Wednesday 18 January 2017

NEW from PaperArtsy {Eclectica³ Lin Brown} Jan 2017

NEW: Eclectica³ Lin Brown

Last year we gave you a teeny taste of what was to come from Lin with this new style of stamps. You might remember these 2 beauties, a totally new direction from all of her previous designs.

Those of you who know Lin from waaay back will remember she used to design and sell her own stamps via her then-shop LB Crafts available as wood-mounted red rubber. Skeleton leaves were huge at the time. Well this is a nod back to that era, but she has added a load of mark-making elements that are ever so popular in journalling circles.
Her idea was that you could use the elements alone or combined to great effect.

But of course, there is always more from Lin, and this time we also have some large format stencils (6.25" x 9.5"). If you work big in big journals, then these are for you! But it is interesting to see how the samples below also show that they work for cards and plenty more besides!

PS043 large stencil (6.25" x 9.5")

PS044 large stencil (6.25" x 9.5")

PS045 large stencil (6.25" x 9.5")

As ever, we always have some super talented crafters who volunteer to help us work with our newest stamps. I'll hand over now to Lin Brown who will introduce her support crew tonight, and has some of her own work with these new stamps to show you too.

You are in for a treat!

~ Leandra

Hi everyone, Lin Brown from Yoursartfully here to show you my newest stamps designed for PaperArtsy.

Back in August 2016, we released the first two sets of stamps which are totally different from any of my previous stamp sets. Yes, I loved using and teaching with all of my previous releases.......those hand drawn flowers, quirky houses and funky birds, but I was feeling the need to get back to images that would create a more artsy style. For me, this means layers.

Whether it's stamps or stencils, I love to layer images to create interesting artwork, so I'm thrilled to announce that not only are there new stamps, there are new stencils too! The stencils are bigger than normal at 16 x 24cm so in addition to all the ways you would normally use your stencils, they are going to be fabulous for use in large journals and for creating home decor pieces.

Tonight I invited Ruth Mescall and Kath Stewart to help make samples with these new products. Please go and check out their blogs where you will find more detailed information about these stunning samples and the techniques they used to create them. Well worth a visit!

Let's start with Ruth MescallRuth loves to experiment with all sorts of styles and new products. She's a very clever lady and can create the most beautiful and elegant clean and simple style artwork (something I am totally unable to achieve....white space is definitely not my best friend) but on the other hand, she can create some stunning mixed media pieces so I knew she would be the perfect fit for this new release.

'Live Today' using ELB31 by Ruth Mescall

The large texture stamp is just perfect for creating a backdrop for these gorgeous easy to trim skeleton leaves, add a little home made washi tape and it's complete. The quotes also fit into the frames perfectly. 

'Inspire' using ELB32 by Ruth Mescall

I wanted to focus on the smaller background stamps in this set and show how they can layer up, build a 'scaffold', perfect for those pretty butterflies to sit on. 

'Miracles' using ELB33 by Ruth Mescall

Great handwritten font on the quotes and just love this leaf stamp, a perfect mix of light and shade, next step a wreath using all the different leaves? 

'Imagine' using ELB34 by Ruth Mescall

Well it's all about the layers, I love a bit of grunge and the texture stamps and stencils layer up brilliantly with the quick drying fresco paints. The circle mesh stamp takes centre stage but I can't wait to use that hinge again...on fabric this time. 

Next up we have Kath Stewart. Kath is a super talented lady who's work I have admired for many years. I love reading Kath's brilliant blog, her stories and escapades with her gorgeous doggie Buddy will have you laughing out loud. Not only is she a brilliant writer, her talents as an artist are second to none so it was an exciting moment for me when she kindly accepted my invitation to join me and create some samples for the launch of these new products.

'Trio of Leaves' using ELB31 & PS043 by Kath Stewart

Kath says: Perfect stamp set for building up background layers on a card or mixed media project but that beautiful skeleton leaf image would make a beautiful flower on a clean and simple card. Beautiful sentiments in two different fonts...I love how you can use the sentiment as is or cut out the words to use individually.

'Live' using ELB32 & PS045 by Kath Stewart

Kath Says: I love the texture stamp which is great for creating interest on backgrounds and the distressed corner and border stamps for framing a card. The detail on the leaf stamps is amazing and this stamp set would make a beautiful framed home decor project.

'I Believe in Miracles' using ELB33 & PS044 by Kath Stewart

Kath: Another stamp set that is perfect for a clean and simple card or lots of layering on a mixed media project. Love the grass image, the dots icons and the beautiful distressed look of the leaves. Images that can be used with inks or stamped with PaperArtsy Chalk Paints

'Follow Your Dreams' using ELB34 & PS044 by Kath Stewart

Kath: Lots of fun images in this stamp set to create a card or mixed media project.  Love the mesh background for creating texture and the circle image would look great as a flower coloured in with PaperArtsy Chalk Paints for an ombre effect.

So now it's time to show you what I've made with these new stamps...I've got a few step-outs for these items incorporating all my brand new products

Project One
'Cherish Yesterday' using ELB31, ELB33 & PS044 by Lin Brown

First I've made a card using the skeleton leaf from ELB31to create an acetate flower as the focal point.

Step One: Having glued some scrap-booking paper to a square piece of mountboard with Matte Medium, using the medium both underneath and on top of the paper, I blended Granny Smith and Tango Fresco Finish paints to make a colourful background. I always use a baby wipe to blend paint in this way, it creates a much softer look. I then started to create some interesting background images by stamping them with Snowflake paint.

Step Two: Layer number two was created with Sepia Archival ink using the hand written words from ELB31 and the sequin waste edge stamp from ELB33. When everything was thoroughly dry, I used a tiny amount of South Pacific on a baby wipe to tint the Snowflake paint. I then got to use my new stencil for the first time......I love this stencil, it is big but it's quite delicate.

Step Three: I stamped my leaves on acetate using Stazon ink and painted the back of the acetate with Tango Fresco. I did need to use 2-3 coats of Tango to build up a solid colour as this is a translucent paint.

Step Four: Now for the finishing touches. After arranging the leaves to create a flower, I realised i didn't leave enough room for the quote, I decided to stamp it on a separate card so that I could cut it up and place the words in available spaces.

Project Two
'Inspire' using  ELB32 by Lin Brown

For my second project, I made another card, this time incorporating cork and fabric. Having said that it's a card, this piece would actually look quite cool in a frame.

Step One: The first thing I did was to grab my pokey tool and attack the edges of the cork to give it a worn and weathered look. The cork crumbled away very easily. Once I was happy with it, I took a wide, flat paintbrush to add a haphazard layer on Antarctic paint and then stamped the hessian background with Lake Wanaka.

Step Two: This is where the fun started. I love blending paints together on my stamps. In this instance, I used Granny Smith and Toffee together.

Step Three: As you can see, these colours together create an autumnal look to the leaves and border stamp which work really well with the colour of the cork.

Step Four: I used the same method for my butterfly but added some tiny dots of Gold Fresco using my trusty pokey tool again, then a touch of Classic Treasure Gold for the finishing touches on the cork.

Project Three
'Canvas Collage' using ELB31, ELB33, ELB34 & PS043 by Lin Brown

For my third project, I decided to make a mini canvas, it's a five inch square canvas, a very manageable size. I challenged myself to see if I could create something I liked using just two colours of paint.

Step One: Layer number one was simply Snowflake Fresco stamped onto a canvas painted with Granny Smith that had been mixed with some Snowflake to lighten it.

Step Two: I used Granny Smith for layer number two with the circle mesh and sequin waste from ELB34.

Step Three: I love how much darker the Granny Smith paint looks when used through my new stencil PS043. It's simply an optical illusion as it is a bigger area of colour compared to the stamped images. It was quite a lot of green so some tiny dots with a white Sharpie marker toned it down a touch.

Step Four: With a mix of Snowflake and Granny Smith, I was able to create another shade of green for the mesh image in this background.

Step Five: I used Fern Archival ink to stamp the grasses on my tag and edged both the tag and the canvas with Watering Can Archival ink before assembling everything together..

Project Four
'Live, Laugh Love' using ELB33, ELB34 & PS045 by Lin Brown

For my fourth and final project this evening, I used a larger canvas, an eight inch square which is the perfect size for my new stencils.

Step One: I decided that it would be fun to create a crackled background for this project as well as using Grunge Paste through my stencil to add dimension to the canvas. This is the list of steps to get the project to how it looks in the photo below. Please note that it is important for each of the following layers to be completely dry before applying the next one.

a. Paint the canvas with Toffee Fresco Finish paint. I used two coats to get a good depth of colour.
b. Using a palette knife, I applied a layer of Grunge Paste through the stencil.
c. I applied a very thin layer of Crackle Glaze around the Grunge Paste, trying to leave some areas free for a contrast.
d. I then painted the whole thing with Antarctic and watched the magic of the cracks appearing.

Step Two: I started to build up images on the background with Lake Wanaka, Snowflake, South Pacific and Gold, using the same technique as my first project.

Step Three: When I was happy with all the stamped images, I tinted the canvas with South Pacific and Granny Smith, using a baby wipe for a subtle look. I then added my stencilled words in Gold. Look how luscious the Gold paint is!

Step Four: I replaced the stencil over the Grunge Paste to allow me to colour and decorate it without spoiling my background.

Step Five: I love how the top of this stencil makes fabulous grass, perfect for creating a garden. A few buttons and fabric flowers created the perfect finishing touches for this canvas.

Phew, this has been a bit of an epic blog post, so thank you for sticking with me to the very end. I hope our projects this evening have inspired you. My head is still buzzing with ideas, I really can't wait to use them more on fabric, I feel a little fabric journal could be in the pipeline!!

I would like to take this opportunity to say a massive thank to Kath and Ruth for helping me this evening by sharing their talents to show how versatile these new stamps and stencils are. We all have different approaches to the way we work and I hope we have created something that will appeal to every one's taste. 

Last but not least, I would like to say a humongous thank you to Mark and Leandra, also fondly known as Mr & Mrs PaperArtsy. Being part of the PaperArtsy team is truly a special thing, they are both  so supportive and work harder than you will ever know, but most of all they believe in the talents of each and every one of the designers, so thank you guys, you are the best.

Yoursartfully - blog
@yoursartfully - Twitter

The vision the Lin has, to pull things together in so many gorgeous layers is beyond fantastic! I'm so glad that we can share this with you, so you too can create your own magic with these stamps!
You can go direct to Lin, Kath and Ruth's individual blog posts from these links for more details! They have been amazing support for this release!

Don't forget to leave your feedback for Lin below in the comments. It's so exciting for them to hear your thoughts on the new products! Congratulations Lin, we are thrilled with these!

~ Leandra and Mark
Below is a list of the retailers who have already got these new releases in stock ready for you to buy NOW! How can you resist!

Scrapbook Centrale, Dollard Des Ormeaux, Quebec
(Zinski, JoFY, ESC, EKC, EKD, EEG, ETS, LPC, Infusions, Frescos)

Treasured Memories Scrapbooking, Duncan, BC

(Frescos, Infusions, EKC, EEG, ESC)

Artistic Studio Creations, Fayetteville, Georgia
(ETS, Infusions)

Artistree Workshops, Fulton, New York,

(Zinski, EKD, EKC, EEG, ELB, ETS, ESC, Ink and the Dog)

Clay with Me, Colorado

(ELB, LPC, ESA, JOFY, Infusions, Frescos, EKD, EKC, ESC, EEG)

Creek Bank Creations, Indiana

(MN, Zinski, Jofy)

Ephemera Paducah, Paducah, Kentucky 

(Fresco Chalks, Lynne Perrella, Seth Apter)

Frantic Stamper, Oregon 
(Zinski, LPC, JoFY, ELB, EEA, EEG, ESC, EKD, EKC, ETS, ESA, Frescos, Infusions)

Guadalupe's Fun Rubber Stamps, Roswell, New Mexico

( Frescos, Infusions, LPC, ESA, EEA, Zinski, MN, ETS, HP, Treasure Gold)

Simon Says Stamp, columbus, Ohio www. 
(Zinski, JoFY, ETS, EEA, EEG, EKC, ELB, ESA, Frescos, Infusions)

Stamplistic, Cleveland, Ohio Picks, LPC, JoFY, ELB, Squiggly Ink) 

The Queen's Ink Savage, Maryland

(Infusions, ESA, LPC)

Seth Apter, New York
(ESA, Frescos)

Stamp Fever, Orange, California

(Frescos, Jofy, Infusions)

Aldridge Crafts, Attleborough, Norfolk
(Zinski, Jofy, EEA, EKD, EKC, EEG, ESA, Frescos)

Art from the Heart, Harrogate, Yorkshire

(EEA, ETS, ESA,Infusions)

Birds in the Barn, Marks Tey, Essex
(Zinski, Jofy, EEG, EKC, EKD, ESC, ETS, ETS, ESA, Frescos, Infusions)

Blade Rubber Stamps, London
(JoFY, LPC, Frescos)

Countryview Crafts, Potton, Bedfordshire 
(Zinski, Jofy, ELB, EEA, EEG, EKC, EKD, ESC, ETS, ESA, Frescos, Infusions)

Craft World Scotland, Glasgow
(EKD, EKC, JoFY, ETS, Zinski, ESA, ELB)

Crafty Snippets, Billingshurst West Sussex


Craftylicious, Mildenhall, Suffolk
(Zinski, Jofy, EEG, ETS, ESA, ELB)

Dandie Crafts, Caerphilly,

(Fresco Chalks, Kay Carley, Tracy Scott)

Everything Art, Powys, Wales 
(EEA, Frescos, Infusions)

Keep on Crafting, Burt St Edmunds, Suffolk
(Zinski, Jofy, ELB, ESC, ELB, EKD, ETS, ESA, Frescos, Infusions)

Loobie Crafts, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, 
(Zinski, JoFY, ETS, ESA, ELB, Frescos)

LouLouPurple, Gwynedd, Wales

Papermaze, Ipswich, Suffolk 
(JoFY, EKC, ESA, ELB, Zinski, Infusions)

Paper Story, Norfolk

(Infusions, Treasure Gold)

Rowan Tree Crafts, Carnforth, Lancashire

(Zinski, stencils, ETS)

ShabbyChic Stencils Ltd, Stourbridge, West Midlands
(Jofy, EEA, Zinski, ELB, Frescos)

Simply Crafts, Cardiff,

(EEG, ETS, ESA, JoFY, Frescos, Infusions)

(Zinski, EKD, EKC, JoFY)

Stampers Grove, Edinburgh, Scotland 
(Zinski, JOFY, ELB, EEA, EEG, EKD, EKC, ETS, ESA, Frescos, Infusions)

Swanstitch, Deal, Kent


That's Crafty, Romford, essex 
(Zinski, Jofy, LPC, EEG, EKD, EKC, ELB, EEA, ETS, ESA, Frescos, Infusions)

The Artistic Stamper Craft Store, Faversham, Kent 
(Zinski, EKD, EKC, ESC, ETS, Frescos, Infusions) 

The Craft Barn, Merstham, Surrey 
(Zinski, Jofy, ETS, EKC, EKD, EEA, ESA, ELB, Fresco Chalks, Infusions)

The Craft Box, Barnsley, South Yorkshire
(Zinski, Jofy, ELB, ETS, ESA, Fresco Chalks)

The Craft Den, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire
(Zinski, EKC, EEG, EKD Jofy, ETS, Frescos)

The Forget me not Kraft Kabin
(Zinski, JoFY, ELB, ETS, EEG, EKD, Fresco Chalks)

Whichcraft, Wallasey, Merseyside 
(Zinski, JoFY, Fresos, ELB)


Expression Hobby, Marcinelle
(Frecos, Infusions, Zinskis, EDY, EEG, Jofy)

Hobbyboden Scrapworld Samso

(ESA, Fresco Chalks)

Kerudoc Creation, St Yvi
(Zinski, JoFY, ELB, EEA, EEG, EKD, ETS, ESA)

Toutencolle, Dun sur Avon
(JoFY, Infusions)

Stempeloase Munich 
(Zinski, JoFY, ELB, ETS, ESA, ESC, EKD, EKC, LPC Frescos)

Stempelfee Shop
(Zinski, EEA, EEG, EKC, EKD, ETS, ESA, Infusions, Frescos)

Creafine, Papendrecht 
(JoFY, ETS, Infusions)

Hobbycompleet de Duif, Leeuwarden 
(Zinski, EKD, EEG, EKC, JoFY, ELB, ETS, ESA, Infusions)

Papillon Hobby, Hendrik Ido Ambacht

(Zinski, Jofy, ELB, EEA, ETS, Infusions)

Scrap & Co, Klarenbeek


Stampingcorner, Capelle Aan Den Ijssel 
(Zinski, Jofy, ETS, ESA, Lynne Perrella, Frescos)

The Stamping Cottage, Schaijk

(Fresco Chalks, LPC, ESA,  Zinski, Hot Picks, ETS, JoFY, ELB, Infusions)

Art and Soul Studio, Burrum Heads, Queensland
(Zinski, Jofy, LPC, EKD, EEG,  ELB, EEA, ETS, ESA)

Crafters Cupboard, Berwick, Victoria
(JoFY, ELB, ETS, ESA, Frescos, Infusions)

Time To Create, Modanville, NSW
(Zinski, ESA, ETS, EKD, EEG, ELB, ESA, Infusions, Frescos)

Mandy's Card, Taipei
(Zinski, JoFY, ETS, ESA, ELB, EEA, Frescos, Infusions)

TIny Dots, Funabashi-shi, Chiba

(JoFY, Frescos, Infusion)


Helen said...

Oh, wow Lin. These stamps are gorgeous and so are all the amazing samples! Going shopping again very soon!!

Hazel Agnew said...

Loving the diversity of all the samples. What a wealth of fabulousness. Can't pick a fave, they are all wonderful. Congrats to Team Lin! Another triumph! Xx

geezercrafter said...

Fantastic samples. All of the sets of stamps are very exciting. They can all be incorporated into a multitude of craft projects as well as into the world of art, collage etc.

Miriam said...

oh my!! I loved the last 2 sets and these are just as fabulous! Amazing samples too.

Kirsten said...

Such beautiful samples from Lin, Ruth & Kath, they showcase the new stamps & stencils perfectly.

Ruth said...

Fabulous step outs Lin, love how you gilded the flower head on the last, FANTASTIC Stamps, such a joy to work with!! xxx

pearshapedcrafting said...

What fabulous stamps and really wonderful samples - the list keeps on growing!! Chrisx

Craftyfield said...

I love all 4 sets so how on earth will I narrow it down?!! Great samples from everyone.

JoFY said...

beautiful, as always!! I can see all those texture stamps being really useful! xx

craftytrog said...

Great designs Lin, love all those fab texture stamps!

Unknown said...

Fab stamps. I love them all! My bank manager is going to tell me off this year I can tell! ­čśŐ

Seth said...

LOVING this release. I cannot wait to get my hands (and paint) on this collection!

Jennie Atkinson said...

Fabulous stamps, samples and inspiration! Thank you all x

Words and Pictures said...

Very attracted to these gorgeous stamps, Lin, and the samples from all of you are providing extra temptation - lovely post!
Alison x

Etsuko said...

These are very gorgeous stamps and stencils with previous 2 releases, love them all. Your samples and tutorial are great introduction. Can't wait to release!!!

Marci said...

I really like your nature inspired and texture stamps.

PaperArtsy said...

Awesome stamps and beautiful samples from all 3 of these talented ladies!! Thanks so much for sharing all your fab ideas with us all!!

Nicole said...

Oh Lin thanks so much to have nrought us again so nice stamps and gorgeous stencils. You know I'm always so admirative of what you do and always stunned by your endless creativity. Thanks so much. Til Version Scrap!

Lucy Edmondson said...

Im so excited about these new stamps especially as i have the coordinating ones. The samples are fantastic!

Lucy x