AMAZING Pencil Graphite Watercolour! (Handmade Water-Soluble Natural Graphite) 3-3.5ml travel pot

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+ $10.08 shipping
Made to order
Preparation takes 3-5 business days
Arrives from United Kingdom

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Handmade
Made in Braintree, United Kingdom

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Here in the Willow Cabin Studio I created various pigment paints but nothing like this! This is a strange and wonderful mix of watercolour and pencil and is the perfect accompaniment for the avid sketcher.
This beautiful textural/granular paint with a hint of grey shimmer which appears on your page as pencil work but in fluid brush form. Water soluble graphite is a much more fluid medium than watercolour pencils and works brilliantly with an overlay of pencil or ink. (NOTE: works heavy in graphite paint may require light fixative spray as it may be prone to smudging).

Willow Cabin paints are classed as semi-set paints with a fairly tacky consistency; neither completely hard-set, nor entirely liquid. For this reason the pot lids help contain the paint which can revert to a more liquid state in hot or damp weather ... I always like to keep some cocktail sticks near my own paints to help scrape any stuck to the lid back in the pot. This graphite is bound and ground with natural, historically accurate ingredients (honey for moisture absorption and gum arabic for transparency and flow). It is the most hard set paint in the collection with the quickest drying time.

Each clear pot holds around 3ml-3.5ml of condensed paint (which is around/just under the volume of a 'whole pan') and are perfect for travelling and painting outside since they contain a lid (though it's always best to try and keep your paints upright). The outer measurements are between 3cm x 3cm x1.2cm and the internal diameter is 2.3cm.


TIPS & INFO:
- I only produce small quantities of each colour at any one time so there may be very slight variations between batches.
- Some of the paints may show a few tiny air holes caused by air escaping from the paint after being poured into the containers. This does not affect use of the paints as once in use they will regain a smoother surface.
- Note: Due to the honey which is added these paints will not appear completely dry. Honey helps prevent/lessen cracking and crumbling in paints and means they are very easy to re-wet. Pots are filled and levelled to the top but as they dry some the moisture evaporates solidifying the paints somewhat and causing a visual dip in the centre.
- Do not store in full sun for extended periods of time or in damp, humid conditions as this will cause paints to revert to liquid form. Always allow your paints to air dry before packing them away.
- Keep your paintbrushes clean, ideally washed in distilled water.
- To keep your paints stable whilst using them you can add various adhesives under the base to grip the table surface: Blu-Tac for a temporary fix or adhesive foam pads for a more permanent fix. You could also add adhesive circle magnets (2cm diameter x 1-1.5mm thickness) to the pot base and store in a metal pencil tin.

'SMALL ITEM POSTAGE':
Graphite paints are posted in either a protective card box or padded envelope sent via Royal Mail either '2nd Class' or 'Standard International'.
UK delivery: £2.80 and only 10p for every 'small item' ordered at the same time.
International delivery: £7.00 and only 30p for every 'small item' ordered at the same time.


FAQs

If you have anything specific in mind regarding a particular product please email me as I'm always open to custom commissions or personalisation.

If you have anything specific in mind regarding a particular product please email me as I'm always open to custom commissions or personalisation.


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Jul 28, 2017 by Jim Macdonald

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Preparation takes 3-5 business days
Arrives from United Kingdom
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POSTAGE: I always try to parcel my items in adequate packaging to ensure safe delivery, usually a protective card envelope or box. For the UK I usually post via Royal Mail 1st or 2nd Class with items generally arriving within 3-7 business days of posting. When posting outside of the UK I tend to use Royal Mail 'Standard International' which can take anything around 2-4 weeks. Please bear this in mind when purchasing made-to-order items which will require creation time also.
Postal trips are made twice a week so there may be a few days delay. If your item is urgent please let me know in advance so I can try and get it posted asap for you! :-)
I have two postage categories;
'SMALL ITEM POSTAGE' for light or small items. UK charged at £2.80 and only 10p for every 'small item' ordered at the same time. International charged at £7.00 and only 30p for every 'small item' ordered at the same time.
'MEDIUM ITEM POSTAGE' for larger/bulky or heavier items. UK charged at £3.30 and only 10p for every 'medium item' ordered at the same time. International charged at £7.50 and only 30p for every 'medium item' ordered at the same time.

IMPORT RESTRICTIONS: Buyers are responsible for checking their own countries import regulations and charges before ordering. I cannot take responsibility for lost, damaged or confiscated items outside of the UK. Certain natural based products may be subject to confiscation if checked at customs due to international import regulations concerning untreated wood/bark/wax/wheat etc. I am happy to send natural product items outside of the UK but buyer purchases at own risk.


Payments

Payment is due upon purchase. Any personalisation requests should be messaged and confirmed before ordering/paying for customisable products.


Returns & exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Additional return information
All sales are final. I try to be as honest and open about the product you will receive to avoid any disappointment. If you have any concerns or questions about a product please message me beforehand so I can provide you with any further information.

Additional policies

- Due to the handmade nature and /or natural materials used to create many of my products please understand there may be variation and/or natural flaws.

- If you are looking for something specific or a customized version of an item I already sell please message me as i may be able to help.

- Please use caution and follow fire safety guidelines when using candle/fire products.

- I greatly appreciate when customers take the time to leave me product feedback. It lets me know the item has been received but I also love to hear about how my products are being used or what you like about them. If you have any issues or questions with an item please message me before leaving feedback and I will see how I can help find a solution.

Many thanks you lovely people and congrats on reading all this boring small print! Imaginary gold stars to all of you! :-)