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New Paul Rubens Watercolor Pan Set With Just A Hint Of Glitter!

Video review, swatch and demo for the new Paul Rubens colors in the slightly glittering iridescent 24 color pan set here. This review features 3 of the new colors, with a twist of having some sparkle compared to their tube paints. Christmas Green, Royal Purple and Moonlight Purple color separation paints (in a similar style to Cascade Green and Imperial Purple Daniel Smith style watercolors).

Paul Rubens Butterfly Glitter Swatch Painting

Every review, color chart and lightfast test I do for these paints will be added to the Paul Rubens page, so you can see everything all together:

 

Paul Rubens watercolor lightfast test product review demo video speed paintings kimberly crick

 

I bought this set on Amazon USA. As an Amazon associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.

 

Affordable Dynamic Distraction Watercolor Set Paint Brushes Cheap Beginner Art Supplies Review

There is no debating that this is a really awesome deal for this price. The brushes, brush bag, paint set, tin and packaging are all quality products that happen to be gift ready in a nice presentation. I would highly recommend this to any student wanting to seriously learn watercolor painting. The beautiful round paint brushes come in 3 useful sizes with extra pointy tips that can allow for amazingly fine detail. Some people who aren't as prone to making tiny detail strokes may not like how pointed these are, but it worked perfectly for my needs. They retain a lot of water and didn't shed.

For professional users, there are several small things I would change. This set comes labeled as a "basics" set, implying you have the basics needed for color mixing. To be fair, it does have a great CMYK and the white is actually opaque to be useful as an alternative to gel pen or for making pastels on dark papers. However, the neon pink is very weak, hard to reactivate, chalky and fugitive. The magenta color is much nicer for diluting to pink colors and is much more likely to be lightfast. Since the phthalo blue is the only blue, swapping this neon pink for an ultramarine would have been cheap for the company and more beneficial for mixing.

The "fair skin" color is heavily diluted with white and leans towards yellow too much, making it a warm peach color that is not realistic for skin. Unfortunately this pale color is not economical either, and I really wish they had included a warm brown like burnt sienna instead. It would have diluted to a more realistic skin tone, while using a tiny amount of paint in comparison.

If they had swapped those two colors this would have been a totally perfect set that would contain everything you really need to paint on a student or professional level. There are alternative paint sets out there in this price range that may be slightly better, but none that come with these remarkable brushes.

 

 

As an Amazon associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. See more reviews and lightfast testing by brand here.

 

New PASTEL White Nights Watercolor Review + Easy beginner landscape on Black Watercolor Paper

Further info will be added to the lightfast testing and art supply review section. This includes any other videos I've made about this company, still images of example art, a collection of color charts, along with fugitive fading results. I share my experience on hundreds of pigment and dye ingredients from dozens of painting, drawing and craft supply manufacturers.

 

If you would like to buy any of the supplies I used in this video, the Amazon links are below. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. I've also included links to the waterproof inks, pens, brushes and papers I use in all of my reviews. For watercolor, gouache or ink painting, I use small round brushes by Princeton. Heritage series is ideal for a sharp point, small details and snap. Their Neptune series is a synthetic imitation squirrel hair, which is a very soft brush with an amazing ability to hold a lot of water for washes.

 

Happy painting :)
Kimberly

 

GLASS watercolor?! REMBRANDT SPECIAL EFFECTS Water Colour Box CHAMELEON SPARK + Mica Glitter Review

The new Rembrandt specialty colors including interference, spark and chameleon glass glitter are available as a set from Dick Blick for the USA. However, import products are expensive through Dick Blick, you can save a bit of money and get the colors individually from Jackson's UK (they affordably and reliably ship to the USA) here:

 

 

 

Further info will be added to the lightfast testing and art supply review section. This includes any other videos I've made about this company, still images of example art, a collection of color charts, along with fugitive fading results. I share my experience on hundreds of pigment and dye ingredients from dozens of painting, drawing and craft supply manufacturers.

 

If you would like to buy any of the supplies I used in this video, the Amazon links are below. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. I've also included links to the waterproof inks, pens, brushes and papers I use in all of my reviews. For watercolor, gouache or ink painting, I use small round brushes by Princeton. Heritage series is ideal for a sharp point, small details and snap. Their Neptune series is a synthetic imitation squirrel hair, which is a very soft brush with an amazing ability to hold a lot of water for washes.

 

Happy painting :)
Kimberly

 

 

White Nights Metallic Watercolor Review NEW Colors 7 Mica Gold Bronze Copper Silver

 

Further info will be added to the lightfast testing and art supply review section. This includes any other videos I've made about this company, still images of example art, a collection of color charts, along with fugitive fading results. I share my experience on hundreds of pigment and dye ingredients from dozens of painting, drawing and craft supply manufacturers.

 

If you would like to buy any of the supplies I used in this video, the Amazon links are below. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. I've also included links to the waterproof inks, pens, brushes and papers I use in all of my reviews. For watercolor, gouache or ink painting, I use small round brushes by Princeton. Heritage series is ideal for a sharp point, small details and snap. Their Neptune series is a synthetic imitation squirrel hair, which is a very soft brush with an amazing ability to hold a lot of water for washes.

 

Happy painting :)
Kimberly

 

Dugato Watercolor Review + Synthetic Brush Set Affordable AND Amazing Great For Beginner Artists

 

Further info will be added to the lightfast testing and art supply review section. This includes any other videos I've made about this company, still images of example art, a collection of color charts, along with fugitive fading results. I share my experience on hundreds of pigment and dye ingredients from dozens of painting, drawing and craft supply manufacturers.

 

If you would like to buy any of the supplies I used in this video, the Amazon links are below. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. I've also included links to the waterproof inks, pens, brushes and papers I use in all of my reviews. For watercolor, gouache or ink painting, I use small round brushes by Princeton. Heritage series is ideal for a sharp point, small details and snap. Their Neptune series is a synthetic imitation squirrel hair, which is a very soft brush with an amazing ability to hold a lot of water for washes.

 

Happy painting :)
Kimberly

 

Moleskine Art Collection Watercolor Album Sketchbook Review, Flower Color Guide Book, Art Block Tips

 

Further info will be added to the lightfast testing and art supply review section. This includes any other videos I've made about this company, still images of example art, a collection of color charts, along with fugitive fading results. I share my experience on hundreds of pigment and dye ingredients from dozens of painting, drawing and craft supply manufacturers.

 

If you would like to buy any of the supplies I used in this video, the Amazon links are below. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. I've also included links to the waterproof inks, pens, brushes and papers I use in all of my reviews. For watercolor, gouache or ink painting, I use small round brushes by Princeton. Heritage series is ideal for a sharp point, small details and snap. Their Neptune series is a synthetic imitation squirrel hair, which is a very soft brush with an amazing ability to hold a lot of water for washes.

 

Happy painting :)
Kimberly

 

Other pens and paints tested in this video:
Dylusions Paint Pens https://amzn.to/2oW5t0O
Uniball Angelic Gel Pens https://amzn.to/30PG9H2
Uniball Sparkling Pens https://amzn.to/2OkuOwh
Micron Pen 01 https://amzn.to/2IrtpA7
Micron Pen PN (plastic nib) https://amzn.to/2VdhaMW
Pentel Milky Pop Gel Pens https://amzn.to/2o7RrcN
Daniel Smith Phthalo Blue https://amzn.to/35daiDF
Daniel Smith Potter's Pink https://amzn.to/2pKgItH
Daniel Smith Cascade Green https://amzn.to/2Vfd1rT
Quin Purple watercolor https://amzn.to/352MYbI
New Gamboge watercolor https://amzn.to/2AJZ8bx
Green Gold watercolor https://amzn.to/2AJRyh0
Sleeping Beauty Turquoise watercolor https://amzn.to/2ViAHLH

 

Supplies including my favorite waterproof ink, paper and brushes:

 

Sennelier La Petite Aquarelle Watercolor Review 12 Half Pan Set Swatch & Bird Painting

 

Further info will be added to the lightfast testing and art supply review section. This includes any other videos I've made about this company, still images of example art, a collection of color charts, along with fugitive fading results. I share my experience on hundreds of pigment and dye ingredients from dozens of painting, drawing and craft supply manufacturers.

 

If you would like to buy any of the supplies I used in this video, the Amazon links are below. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. I've also included links to the waterproof inks, pens, brushes and papers I use in all of my reviews. For watercolor, gouache or ink painting, I use small round brushes by Princeton. Heritage series is ideal for a sharp point, small details and snap. Their Neptune series is a synthetic imitation squirrel hair, which is a very soft brush with an amazing ability to hold a lot of water for washes.

 

Happy painting :)
Kimberly

 

Alternate sets in this price range:

 

Used in this video:

Derwent Inktense Paint Pan Travel Set (Not Real Watercolor) Art Supply Review + Speedpaint

 

Further info will be added to the lightfast testing and art supply review section. This includes any other videos I've made about this company, still images of example art, a collection of color charts, along with fugitive fading results. I share my experience on hundreds of pigment and dye ingredients from dozens of painting, drawing and craft supply manufacturers.

 

If you would like to buy any of the supplies I used in this video, the Amazon links are below. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. I've also included links to the waterproof inks, pens, brushes and papers I use in all of my reviews. For watercolor, gouache or ink painting, I use small round brushes by Princeton. Heritage series is ideal for a sharp point, small details and snap. Their Neptune series is a synthetic imitation squirrel hair, which is a very soft brush with an amazing ability to hold a lot of water for washes.

 

Happy painting :)
Kimberly

 

Van Gogh Watercolor Muted Pocket Box Review, Color Chart, Elegant Lady Painting Demonstration

 

Further info will be added to the lightfast testing and art supply review section. This includes any other videos I've made about this company, still images of example art, a collection of color charts, along with fugitive fading results. I share my experience on hundreds of pigment and dye ingredients from dozens of painting, drawing and craft supply manufacturers.

 

If you would like to buy any of the supplies I used in this video, the Amazon links are below. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. I've also included links to the waterproof inks, pens, brushes and papers I use in all of my reviews. For watercolor, gouache or ink painting, I use small round brushes by Princeton. Heritage series is ideal for a sharp point, small details and snap. Their Neptune series is a synthetic imitation squirrel hair, which is a very soft brush with an amazing ability to hold a lot of water for washes.

 

Happy painting :)
Kimberly

 

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