Saturday 27 August 2016

NEW PA Products {By Lin Brown}

Hi Everyone, Leandra here with some amazing new stamps by Lin Brown...

Take a look at Lin's stamps over the years, and every other year she switches it up to something quite new. We started with carved stamps, stamps and dies, sketchy houses and birds, and most recently bold hand drawn flowers. 

This time its still a nature kick, but she really wanted to head back to realistic collage elements, and she got cracking making marks that she knew would be so useful as stamps. I love this new direction, and Lin has plenty more ideas ready to present in the New Year.

So lets take a closer look at the actual stamps...

I'll hand over now to Lin who will explain how her new stamps came into being, and she will share with you a few ideas. Enjoy and don't forget to leave us your comments!

~ Leandra

Hi everyone, Lin here to show you my newest stamps designed for PaperArtsy

Those of you who know me well , will know that I am always looking for a new direction for my art. I have loved all of my previous stamp and stencil releases but recently I have been been longing to get back to the more "artsy" style that I love so much. I have always had a passion for PaperArty's Hot Pick stamps, they always tick all my boxes. For my new collection, without copying the fabulous collages that Mr PaperArtsy puts together, I wanted to be able to achieve similar collage-style artwork from a collection of useful elements.

I had been playing around with my Gelli Plate, printing leaves and grasses using black paint and realised that this would be the starting point for my new collection of stamps. Once I had a bunch of different size and shape leaves, I turned my mind to what would work well with them......... I needed background stamps! Again using my Gelli Plate to help me achieve some cool prints, I gathered together things like corrugated cardboard, sequin waste and mesh to name just a few items.

Tonight we start with a step by step project, to share with you the concept that I had in my head when I was designing these stamps.  

Project One: Elegant Grasses

Step 1: Background
Over a blended background of two pale colour Fresco Finish paints, I used my stencil PS024 with Sage Fresco to create the first layer of my background.

Step 2: Second layer of background
Using Cornflower Blue Archival ink by Ranger, I chose to use the numbers, leaf and very fine script from ELB30 to fill in some of the gaps.

Step 3: Feature
Time for the focal image. I stamped the script with Jet Black Archival in the centre of my card knowing that I would be placing the grass just to one side so that it slightly overlapped the script. 

Step four: Embellishing
A small paint brush and some Hey Pesto Fresco adds just a hint of colour to the otherwise very black grass and some tiny dots of Gold paint adds a little something extra to the stars I stamped underneath.

Extra Notes: I really would like to try and create a collage like this on some fabric and turn it into a mini art quilt. I think it would look fabulous embellished with all kinds of stitching and beading.

I would also like to share a few more finished samples with you. No step outs this time.

Project Two: Wish

This one is a framed canvas using the new stamps to decorate the frame and background as well as some of the focal images. The tag which has some of Tim Holtz Tissue Wrap on it was just lying on my desk from a previous play day and worked perfectly for this project!

Project Three: Leaf Duo

These tags show how I had intended for the leaf stamp to sit beautifully over the image from the corrugated card on ELB29.

Project Four: Single Leaf Tag

This tag shows how completely different the leaf stamp looks when stamped over a more colourful background. This background was created with Tim Holtz Distress Crayons that I blended with Snowflake Fresco Finish paint.

Project Five: Single Leaf

I loved the simplicity of the Snowflake Fresco paint over my pastel background. I really didn't want to cover it at all, so a single leaf from ELB29 added a small focal point allowing the background to shine through in all it's glory.

I hope that my samples have inspired you and helped you to understand the concept behind these designs. There will be more to come in the new year but I'm excited and looking forward to seeing what you guys create with these new images.

My upcoming teaching gigs...
3rd & 4th September 2016 - The Craft Den, Wisbech, Cambs PE14 7DA
1st & 2nd October 2016 - The Street Where We Live, Milton Keynes

You can find me, Lin Brown on...
Twitter: @yoursartfully
Blog: Yoursartfully

Ohhh myyyyy....
 I was so excited to see these new ideas from Lin, and she demoed up a storm at Stevenage last weekend for those of you who managed to attend.

All these stamps are available now from your favourite PaperArtsy stockist, as you know,  we urge you to support your local independent retailer.

Below is a list of the retailers who have already got these new releases in stock ready for you to buy NOW!

Enjoy! ~Leandra

PaperArtsy Stockists around the world with our newest stamps are....

United Kingdom
Artist Trading Post, Powys, Wales.
Artworks, Nottingham.
BellaCrafts, Eastleigh, Hampshire.
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.
Crafty Ideas, Studly, Warwickshire.
Keep On Crafting, Bury St Edmunds, Essex.
Loobi Crafts, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire.
Out of the Blue, Chipping Sodbury, Bristol.
Papermaze, Ipswich, Suffolk.
Rowantree Crafts, Carnforth, Lancashire.
Simply Craft, South Glamorgan, Wales.
Stampers Grove, Edinburgh.
That's Crafty, Romford, Essex.
The Artistic Stamper, Faversham, Kent.
The Craft Barn, Merstham, Surrey.
The Craft Den, March, Cambridgshire.

Continental Europe
Expression-Hobby, Marcinelle, Belgium.

Kerudoc Creations, St Yvi, France
Toutencolle, Dun Sur Auron, France.

, Hilden, Germany.
Stempeloase Munich, Munich, Germany.

Marte, Savona, Italy

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

Cien por cien Manualidades
, S.L, Barcelona, Spain
Manu Tam, Madrid, Spain.

Big Time Stempel
, Gockhaisen, Switzerland.

USA/ Canada
Artistic Studio Creations, Fayetteville, Georgia.
Frantic Stamper Inc, Eagle Point, Oregon.
Kept Creations, Whitman, Massachusetts.
Scrap and Bean, Alberta, Canada. 
Simon Says Stamp, Columbus, Ohio.
Vintage in KC, Johnson, Kansas.

Paper Lane, Dubai, UAE.

Asia/ Pacific/ Africa
Tiny Dots, Chiba, Japan.

Mandy's Cards, 
Taipei, Taiwan

Crafters Cupboard Pty Ltd,Berwick, Victoria, Australia.

Scrapbook Studio
Jeffreys Bay, South Africa.
Stencil Art, Gauteng, South Africa.


Helen said...

As you say, we saw some fantastic samples last weekend and were delighted to get our hands on these beauties!

geezercrafter said...

Exciting new stamps, these would work very well with separate 'backing' papers to create layers in a collage style creation. Also several focal points with background elements, have to save up my pennies!!!

Wendy Mallas said...

These are very classy. Lovely x

Unknown said...

They're fab! So versatile. :)

JoFY said...

Gorgeous... as always! x

margaret said...

Lovely stamps had a quick play, as only home for a week but have great fun xxx

Lauren Hatwell said...

Just amazing. I do SO love these Lin. Great for almost any style of crafting and they really do herald in those autumn days I'm looking forward to with their crisp freshness and golden hues. They make me want to whip out my sewing machine... Lx

Deborah Wainwright said...

Love your new designs Lin, and cannot wait to get my hands on them. These really are my cup of tea. Xx

Lucy Edmondson said...

Your new stamps are so gorgeous, Lin! And I love your samples! Can't wait to get these

Lucy x

Artmadnana said...

Ooh I saw these earlier at ATP. They are both gorgeous but I really love that wheat grass. It reminds me of the old Penny Black stamps. They collage together beautifully. Love the tread print too. Definitely neeeed these! Lovely, inspiring samples as always xxx

craftimamma said...

I've loved all the new releases so far but these have blown me away Lin! What more can I say than that I am ordering them immediately. Totally loving this change of direction and think I'd better get saving for the new year releases, lol!

Lesley Xx

Craftyfield said...

PA Collages were always my favourite too... Lin's latest release has a great combination of images to create backgrounds. Love the leaf prints and wheat for a touch of nature.

Miriam said...

These are beautiful stamps Lin....and the samples last weekend were amazing

CastleKelly Crafts said...

Really love the new stamps Lin, especially the grass----- I was going to put them on my wish list but I think I will just have to order them this week !! Gorgeous samples too xx

Moiz said...

Love, love, love these stamps! Thanks Lin for all the inspiration. x

Etsuko said...

Wonderful these new releases Lin, can't wait in my hand also I'm looking forward new year's releases too!! these samples are fab and new stamps look so useful. xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Oh my! These are both such fabulous collections -great inspiration too!

SueC said...

Fabulous new sets Lin ! Sue C x

PaperArtsy said...

Congratulations on such an amazing release Lin!! They are fabulous and I can see we will have too much fun using these (and the ones to follow in the new year!)

Leandra xx

Susan Battensby said...

Wow simply love these two releases especially ELB30 but might have to have the other one too.
Your samples are stunning, especially love the frame, so gorgeous.

Unknown said...

Loving the stamps and demos thank you xx

Annie60 said...

Oh wow Lin , your samples are beautiful as always , I have so missed your workshops this year , I wish I had known you was at Wisbeach on Saturday and Sunday , I'm out , and having company on them days ,,,. When are you coming to Cambridge again ??
Take care love Annie ,,,,,xxxx

Unknown said...

Oh Lin you have outdone yourself this time - these are gorgeous!!!

Julie Lee said...

I really love these new stamps, Lin. What I admire about your designs is how you draw on the shapes found in nature and these evoke the natural world so beautifully. It was lovely to see you demo them last Sunday at Stevenage and these samples are gorgeous! I can't wait to have a play with these designs. xx

Helga said...

Love the new stamps and what you've done with them!

Ruth said...

Just stunning Lin, LOVE them!! Ruth x