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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 watercolor paintings, and also for calligraphy.
Blend Mica Watercolors to create unique shades. Colors adhere to all absorbent surfaces, including paper, wood, and gypsum. Pans measure approximately 1-1/16" in diameter.
Note — Set colors may vary.
Iridescent Set of 6
This set includes Amethyst, Gold, Gold Copper, Light Purple, Jade Green, and Sapphire Blue.
Pearlescent Set of 12
This set includes Amethyst, Blue Silver, Caribbean Green, Crystal Gold, Deep Black, Mystic Color, Orange Copper, Pearl Gold, Pearl Silver, Purple, Red, and Sapphire Blue.
Pearlescent Set of 6
This set includes Arabic Gold, Bronze, Champagne Silver, Copper, Olympic Gold, and Silver.
Color Chart Note — Use this color chart as an approximation of the real color. If exact color matching is necessary, use actual samples of the materials.
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Amazing on dark paper!
Comments about Finetec Artist Mica Watercolors:
I ordered the 12 pan pearlescent set and 6 pan iridescent set. I have only had time to make swatches from each set but those swatches told me more than I needed to know. They are exactly what they claim to be and will prove valuable beyond measure in my future works.All testing was done on black acrylic gessoed sketchbook paper.Now the 12 pan pearls are exactly what they say they are and that is by no means lackluster. If you want color that shimmers and sparkles like nobodies business. These are the tools you need. The 6 pan iridescent set took me by surprise. I opened the tin and began to activate a pan and was confused. The pans and the paint on the brush hardly showed any color. Nothing like the package said. Then I laid it down on the black gessoed paper and it came to live. I was blown away. It's not a put your eye out intense color. But they are so soft and complimentary it's rediculous.I've tried several metallic and iridescent inspired mediums and have been left with underwhelming results. I almost turned away from this product based on my previews purchases. Simply put, this product will not let you down.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Finetec where have you been all my life?
I read about this paint on the calligraphy blog, Postman's Knock. So, I gave it a try. It's terrific, it adds just enough sparkle to highlight areas. Right now I'm adding it to watercolor and ink pumpkins
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gold on leaves
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Very nice, exactly what I wanted
from The Moon
I love these paints. They are easy to use like any other watercolor.
from Barstow, California
I am so happy that I bought this. The paint really makes many of my watercolor paintings pop out. It also made wonderful details for oil paintings. I am surprised how vivid the colors are. I am I love with all the gold colors! Its so nice! #sweepstakes
from Chicago, IL
I love this set! I was considering buying the Prima Marketing one that's still in preorder, but this one costs almost $10 less and you get nice big pans of paint! They're a bit difficult to work with at first, but they look so nice once you get them onto the paper. Totally worth it!
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just a quick cat painting with the finetec iridescent stuff laid over. it looks so cool when the colours contrast.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
You need to try these!
from Baltimore, MD
I thought I would try these (in spite of the price) because they looked like something new; and, who doesn't like a challenge. Well, I opened the paint box and this glimmering & glistening gaggle of paints faced me. I took out my watercolor pad, made pencils squares to note the colors in the boxes, and painted each color in the square. My first reaction was "hmmm." Then, the paints dried, and I was amazed at the brilliance of these watercolors! If you've ever seen a hummingbird, pidgeon, or rooster with the flourescent colors in the feathers, this is what the Fine Tec Mica Watercolors look like.
I bought the pearlescent watercolour set and all the colours are so beautiful! The set comes with a variety of colours and is great value when compared to buying each colour individually. They are so pigmented but also retain their stunning sparkly quality when watered down. Highly recommend!
(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
By Amrei Roze
Instantly fell in love with the gorgeous metallic colors of the Pearlescent set of 12. I like all the colors included in the set, they got the gold, red & dark tones in which I think is a great choice for beginners like myself. But then I noticed that the Deep black had less or almost no sparkle at all but I'm not sure if it was really made that way. Nevertheless, I like it and certainly I will recommend it to my friends.
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LOVE LOVE LOVE
from Palo Alto
These mica packed paints are amazing. I realize that they are a bit pricy, however combined with all manners of other paints they create shimmer from cardstock to ink pads to pens (copic and others). I have all the sets and love them all equally
from Lompoc, CA
I've seen these used by others on YouTube and loved the results which is why I got them. I played a little and love the shimmer and coverage. Can be intense or not so much. I can't wait to use them in my next card project.
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