Dark Matter Handmade Watercolor Paint Half and Quarter Pans Shimmer Watercolor
Dark matter hand-mulled, hand-poured shimmer watercolor paint in half pans and quarter pans. This is a black color with hints of grey and very slight hints of dark green, and lots of shimmer. I have included swatches on white cold press watercolor paper and black cold press watercolor paper (both on Legion Stonehenge). A magnet strip has been attached at the bottom of the pan.
Half pans measure as follows: 1.6x1.9(top) 1.5x1.8(bottom) and 1cm height. The pan holds 2 ml but usually includes more because of the extra layer on top.
Quarter pans measure as follows: 1.5x1.1x0.5 cm and hold 1 ml but usually include a bit more when I pour them.
My paints are made with a binder that consists of gum arabic, vegetable glycerin, honey, and clove oil. All of these ingredients work together well to give you paint that won't mold and will work great each time you wet and rewet it. Please store in a cool, dry place and do not close or cover your tins/storage containers until your paint is dried after use. These watercolors are not intended for children without the supervision of an adult. Unless indicated my paints are made with mica pigment.
**ALL MICA I USE IS COSMETIC GRADE, NON-TOXIC PIGMENT**
Bubbles and occasionally a crack or crinkle are part of the natural drying process for watercolor paint. These do not affect the quality of the paint. I do my best to get rid of all bubbles but occasionally some do make it to the drying stage. For this reason, I always pour an extra layer to make up for any bubble pockets. The paints are poured in a 3 to 4-part process to ensure the paint dries properly.
When using the paints it is important to first place one to two drops of water and then wait at least a minute or two and then swirl the brush in the paint for best results. The water has to activate the paint. If you place water on top and paint immediately you will likely get a very thin and watery result. I pack as much pigment as I can into each pan of paint so some of my colors are hydrophilic. This just means they love water and may take extra to activate.
I do recommend shipping insurance if you are concerned about how the USPS handles packages. I package each order with care and will ensure that it is properly protected but I cannot control what happens to it once it leaves my hands.
If you have any kind of question or issue please contact me and I will be more than happy to assist you!
Full pans: This color is available in Full pans by request
Custom Orders: I am happy to make custom orders. Please contact me for more details.
Shipping from United States
1-3 business days
Customs and import taxes
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.
Returns & Exchanges
I gladly accept exchanges
Just contact me within: 5 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 14 days of delivery
I don't accept returns or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
- Custom or personalized orders
- Perishable products (like food or flowers)
- Digital downloads
Conditions of return
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
Frequently Asked Questions
Custom and personalized orders
I gladly accept custom orders! Please contact me and we can discuss what you'd like.
Please keep your watercolors in a cool, dry place. Leave your tin or storage container open until they are dry after using them.
Ready to Ship
All paints listed are ready to ship!
Please contact me if you are interested in wholesale. I'm happy to help!
Why do some paints have "pillow tops" and some do not?
Some pigments are larger, thicker, and a bit more finicky. Adding a pillow top won't work in these cases. I will always reflect that in pricing the non-pillow topped pans.
Why do some pans cost more than others?
I utilize multiple pigment sources and prices vary. Any that are chrome, interference, metallic, chameleon and any other speciality is often double the pricing (or more) of regular mica pigment. I will always give the best price according to the cost of pigment.
Do you offer any free international shipping?
Yes! $70 or more and shipping is free. Use code FREESHIP21
Gift wrapping and packaging
I now offer gift wrapping and packaging! It includes a nice box with tissue paper and pretty wrapping paper finished with ribbon. Feel free to message me if you have any questions!
Could you create a color for me?
Yes! I am happy to help create a color! If you are looking for a specific color, message me and I will be glad to assist. I have over 100 varieties and types of mica so most of the time I will be able to accomodate. Spread the creativity!!!
Can I order a color I don't see that you sent me in a dot sample?
Most of the time I can! If you have a dot sample of something I have made that is not in the store yet it means that I have made the paint but haven't put the listing up yet. When possible, I am more than happy to create a custom order for the paint(s). Just send me a message!