In July, I went to Scrapbook Expo in GA. I took a watercolor class and we used Gansai Tambi watercolors! I have owned a set of these watercolors for quite some time but I've been afraid to break into them because they look so beautiful. As soon as I started practicing with the paints on the class provided butterflies, I chastised myself for not using them sooner! They are lovely to work with. They paint on easily, the metallics are shiny and they are vibrant. You get so much bang for your buck with these paints. Watercolor is fun! No matter what paint you have, don't make my mistake, break them open and get painting!