ArtisticKatt

ArtisticKatt's Korner

Austin, Texas · 12069 Sales

ArtisticKatt

ArtisticKatt's Korner

Austin, Texas 12069 Sales On Etsy since 2014

5 out of 5 stars
(2942)

Announcement   Hi and welcome to our shop!! Please look at our FAQ about shipping times :)

We are the original supplier of Handpoured Daniel Smith Watercolor Half Pans.

Four years and 13,000+ pans poured, we have developed special ways to provide pans with no bubbles, cracks and packed with more paint than homemade pans, or pans by other Etsy sellers.

Announcement

Last updated on Mar 13, 2018

Hi and welcome to our shop!! Please look at our FAQ about shipping times :)

We are the original supplier of Handpoured Daniel Smith Watercolor Half Pans.

Four years and 13,000+ pans poured, we have developed special ways to provide pans with no bubbles, cracks and packed with more paint than homemade pans, or pans by other Etsy sellers.

Shandra S.

Contact shop owner

Shandra S.

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(2942)
idriveajeed

idriveajeed on Jun 19, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

I realized I wasn't a fan of granulation. Not a bad brown by itself though. But the pan itself was poured very beautifully and evenly. I would buy other colors once I need them.

idriveajeed

idriveajeed on Jun 19, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Transparent Pyrrole Orange is an amazing color! Neutralize with green or blue to make a range of browns. Finally! Browns from mixing only two colors! The half pans look very large placed next to my other Winsor & Newton pans. Poured and dried beautifully. I would totally purchase again and again!

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About

Why a Katt's Korner / Artistic Katt Etsy Store?

We created a Etsy store to specifically provide Daniel Smith Half Pans to Artists -

Why?

Simply put, Daniel Smith have some of the best watercolor paints in the world, but they do not provide them in a half pan size. Additionally, extruded half pans, which is what most manufacturers make, handle differently than hand poured half pans from a tube. These paints reconstitute beautifully, and are of a wonderful consistency for travel, unlike the poured half pans with honey or sugar in them. Yuck! Talk about a sticky mess.

Consider this, it can take quite a while for you to go through a tube of paint, and while it sits on the shelf, it ages in the tube. Additionally, many of Daniel Smith's paints are quite expensive, making it hard for an artist who love to experiment with color, like I do, to experience all their different offerings Daniel Smith has (at last count 238 of them). By providing half pans, you can experiment and find your favorites. Just found out you don't like Pyrrol Red? Thank goodness you didn't buy a whole tube of it for $15. (But seriously.. Who doesn't love Pyrrol Red?)

Each pan is meticulously poured and dried. I over fill the pans so that when they dry you can have the fullest pan possible. Midway through the drying cycle they are gently pressed to release any air, and to try to give as much paint as possible. I try to only pour on demand, keeping them as fresh as possible.

All the paints contract when they dry, some more than others. Those dry out in a way that they shrink in size by half. If you are lucky enough to buy one those special babies, they go through a two stage process, where after they dry the first time, I add more paint to them and redry. Giving you sometimes twice as much dehydrated paint, ready for your palette, as there was initially wet.

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Shop members

  • Shandra (Katt)

    Creator, Co- Owner, Artist

  • Cathy

    Designer, Creator, Shipper

  • James S.

    Co-Owner, Compter Guru

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More information

Last updated on Feb 11, 2018
Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to get my paints?

The time between placing and order and the time it ships varies weekly. We list this time under each listing, in the cart, and on your invoice. Orders are filled in the order that they are received.

Because all pans are handpoured, your order will not be able to be filled immediately.

Our drying process is not as simple as pour in pan and wait. We have a lengthy multi step process and only so many pans can be filled and monitored a week, and no more. So most of the time we have a waiting list of 1 to 3 weeks BEFORE your order is filled.

This means your MUST pay attention to our processing times under each listing, to determine how long it will take to get your paints.