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What are the peerless watercolors?
Peerless Watercolors are my preferred coloring medium at the moment!

taken directly from the description in Gina's store:
The most convenient form yet devised to keep colors clean and available for instant use. The color sheet is a heavy film of highly concentrated pure color of intense strength and absolute solubility. The color is coated on one side of a special paper fabric that readily discharges when it comes into contact with water or any soluble mixture.

Jessica had a great tip to make a palette with all the colors on one sheet since they come in 6 inch sheets. I did this too (I should take a picture & share on my blog and it is SO handy! I used a Niji Waterbrush (the best IMO) you can also get in the Gina K store.

Watercolor pencils are somewhat different, the only ones I've had were SU!'s and used a blender pen. Well the biggest difference I can tell is that the peerless watercolors are truly blendable! and if you use Gina K's layering weight and not too much water, your watercoloring will be like a dream! here are a few samples of my cards that I used them on.

I hope that helps!!

cite>Amy H said:
What are the peerless watercolors?
I just read about them, Gina K sells them
How long do the peeerless watercolors last? It sounds like you only pick up a very small amount when you color. When I first read about this I was worried that it is something you would have to replace much sooner than having a pencil. I love to watercolor, so think I am going to have to try this.
Donna Baker said:
Peerless Watercolors are my preferred coloring medium at the moment!

taken directly from the description in Gina's store:
The most convenient form yet devised to keep colors clean and available for instant use. The color sheet is a heavy film of highly concentrated pure color of intense strength and absolute solubility. The color is coated on one side of a special paper fabric that readily discharges when it comes into contact with water or any soluble mixture.

Jessica had a great tip to make a palette with all the colors on one sheet since they come in 6 inch sheets. I did this too (I should take a picture & share on my blog and it is SO handy! I used a Niji Waterbrush (the best IMO) you can also get in the Gina K store.

Watercolor pencils are somewhat different, the only ones I've had were SU!'s and used a blender pen. Well the biggest difference I can tell is that the peerless watercolors are truly blendable! and if you use Gina K's layering weight and not too much water, your watercoloring will be like a dream! here are a few samples of my cards that I used them on.

I hope that helps!!

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Amy H said:
What are the peerless watercolors?

You should take a picture.
Honestly, there is enough color in this pack to last a lifetime!

Selma Stevenson said:
How long do the peeerless watercolors last? It sounds like you only pick up a very small amount when you color. When I first read about this I was worried that it is something you would have to replace much sooner than having a pencil. I love to watercolor, so think I am going to have to try this.
Thanks Gina. I placed an order earlier today for some more stamps sets. I also ordered these watercolors. I'm happy to hear they will last a very long time.
Amy,
Here is a link to Jessica's palette she shared on her blog.


Amy H said:
Donna Baker said:
Peerless Watercolors are my preferred coloring medium at the moment!

taken directly from the description in Gina's store:
The most convenient form yet devised to keep colors clean and available for instant use. The color sheet is a heavy film of highly concentrated pure color of intense strength and absolute solubility. The color is coated on one side of a special paper fabric that readily discharges when it comes into contact with water or any soluble mixture.

Jessica had a great tip to make a palette with all the colors on one sheet since they come in 6 inch sheets. I did this too (I should take a picture & share on my blog and it is SO handy! I used a Niji Waterbrush (the best IMO) you can also get in the Gina K store.

Watercolor pencils are somewhat different, the only ones I've had were SU!'s and used a blender pen. Well the biggest difference I can tell is that the peerless watercolors are truly blendable! and if you use Gina K's layering weight and not too much water, your watercoloring will be like a dream! here are a few samples of my cards that I used them on.

I hope that helps!!

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Amy H said:
What are the peerless watercolors?

You should take a picture.
you will love them! they are so portable, never need sharpening, blend so nicely, vibrant color, and you can color in areas SO quickly!!
Thanks, gals for mentioning my palette - it was/is really easy to do. Just punch out a piece of the peerless paper sheets and glue them to a piece of chipboard. I used mono multi glue for mine. You'll be able to get numerous uses out of each square and when one square is used up, peel it off and punch out a new one.


I've made up to 16 palettes from one peerless packet, so it would certainly last forever for one person!

As Donna's beautiful cards so, they blend beautifully! You can't believe how easy these are to use - there is no learning curve. Just brush your aqua painter or damp paint brush across the pigment paper and watercolor away. They are so blendable and vibrant.


If you use watercolor paper, you can lay down a lot of water and blend the colors together flawlessly like this beach scene...


I love to use them in combination with Twinkling H2O's too. On the card below, I washed a light green Twinkling H2O over the entire paper after embossing this image in clear embossing powder. Then, I painted the flower pot and flowers with peerless watercolors. Look at how vibrant the colors are...


If you're debating about watercolor pencils or peerless watercolors, my vote is Peerless. They are inexpensive and super easy to use. At my peerless watercolor classes, the ladies are always shocked with how vibrant the colors are and how well the colors move and blend together.
If you are looking for a good source to buy them - why not get them from our own GinaK?

Here's the basic set Gina currently has on her website ...


She also has the bonus color pack that isn't listed yet on her online store, but we carry it in the retail store. If you would like to get that set, email us at customer service and we can help you. Our email is info@ginakdesigns.com .

The companion set of 40 colors comes in two different sizes - this is the small size. The squares of pigment are 2x2.



There is also a larger sized pack - the colors are the same only the size is different. The sheets are 2x6 - the same size as come in the starter set.



If you purchase the starter kit and the companion kit - no colors are duplicated - so, you'll end up with 52 different Peerless watercolor pigment sheets.

Here's a link to the Color Chart for the 40 color pack
Here's a link to the Starter Color Collection Pack
I've only used the Peerless a couple times, but I sure do LOVE the beautiful brilliant color!!!! :)

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