DANIEL SMITH Jean Haines’ All That Shimmers Watercolor Set

Photo of DANIEL SMITH Jean Haines' All That Shimmers Watercolor Set box
Jean Haines photo

Jean Haines is an Internationally renowned watercolorist and author of best-selling books including “Atmospheric Watercolors”.  Described as a “breath of fresh air” on the art scene, Jean’s ability to instill enthusiasm and inspirational motivation is captured in her popular DVDs, books and sold out workshops globally.

“A fabulous selection of shining shades that can be used in so many beautiful ways. Mix with existing watercolour pigment, use alone or as a glaze to turn an ordinary painting into a stunning piece of art. Subjects can look fantastic when painted in watercolour but they can sometimes lack the lustre of life as seen in reality. Colour additions with one or more of the shades from my shimmer sets can beautifully bring them to life.” -Jean Haines

The new Jean Haines’ All That Shimmers Watercolor Set is a special, 5ml tube collection of six DANIEL SMITH Luminescent (Shimmering) Watercolors selected by Jean Haines that add special reflective depth and color which regular colors cannot.  This is a magical set that can add unique shimmer to enhance a diverse variety of subjects from gossamer butterfly wings, dewy florals, to racing horses and jockeys, and so much more!

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Jean Haines has selected these shimmering DANIEL SMITH Luminescent colors:

  • Iridescent Ruby
  • Iridescent Aztec Gold
  • Pearlescent White
  • Iridescent Electric Blue
  • Iridescent Topaz
  • Iridescent Copper
DANIEL SMITH Jean Haines' All That Shimmers Watercolor Set paint tubes with paint out.
DANIEL SMITH Jean Haines’ All That Shimmers Watercolor Set paint tubes with paint out.

The Jean Haines’ All That Shimmers Set is a wonderful introduction to six of the DANIEL SMITH (Shimmering) Luminescent Watercolors in these special 5 ml tubes that are only available in this set.  Outside of this unique set, the 48 colors in the Luminescent Watercolor collection are only available open stock in 15ml tubes, which makes the set a terrific value!  

You can use these beautiful colors on their own, mixed with or glazed over other colors, you can see some examples in the Color Mixing Chart below.

DANIEL SMITH, Jean Haines' All That Shimmers Watercolor Set Mixing Chart
Jean Haines’ All That Shimmers Watercolor Set Mixing Chart

Note: We used DANIEL SMITH Mars Black Watercolor Ground on the All That Shimmers Color Mixing Chart to show how the Iridescent colors look when glazed over darker colors.

DANIEL SMITH 4 oz Mars Black Watercolor Ground jar with a blank and a painted sample paper with Ground applied. The blank sample paper included with the Jean Haines' All That Shimmers Watercolor Set. Also showing a palette filled with Luminescent Watercolor from the set.
DANIEL SMITH 4 oz Mars Black Watercolor Ground jar with a blank and a painted sample paper with Ground applied. The blank sample paper included with the Jean Haines’ All That Shimmers Watercolor Set. Also showing a palette filled with Luminescent Watercolor from the set.

The Jean Haines’ All That Shimmers Set includes a paper sample coated with the DANIEL SMITH Mars Black Watercolor Ground, which is a wonderful surface for the Luminescent Watercolors in the Shimmer Set, and a perfect vehicle for the new black surface trend.

Jean Haines’ All That Shimmers Set color descriptions

  • Iridescent – reflection – particle of light hits paint/pigment matrix and bounces back. Much like a mirror.
  • Pearlescent – adds opalescence – like an opal or pearl – to the color it’s mixed or glazed with.

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Iridescent Ruby – is a sweet and soft metallic pink. Warm and earthy, similar to Potter’s Pink with a soft shimmer.

DANIEL SMITH Iridescent Ruby Watercolor swatch, lower half is painted over Mars Black Watercolor Ground.
  • Pigment: PW 20, PW 6 | Series: 1
  • Lightfastness: I – Excellent
  • Transparency: Transparent
  • Staining: 1-Non-Staining
  • Granulation: Granulating
  • MSDS

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Iridescent Aztec Gold – is a warm, reddish shade midway between traditional copper and gold hues.

DANIEL SMITH Iridescent Aztec Gold Watercolor swatch, lower half is painted over Mars Black Watercolor Ground.
  • Pigment: PW 20, PW 6 | Series: 1
  • Lightfastness: I – Excellent
  • Transparency: Transparent
  • Staining: 1-Non-Staining
  • Granulation: Granulating
  • MSDS

Pearlescent White – gives white paper a pearl-like luster. Use Pearlescent White as a slightly opaque shimmering glaze or combine with other colors to create lustrous pastel tones.  

DANIEL SMITH Pearlescent White Watercolor swatch, lower half is painted over Mars Black Watercolor Ground.
  • Pigment: PW 20, PW 6 | Series: 1
  • Lightfastness: I – Excellent
  • Transparency: Transparent
  • Staining: 1-Non-Staining
  • Granulation: Granulating
  • MSDS

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Iridescent Electric Blue – is the color of sun striking the blue tones of peacock feathers, and is a vivid, luminous blue that captures the endless blue of skies.  It is a wonderful mixer with other colors.

DANIEL SMITH Iridescent Electric Blue Watercolor swatch, lower half is painted over Mars Black Watercolor Ground.
  • Pigment: PW 20, PW 6 | Series: 1
  • Lightfastness: I – Excellent
  • Transparency: Transparent
  • Staining: 1-Non-Staining
  • Granulation: Granulating
  • MSDS

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Iridescent Topaz – is a pale yellow-gold with just the slightest hint of a green undertone.

DANIEL SMITH Iridescent Topaz Watercolor swatch, lower half is painted over Mars Black Watercolor Ground.
  • Pigment: PW 20, PW 6 | Series: 1
  • Lightfastness: I – Excellent
  • Transparency: Transparent
  • Staining: 1-Non-Staining
  • Granulation: Granulating
  • MSDS

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Iridescent Copper – is the bright and reflective color of a newly minted penny.

DANIEL SMITH Iridescent Copper Watercolor swatch, lower half is painted over Mars Black Watercolor Ground.
  • Pigment: PW 20 | Series: 1
  • Lightfastness: I – Excellent
  • Transparency: Transparent
  • Staining: 1-Non-Staining
  • Granulation: Granulating
  • MSDS

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Shimmering Goldfish by Jean Haines, painted with DANIEL SMITH Watercolors and colors from Jean's All That Shimmers Set
Shimmering Goldfish by Jean Haines, painted with DANIEL SMITH Watercolors and colors from Jean’s All That Shimmers Set

These six, 5 ml tubes of Iridescent colors are part of the DANIEL SMITH (Shimmering) Luminescent collection of 48 specialty colors available open stock in 15 ml tubes.  The colors are made with pigments that include mica, which are thin transparent particles coated with highly reflective metal oxides. When you paint with these watercolors, they’ll create a sense of depth and a sheen that changes with the angle of reflection and observation. Find out how they can inspire you and lead you to more creative expression!

The Jean Haines’ All That Shimmers Set and Jean Haines’ Master Artist Watercolor Set are wonderful sets to start your collection of DANIEL SMITH Watercolors or add to it!

Watch for articles from Jean Haines about her new Watercolor Sets on the DANIELSMITH.com blog!

Orchids by Jean Haines, painted with DANIEL SMITH Watercolors, including colors from her All That Shimmers Set
“Orchids” by Jean Haines, painted with DANIEL SMITH Watercolors, including colors from her All That Shimmers Set