In the Forums

Register

Today's Posts

Search

Get the Weekly
Inkling
newsletter





Previous Issues

Splitcoaststampers's privacy policy

Get Social

Splitcoaststampers on InstagramLike Splitcoaststampers on FacebookFollow Splitcoaststampers on TwitterPit Splitcoaststampers on Pinterest

Sponsored Ads


 
Splitcoaststampers.com - the world's #1 papercrafting community
You're currently viewing Splitcoaststampers as a GUEST. We pride ourselves on being great hosts, but guests have limited access to some of our incredible artwork, our lively forums and other super cool features of the site! You can join our incredible papercrafting community at NO COST. So what are you waiting for?

Join the party at Splitcoaststampers today!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-26-2020, 11:24 AM   #1
Die Cut Diva
 
Ldumont999's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Jersey Girl
Posts: 3,139
Default Metalic Water Colors

Has anyone tried Arteza - Metalic Water Colors? Or any other metalic water colors? Are they as good as they look in the online videos? What do you use them for? Just for highlighting or overall painting? Does anyone have any card photos they can share?
__________________
Louise Bergmann DuMont
Author, Speaker, Serious About Her Coffee, Lover of all that is Chocolate...
Worshiper of El Shaddai (The All Sufficient One)
Ldumont999 is online now  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2020, 05:19 PM   #2
Glitter Guru
 
bjeans's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Posts: 5,969
Default

These are wonderful. An LSS used to carry another brand but was trying these out. We used them in a Distress Oxide technique class long ago, and literally everyone wanted a set:
Amazon.com: Coliro M600 Artist Mica Watercolor Paint, Metallic, Gold (6-Color/Set)

I don’t think the photo shows them very well, but one is attached. Old phone = bad photo. They used to be called Finetec, now Coliro but they’re the same German paints. Almost 500 5-star ratings. 

I have another set with colors but don’t remember the name. I’ll try to remember to pull it out tomorrow, but if I don’t, feel free to PM me to nudge me.


Last edited by bjeans; 03-26-2020 at 05:23 PM..
bjeans is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
pepperann, stampergrl, TLady and 2 others like this post.
Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2020, 07:28 PM   #3
Proud Fan Club Member
 
wavejumper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: NYC
Posts: 4,805
Default

You are lucky...there seems to be this blossoming of metallics....which I love bc I love metallics. It is always the first colors I get in a collection.

There are WC metallics like BJeans mentioned-those are a very nice series.

There are water based metallic acrylics- so you can paint with them-I just got in deco art Extreme sheens and love the diversity of the metals on my samples. (not just silver, gold, copper)

There are WC inks now in bottles-I got gold, silver, copper and bronze from Hero-they are all ok...the silver is dull, but I am loving the bronze-it is a very dark and rich brown compared to other bronzes in my collection.

Brutus monroe has aqua pigments...

and so on.

Are you looking for colors in the metallics? Then I might look to the extreme sheens. Not tons of colors but what they have are nice and they are mixable to make more colors.

this is the palette
DecoArt - Extreme Sheen

I have been disappointed in the colors that call themselves metallics. ie Finnabair art alchemy dark velvet-a lovely dark purple but not metallic. On the other hand their magical pond is a very nice aqua metallic as is their vintage rose. So to me it is a little hit and miss.
wavejumper is online now  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
pepperann and Bohodiva like this post.
Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2020, 07:47 AM   #4
Die Cut Diva
 
Ldumont999's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Jersey Girl
Posts: 3,139
Default

Thank you everyone for your input. Now to decide what to do. LOL
__________________
Louise Bergmann DuMont
Author, Speaker, Serious About Her Coffee, Lover of all that is Chocolate...
Worshiper of El Shaddai (The All Sufficient One)
Ldumont999 is online now  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2020, 10:00 AM   #5
Mad Swapper
 
TLady's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Somewhere between the Shire & Mordor!
Posts: 1,543
Default

I've tried the sets by Kuretake found here:
Amazon.com: Kuretake Gansai Tambi 6 Color Set (3 Colors Set(Starry,Pearl,Gem)): Arts, Crafts & Sewing
LOVE THEM!!! They seem to have more color to them with the shimmer.


I've also tried the set by Prima-Art Philosophy found on Amazon here: Amazon.com: Prima Marketing 589974 Metallic Accents
These seem more shimmer than color to me, but they're nice too.

Also, Ken Oliver has Liquid Metals & you can add those to your water colors to make them shimmery. Found here:
Amazon.com: Ken Oliver KN06613 N/A Color Burst Liquid Metal Assortment-Heavy Metals: Arts, Crafts & Sewing
I like them too.


As for Arteza, their Gouache has Metalics/Shimmer paints in the set here:
(I believe this is the set I have & it does have those shimmer paints in the set)
Amazon.com: ARTEZA Gouache Paint, Set of 60 Colors/Tubes (12 ml/0.4 US fl oz) Opaque Paints, Ideal for Canvas Painting, Watercolor Paper, Toned Paper, or Using with Watercolors and Mixed Media
I LOVE this set!


Gouache can be used thickly as it comes out of the tube or watered down like Water Colors. Just a matter of what you want.

I also have this cheaper set, which is what I started with & it is nice- Found on Amazon here:
Amazon.com: Yasutomo Paints NPWC21 Pearlescent Watercolor Set, 21-Colors, Assorted, Multicolor: Art Paints: Paintings


There ARE other sets out there. I believe the set that bjeans is recommending is by Finetic & YES, it is NICE!!! Although, I haven't tried it, but seen what others do with it. I think it is the top of the line??? Am I right bjeans???

HOPE THIS HELPS!!! <3
__________________
Visitmy blog and my gallery
TLady is online now  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2020, 10:15 AM   #6
Glitter Guru
 
bjeans's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Posts: 5,969
Default

I’m not a paint expert and think your ideas are terrific. The LSS I mentioned above did switch from Kuratake Starry Nights to Finetec/Coliro after we got to compare. (We happened to be there for an Oxide techniques class.) Not that the Kuratake wasn’t nice - it is. But side by side with the Finetec there was a difference.

I forgot to look at the colored metallics - I haven’t been in my craft room for days, sorry.

Beth
bjeans is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
TLady likes this post.
Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2020, 10:50 AM   #7
Mad Swapper
 
TLady's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Somewhere between the Shire & Mordor!
Posts: 1,543
Default

bjeans, I KNEW there was a difference between the Kuretake & Finetic, & that Finetic had more Mica in it for that shimmer! 3
__________________
Visitmy blog and my gallery
TLady is online now  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
bjeans likes this post.
Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2020, 11:29 AM   #8
Glitter Guru
 
susanbri's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Posts: 5,045
Default

And don't forget the Twinkling H2Os that have been around for years. I still love mine!
__________________
Susan

My SCS gallery is here should you care to look! Or please visit my blog, Cardmaker's Garret.
susanbri is online now  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
TLady, goosha and Reschy like this post.
Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2020, 12:08 PM   #9
Insane Embellisher
 
lindsaymay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 950
Default

My favorite is the Paul Rubens metallic watercolors. Altenew's new metallic are also very nice but I've only had them a couple of weeks and the tin is starting to rust, paint is great tho. Artsy is not quite as good as PR but pretty close. The new Arteza metallic are more like their metallic gouache, more pearl than metallic.

I have a comparison with photos of swatches on my blog the frugal crafter (search metallic watercolor showdown) to see other brands too. I'm not crazy for having all of these, I do art product reviews on my YouTube channel (OK, maybe I am a little crazy LOL!)
lindsaymay is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
TLady and Chris4436 like this post.
Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2020, 11:17 AM   #10
Glitter Guru
 
bjeans's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Posts: 5,969
Default

The multi-colored metallics are a 12 color set by Prima, called Art Philosophy Metallic Accents. They call them semi-watercolors. I just swatched them but can't get a decent photo. Some of the colors are wonderful - turquoise, a green I didn't like until it dried. Even a rich charcoal. 

Side by side with Finetec, which I just swatched, there's a difference.The Prima has what I might call minuscule metallic sparkles, other than the dark gray. The Finetec is more like real metal, flatter, if that makes sense. (I'm not describing it well.) If you look at a gold ring or brass fixture, they'll have a shine but not sparkles. The dark gray Prima is more like the golds in the Finetec set. BTW, some of the Finetec golds are similar to each other.

And of course they can be used like any watercolors for regular painting. The water to paint ratio is important. Add a little water, mix well with the brush - takes a bit of time to get a rich brush full of color. Just my take. YMMV. Sorry I'm so late on this.

Here's the Prima set - they also have a pastel one:
Amazon.com: Prima Marketing 589974 Metallic Accents

ETA! TLady mentioned the Prima! Sorry! And to get a more pigmented, colorful brush full of paint, I think spending time really allowing the paint to absorb the water and mixing well is key. 

Last edited by bjeans; 04-02-2020 at 11:22 AM..
bjeans is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
TLady and Ldumont999 like this post.
Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2020, 06:35 AM   #11
Die Cut Diva
 
Ldumont999's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Jersey Girl
Posts: 3,139
Default

What great information and suggestions. Thank you everyone.
__________________
Louise Bergmann DuMont
Author, Speaker, Serious About Her Coffee, Lover of all that is Chocolate...
Worshiper of El Shaddai (The All Sufficient One)
Ldumont999 is online now  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
TLady and bjeans like this post.
Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2020, 03:32 AM   #12
Pearl-ExPert
 
uncbballfan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 2,576
Default

Betsy Veldman of The Greetery used the Prima metallics on BLACK watercolor paper - her card is gorgeous!

Make & Tell Tuesday – Winter Sketches Metallic Watercolor on Black – The Greetery Blog

I have the Prima set, and now have black watercolor paper. I'm going to try making metallic watercolor paints using Pearl Ex, Gum Arabic and distilled water.

4 parts Pearl Ex, I part Gum Arabic, 2 parts water. Or add more water to make calligraphy ink for a dip pen.
__________________
Linda E
Caution: You are entering an artistic zone. This is not clutter - this is creating. These are not pajamas - it's my work uniform.
uncbballfan is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
susanbri and Ldumont999 like this post.
Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2020, 02:40 PM   #13
Splitcoast Dirty Dozen Alumni
 
papercrafter40's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: East Texas
Posts: 585
Default

I've had the Gansai Tambi Starry Colors & their pearlescent colors (forget the exact name of those offhand). The Starry colors are very metallic, & work especially well for splatters, which is what I mainly use them for. I think the pearlescent ones would show up better on black cardstock, though I haven't tried that yet. They don't do well on white. The main reason I went with those was they were cheaper than the FineTec. But, last Christmas my mom got me the full set of FineTec Pearlescent watercolors. They are amazing! They have 2 colors in the set that are supposed to be like interference/duo colors, which change color as you look at them from different angles. I don't see it, though. Anyway, they work OK on white, though I think the colors really come through on black. I don't have black watercolor paper, so I just apply a coat of Daniel Smith transparent watercolor ground to heavyweight black cardstock & use that. Keep in mind, if you go that route, you do have to let the ground dry for 24-48 hours, so it's not a last-minute project type of supply. I think the 24 hours should suffice for cardstock. Also, if you apply the ground too thickly, it will show up as kind of milky (ask me how I know! LOL). You could use them on black cardstock without priming with the ground, but I would not add much water--maybe more like just accents here & there--so as not to pill the paper. Anyway, I know Kristina Werner uses the FineTec, hence my decision to ask for them finally. They are not cheap, but I don't use much at a time, so they should last a good long time. I did make a card where I painted a poinsettia on black with them, but if I posted it anywhere, I can't find it now! Anyway, hope this helps!
__________________
Andrea D. La Vigne

Proud Dirty Dozen Design Team Alumna!
Featured Stamper #564
Blog: Andrea's Paper Antics
SCS Gallery

Illegitimi non carborundum
papercrafter40 is online now  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2020, 04:44 AM   #14
Die Cut Diva
 
Ldumont999's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Jersey Girl
Posts: 3,139
Default

Thank you everyone. The advice and information was very helpful.
__________________
Louise Bergmann DuMont
Author, Speaker, Serious About Her Coffee, Lover of all that is Chocolate...
Worshiper of El Shaddai (The All Sufficient One)
Ldumont999 is online now  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
bjeans likes this post.
Reply With Quote
Reply





Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off