Help ColourArte Grow-Twinkling H20s

$14,138 of $30,000 goal

Raised by 84 people in 5 months
February 2018 Update: 

Primary Elements Arte-pigment rewards are 95% ready.  we are shipping them all at once  in same 48 hour period- week of 2/28/18

Twinkling H20 watercolors; being poured as we speak- the manufacture of empty metals tins is located overseas and we ran into Chinese New years.

As soon as they reopen 2/28 tins will be shipped to us as we will begin packing and shipping NEW Twinkling H20 reward sets.

Our Story

We are a small family oriented USA based company located in Fresno California. Our products are hand-filled (no machinery) by employees who have been with Colourarte for over 14 years.

Forced to rebuild in 2014 under our new name ColourArte, we were challenged by a licensing company compelling us to take legal action to protect our formulas and the employees.

Goals of Go Fund ME
Contracting out a USA filling company will assist us stabilizing the company, hire more from our local community and improve the lives of our ColourArte employees.
In addition, we are improving the formulation and packaging of our Twinkling H20s which will help us meet the current demands of the hobby craft market.   

Our Goals:
1. Raise capital for down payment to hire USA Company who offers contract filling services

2. Raise capital to update our packaging and improve the formulation of  H20's- (Twinkling H20s)

The NEW "easy travel" metal tins solve storage issues the round jars presented, plus watercolors in a metal tin do not require capping.

Improvements in our 15-year green chemistry formulation will include a Wetting agent (cakes soften easier), Humectant (keeps color moist) and a few other proprietary changes that will improve the flow of color on your surface.

Every reward package includes specially produced Colourarte  GOFUNDME Donor Tote Bag 

OUR Nine reward packages contain SIX NEW custom colors designed exclusively for Go Fund ME donors. 

Reward: Primary Elements Arte Pigments
Donor Gifts offering 216, 108, 72 colors packages are logistically too large to produce commercially. This reward is a once in a lifetime opportunity. Our team has agreed to manually fill a limited number of gifts for our donors.

Reward:  H20's by Colourarte- formally known as Twinkling H20s: 
Donors Gifts consist of  216,108, 72 color sets that will be custom filled exclusively for our Donors.

1st quarter 2018  is estimated the release of the NEW H20s long after our GoFundMe goal has been reached. Estimated date of releasing entire 216 colors collection to the public will be 2nd quarter 2019.

GO to View Colors GIFT rewards  
View Colors in ColourArte GO FUND ME rewards

In closing:
Many of our fans tell us working with our colors has changed their lives by reducing stress and even their pain. By helping us grow we will be able to continue to create products that enrich the lives of others through color.

With gratitude and love,
Leslie Ohnstad/Inventor

For more information: leslie.ohnstad@colouarte.com
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To All of our Gofund me supporters:

My apologies for any confusion our paperwork trail may have caused.

Unfortunately the GoFundMe orders don’t connect directly to our invoice shipping system.

Phase One: Primary Elements Arte- Pigments

We manually created the paper trail for production to work off of which was sent in the form of an invoice to our Primary Elements rewards donors ( we had emails for there are still a few missing)

The Arte-pigment orders are 95% ready. The 6 new colors were submitted to the lab Monday, February 19th.

The tricky part is shipping. The decision was made to ship all Pigment orders in same 48 hour period. saving much confusion. The last thing we want is someone posting on Facebook their box arrived and excited customers concerned boxes are lost. Production will alert us when they are ready OUR Goal -ship next week.

Twinkling H20s: Paperwork/ Invoices will be created next week- be mindful we still need to wait for the product to dry and be packed-.

The plastic pans arrived and colors are being poured.

What is the hold-up?
The empty metal tin /palette manufacturing and printing has taken longer than expected. We ran into the Chineses New Year. All business in China shut down for two weeks, they will not resume until February 28th and will ship our metal tins then.

New colors: I am very excited! I has been 4 years since we released any new colors to the library

Candied Yams: Our version of Quinacridone Gold. The full color is spicy golden brown like on the outside on the yam, but as you thin color down with more buttery golden color.

Payne’s gray: Our version of a Prussian –warm/gray- blue
Peacock Feather: Deep Green teal our version of Phalo Green
Warm Sienna_ our version of Raw reddish sienna
Pink Yarrow- deep warm pink with violet pearl
Orange- Pearl Interference orange

If you need any additional information
Please do not hesitate to contact me

with warm regards,
Leslie Ohnstad
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December 2017 Update - Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to ALL of you who have supported colourarte

A few of you may be aware that Gofundme froze the account while reviewing our verbiage. ( they did not like words like Pre-order) We updated the wording to meet their guidelines, we lost (3) weeks of opportunity to raise funds which put us a little behind.

We have purchased the raw materials ( colors in the jar) and will begin building pigment sets in January

However,order to release the H20s packaging - plastic pans and metal tins. We need to reach a little over our 50% goal $3200 more- If you have any friends who have been thinking about it we are Very close to your goal!!!

Leslie Ohnstad
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$14,138 of $30,000 goal

Raised by 84 people in 5 months
Includes Colourarte Tote bag PLUS ONE YEAR subscription to ColourArte buying club with our exclusive member's discounts
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