Saturday 22 August 2009

The low down on what's new at PaperArtsy

New in the last few months have been several items to the PaperArtsy website

1. Stamps
Nut & Meg are the new Squiggly Christmas designs.
We have 8 plates of very useful images. Keep an eye on this blog as we will shortly be featuring the Design Team's ideas of what to do with them. If you click on each image, you will also see in the description ideas of how to use these for quick Xmas card ideas. nothing like being organised.

2. Minis
We also have some new Squiggly Minis (#'s 23,24,25,26)
The homepage artwork features the new birdhouse, and there are samples in the shopping cart when you click on each image.

3. Viva Decor Paints
These paints are the newest hot thing to have in your stash. There are 4 categories on our website, Ferro (a sparkly texture paste), Terra (a texture paste reminiscent of plaster or clay houses from around the world). Both these can be stamped into or splatted and dried to use as an undercoat for other paints or as a stand alone textured surface. For example to paint wood beads.
In the Viva collection, there is also Croco, a one step crackle, and Precious Metal Colour, the most highly metallic paints with beautiful colours.A little goes a long way, and they are just gorgeous. There are brochures on all these products which you can download online. These products have been restocked last week.

4. Bijouterie
New from PaperArtsy, copper, silver tone and silver plated jewellery findings, head pins, silver beads, connectors, chain etc. Also check out the wood beads which can be used with all the Viva products.

5. Metal Art
We carry a great selection of Ten Seconds Studio products so that you can stamp onto metal and emboss the images to create great embellishments or feature items. This takes stamping to a different level, and is so much fun. If you want to learn more, then you should book for ArtsyCrafts events. New colours of metal are now online, and all products are fuly stocked.

6. Metal Xtra
These stamps are designed to be stamped onto metal, then embossed with metal working tools to make special lids for boxes, frames etc. A helping hand rather than you having to think up your own designs.

7. Craft Stamper Sept issue offer (CS112)
Every month we have a special offer via Craft Stamper Magazine (UK), which offers a bundle of goodies at approx 15-20% if you "buy the lot" with one click. This month, Leandra has used a selection of stamps from Metal Xtra and Crowns and Castles. If you are in the UK and activate the code (find it in our advert in the current magazine) and you will get this item shipped to you free, and any other items you add to the basket will also be shipped free. If you are outside the UK, you still can buy the bundle at the discounted price, but you will have to pay freight to your part of the world, so it's still a great deal. This month Leandra has written instructions for all the projects with colour photo step get those too.

8. Ink & The Dog Minis
There are 12 new Ink & The Dog minis available online now. These are a fantastic variety of backgrounds, collage stamps, and quirky quotes for those of you who like our slightly warped PaperArtsy style. Check out the cute little fabric dude Jo Firth-Young made using the new minis. You'll see him as soon as you click on the link.

9. ArtsyCrafts
This is a weekend retreat taught by Leandra Franich (PaperArtsy) and Linda Brown (LB Crafts) . In October we have 2 weekends (same curriculum each weekend) where we teach a technique loaded weekend of classes. The focus of the event is how to use PaperArtsy stamps with metal, paints and Inks. In October the theme will be "time". And there are only a handful of spaces left on the second weekend. If you want to see snippet pictures, then become a friend with Leandra Franich on facebook, and take a look at the ArtsyCrafts photo album. or look at the previous blog post.

10. Staying in the loop

If you want to keep up with what is new on a more regular basis than this list. You can follow Leandra on:
Twitter: @paperartsy
Facebook: Leandra Franich
PaperArtsy Blog:

11. Out and About

Coming up this Autumn Leandra will be demonstrating or teaching at the following events:

Sept 12 & 13 - Craft barn Extravaganza weekend
Lingfield, Surrey.
Sept 26 & 27 - Ally Pally The Big Stamping and Scrapbooking show, London. (LB Crafts Stand)
October 3&4 - Artisan Stamping and Bead Show, Leamington Spa (PaperArtsy stand, plus Leandra is teaching workshops)
Saturday workshop 2:15- 3:15. Textured earrings. Learn how to stamp into Ferro texture onto wood beads, then over-paint with Viva d├ęcor metallic paints to create highlights, complete with PaperArtsy Bijouterie findings.
Sunday Workshop 1:00 - 2:00. Metal embossing with Nut & Meg Xmas Stamps. Learn how to work with metal and metal working tools to create a simple and fabulous Christmas card.
October 17 & 18 - ArtsyCrafts Weekend Retreat, Newport Pagnell, Bucks.
October 24 & 25 - ArtsyCrafts Weekend Retreat, Newport Pagnell, Bucks.

Thanks for you time and we hope you enjoy browsing our website at

Kind Regards

Leandra Franich
Church Lane, Brentwood
Essex, CM13 1RZ, UK
+44 (0) 1277 212 911

1 comment:

Trish said...

So many new, lovely things! I feel a shopping spree coming on...