA
Don't even bother with other types of gold mica paint. Excellent for calligraphy and flourishing.
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from Chicago, IL
I'm a budding watercolorist and these are absolutely gorgeous. They do take a bit longer to activate so I would suggest dropping a bit of water on them before you plan on using them. Let it soak for a few mins. After that they're surprisingly opaque. I'm so excited to explore what these can do and I have pieces planned just so I can use them. 10/10 will buy again.
Beautiful and highly pigmented
from Plainfield IN
I have a cheap set of pearlescent watercolors and the difference between those and these is incredible. The iridescent colors are my favorite and show up really well on both black and white paper! Great for both students and professionals, but if you are buying for a younger kid the cheaper ones work just fine.
By Kell bell
from Groves, Tx
I had reviewed several utube videos on this paint matched to competors and this looked like the best color saturation available. The cost was a little more than i like to pay but i went ahead anyway. I got the pearl colors and they didnt dissapoint at all. For best coverage wet the pallet and let it sit a few minutes. Colors show best on black paper. Tried it on a heavy black ink background but the paint didnt stick well on the waxy surface. The only draw back with the pearl colors is the size of each pod is smaller than i had hoped. It kind of balances out since there is more variety than the gold set.
from Houston, TX
These watercolors activate really well and can be easily made opaque which I absolutely love. It looks like ink when it's laid down and has a really nice shimmery finish. I probably like the Arabic gold best.
from Sandy, UT
I like these mica watercolors because the shimmer they produce is subtle and rich looking, not garish like some mica/metallic products.
So shiny! So fun!
By Hobby Artist
from Minneapolis, MN
The first time that I really started getting into using metallic colors was during October's "Inktober" event this year. I originally started with metallic sharpies.I discovered the Finetec Mica Watercolor paints through a few other artists who were also adding some shiny pops to their inking, so I wanted to try these out. They are spectacularly shiny and reflective. At first I wasn't sure if it would be worth the money because there were 5 gold tones in this set, but they are all unique and distinct, and I ended up being very very happy with this set. I have found myself searching for ways to add gold or silver to my pieces just so that I can play with these paints.One suggestion that I learned from another artist and that I will pass on is to get the paints wet and let it sit for a few minutes before using them. They are made with the mineral mica, so if they are too hard/dry when you start you may not get the vibrant shine that you are looking for. I used a small spray bottle and just got the paints a little damp and waited a few minutes and they worked great.
mind blowingly beautiful
I've tried iridescent watercolor before, but this pan just takes the cake. It's got 12 different colors for the price of 3 Daniel Smith duocrhome watercolors! The only issue is that if applied lightly, it's a bit hard to read on white ground, but on dark grounds, the colors POP. I'm so psyched to have gotten this palette! I've only done some test and samples, but I'm already loving it! The color payoff is top notch; I'm going to buy the other gold palette later when I've saved enough.
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