Friday, 5 February 2016

NEW PA Products {Feb 2016} by Darcy Wilkinson

Hi Everyone, Leandra here with some fab new Additions to Darcy's stamp series.


As you can see, Darcy has continued with her popular flower series, and this time she has added some wings that can be butterflies or double up as wings for people too! There is also some clever border elements, and lots of beautiful sentiments too. These stamps are going to add to what you can do with her existing designs perfectly!




And for the first time, we have some handy stencils from Darcy too! Loving how she has created some interesting edge options. Stencils are perfect for layering in your backgrounds to add depth and interest. You just can't have too many stencils in your stash!




Here's a video introduction and all the gorgeous samples to oggle at from Darcy and her support team !!


I'll hand over now to Darcy who will introduce her team tonight, and has some of her own beautiful work with these new stamps to show you too. Enjoy ~ Leandra


Hi everyone, Darcy here to show you my newest stamps designed for PaperArtsy. I have had fun creating my weird looking flowers in the past, and fully expected these sets to follow suit. However they turned out in a much more minimalist style. I don't think if I had set out to achieve this that it would have worked, they just kind of developed that way. Almost as if they dictate the way that they want to be drawn... and who am I to argue! I have to say I adore how they ended up, I think they might be some of my favourite stamps so far. Although they veer off slightly from my usual direction I believe they will mix really well with my older stamps.

As I was doodling, the thought of wings popped into my mind. I couldn't shake it off and so had to include those too. Add these to dolls or hearts, keep them whole or cut them apart to make different shaped wings.

The new flowers, Frilly, Spikey and Poppy will be perfect for cutting out and layering up, 2,3,4 layers, the more the better.  I have a whole set of circles for you, to use as buttons, flower centres, wheels on art dolls .. even Christmas baubles! The support elements will be so useful too, from the spikey grasses, to the dotty circle border, my favourite though is the Cherry Blossom tree. This time my text stamps are bigger, I love playing around with words, and hope you like these quotes that I have put together for you. 

As for the stencils, I am totally in love with the edges, I feel like I have 'needed' these for years and I am so excited that I was able to add these extras to my stencil designs. I have a 'torn paper edge' one with 'grasses' and a 'random' edge. Each can be used from either side of the stencil. The 'torn paper' one is great for subtle edges but also makes great lines for landscapes. The 'grass one' , depending on the colour of paint used could also be flames or icicles hanging down.

So lets take a look at what my support team got up to!

Tonight we start with Laura Bomber.  
Laura is new to posting for PaperArtsy, but not new to creating. Her blog showcases the most scrumptious projects. Colours, text, layers.. all the things that I love. Going to Laura's blog is a visual adventure.

'Sunkissed' using EDY17 by Laura Bomber
Laura says: This set is so different from my usual style that I wasn't sure how to use it. Now I love it and it became my favourite one - because it can do so much. It is so versatile - the only limit is your imagination!

'Let Love Grow' using EDY19 by Laura Bomber
Laura says: The flowers and leaves in this set are beautiful and the set of textured circles are perfect for so many details - they created the clouds and the flowers and can do so much more - these are now added to my 'favourites' in my stamp collection!

'Fire and Ice'  using EDY18 by Laura Bomber
Laura says: I loved this stamp set straight away - the flowers are GORGEOUS! I love that they are delicate and feminine but with a slight grungy industrial look to them too...Perfect for so many different creations and styles.

Next up we have Gabrielle Price.
Gabby is chatty and bubbly and very funny, it is always such a pleasure to spend time with her. Gabrielle's style is often simple elegance. With a busy life, creating is her time to relax, this shows in her uncluttered but confident colour palettes.

'Discover Heaven' using EDY17 by Gabrielle Price
Gabby says: I loved the large single flower and wanted to make it the focal point of this project. I have LOTS of ideas for this stamp - it would make a fabulous sun, body for a person, wheel, even a yoyo! And that's just one stamp in this fabulous set!

'Paint My World' using EDY18 by Gabrielle Price
Gabby says: This is an amazing flower that really stands proud against the red background. I love seeing flowers stamped on book paper! The sentiment really spoke to me - think it is one for Valentine's Day!

'Grow My Heart' using EDY19 by Gabrielle Price
Gabby says: The lovely background stamp works wonderfully even upside down like here! The flower heads were so easy to colour and cut out that you could easily make a whole garden of flowers in a large journal!


Our third contributor tonight is Kirsten Sheridan.
Kirsten is a bit of a wonderwoman, one of the busiest people that I know. She packs so much into her time and creates an astounding amount of artwork, I was happy that she agreed to spend time with my designs. She has a really broad range of creative abilities, from journals to 3d creations. Her blog is full of exciting textures and inspiration.

'Painted Petals' using ED18 by Kirsten Sheridan
Kirsten says: These stamps are so inspiring, since working with them I've had so many more ideas. I want to use them with clay and shrink plastic and I think they'd look gorgeous on fabric. I was so glad I had the idea to cut some of the petals off the large flower I think that and the layering of the other petals gives movement to the entire piece & the glass bead gel, stamping and stencilling makes for great texture.  

'Fly Fre'e using EDY17/19 by Kirsten Sheridan
Kirsten says: This stamp from set EDY17 reminded me of a pair of hands, so I paired it with the butterfly from EDY19 & kept the background simple with layers of Tango & Cherry Red Frescos, stamping & stencilling.
  
'Cherry Pop' using EDY17/18 by Kirsten Sheridan
Kirsten says: I love working with florals, as the possibilities are endless for both vintage and contemporary styles. These designs are highly detailed and are fantastic additions to PaperArtsy's existing stamp sets. I have loved working with them. I couldn't make a PaperArtsy project without Crackle Glaze! I used thin layers of Cherry Red on the flowers, so that they stand out against the background.

Wow, what a great range of ideas from my support team! Thankyou ladies for sharing your fabulous ideas with these new stamps!

So now it's time to show you what I've mades. I've got a few step outs so you can see exactly how this all came together.

Project One: 'Poppy Wreath' using stamp set EDY18 by Darcy Wilkinson

First I've made an 8x8 square panel.


Step One: First I painted the board with Smurf, and dragged a little snowflake through the wet blue paint. Next I used China and Baltic Blue to add stencilling.

Step Two: Next I added more stencilling with Tango, then flicked on a little more China.

Step Three: The leaves are stamped onto card painted first with Baltic Blue and sprayed with Lindy's Stamp Gang in Tainted love Teal, these were then cut out.

Step Four: I painted 3 pieces of card, one with Cherry Red, one with Tango and the third with a mix of the two colours. The red one was sprayed with Lindys Stamp Gang. The Frilly flowers were stamped and cut out, then layered up with a sparkly brad.


To finish I arranged the leaves into a wreath, and added white pen to highlight, then attached the flower in the centre with dots of liquid pearls along the petal edges.


Project Two:  'Fabric Coaster' using stamp sets EDY18/19, by Darcy Wilkinson


Step One: First I painted a 4x4 square of white/greyboard with Smurf, China and Baltic Blue. These only need to be rough as they are a base layer.

Step Two: Next a random layer of embossing powder.

Step Three: I ironed various fabrics in red and orange onto a backing stabilizer of Vilene. Then I stamped all the circles onto each fabric.

Step Four: A little bit of fussy cutting and the circles could be glued on using gel medium. The text was stamped onto blue fabric and attached in the middle. To use as a real drinks coaster just leave off the title and add a piece of acrylic, this could be held in place with eyelets in the corners.

And finally for something silly. I challenged the gorgeous and completely bonkers Lauren Hatwell to come up with a 'character' using my stamps. Of course I had to have a go too.

Here is mine, Tilly Tomato Head. Can you spot which bits are from which stamps?

...and here is Lauren's character...Bird by day and Nerd by Night! This caped crusader is ready to grapple garden pests and ward off weeds....

How amazing are my wingmen this evening!! I am beyond thrilled that they all dived into my designs and had so much fun. This bright blue and orange colour palette has worked so well, it is really punchy and makes every image pop. I hope you will agree that these samples show how diverse these new sets are. Each stamp can be manipulated and used several ways.I would never have noticed that the wings look like hands, but now that Kirsten has spotted that I can see it too.   A huge, huge thankyou to my fabulous wingmen and to Leandra and Mark for continuing to have faith in my designs. ~Darcy

Oh my!! Well that is the final stamp release for now - we have a few more things tucked away for you that will come towards the end of the month!! But it's not over yet! We still have another big announcement for you tomorrow night!! 

I hope you have been getting your hands on these from our stockists who have all these products in stock ready to send to you immediately! Isn't that great that you can buy them NOW!! No waiting at all!

All tonight's wing-men have detailed step out's explaining how they made their samples on their own blogs tonight, so do drop by and take a look by following the links.



EDIT: Leandra demoed prior to this post on Periscope (a live streaming app) with Darcy's stamps and Fresco Paints (sample above).

You can catch the replay here


These new Eclectica³ Darcy stamps are available now from your favourite PaperArtsy stockist. As you know,  we do urge you to support independent retailers, online and in store by shopping with them regularly.

Below is a list of the retailers who have already got these new releases in stock ready for you to buy, so don't wait, visit them now!

~Leandra 

United Kingdom
Artist Trading Post, Wirksworth, Derbyshire.
Birds in the Barn, Marks Tey, Essex.
Blade Rubber Stamps, Bloomsbury, London.
Clacton Arts and Crafts, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex.
Countryview Crafts, Potton, Bedfordshire.
Craftylicious, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk.
Imagine That..., Upminster, Essex.
Loobi Crafts, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire.
Papermaze, Ipswich, Suffolk.
Stampers Grove, Edinburgh.
Swanstitch, Deal, Kent.
That's Crafty, Romford, Essex.
The Artistic Stamper, Faversham, Kent.
The Craft Barn, Merstham, Surrey.
The Craft Box, Barnsley, South Yorkshire.

The Craft Den, March, Cambridgshire.
The Forget Me Not Kraft Kabin, Hockley, Essex.

Continental Europe
Expression-Hobby, Marcinelle, Belgium.

PaperiSaDe, Turku, Finland.

Kerudoc Creation, St Yvi, France.

Stempelfee-Shop, Hilden, Germany.
Stempeloase Munich, Munich, Germany.

Bianca's Toko, Drenthe, Netherlands.
Hobbycompleet de Duif, Leeuwarden, Netherlands.
Leuke Stempels, Nijverdal, Netherlands.

Big Time Stempel, Gockhaisen, Switzerland.

USA/ Canada
Frantic Stamper Inc, Eagle Point, Oregon.
Simon Says Stamp, Columbus, Ohio.
Tupelo Designs LLC, Sugarland, Texas.
Vintage in KC, Johnson, Kansas.

Asia/ Pacific
Tiny Dots, Chiba, Japan.

Crafters Cupboard Pty Ltd, Berwick, Victoria, Australia.


If you would like to sell PaperArtsy stamps, stencils, or paints in your store, please contact Leandra or Mark: sales@paperartsy.co.uk or call us 0044 1277 212911

Thursday, 4 February 2016

NEW PA Products {Feb 2016} Lin Brown

Hi Everyone, Leandra here

Tonight we have gorgeous new stamps by Linda Brown.


It is quite interesting to see the journey Lin has made with her stamps, and how they have changed so much over time, as she moved through different phases. We did carved stamps with her first a few years back (think we started a trend with that), and since then we have had stamps that match dies, quotes, quirky houses and birds, and now she has settled into these lovely flowers. The large format of these designs works so well for journals, and with that in mind, there is also a plate of quotes to use too.






These are going to work so well with Lin's existing flowers, and there is more foliage to bulk out your composition too.

Next up, Lin also has some stencils to coordinate with the stamps, let's take a look...



In the samples below, you will see many wonderful ways to use these, be it with paint, grunge past, treasure gold and more!

Here's a video introduction and some samples using these new stamps for you to check out!


Lin has invited 3 fabulous creatives to work with her.  I'll hand over now to Lin who will introduce them, and of course, has some of her own gorgeous work with these new stamps to show you too.

Enjoy.  ~Leandra

Hi everyone, Lin Brown here to show you my newest stamps and stencils designed for PaperArtsy.

I thoroughly enjoyed working and teaching with my last release of flower stamps, so much so that I decided to continue the theme for a while. Having used my Caribbean holiday and the English countryside as inspiration for the previous releases, I decided to cook up a few crazy looking flowers that would work with the tropical vibe and a few more traditional ones to add to the selection of British ones. Having said that, they all mix and match pretty well. Then of course there are the quotes......you can never have too many quotes in my opinion!!!

I personally try to incorporate fabric into a lot of my work, so when I am designing the stamps, that is always at the back of my mind. Of course, not everyone is a textile artist, so it was important to consider other uses. As Leandra mentioned, I think they will be perfect for use in a journal, they will appeal to card makers too, but will also lend themselves beautifully to any mixed media project.
 
Tonight we start with Hazel Agnew. 
Hazel is an amazing lady, she is never afraid to try something new. She is very quick to say that her work was inspired by another artist and then runs with an idea and comes up with something completely original. As she has a very diverse range of talents, I knew she would be the perfect person to work with for this new release.

'Linear Beauty' using ELB25/26/27 by Hazel Agnew
Hazel says: I love the beautiful linear drawings by Lin so much, that I wanted to show them off to their full potential! I feel that this piece draws the viewers attention to the fabulous detail and quality of the stamps!

'Pick A Daisy' using ELB26 by Hazel Agnew
Hazel says: In this piece, the beauty and simplicity of the daisies is complemented by the Gelli Plate background. 

'Shabby Lily' using ELB27 and ELB28 by Hazel Agnew
Hazel says: I decided to give this gorgeous Lily stamp a rustic feel and use one of Lins' sentiment stamps as a background.

'Dream and Wish' using ELB28, PSO24/5  by Hazel Agnew
Hazel says: A combination of brayering, stamping and using the new stencils gave me a rich combination which was so easy to create, thanks to the beautiful images from Lin. It was so easy to keep on producing wonderful pieces with these versatile stamps.

Next up we have Karen Eaglesham.
Karen is making her debut appearance on the PaperArtsy blog this evening. I have known Karen for many years and have always admired her work. Her attention to detail is second to none, so I was very excited to invite her to join me in creating samples for this evening with my new stamps. Karen teaches classes in Scotland and can be contacted through her blog.

'Lily' using ELB27 by Karen Eaglesham
Karen: I love the shabby matt texture of the Crackle Glaze background contrasting with the glossy images of the Lilies. Stamping the flowers onto old clear packaging and painting from behind, allowed me to heat and manipulate the flowers into the desired shape.

'Timeless Moments' using ELB25/27/28 and Stencil PS024 by Karen Eaglesham
Karen says: I really like the softness of this monotone card with its crumpled tissue and Grunge Paste stencilled background alongside the ultra smooth matt finish of the stamped Stampboard panel for the main image.

'Dream, Believe, Inspire, Love' using ELB26/27/28 and PS025 by Karen Eaglesham
Daisies have always been a favourite of mine and the opportunity to combine them with such inspirational words seemed a perfect match. I found the heart themed embellishments used as flower centres, perfectly complimented the beautiful vellum flowers and sentiment.

Follow Your Dreams using ELB26/27/28 by Karen Eaglesham
Karen says: Words plant seeds in your mind. To illustrate this, the daisy has bloomed from the page of a book. I had fun with this one using a resist technique with Fresco paints and an airbrush to create a soft, smooth background.

Our third contributor tonight is Ruth Mescall .

Ruth is another very talented artist. She is not afraid of experimenting and has an amazing eye for colour. I have particularly loved Ruth's journal pages this year and with all those things in mind, I knew she would be the perfect person to have on board.

Rusty Bloom using ELB25 by Ruth Mescall
Ruth says: Incorporating textiles I wanted to focus on the the petals of this fabulous bloom and the new leafy stencil was the perfect frame. 

Timeless Moments using ELB25/26/27/28 by Ruth Mescall
Ruth says: I was reminded of miniature Chrysanthemums and Cherry blossom, so was I drawn down a clean and simple oriental route to show how versatile these background stamps are. 

'Follow Your Dreams' using ELB26/27/28 by Ruth Mescall
Ruth says: It's great that you can manipulate these stamps so the daisy can nod to another elegant quote from Lin. 

'Trio of Lilies' using ELB27 by Ruth Mescall
Ruth says: I wanted to make a whole bunch of these lilies but settled for 3 bursting off a textured background. Another great journalling quote finishes the piece. 

Wow, I am beyond thrilled with the fabulous samples these ladies have made as my support team! It's been so nice working with them to get to this point!

So now it's time to show you what I've made with these new stamps. I've got a few step outs so you can see exactly how this all came together.

Project One: 'Fire Flower' using stamp sets ELB25/28 by Lin Brown

First I've made a card with my favourite stamp. Leandra called it the "Hairy Guy" but I think it looks more like fire if I'm honest!!!

Step One: First I masked off a border on a piece of Heavyweight Smoothy cardstock and used a foam roller to apply a layer of Hey Pesto Fresco Finish paint.

Step Two: Now you move the masking tape to reduce the size of the green panel to a green border.

Step Three: Apply a very light layer of Vanilla Fresco. Using the foam roller instead of a regular brayer gives a really nice texture.

Step Four: I cut  the Dream, Believe, Inspire, Love stamp from my quotes plate into four individual stamps to enable me to stamp around the edges of my card. I then stamped my images to create a background. You'll notice that when I cut out the feature flower, I didn't even attempt to cut out all those fiddly bits, they are there in the background already.

Step Five: Finishing touches always make a huge difference. Little dots of Yellow Submarine Fresco applied with my pokey tool added life to the greenery.

Step Six: I used the top of the flower to make some grass......loving how much dimension this creates.


Project Two: 'Embrace Today' using stamp sets ELB26/27 and Stencil PS024
 by Lin Brown

This picture was made using PaperArtsy White/Greyboard as my substrate.


Step One: First I used some Grunge Paste through my stencil. I did flip the stencil to enable me to have the fern facing both left and right. It's important to make sure the first one is thoroughly dry before doing this though.

Step Two: Having painted Chocolate Pudding Fresco over the whole project, I applied a very thin layer of Crackle glaze with my finger so that I could work around the Grunge Paste. When this was completely dry, I painted it with Vanilla Fresco and waited for the magic to happen. It still amazes me how simple it is to achieve this amazing crackle effect. When this was thoroughly dry, I tinted the Vanilla layer of paint with some Caramel Fresco which I applied with a baby wipe.

Step Three: I replaced the stencil to protect the background before tinting the Grunge Paste.

Step Four: I created a small flower arrangement using the daisy stamp from ELB26 and the small flowers from ELB27. It did take a few minutes to snip into those small flowers but I think the effort was worth it. The flowers really came to life when I added the tiny white dots with a Sharpie marker.


Project Three: 'Timeless Moments' using stamp sets ELB25/28 by Lin Brown

My third sample this evening shows you how I incorporate fabric into my work.


Step One: Using some Heavy weight Calico as my base, I collaged together some of the Tim Holtz printed Tissue Wrap with some sheer fabric. I used my sewing to hold these in place instead of glue.

Step Two: I stamped my image on a small piece of Egytian Cotton using Archival ink. This needs to be heat set before painting. I used a small amount of fabric medium mixed with my Fresco paint to keep the fabric flexible. This makes life much easier when it comes to stitching into it. The addition of some French Knots added some dimension to the flower.

Step Three: For me, a project really comes to life with the finishing touches. Here, you can see that the addition of a quote, again stamped on Egyptian Cotton, some lace and buttons all help to achieve that finished look.

Project Four: 'Daisy with Bling' using ELB26/28 and PS024/25 by Lin Brown

My final project is an A5 size wall hanging, using both stamps and stencils.


Step One: The first layer Uses Lynne Perrella's bumping technique. Stencil the image with a dark colour paint. Dry and replace the stencil, slightly offset, and stencil contrasting colour to create a shadow. Colours used are Chocolate Pudding and Vanilla Fresco Finish paint.

Step Two: I used a baby wipe to apply a small amount of Caramel and Claret paint. The aim is to tint to Vanilla.

Step Three: With Potting Soil Archival ink, I covered the whole piece with a selection of quotes. Some with second generation ink to add interest.

Step Four: Last but not least, I made a 3D Daisy using heavy weight Smoothy cardstock. It's those finishing touches again.....this time I decorated the flowers with odds and ends of bling.

Thank you for joining us this evening and reading through to the very end of this post. I would like to take a moment to thank Mark and Leandra for their encouragement, support and faith in me to bring yet another release of new products to market under the PaperArtsy banner. I would also like to thank my super talented wingmen for all their hard work and amazing samples. I hope that we have inspired you try out some of our techniques for yourself. 

Lin

Yoursartfully (blog)
@yoursartfully (Twitter)
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Oh my, isn't Lin's artwork always so gorgeous! I wish you could see the samples in real life as pictures never really seem to do them justice!

Don't forget that tonight's wing-men have detailed step out's explaining how they made their samples on their own blogs, so do drop by and take a look by following the links provided above.

These new Eclectica³ Lin Brown stamps are available now from your favourite PaperArtsy stockist. As you know,  we do urge you to support independent retailers, online and in store by shopping with them regularly.


EDIT: Just prior to this post, Leandra demoed on periscope stencil bumping, grunge paste, shading a flower with paints, and other useful tips with Lin's new Lily stamp (sample above). Watch here to see the live demo replay.


Below is a list of the retailers who have already got these new releases in stock ready for you to buy, so don't wait, visit them now!

We'll see you again tomorrow night for another new release!

~Leandra 

United Kingdom
Artist Trading Post, Wirksworth, Derbyshire.
Birds in the Barn, Marks Tey, Essex.
Blade Rubber Stamps, Bloomsbury, London.
Clacton Arts and Crafts, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex.
Countryview Crafts, Potton, Bedfordshire.
Craftylicious, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk.
Imagine That..., Upminster, Essex.
Loobi Crafts, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire.
Papermaze, Ipswich, Suffolk.
Stampers Grove, Edinburgh.
Swanstitch, Deal, Kent.
That's Crafty, Romford, Essex.
The Artistic Stamper, Faversham, Kent.
The Craft Barn, Merstham, Surrey.
The Craft Box, Barnsley, South Yorkshire.
The Craft Den, March, Cambridgshire.
The Forget Me Not Kraft Kabin, Hockley, Essex.

Continental Europe
Expression-Hobby, Marcinelle, Belgium.

PaperiSaDe, Turku, Finland.

Kerudoc Creation, St Yvi, France.

Stempelfee-Shop, Hilden, Germany.
Stempeloase Munich, Munich, Germany.

Bianca's Toko, Drenthe, Netherlands.
Hobbycompleet de Duif, Leeuwarden, Netherlands.
Leuke Stempels, Nijverdal, Netherlands.

Big Time Stempel, Gockhaisen, Switzerland.

USA/ Canada
Frantic Stamper Inc, Eagle Point, Oregon.
Simon Says Stamp, Columbus, Ohio.
Tupelo Designs LLC, Sugarland, Texas.
Vintage in KC, Johnson, Kansas.

Asia/ Pacific
Tiny Dots, Chiba, Japan.

Crafters Cupboard Pty Ltd, Berwick, Victoria, Australia.



If you would like to sell PaperArtsy stamps, stencils, or paints in your store, please contact Leandra or Mark: sales@paperartsy.co.uk or call us 0044 1277 212911

We prefer to partner with full time shops who offer regular craft classes, in store or online.

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