If you love taking a paint brush to a new color, painting out a stroke, watching the color flow across your paper and experiencing the joy of a beautiful new watercolor, then you are really going to enjoy this!
From our current collection of Extra Fine Watercolors - the best watercolors for Artists - we now have a wonderful way for you to sample 66 of our Watercolors. Our DANIEL SMITH Extra Fine Watercolor 66 Dot Try-It Color Card!
These are "paint-able" dots of pure DANIEL SMITH Watercolors that you can paint out yourself to experience 66 our beautiful watercolors, that's over 1/4 of our watercolor collection!
On the 66 Dot "Try-It" Card, you will find 24 dots of PrimaTeks, our entire collection of 12 Quinacridone colors, and all 6 of our Cadmium Hues. There are 18 colors from our Luminescent collection; 6 Iridescent, 6 Interferance, 4 Duochrome plus Pearlescent Shimmer and Pearlescent White. To make it an even 66 paint-able dots, 6 more of our Extra Fine Watercolors.
CREATE your Own Reference Book!
Developing an easy-to-use personal reference guide of your watercolors is always a good idea, and our 66 Dot Try-It Color Card is a great way to get started!
- Cut the 66 Dot Try-It Color Card into 66 reference tabs so that each of the 66 watercolor dots are on their own rectangle.
- Be sure to preserve the information (watercolor name, series number, sku number, and color information) printed on the paper for each color.
- Using sheets of watercolor paper or pages in a Watercolor Journal, staple each reference rectangle onto a page.
In our example, we used 8.5" x 11 sheets and punched holes so that they could be inserted into a binder later.
- Dip your brush into water, then onto the watercolor dot on the stapled Reference rectangle.
- Take up the pigment and paint it out on your Reference Book page.
- Brush out the released pigment on the paper, experimenting with pigment density and transparency/granulation.
- You can then write in notes about the color, such as Tips and Tricks about Wet onto Wet/Dry Paper Techniques.
Create Mixing References too - combinations that you want to remember and use later.