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Combine the best elements of painting and drawing with Daniel Smith Extra Fine Watercolor Sticks. Remarkably rich and vibrant, they're packed with pure artists' pigments and contain no fillers, making them the ideal mixed media tool.
These handy sticks allow for a multitude of applications. Handmade and hand-shaped, they offer the same superior intensity as Daniel Smith Extra Fine Watercolors. Very portable and long lasting, they're perfect for plein air.
All colors in the line are rated excellent for lightfastness.
Protect, carry, and store your Daniel Smith Watercolor Sticks in this see-through plastic case. It has five compartments that you can either break apart or leave together in sets of two to five. The case also fits pastels. Once broken apart, the compartments cannot be reattached.
Shipping Note — Due to manufacturer distribution restrictions, Daniel Smith products cannot be shipped to addresses outside of North America.
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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
from Fountain Hills, AZ
Comments about Daniel Smith Extra Fine Watercolor Sticks:
These watercolor sticks are fantastic. They seem pricey at first, but a little goes a long way...They will last a long time. And it's like working with liquid velvet.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from fontana, ca
Work great with or without water. love the texture I can create.
(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
Great for Mixed Media Abstract Work
from Sonoma, CA
I love the versatility of the paint sticks. If you make a line or mark, you can control how pale or strong the line is when you go over the mark with your wet watercolor brush. Also, some of the original mark stays dark giving more emphasis to the line. You can also use the stick as you would a pan of watercolor. I love using them in my work and keep ordering more!
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The yellowish lines are made with the paint sticks
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(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)
I am really happy with the watercolor sticks. I was a little nervous about how easy it would be apply the color. I cut off a small chuck of the stick and put it in a full pan with a tiny amount of water. Once it dried, the piece sticks to the pan. I then use it like a dried watercolor paint pan. Works every bit as well and the colors are lovely and mix beautifully.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
These sticks are used in my watercolor paintings and greeting cards
(3 of 9 customers found this review helpful)
from Pittsburgh PA
Not pleased with this product for use in watercolor paintings. Not so much the product but the way it handles in a painting. Way low on my go to watercolor substitute, I would rather use inks.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Introducing High Quality Watercolor with DS sticks
I work with new watercolor students and setting a palette sharing sticks allows student to identify color preferences with the best quality of watercolor on the market.
(23 of 23 customers found this review helpful)
Watercolor sticks work wonderfully
The Daniel Smith Watercolor Sticks are quite lovely. Any disappointment I have in them (which I'll talk about below) is due to my color selection rather than anything to do with the product. First off- I'm super new to watercolor and painting! Some of the things I'm learning might be common knowledge to others. I take a slice of the stick and put it in my little palette and it functions just like I had squeezed in color from a tube and let it dry- they cut easily with a regular kitchen knife. Slices activate perfectly with a wet brush (just like the other Daniel Smith watercolors I have) and if I want more than a brush-load for mixing I can dip the stick into water and 'draw' some paint onto my dish- gives me the same result as putting a tiny dab of paint from the tube onto my dish. As far as I can tell, their function and performance is the same as if I had filled a pan from a tube, and their economy is FANTASTIC. I'm still on my first 'slices' and have barely made a dent in the amount. Piemontite Genuine- Such great granulation! Different amounts of water can produce very different results. Looks and behaves just like the dot on the D.S. sample dot sheet and costs less than a tube of the same color. Yay!Quinacridone Burnt Orange- PO48. Love this! So 'clear' of a paint. Warm and 'clean'. Not sure what the right term would be but it makes for an impressive range of light to dark. It can EVENLY tint the faintest orange glow wash, or go all the way to burnt. Drawing with the stick straight onto paper creates what works as a dark brown. Quinacridone Gold- Initially thought "Boooo" but that's completely my fault for not looking up the pigment(s) used. I just assumed that this would be their famous Quinacridone Gold (PO49) like their tube, but in the stick it is PO48, PY150. Already owning PO 48 in the stick form of Quinacridone Burnt Orange (which I love) I was a bit bummed out, but some playing around discovered this stick mixed with PG7 makes THEE BEST GREEN, so no more booing. (Those in the know would point out that's the mix for 'Sap Green'. Oh.) Blick has the best price!Hansa Yellow Deep- Um. Well, at my beginner level… I can NOT tell the difference between Daniel Smith's Hansa Yellow Deep (PY65) and their New Gamboge (PY97 PY110). Did a whole test page of comparing the two in different ways and glazing and mixing… and, this is MAYBE a touch more orange when in thicker concentration than the New Gamboge. Maybe? The watercolor stick itself preforms beautifully, and I'll just use it to replace my little New Gamboge tube when it runs out.
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2nd & 3rd up, slices in palette, pimontite & PO48
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What color and saturation. I use it for my mixed media projects.
AMAZING Color and Texture
from Queens, NY
Great color, vibrant and has great texture. These are so creamy, very high end. If you want OUTSTANDING results Daniel Smith's sticks are the way to go. I will buy many, many more.
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