The Prima Tek watercolors from Daniel Smith (and Blick) are the stars of this show. Mined from minerals and stone, they are textured and glittery (some) and scrumptious. You can read more technical info here.
I was noticing that adding more water, pigment or picking up color with a damp brush creates even more texture. I think you can see that in these photos but will doing more playing and sharing.
I played with the brushes some while we were away visiting friends in Vermont and Massachusetts. Working mostly with the Silver Black Velvet brushes. I was alarmed when a couple of hairs came out of one of them while I was swatching in today's video but haven't had any trouble since. They are very soft brushes and hold a good amount of water.
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Liquitex Matte Medium
Archival Ink, Black refill
Princeton Neptune Quill No. 6
Princeton Neptune Oval Wash 1"
Silver Black Velvet 2, 4, 10 & 16
Escoda Versatil 22
#4 Watercolor Sable Rigger
Daniel Smith Watercolors
Prima Tek Colors Swatched
Strathmore Series 400 Watercolor paper