Saturday 6 February 2016

NEW PA Products {Feb 2016} Fresco Chalk Acrylic Paints

Hi Everyone, 

Leandra here with some amazing new Fresco Chalk Acrylic Paints to show you! This is our final day of new releases, although we have kept some new products back for later in the month when we exhibit at the ICHF 'Stitches' trade show Feb 21-23, NEC. SO there is more to come very soon!

Tonight it's all about Fresco Paints. This year we decided to make space for 24 new Paints, but as we have discontinued 5, there are actually 29 changes to'll need to concentrate.....

There are 10 BRAND NEW COLOURS, 8 are chalk paints....most of these all fit within families of 4, excpet coral which goes into the 'randoms' camp....

(check out the colour chart at the foot of this post to see where they fit)

And we realised that we just HAD to have some more metallic shades, so White Fire (very like the White Fire Treasure Gold), and Copper were invited to the party. They make nice buddies for Gold and Pewter!

So we have brought back a number of favourite limited edition know the ones, Caribbean Sea, Bougainvillea...15 of them !! Some of these go into the 'randoms' category, but a few fit into the re-jigged families...


We also brought back a couple of discontinued paints: Very Berry and Baltic Blue, and Limelight is now a 'random' too. You will see how they all fit together soon in the chart below....

We had a few casualties too that are now discontinued, so we wave a fond farewell to: Vintage Lace, Blood Orange, Green Olives, Holly, Spanish Mulberry...


So here is the new paint chart which we have been shipping out to retailers the last few weeks, and moving forward, as usual, we will send these out in all of our online retail orders via .You can also pick them up from us at the shows we attend in 2016.

OR, you can download a copy at this link. 
Perhaps its just easier to watch the video to see what is new....

All of these paints are available to order NOW from our stockists.

If you want to learn more about Fresco Paints, check out the 'classroom' feature on the blog sidebar.

In the past week, we have used Frescos on all the samples, and Leandra has been explaining the features of them on Persicope all week. Here is a summary of those demos:

Sunday (Jan 31st): JoFY
Fresco Techniques: 
Layering onto dark colours
Opaques and Translucent colouring
glaze to blend

Monday (Feb 1st): Kay Carley
Fresco Techniques: 
Layering onto dark colours
Translucent colouring
glaze to blend
Watch demo here

Monday (Feb 1st): Kim Dellow
Fresco Techniques: 
Ombre background onto book page
Transluscnet colouring
glaze to blend, white to blend
Watch demo here

Tuesday (Feb 2nd): Clare Lloyd
Fresco Techniques: 
Layering bright colours
Face colouring/ shading
glaze to blend
Watch demo here

Tuesday (Feb 2nd): Emma Godfrey
Fresco Techniques: 
Colour blocking
Opaque blending
Watch demo here (part 1)
Watch demo here (part 2)

Wednesday (Feb 3rd): Sara Naumann
Fresco Techniques: 
Grunge Paste Techniques
Tinting, Sanding, stamping into GP
Watch demo here

Thursday (Feb 4th): Lin Brown
Fresco Techniques: 
Stencil Bumping
Translucent blending
Colour mixing
Watch demo here

Friday (Feb 5th): Darcy Wilkinson
Fresco Techniques: 
Colour blocking
Opaque blending
Watch demo here

Saturday (Feb 6th): Fresco Chalk Acrylics
Fresco Techniques: 
Crackle glaze variations

You can follow PaperArtsy here on our various social networks...

Katch: For all the periscope tutorials:

Thanks for all your wonderful comments this week about the new releases! It has been such a blast to see your warm reaction to our products, and the retailers have been run off their feet fulfilling your orders!

Don't forget all our retailers are stocked up on paints as well as all the stamps and stencils featured over the past 7 days! Details below:


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: or call us 0044 1277 212911


Julie Lee said...

Oh, these are such lovely colours and you've brought back some of my favourites too! Including Caribbean Sea! Great collection! xx

Gabrielle said...

Ooh! LOVE the new paints and am thrilled my favourite Limited Editions are here to stay - will need to bulk buy the remaining Vintage Lace..!!!!

Kirsten said...

Gorgeous new colours!

Clare Lloyd said...

Been mixing up paints today to find alternative to vintage lace for my faces. Loving the bold and brights!

Helen said...

It's been a great week - thanks for all your hard work and some amazing stamps, stencils and paint..

craftimamma said...

Mostly love the alterations to the paint families and a few of my favourites are back. Only one real disappointment is the loss of Vintage Lace....really love that colour! As Gabrielle says I'd best try and get a few bottles, lol!

It has been an amazing week Leandra, thanks to you and Mark for your hard work with the scopes and the designers and their teams for their wonderful artwork. Congratulations to everyone on a fantastic release of new stamps and paints.

Lesley Xx

Artmadnana said...

I'm so pleased to see some of the limited editions are now available singly. Particularly Bougainvillea and Caribbean Sea. I'm going to have to buy up all the Spanish Mulberry I can find because I love that colour too. I love the look of Zucchini and coral. Exciting new colours to try. Obviously I will buy them all.

Unknown said...

Love vintage lace! It's great for painting faces. Will have to stock up. Good excuse to get back in the art's been too long!

CastleKelly Crafts said...

So pleased you have re-instated some of the colours, been trying to get my hands on Bougainvillea and Caribbean Sea so thrilled to see them back. It's been a fab week of newbies, sooo much to choose from. Many thanks to all the DT for their fab samples x

Craftyfield said...

I will need to mull this over and compare some of the new colours with the old ones. There are so many in the range it shouldn't be difficult to find a shade that suits ! Bit sad about blood orange though...

Lauren Hatwell said...

Still salty about Blood Orange but will forgive you because I'm loving Zucchini, coral, caribean sea AND the gorgeous pinky purple..the name has gone out of my head. ..but I have it in my clutches...mwah ha ha ha Zaza. Great week. This is the cherry on the icing on the cake. Lx

geezercrafter said...

Bougainvillea and Caribbean Sea are my must have's.
More metallics please!!

Redanne said...

Oh loving the White Fire, a definite must have, oh, and the zucchini too, but so sorry about the Vintage Lace. Beautiful new colours though! x

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