The Precious Seashells Set
The Precious Seashells Set consists of three very rare pigments- YInMn Blue, Genuine Rose Madder and Blue Bice. YInMn Blue, an inorganic pigment was discovered accidentally in 2009 at an Oregon State university lab, which makes it the first new blue in the past 200 years. It is a very vivid blue often described as being between Ultramarine and Cobalt Blue. It is also quite opaque, a very exciting colour to add to any palette. Blue Bice is another inorganic blue pigment that reassembles the quality of rare Azurite. Blue Bice displays a transparent quality with nice granulation. Lastly, Genuine Rose Madder is a natural pigment extracted from the roots of the common madder plant 'Rubia tinctorum'. It is a very distinct transparent rose colour with some granulation which would be great for glazing or applying on its own. The Precious Set will only be available in seashells and in limited numbers due to the rarity of the pigments.
Each of these little shells contains about 1/4 of a half-pan, which makes these normally highly priced pigments much more affordable for you to explore.
Here are the colours included:
- YInMn Blue
- Rose Madder
- Blue Bice
To achieve the best results, I recommended you place a small amount of water on the paint for approximately 3 minutes to activate it.
This set also includes:
- A small travel tin
- A hand-painted colour chart
- A strong magnet has been attached to each seashell for your convenience
- All colours will be wrapped individually in foil to protect them during delivery
These artist-grade paints are all hand-mulled in tiny batches by me in Melbourne, Australia. I sourced and tested pigments from both local and international suppliers to create this collection. I made my own binder which includes natural ingredients such as gum, honey and a little bit of natural preservative. Each pigment has its own recipe as they react very differently when mixed. I have spent hours and made countless batches of test paint to get a good balance of pigment to binder. Unlike many commercial watercolours, no fillers are used in the process, only binder and pigment. In some colours, up to 70% pigment was used. All pans are hand-poured and dried gradually in three layers to ensure they are fully filled. It takes at least two weeks to complete each pan depending on the weather and the pigment.
Please note, even though I tried my best to make each pan perfect, they won't be. Some cracking might appear on some colours due to the climate or the pigment. Cracking in the pan will not affect the use or the ability of the paint to re-wet.
Some of these colours contain Copper which could be toxic if swallowed in great quantities. Do not eat or drink when you use them and make sure you wash your hands thoroughly after usage.
- They are definitely not for human consumption!
- Keep out of reach of small children and animals.
- Please consult a medical professional in case of emergency.
These premium pigments have an 'excellent' lightfastness rating.
IMPORTANT SHIPPING INFORMATION
Due to the current limitation to shipping across the world, shipping time will be slightly affected. Please follow this link to view the latest estimated shipping time from Auspost.
All orders will be shipped as standard delivery (with tracking) except dot cards which will be shipped via international letter.
Please note, unfortunately, shipping is not available to some countries due to the current situation. Please see link above to see the full list of the countries that are currently unavailable for delivery.
UK and EU customers:
We are happy to announce that we will be resume shipping to the UK and all EU countries. However, due to the recent Brexit and EU custom changes, shipping delay should be expected. Customers will be responsible for any customs or tax payable once the package arrives at your country. We will not refund any uncollected item(s) due to unpaid custom/tax. For more detailed information on custom charges, please contact your local authorities.
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