Do you know how hard it is to sit here knowing that I have some amazing stuff coming tomorrow!!! I just had to pull out one of my little "samples" that I was sent and play to get a head start on ideas - LOL! I am totally in love with this awesome paper line that I will be adding to my store - hopefully this weekend. It is definitely the "gooder stuff" as some of my friends call things that are of amazing quality.
Arturo is made by the same Italian manufacturer as Fabriano, so any of you who have rubbed your fingertips over the Fabriano Mediovalis papers know what I am talking about when I tell you that this paper is pure luxury. It is the paper of royalty - LOL! Well Arturo is what I will call the Fabriano topper. Not only does it have that same luxurious feel and quality, but it comes in colors - GLORIOUS colors.
I've only had time today to make one little thing - this little Rose Dress.
I stamped the image using my Burnt Umber Palette ink pad (also to be added to my store shortly :D) on the buttercream paper and quickly watercolored it using Saffron yellow, Apricot and Pumpkin orange Lyra watercolor crayons. Lay the crayons out on your work surface and use a watercolor brush (I REALLY like the fine tipped Art-Kure variety, but have not been able to track them down to share with you yet) to pick up the color from the end of the crayon. This allows you to quickly complete an image without a lot of mess. The final detail is to add just a little glitz and glam using the Sakura Stardust pen and you have such a pretty little creation without a lot of fuss.
Many who have purchased from me have the little cards in your hands that I include in my orders. those were painted on Fabriano! I will share a how do I make these "tutorial" of sorts, because they are so simple to complete and yet carry quite the elegant, WOW impact.
As soon as I receive my invoice which tells what the freight is to get these beauties here I will let you know the cost for the different products I purchased. I am just bouncing inside, chomping at the bit - wishing I had more time to play with all the different colors that are sitting here on my work surface. So let me know your thoughts or questions and I'll do my best to answer them promptly. Have a wonderful day and "warm" regards from the once again snowy, Seattle area!