Thursday, March 18, 2010

New shades of Mulberry Paper now Available!

Hello Friends!  We've received some lucious shades of mulberry paper on Tuesday.  I was so excited to see the quality and the color of these papers!  We have a new shade of Cream that will be replacing the "old stuff".  This "cream" is truly soft & creamy, making it so easy to work with!  I just had to play with it.  Of course I should have been doing other things.  Here is my example of a bear I created using the new "Cream" toned paper.
This example is up against our new shade of 165gms Mocha!  It's so hard to get the colors right in a photograph.  As you can see, the "fluff" is so much nicer.  All it took was some LIGHT strokes along the edges with our Fluff Me! Steel Brush.  I chalked him up a little with some Creamy Brown Fluid Chalk too.

Next I created a little bear with the new 165gsm Mocha Mulberry Paper.  This paper truly needs only one layer to achieve a lot of fluff.  You will want to wet this paper before you tear it - LOL.  Just take a look...
For this little guy, I used a different technique for fluffing.  Remember, he is only made with 1 layer of mulberry paper.  To make his fur somewhat curly, after I had him assembled, I took my water barrel brush and lightly dampened the edges.  I then took my Beary Creative Tear Bear Tool and "picked" at the fibers along the edge.  Finally, I allowed him to dry.  That was it.  Pretty neat, huh?

As for the color, it is similar to our current Dark Khaki shade, but much lighter.  I wasn't sure how I was going to feel about this shade, but after making a few bears the other night, it's really grown on me.  I think it's my new favorite!

I'll try to get some samples of our new 165gsm Ginger Brown loaded in my next post.

Hugs and Smiles
Kimm

3 comments:

  1. Thank you for the extra info. My bears and bunny just don't look fluffed. I was brushing the inside of the bear and bunny, so hopefully your tip of just fluffing the outside will do the trick. I just love all your patterns. Please do another bunny example, he is so adorable.

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  2. Awe, thanks! I'm really trying to work on making a video tutorial on fluffing! I should have a photo tutorial up for the puppy, bunny, and chick in the upcoming days :)
    XXX~Kimm

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  3. Kimm these colors are gorgeous and your bears and patterns are amazing! I am having a blast creating my tear critters and bears!!! :) Hoping to get them post to my blog soon!
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend!!
    Hugs~
    Kim

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