ArtisticKatt

Katts Korner

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

Six years and 20,000+ 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.

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Last updated on Mar 3, 2021

Message us for custom order availability. We stock all colors and insure all shipments to you.

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

Six years and 20,000+ 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.

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About ArtisticKatt

Sales 14,715
On Etsy since 2014

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

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

Why?

Simply put, Daniel Smith has 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 loves to experiment with color, as I do, to experience all their different offerings Daniel Smith has (at last count 256 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 overfill the pans so that when they dry you can have the fullest pan 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 of 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.

Shop members

  • Shandra (Katt)

    Creator, Co- Owner, Artist

  • Cathy

    Designer, Creator, Shipper

  • James S.

    Co-Owner, Compter Guru

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