Reserved for Makinna
Reserved for Makinna
Listing reserved for Makinna.
This order contains a total of 15 regular half pans of shimmer watercolors. The set does not include magnets nor a tin. These can be purchased separately in the shop.
The colours included are:
- greenish gold
- burnt Orange (aluminium pigment)
- ruby red
- mulberry pink
- golden hour
- ocean green (not lightfast)
- forest sprites (rewet for 1-5 minutes for best results)
- kelp forest
- spirit of the fireflies
- dragon skin
- river spirits
- house of sparks
- white silver (aluminium pigment)
- pink sunrise
✨ To reactivate: prewet the paint with 1-2 drops of water and let the water sit for 20-30 seconds. Give it a swirl with your brush and you're ready to go! Shimmers will usually take longer to reactivate than matte paints.
✨Once you're done painting, make sure to let your pans DRY COMPLETELY before closing your palette. This will help keep the watercolours in good condition and avoid any form of mould or mildew. This is especially important as I do not add any form of chemical preservatives or any essential oils due to allergies.
✨ The paints are vegan, non-toxic and the mica pigments are ethically sourced OR synthetically made. The new formula no longer contains clove oil.
✨ The paints are all handmade in small batches. Some Bubbles, cracks, sticky spots are normal and will not affect the quality of the paint.
✨The majority of swatches are made on 100% cotton paper and we do our best to represent the colour as closely as possible on the photos. It may appear different depending on your screen settings, the lighting/angle, the paper & brush that you use, the painting technique that you use.
Why ethical and/or synthetic mica?
Mica is a natural transparent mineral that is used as the base of most shiny pigments that you see in watercolour paints. The most prominent industries that use mica are the beauty/wellness industry (powdered and cream makeups, shiny lotions/gels, toothpastes, etc) and the car & electronics industries.
Unfortunately the majority of commercially used mica is mined illegally with the use of child-labour. There is a rough estimate that 20000+ children are currently working in illegal mica mines around the world. On top of this, no safety equipment and precautions are taken to protect these children.
For my watercolour paints, I ensure that all my pigments are sourced ethically or are manufactured synthetically. Synthetic mica is mineral based, plastic-free and is completely safe to use. Large companies like Lush have already adopted synthetic mica as the only mica that they use for all their products.