New Line of Colors for 90gsm Italian Crepe Paper

cartotecnica rossi crepe paper Sep 19, 2022
2022 New Line of Colors for 90gsm Crepe Paper from Cartotecnica Rossi

Drum roll please! I’m so excited to announce that Cartotenica Rossi in collaboration with Kate Alarcon of The Cobra Lily has released a new 90 gsm color collection entailing five new greens, two mauves, two blues, and three new pinks. 

The greens are just beautiful. Kate was so brilliant at filling in the wanted missing greens that we artists have been hoping for. They are perfect for creating those bracts, sepals, leaves, and so much more!

Here’s the new line-up of crepe paper colors:

I was fortunate enough to receive a very large box of all these new colors in the 90 gsm. In the coming months, I will share my tips and tricks plus new tutorials on how to use this new weight with you.

I’ll be doing a fun giveaway with this paper soon, but I need to know if you would rather have a large sample of the new colors or a crepe paper sample book like the one you would find at the paint chip store. Comment down below to let me know your preference, and I’ll put you in a raffle to get a piece of this new collection.

Also, yours truly is featured on the Cartotecnica Rossi site! Did you know they have been family owned and operated since 1921? I’ve gotten to know them in the past several years, and they are so amazing to collaborate and work with. I am honored to give my label of approval to their sustainability and innovation, and I’m excited to see how they continue their mission to improve and enlarge their color collection to meet the needs of artists like us.

If you want to learn more about the people behind Cartotecnica Rossi, listen to Episode 82 of Paper Talk, where we have Martina Polelli of Cartotecnica Rossi on our show! Season 6 is just around the corner, and we’re going to be going “Back to the Basics.” Listen to Episode 131 for a peek of what we’ll be sharing (spoiler: crepe will definitely be talked about!). 

Let’s finish out this post by celebrating the amazing 90 gsm with what you need to know to best use it.

Tips on using the 90 gsm:

  1. It has an incredible stretch that is quite different from the other crepe papers, so be prepared for that!
  2. If you are looking for crepe paper that does not have the machine lines, this 90 gsm is the answer.
  3. The 90 gsm has a very smooth and velvety feel to it.
  4. Cut your petals smaller than you normally would, because this paper will stretch wider than you would expect.
  5. Consider laminating the 90 gsm to build a stronger paper. 
  6. They come in rolls 19 inch x 98 inch.
  7. Made in Italy by Cartotecnica Rossi.
  8. They will fade overtime. You can slightly protect with UV resistant sprays like Krylon, Golden, or Aleene’s.

Don’t forget to comment with your preference for my 90 gsm crepe paper giveaway (large samples vs. booklet). I can’t wait to see what our paper florist community creates with this new paper!

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