DANIEL SMITH Mineral Marvels

Photo of DANIEL SMITH Mineral Marvels Watercolor Dot Card Set

If you love the magic of color, you will love painting with our DANIEL SMITH Extra Fine Watercolor Mineral Marvels Dot Card Set!  

These are truly special watercolor paints, they are made from minerals, some semi-precious gemstones, that we source from all over the world, crush and process into pigments, then mill into watercolor paints!  Most have a gorgeous property called “granulation” which adds unique and exciting texture when painting that many artists call magical.

Photo of DANIEL SMITH Mineral Marvels Watercolor Dot Card Set showing 9 dot cards and 7 minerals used for making PrimaTek watercolors
DANIEL SMITH Mineral Marvels Watercolor Dot Card Set showing the 9 dot cards and 7 of the minerals used for making PrimaTek watercolors. Minerals left to right: fuchsite, lapis lazuli (behind), blue apatite, amazonite, amethyst, black tourmaline, red fuchsite. (Minerals not included).

The Mineral Marvels Watercolor Dot Card Set has extra large dots of ALL 36 DANIEL SMITH PrimaTek Watercolors (the 238 Watercolor Dot Card has 32 PrimaTeks) which is the complete PrimaTek Collection! Just take a wet brush, touch the watercolor dot to release the beautiful color and you are ready to paint!  

The Mineral Marvels Dot Card Set is easy to carry and take along from the coffee shop to the mountain top and everywhere in between!

With these dots of DANIEL SMITH Watercolor you can celebrate color, decorate journals, use for lettering and stamping projects, make cards, fine art, crafting or simply enjoy color with color swatching! 

Photo of DANIEL SMITH Mineral Marvels Watercolor Dot Card Set showing 9 dot cards with a small painting done with a few of these dot card colors
DANIEL SMITH Mineral Marvels Watercolor Dot Card Set showing the 9 dot cards with a small painting of violets in a flower pot done with a few of these dot card colors. The colors used are the ones that show color washes around the dot, except for Blue Apatite Genuine which was used to show how much color a dot has, see the next photo below..

TIP – for small painting project ideas, please visit our DANIELSMITH.com/Art-Projects page where you will find line art (like the violets in a flower pot above) that you can download, transfer to watercolor paper and paint using the Mineral Marvels Dots!  Also on the page are instructions on how to transfer images to watercolor paper and tips on using watercolors.

Photo of Lots of color in each Dot of DANIEL SMITH Watercolor in the Mineral Marvels Set! Paint out of Blue Apatite Genuine with blue apatite mineral.
Lots of color in each Dot of DANIEL SMITH Watercolor! Paint out of Blue Apatite Genuine with blue apatite mineral. (Mineral not included)

Each watercolor dot is packed with pure pigment (no fillers) which means that the watercolor goes a long way and can be used for multiple small projects!

Included in this set are the 36 Watercolor Mineral Marvel Dots of PrimaTek paints on 9 mineral themed cards:

Rockin’ Red 

These 4 Dots are PrimaTek Watercolors made from semi-precious gemstones and minerals ranging from vivid pink to earthy pink to rich reddish brown and black with warm buff in washes. 

Photo of DANIEL SMITH Mineral Marvels Dot Card, “Rockin' Red” with watercolor dots of Rhodonite Genuine, Garnet Genuine, Minnesota Pipestone Genuine and Bloodstone Genuine
Mineral Marvels Dot Card, “Rockin’ Red” with watercolor dots of Rhodonite Genuine, Garnet Genuine, Minnesota Pipestone Genuine and Bloodstone Genuine.

Red Earth

These 4 Dots are PrimaTek Watercolors made from minerals that are reminiscent of earthy reds, and rust to browns found in deserts. 

Photo of DANIEL SMITH Mineral Marvels Dot Card, “Red Earth” with watercolor dots of Hematite Burnt Scarlet Genuine, Piemontite Genuine, Mummy Bauxite and Sicklerite Genuine
Mineral Marvels Dot Card, “Red Earth” with watercolor dots of Hematite Burnt Scarlet Genuine, Piemontite Genuine, Mummy Bauxite and Sicklerite Genuine.

Red Sands

These 4 Dots are PrimaTek Watercolors made from semi-precious gemstones and minerals ranging from warm golden bronze, to soft red and copper to pinkish brown. 

Photo of DANIEL SMITH Mineral Marvels Dot Card, “Red Sands” with watercolor dots of Bronzite Genuine, Red Fuchsite Genuine, Burnt Bronzite Genuine and Red Jasper Genuine
Mineral Marvels Dot Card, “Red Sands” with watercolor dots of Bronzite Genuine, Red Fuchsite Genuine, Burnt Bronzite Genuine and Red Jasper Genuine.

Baked Earth

These 4 Dots are PrimaTek Watercolors made from semi-precious gemstones and minerals having a rich color resembling baked earth ranging from rich reddish browns, to cooler neutral browns. 

Photo of DANIEL SMITH Mineral Marvels Dot Card, “Baked Earth” with watercolor dots of Yavapai Genuine, Sedona Genuine, Tiger's Eye Genuine and Burnt Tiger's Eye Genuine
Mineral Marvels Dot Card, “Baked Earth” with watercolor dots of Yavapai Genuine, Sedona Genuine, Tiger’s Eye Genuine and Burnt Tiger’s Eye Genuine.

Royal Purple

These 4 Dots are PrimaTek Watercolors made from semi-precious gemstones and minerals in beautiful shades of lavender, violet, purple and reddish purple.

Photo of DANIEL SMITH Mineral Marvels Dot Card, “Royal Purple” with watercolor dots of Purpurite Genuine, Amethyst Genuine, Sugilite Genuine and Hematite Violet Genuine
Mineral Marvels Dot Card, “Royal Purple” with watercolor dots of Purpurite Genuine, Amethyst Genuine, Sugilite Genuine and Hematite Violet Genuine.

Metamorphic Black 

These 4 Dots are PrimaTek Watercolors made from semi-precious gemstones and minerals which are nearly black in mass tone and lighten with water into deep blue and green or grays.

Photo of DANIEL SMITH Mineral Marvels Dot Card, “Metamorphic Black” with watercolor dots of Sodalite Genuine, Zoisite Genuine, Hematite Genuine and Black Tourmaline Genuine
Mineral Marvels Dot Card, “Metamorphic Black” with watercolor dots of Sodalite Genuine, Zoisite Genuine, Hematite Genuine and Black Tourmaline Genuine.

Oceanic 

These 4 Dots are PrimaTek Watercolors made from semi-precious gemstones and minerals in watery blues from the deep blue ocean to shallow tropical seas and green ponds. 

Photo of DANIEL SMITH Mineral Marvels Dot Card, “Oceanic” with watercolor dots of Mayan Blue Genuine, Kingman Green Turquoise Genuine, Diopside Genuine and Green Apatite Genuine
Mineral Marvels Dot Card, “Oceanic” with watercolor dots of Mayan Blue Genuine, Kingman Green Turquoise Genuine, Diopside Genuine and Green Apatite Genuine.

Blue Beauties

These 4 Dots are PrimaTek Watercolors made from semi-precious gemstones and minerals tell the story of how throughout history people have loved the color blue and sought to capture the color for personal ornamentation as jewelry and now as gorgeous watercolor. 

Photo of DANIEL SMITH Mineral Marvels Dot Card, “Blue Beauties” with watercolor dots of Kyanite Genuine, Lapis Lazuli Genuine, Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Genuine and Blue Apatite Genuine
Mineral Marvels Dot Card, “Blue Beauties” with watercolor dots of Kyanite Genuine, Lapis Lazuli Genuine, Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Genuine and Blue Apatite Genuine.

Green Gems

These 4 Dots are PrimaTek Watercolors made from semi-precious gemstones and minerals in beautiful greens ranging from aqua to sunny yellow green to deep forest green.  

Photo of DANIEL SMITH Mineral Marvels Dot Card, “Green Gems” with watercolor dots of Amazonite Genuine, Fuchsite Genuine, Jadeite Genuine and Serpentine Genuine
Mineral Marvels Dot Card, “Green Gems” with watercolor dots of Amazonite Genuine, Fuchsite Genuine, Jadeite Genuine and Serpentine Genuine.


DANIEL SMITH Mineral Marvels Dot Card Set showing how much paint a Watercolor Dot has, a bird stamped image painted in with Dot Card Watercolors and 2 minerals, amethyst and blue apatite 2 of the 36 minerals that the Mineral Marvels Watercolors are made from
Mineral Marvels Dot Card Set showing how much paint a Watercolor Dot (Blue Apatite Genuine) has, and a bird stamp image painted in with Dot Card Watercolors. Showing also are 2 minerals, amethyst and blue apatite, 2 of the 36 minerals that the Mineral Marvels Watercolors are made from. (Minerals not included).

These exciting, natural mineral and semi-precious gemstones will have you marveling at their color and intriguing granulation while painting, and their beautiful, natural color when your art project or paintings dry!  From Nature’s palette to yours!

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Photo of the detail of a painting, “WE The Uncut Talents” by Rajat Bandopadhyay used for the Mineral Marvels Box.

Detail of a painting, “WE The Uncut Talents” by Rajat Bandopadhyay used for the Mineral Marvels Box.  Please enjoy his interview article featuring several of his paintings including “WE The Uncut Talents”.