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Finetec Metallic Watercolour sets

Finetec Metallic Watercolour sets

Finetec Pearlescent, Iridescent and Metallic watercolour sets 

 As we are fast approaching World Watercolour Month we thought it would be a great idea to share some new products that will enhance your creative practice and elevate your designs. 

In this article we will highlight the Finetec watercolour collection and what the collections can be used for in your work. We have detailed each palette in each set, consisting of Flip Flop, Rainbow, Classic, Cool, Pixie Dust, Warm, Antique Tones, High Chroma, Neons, High Sparkle and Metals collections.


What are the Finetec collections?

The FINETEC watercolour collection consists of a variety of pearlescent, iridescent and Flip-Flop colours, all made with ethically sourced natural mica or synthetic substrates that provide a beautiful sheen. 

The intense and shimmering effects of these watercolours are loved by beginners, artists and creative professionals all over the world. FINETEC watercolours are ideal for calligraphy, hand lettering and adding special effects to any watercolour painting.

The colours in all of these sets are highly pigmented, which means that you can achieve vibrant and intense hues with just a few brushstrokes. The sets include a variety of hues, from deep blues and purples to bright pinks and oranges, so you will have plenty of options for creating different moods and effects depending on what set you choose.

In addition to their visual appeal, these watercolours are also of high quality. They are made with high-quality pigments and are lightfast, meaning that they will not fade over time. They are also easy to work with, flowing smoothly on the paper and blending easily to create soft, subtle washes or bold, dramatic strokes. 

Their unique effects, excellent pigmentation, and eco-friendly formulation make them an excellent addition to any artist's toolkit.

Whether you are a beginner or an experienced artist, these watercolours are sure to add a touch of magic to your paintings.


The Pearlescent Royal Talens watercolour sets are used for multiple creative ventures. 

  • Illustrations: You can create stunning illustrations with a touch of shimmer and iridescence using the pearlescent colours. They work well for adding highlights, accents, or special effects to your artwork.

  • Painting: The watercolours can be used with traditional painting techniques. You can create vibrant and luminous landscapes, still life setups, or use the Metallic watercolours for jewellery details on portraits. The transparent and iridescent tones of the Pixie Dust collection are great for capturing those iridescent qualities of insects, especially beetles, butterflies and tropical bird feathers. Experimenting with the pearlescent and iridescent qualities and creating unique effects can really make particular areas of your painting stand out.

  • Hand Lettering and Calligraphy: If you enjoy lettering or calligraphy, the pearlescent and metallic watercolours can be used to add a shimmering finish to your letterforms. They can create beautiful and eye-catching designs, especially when used on dark or coloured paper or over Inktense watercolours (which dry waterproof). 

  • Card Making and Crafts: The pearlescent watercolours are perfect for creating handmade cards, invitations, and other craft projects. They can add a touch of elegance and sophistication to your creations, making them stand out.

  • Mixed Media Art: These watercolours can be combined with other art mediums such as acrylics, coloured pencils, markers, or ink to create mixed media artwork. The pearlescent effects can add depth and interest to your mixed media pieces.

  • Scrapbooking: If you're into scrapbooking, the pearlescent watercolours can be used to add a shimmering touch to your pages. They work well for highlighting specific elements, creating backgrounds, or adding details to your scrapbook layouts.

Remember to experiment with different techniques and surfaces to fully explore the capabilities of the Pearlescent, Metallic and Flip flop Royal Talens watercolour sets. Have fun exploring the unique effects and creating your own artistic masterpiece whilst developing your personal style! Explore the special effects and shimmery finish on your paintings and experiment by painting on different coloured papers; see how the colours shift and change and illuminate your work by changing the angle of light.

Premium Watercolour collection

 If you are looking to add a touch of shimmer and shine to your watercolour paintings, then the Royal Talens Pearlescent Colours Flip Flop Watercolour Paint might just be the perfect addition to your art supplies. This unique set of watercolours features 6 beautiful colours that have a flip-flop effect, meaning that they shift in colour and tone depending on the angle and lighting.

One of the standout features of these watercolours are their incredible iridescence. The shimmering, metallic effect adds a magical touch to any painting, making it perfect for creating ethereal landscapes, dreamy portraits, and other worldly scenes.

Premium Flip Flop set include; 6 colours

  • Red/ Gold

  • Pink/ Orange

  • Turquoise/ Red

  • Golden Green/ Pink

  • Green/Amethyst

  • Blue/Violet


Pearlescent watercolour set - Rainbow = 12 colours

This Rainbow set offers you 12 beautiful pearlescent hues to choose from. You can choose from a warm or cool palette or work with all of these amazing colours in one artwork.

  • Amethyst 

  • Sapphire Blue 

  • Caribbean Green 

  • Blue Silver 

  • Deep Black  

  • Mystic Colour 

  • Pearl Silver 

  • Pearl Gold  

  • Crystal Gold 

  • Orange Copper 

  • Red 

  • Purple.

Pearlescent watercolour set  - Classic = 6 colours

This is a fantastic range of gold and silver hues. Use them as they are or layer them over watercolour, acrylic or pencil to add that special touch.

  • Olympic Gold

  •  Royal Gold

  •  Arabic Gold

  •  Pearl Gold

  •  Champagne Silver

  •  Silver.

Pearlescent watercolour set - Cool = 6 colours

Six beautiful cool hues to bring a touch of frost to a landscape or seascape or to add a touch of cool highlight on a sunset.

  • Patina 

  • Emerald

  • Vintage Lilac

  •  Platinum

  •  High Chroma Blue

  •  Mint

Iridescent watercolour set - Pixie Dust = 6 colours

These six magical colours will add just the right amount of sparkle to your work. Warm and cool hues with gold for that final detail.

  • Gold

  • Golden Copper

  • Light Purple

  • Amethyst

  • Sapphire Blue

  • Jade Green


Pearlescent watercolour set - Warm = 6 colours

Rich warm tones of Autumn. This set will bring depth and warmth to your work. Autumn gold, and Rose gold especially are beautiful jewel tones.

  • Autumn Gold

  • Tangelo

  • Ruby 

  • Fuchsia

  • Golden Rose

  • Hazelnut

Pearlescent watercolour set - Metals 6 colours

In this Metals collection you have all the golds you could ever need! Warm copper, bronze, rich yellow arabic gold and two silvers! One warm and one cool. 

  • Copper

  • Bronze

  • Olympic Gold 

  • Arabic Gold

  • Champagne Silver

  • Silver


Premium Pearlescent watercolour set - Antique Tones 6 colours

Another great selection of Antique golds and silver, perfect for adding those decorative details on festive cards or invitations.

  • Real Silver

  • Rich Gold

  • Pharaohs Gold

  • Fine Gold

  • Pale Gold

  • Pewter 

Premium Pearlescent watercolour Set - High Chroma 6 colours

These high chroma, premium-quality pigments will provide you with an even more intense selection of hues. These 6 opaque, pearlescent hues are great to use on all watercolour surfaces, black, coloured or white papers

  • High Reflection Gold

  • Brilliant Rust

  • Sparking Pink

  • High Chroma Blue

  • High Chroma Green

  • Galaxy Black

Premium Watercolour Set Neon 6 colours

These neon colours are all made with premium-quality pigments for an even more intense gloss and astonishingly brilliant finish. These 6 fluorescent neon colours are made with the finest fluorescent pigments and can be illuminated with UV light (the yellow even glows in the dark!)

  • Neon Yellow After-glowing

  • Neon Orange

  • Neon Magenta

  • Neon Purple

  • Neon Blue

  • Neon Green

Premium iridescent watercolour set High Sparkle - 6 Colours

These 6 iridescent colours are beautifully transparent and shimmer in the light almost magically on a lighter background, but on a dark surface, they show their eye-catching true colours. This collection will make you fall in love with all things whimsical!

  • White 

  • Gold

  • Red

  • Amethyst

  • Blue

  • Turquoise 

About FINETEC watercolours

  • High-quality watercolours, known for their striking luminosity

  • Unique formulation with exclusive pigments based on mica or synthetic substrates

  • Brilliant colours, excellent lightfastness, strong pigmentation, non-toxic

  • Various effects, including pearlescent, iridescent and Flip-Flop colours

  • Can be quickly activated with water and blend smoothly

  • Pans measure approximately 2.2 cm x 2.7 cm (0.87” x 1.06”)

  • Loved by artists and creative professionals worldwide

  • Ideal for calligraphy, hand lettering and adding special effects to any watercolour painting

  • Great for use with brushes, traditional nibs and glass nibs


All FINETEC watercolours are skilfully crafted in Germany under strict quality standards

In addition to their beauty and versatility, the Royal Talens Pearlescent Watercolor Paint sets are eco-friendly. They are made with natural pigments and are free from heavy metals and other harmful chemicals, making them safe for you and the environment.

Overall, if you're looking to add some extra sparkle and shine to your watercolour paintings, then the Royal Talens Pearlescent Colour collection Watercolour Paint sets are a fantastic choice. 

Ellie Jakeman
Ellie Jakeman

I have had a strong interest in the visual and creative arts since a very early age. After completing an Art and Design Degree and Post graduate studies I have taught Art and Design, Fashion and Textiles, Textile design , Fine Art print and Illustration for over 20 years. Before teaching I was a freelance artist and illustrator and decided 4 years ago I would return to freelance and commissioned work. I have created many domestic and commercial murals for hospitals and hospices. I work part time for ARTdiscount as a content creator and product tester.

2 Responses

Ellie Jakeman
Ellie Jakeman

March 19, 2024

Hi Anna, thank you for your comment, I have only tested the Finetec range on watercolour paper and our watercolour panels with much success. I would imagine because of the nature of watercolour paint being non permanent (apart from Derwent Inktense watercolours which are permanent once fully diluted) they wouldn’t really work on fabric. Saying that I will now conduct a test on a scrap piece of fabric to see how the metallic watercolours behave and whether they achieve the desired effect. I will assess the colour intensity, adhesion, and permanence of the watercolours on the fabric and get back to you on this. Can you let me know what type of fabric you were thinking of working on? Cotton, Silk, mixed fibres? and is it for a fashion piece or for a Textile art work? kind regards Ellie

Anna Northrop-Smith
Anna Northrop-Smith

March 19, 2024

I see you have history with textiles….I wonder if you could please tell me if the Finetec range works on fabric at all?
Many thanks.

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