ArtisticKatt

Katts Korner

Austin, Texas On Etsy since 2014

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ArtisticKatt

Katts Korner

Austin, Texas | 14,273 Sales

Announcement    Message us for custom order availability. We stock all colors.

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

Four years and 15,000+ 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 Feb 6, 2020

Message us for custom order availability. We stock all colors.

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

Four years and 15,000+ 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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Shandra S.

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About ArtisticKatt

Sales 14,273
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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More information

Last updated on Dec 4, 2020
Frequently asked questions
How long does it take to get my paints?

**Christmas Update**

All our sets are pre-made for faster shipping. The last day for pre-dried orders for Christmas will be December 11, 2020.

The window for custom orders to be dried and shipped before Christmas has elapsed.

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We are currently converting to pre-dried pans for faster shipping time. All listings in the shop can ship in 3 - 5 days.

Custom Orders (Listings) require a 2-week lead time to dry.

Our drying process is not as simple as pour into a 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.

Where are all the listings?

Katt’s Korner is currently trying a new format. The sets listed are all ready to ship. If you want a custom order, please contact us.

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