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Reply #15 on: April 06, 2017, 07:31:20 PM
What type of paper did you use? Was the paint soaking into the paper too much?  ???
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Reply #16 on: April 06, 2017, 09:06:55 PM
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It was black paper (4-inch squares- Strathmore  400 series Artist Tiles) 60lb  paper- 30 papers to a pack for $2.95 (on sale).  It says "for pattern drawing and meditative art."  Trust me, I did not do any "meditative art!"

I used very little water, mostly for rinsing brushes.  Paper buckled a bit where wet, but shrunk right back to shape when dry.

They came out good enough to paste onto blank cards for special occasions.  My friends have come to look forward to my hand-painted greeting cards.

Because of their size, I will use them for the miniature art show this year (annual event in October).

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Reply #17 on: April 07, 2017, 05:02:16 AM
I recently saw a youtube item comparing Ganzai, Yakatoro, Primatek, and a German brand of metallic water colours. There appeared to be a big difference between the primatek and the other brands, with Primatek being less metallic (almost dull) by comparison. I was really surprised to see how little difference the black paper made with the Da Vinci paints you have as these other brands were almost insignificant on white paper.  You may have discovered the one brand that is useful on white paper! I know that Daniel Smith have developed a special black watercolour ground to support their duochrome,  iridescent and pearlized paints. I hope to buy some myself soon, so please keep the reports coming. I'll be following them with extreme interest, and I'm sure I won't be the only one.


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Reply #18 on: April 07, 2017, 07:43:37 AM
Thank, Linley.  I will try the iridescents on white WC paper soon.

I appreciate your input.  I will look for that YouTube video.

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Reply #19 on: April 07, 2017, 10:06:03 AM
If the paints don't stand out too well on the white paper, you could always paint a dark background to help show them off. That's what I'll have to do with the pan pastels.

 :think:   I wonder if Dennis picked up on my thought process when he started the current w/c class.   ;D Now I know how to make a decent job of it!  ;)
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Reply #20 on: April 07, 2017, 11:52:48 AM
Mea ,  actually, I like your Hibiscus, but of course,  if one is excited about something new and has expectations, then disappointment is greater if they do not 'make the grade'.

I haven't found anything like your iridescent paints, yet, but am able to get a winsor and newton watercolour iridescent medium, which I plan to order and try out.


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Reply #21 on: April 07, 2017, 03:25:45 PM
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The set I have can be bought direct from DaVinci:  https://www.davincipaints.com/product-p/set-wci-6f.htm
(I got a discount and free shipping because I am a member of a particular art guild)

Or Jerry's Artarama has them: http://www.jerrysartarama.com/da-vinci-artists-watercolor-sets?gclid=CI3Sl7Wwk9MCFURcfgodr4sBHw

Here's the colors that come in the set.  The shimmer can only be seen in the right light, though.


As I said earlier, fun to have when you need the glitz!

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Reply #22 on: April 08, 2017, 02:43:13 AM
I used a lot of irredescent paint before in projects I did, I mainly would use them over a colour or if I wanted a sheer look like a fairy wing or to depict a sheer fabric I would use them without the undercoat 😊. They can be quite beautifull.
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Reply #23 on: April 13, 2017, 03:23:16 AM
Mea:  Went back and found these youtube titles.
Iridescent watercolor with Kim Beinschroth;
DIY metallic Paint with Lindsay Weirich.
The Ganzai and Yakatori metallic are used  in traditional  Chinese painting and in sumi-e by Japanese artists, and so might be easier to find in Oriental shops.  I think Lindsay Weirich lists places where you can buy them at the bottom of her youtube presentation.


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Reply #24 on: April 13, 2017, 07:58:31 AM
Thanks, Linley.  I will check those out.  As I said, I do not see broad application of the iridescents, but good to have them in the toolkit for the right moment.

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