Well here we are, just past the halfway point of New Products for August 2014. And we still have loads more to come! Tonight it's the turn of the popular JOFY series of hand drawn stamps created by Jo Firth-Young.
This release of 2 flowers sets, and 2 Christmas sets to complement the existing range. She does think things through very thoroughly, does our Jo, take for example that spikey thing top right of Plate 25 below... that is specifically designed to be used with her series of flower heads on stencil PS009, if you look at Jo's blog post here, you can see exactly how she does that. Very clever!
Take a look at her new stamps, and ideas with them below.
Here's a sampler showing how the tone of the paints can be altered using Chalk as the mixer. Great to see the various shades of a colour that you can generate so easily.
by Jo Firth-Young: Bauble Cards
Hi everyone, Jo here. Using stamps like these baubles you get a different result every time, but the size of them is perfect for making impact cards. Once you've read through the info below, go to my blog post for even more samples of how I have used these stamps in the last few weeks..
The cards above were created by using a 'masterboard' approach. I stamped lots of baubles across a piece of Smoothy card, masking off each image before stamping the next to create simple layers and depth.
I love the new JOFY Fresco Finish colours (Slate is a really versatile addition to the range), and used them to paint the baubles in different shades. I cut the sheet into panels and gave each panel a different background treatment, shading and quote. A good way to make a bunch of cards at the same time.
A close up shows the contrast; on the matte paint I've added a bit of sparkle with Pearl Glaze (Christmas requires sparkle!).
by Jo Firth-Young: Christmas Scrapping
A layout, yes its true...
I think I've often said that Kraft is one of my favourite substrates... its the little black dress of crafting - it goes with everything!
This is a big layout format for me - 12x12" - chosen because I wanted to make full use of the new bauble images and their size... even with the baubles, 2 photos and misc snowflakes there is still open space on the layout I like to see that on a scrapbook page. The small snowflakes are JM07 and its nice to see how well new and existing stamps can work together.
And a close up...remember if you are colouring with opaque pens, and you lose some of the stamped image in the process, its easy to 'fill' stamped lines using a black fine line pigment pen. I often come back over the top with black, or add contrasting lines with a white pen that mimic or highlight the designs too....warning...it's a bit addictive!
by Jo Firth-Young: Live, Love Card
A now for a colourful take on 'less is more'....
I like to create cards that have movement and I particularly like this format as it has 'spaces' for word and design elements.
On the new stamp sets I designed several 'block' words to be used together or separately, and I have used a couple on this card along with new flowers. I coloured the images with the watercolour Fibralo felt pens, and teamed them with coloured papers and die cuts... but the open spaces mean that it still retains the 'less is more' effect - it's not fussy.
Thanks Jo! We love what you do, and we are sure these stamps will be a massive hit with all your fans! These stamps are great additions, and nice to have images on the larger side, as these work really well in journal pages too! Congratulations!
Next up tonight, Deb (who is also a huge fan of Jo's) has made some fabulous mixed media samples with these new goodies, sit back and enjoy!
by Deb Wainwright: Painty Tag
I used colours from the new JOFY Set 2 Limited Edition Paints brayed onto the tag, which gave a rich background. I built up some interest on the background with the stamps using Watering Can Archival ink. For the feature I kept it fairly simple so that it didn't clash with the busy background.
I kept the colours the same adding shading to the edges of the feature flowers and words. I finished the tag with some colourful fibres at the top.
For this sample I chose to make a clean and simple (CAS) card. The flower stamp is painted with Slate and Chalk, again from the new JOFY range. I used mixes of those 2 colours to create shadows and highlights which is mirrored by the card onto which it is mounted.
by Deb Wainwright: Framed Flowers
The frame has been distressed using crackle glaze and painted in chalk over slate paint. The background was created by braying honey dew, and blush, leaving gaps of white on Smoothy card. A watery wash of chalk was painted in strokes horizontally which created very pale stripes.
The flower stamps were painted using Pansy, and Lilac with Vintage Lace for highlights and the greenery was Hey Pesto with Zesty Zing. It was all finished with a flower placed on the frame.
Wow Deb, you rocked these samples! Love your shading on those flowers, and that BG in the sample above is a stunner, thanks for your support tonight!
Thanks for keeping up with us this week folks! For a very small stamp company, we certainly release a lot of products, and all our stockists have them in stock now ready and waiting!!
Oh hang on a minute, its not over yet...we are back again tomorrow night...with a brand new PaperArtsy Designer...Happy Days! See you then!