a little company was created called Peerless Transparent Watercolors. 119 years later, DA BELLA fell in love with their product
here is a little bit of the history taken from their website
Peerless Transparent Watercolors were developed in 1885 by Charles F. Nicholson. After many years of “revolutionary” chemical research, he developed the self blending line of Peerless Transparent Watercolors in sheet form. His unwavering ideal was to create an original form of presentation for watercolors.
After many years of perserverance, he successfully developed Color Film, or paper leaflet paint as many used to call them. Watercolors had never been offered in dry form and the novelty of the idea seemed to shock the artistic sense of the professional colorist. Even after 122 years, the self blending Peerless Transparent Watercolors still shock the amateur as well as the professional colorist!
Charles F. Nicholson was certainly a genius.
The formula he created for his special watercolors in 1885 has never changed. After 122 years, the same process is used in the creation of the colors. Being only the 4th person to obtain the Nicholson formulas, my goal is to continue manufacturing the colors as if Charles F. Nicholson were supervising production. I will continue to produce Peerless Watercolors with the same affection and care that helped develop it many, many years ago!
Ok, pardon the font change.. Now back to the BELLA story..LOL. So about 4 years ago I met Chris (demonstrator of Peerless) at a stamping convention. What she demo’d with these paints and how she demo’d these pants was a MAGICAL experience.. I fell in love with HER and her demonstration skills. So of course, I bought the whole set… (would you expect any less?). The Peerless paints are amazing concentrated papers impregnated with pure watercolor paint… you lift a little with a paintbrush and paint away.. phenom! It is also so easy to travel with them.. you know me by now.. if you can travel with something (I go nowhere by the way) and if it looks good in a tote (I still don’t go anywhere) then you are set! My set has lasted me approximately 4-5 years and still see no end to their life (lol)
*ahem* pardon what they look like.. I am a little messy ya know! I took the bonus pack (40 colours) and stapled them to a little book from the dollar store and VOILA! my pallette… LOOOOOVE ITTTTTTTTTTTTTTT..
Here are some samples made with the paints and my loopy flower
I completed my image above (not sure if you can see the deets) but I put Bella Liquid Glitter for watercolours on top… YUMMY SHINE!
So back to my story about Chris.. remember her? she demo’d for PEERLESS at the Convention I went to??? Well.. Wait till you hear THIS… so after 5 years of owning the Peerless and being MESMERIZED by these magical paints, I called and ordered from a lovely lady named CHRIS…. she told me that she loved the company so much, she BOUGHT IT!! I mean, after I heard that, I just had to become her bestest and favoritest customer..LOL (probably NOT her bestest and favoritest but I may make her smile from time to time)… If you know me, you know that I love to support small companies.. especially women-owned companies.. it makes me HAPPY.. So after blahblaing a little while, she told me about her limited edition PEERLESS sets where after she purchased the company, she found these sheets of colours that there was no recipe for from the early 1900′s which she put together in sets that are not included in the complete edition or bonus pack.. and a PINK SET? I mean could things get ANY BETTER? Ummmm YA.. my CHRISABELLA decided to put together a BELLA BLEND limited edition set (which I am waiting anxiously for) just for me.. COULD YOU BELIEVE? is she not AMAZZZZING? AM I NOT ANNNNNOYING??? lol but really.. that makes me very SHMAPPY.
Now Chrisabella, the proud owner of Peerless is like the “mad scientist”… when I asked her today what she was doing, she said that today was a DARK YELLOW type of day… know what that means? That means that she had her pots brewing with paint, her hands rubbergloved to the elbows making the magical peerless potion .. how cool is that? Tomorrow, she advised, will be a sky blue type of day … I was hoping for pink but that may be friday *winks*
Anyway, if you are not familiar with this magical product which gets the BELLA STAMP OF APPROVAL a million times ovah, please try it out.. you will never regret it.. I PLOMISE (how my little Jayden says promise)…
2 days til CHA..
WHAT AM I GONNA WEAR AND WHY IS NICKY MAKING ME LEAVE MY HOUSE AT 5:00 AM????
mwah to da sistahs who can sleep IN.