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 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. 


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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!


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

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


Darcy Marshall said...

Fabulous releases Lin, just gorgeous!

Miriam said...

totally stunning. ...amazing stamps and stencils.....which I have treated myself to! And the samples are divine. ...well done everyone

Julie Lee said...

Stamps and stencils to die for! A fabulous post, showing the versatility of these designs to perfection. Fantastic work from Lin and the Wingmen. Well done everyone! xx

Deborah Wainwright said...

Oh Wow! Fabulous stamps Lin 😀 And all the samples tonight are absolutely stunning> well ladies xxx

Helen said...

Amazing stamps, I love all the flower sets, and am trying hard (ha ha) not to buy them al lat once... the quotes arrived today, they are wonderful.
Lin, Hazel Ruth and Karen, your samples are all wonderful!

Kirsten said...

Wonderful new stamps & stencils, Lin!! Congrats to you, Hazel, Ruth & Karen on the stunning samples, they are all gorgeous.

craftimamma said...

Congratulations Lin on another stunning release! As for the samples from the whole team nothing I could say would do them justice..........I am in awe!

Lesley Xx

Hazel Agnew said...

Fantastic job Lin! Your stamps are creations just came thick and fast because your work is so inspiring! Thankyou for the opportunity to work with you! Xx

Words and Pictures said...

Fabulous stamps and I'm going to need some of those stencils! What stunning samples from everyone - wow!
Alison x

JoFY said...

beautiful, clever & detailed samples... lovely work from everybody! xx

Ruth said...

Congrats Lin, gorgeous stamps to work with and love that Leandras tag has made an appearance as well! Ruth xx

Artmadnana said...

Great stamps. Gorgeous flower heads. I prefer the 'firehead' too! Stunning especially in reds/Clarets/oranges. Can't wait to use that stamp! Your textile work, Lin, is so beautiful. I'm so full of envy! You have been wonderfully supported in your samples by your clever team. They have done your stamps and stencils proud.

sally said...

Well, Lin, you constantly out-do yourself, and this time is no exception. The stamps are truly beautiful, and all the wonderful art-work we've seen done with them is beyond words. I'm a bit bedazzled by it all. Truly gorgeous!
I was so pleased to be able to join in with Leandra's Periscope -- it was great fun and so terrific to be able to watch a project like that from beginning to end (without translating a word!) -- and the resulting lily was scrumptious!
Thank you for your creations!
xo Sally

Unknown said...

Just too much choice think i need a third job to pay for EVERYTHING this week LOL, super designs and artwork
Happy craftin

Unknown said...

Wonderful stamps and samples. Really love the stencils xx

Jennie Atkinson said...

Fabulous stamps and amazing and such diverse samples. They are on my wish list !!!! Jennie x

Kay Carley said...

Love your new stam designs Lin and everyone's samples were beautiful :) x

Mac Mable said...

Absolutely fabulous. Great variety of stamps and stencils. Gorgeous inspiration from very clever and very creative crafters x

Jane said...

I really love this release. My granddaughter's name is Daisy so these will have to go on my wish list. Lovely creations from everyone too x

Cocofolies said...

Fabulous stamps - love love love ELB25!!! - and stencils too, just wonderful new release Lin... And the samples are great too!
A feast for the eyes tonight for me :-) Thanks! Hugs, Coco xx

Gillian .... said...

Congrats Lin on your new designs. Loving the new quotes. Beautiful samples tonight, well done everyone.


Etsuko said...

Amazing new stamps and fabulous samples by Lin and her wingmen. Soon mine will be arrived, Oh hurry up postman!!! xx

finnella03 said...

Beautiful. Lin you are very talented.