Frank Garcia designed multiple pads of Paintables patterned scrapbooking paper for Prima Marketing. Pictured above, I have the Paintables pad featuring nautical and ocean themed designs from Frank Garcia’s “French Riviera” collection.
This is watercolor paper that is designed to withstand painting; the paper as it comes out of the pad has printed designs, but the background of the paper is white, allowing you to paint it whatever colors you want to use.
I LOVE the paintable aspect of this paper, because it can be a real challenge to find nautical themed patterned scrapbooking papers that are exactly the colors I need. Lately, many manufacturers have released nautical themed paper collections that are navy blue and red. The navy blue works fine for me, but I usually cannot use red papers or even red accents; the red typically clashes with my photos. So these papers are just what I need, because I typically need grays, aqua blues, turquoise, sand colors, and “beachy” colors to make my sailing themed scrapbooking layouts.
If you’re creating a paper craft project where you would prefer to control the colors you use, I think you are going to love Paintables papers. I highly recommend them to other crafters.