Sunday, November 14, 2010

Pink And Sparkly




Every now and then I get to work on a commission in my two favourite colours..pink and sparkly! These little Victorian flourishes were done on Clariefontaine Maya paper with watercolour, Finetec Gold, and Silver Stardust gel pen. The Clairefontaine Maya paper can take light washes of watercolour very nicely and even gilding. Using pink always makes a day seem brighter!

11 comments:

Jody Meese said...

Heather, these are so sweet and feminine! Thanks for all the info on paper and paint etc. Just beautiful.

Heather Victoria Held said...

Thanks Jody. The Maya paper is a dream. It comes in a text weight and a heavy card weight. I was using the heavy card.
Heather

Dana said...

Heather! My jaw just dropped when I saw these! Those ballet slippers! I cannot stop looking at them. All three are spectacular!! So, so precious.

What a fortune client to have found you!

Have a beautiful week~~
Dana

Heather Victoria Held said...

Thanks Dana! These were so much fun!

xo,
Heather

Joseph Chapman said...

Have any of you stateside blog readers been able to find Clairefontaine Maya in stores or on domestic websites? I see lots of dealers in the UK, but Amazon US thinks I'm looking for uneducated blather about the end of the world.

Heather Victoria Held said...

Hi Joseph,

Great question and I worked hard to find an answer for you. I have contacted R.K Burt in the UK to see if they have any US suppliers of the Clairefontaine Maya paper. My searches online all came up empty too. I had no idea that the paper wasn't available across the border. I checked with my Canadian supplier and they don't ship to the US right now. The Maya paper is unlike any other paper I have tried. It is a very smooth surface, and it has solved many problems for me when a client wants their work done on a specific colour that is otherwise hard to find. These pieces were done with an Esterbrook 357 and the paper surface was no problem at all for the penpoint. I will try to sleuth this out for you! Kind of like me trying to find blank Rhodia paper in Canada! I finally had to request it specially and the stationery store brought it in for me. Maybe John Neal or Brenda will look into it for us?
I will keep you posted.

Joseph Chapman said...

Another excuse to hop up to Montréal and go to Nota Bene! Thanks.

Heather Victoria Held said...

Hi Joseph,

The US distributor for Clairefontaine is Exaclair.com. Buy they don't sell the Maya paper in the US. The equivalent in the US is Clairefontaine Pollen Paper which can't be found in Canada!!

Heather Victoria Held said...

Great Joseph.......did you have to introduce me to Nota Bene??? When the credit card bill comes in I am sure you will hear Chris screaming in Boston!

Jane Farr said...

oooh Heather! These pieces are perfect in every way!! Gorgeous! The client must have been thrilled. :)

acornmoon said...

Those little ballet shoes are so pretty.