Saturday 21 January 2017

NEW from PaperArtsy {JoFY} Jan 2017

NEW: JoFY Collection

Jo has the largest Signature designer Collection here at PaperArtsy, and as we enter her 7th year designing for us she is now up to over 50 stamps sets! Her ideas are still overflowing and you are in for plenty to ooohh and aaahhhhh over! She never fails to please.

For 2017, Jo has some large format chunky flowers and delicious stencils. A mix of chunky and delicate that she pulls together with charm and elegance.
Let's take a look!
And here are gorgeous stencils that you will adore!

Here's a video with some fantastic JoFY ideas from Jo and her wingmen, Keren and Sarah!

I'll hand you over to Jo and her wingies now, and she can tell you all about those ideas floating about in Jofy world for 2017 shortly!

~ Leandra

Hi everyone, it's Jo here to show you my newest stamps designed for PaperArtsy. For this release I created lots more flowers to coordinate with previous sets, and because we all now seem to be using our supplies over different art/ craft areas I've included phrases and words for the scrapbookers, cardmakers, & art journallers out there.  I really hope that you can use these designs anyhow and anywhere.

Tonight I invited Sarah Anderson and Keren Baker 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 Sarah Anderson

I've been a fan of Sarah's work following her Instagram account (@sarahthemoodler) for some time. She is great at using inked layers on her work without  it becoming too cluttered, I really looked forward to seeing what she created with the new stamps and I wasn't disappointed!

'Wildflowers' using JOFY49 by Sarah Anderson

I love Jo's relaxed handwriting and the amazing effects you can achieve from stamping it over and over until there is no ink left on your stamp! Makes for great texture. The tiny little flowers are begging me to use them on stickers, which I love adding to my planner.

'Flight of Exploration' using JOFY50 by Sarah Anderson

Jo's stamp designs often beg me to add stitching and this set was no exception. Bright french knots adorn these beautiful flowers.

'Happiness' using JOFY51 by Sarah Anderson

This gorgeous sunflower is such a wonderful size I'm itching to use it on a journal page. It makes for a great background too when used on a gelli plate.

'Work in Progress' using JOFY52 by Sarah Anderson

This set contains my favourite stamp of the whole release - the line of scribble. It adds such brilliant texture and I know I'll return to it again and again.

~ Sarah

Next up we have Keren Baker (@craftstampink).
Keren has been a wingman for me before and I'm really happy she's with me again for this release.  Her style is clean and simple but at the same time a little 'out of the box' which is what I really like about her work.

'Thistle Cluster' using JOFY49 by Keren Baker

The knockout flowers and foliage from this set made me think of a floral upside-down arrangement- in fact the sort you might see hanging from a door. The thistle type flower lent itself beautifully and the small swirls help give depth and movement

'Flower Lift' using JOFY50 by Keren Baker

I saw the 3D possibilities with this set quite quickly and as the flowers are too complex to trim out, it makes creating the dimension really simple. I love the different sizings of the flowers and how they're so easy to repeat and create a whole meadow if you wanted. The sentiments on this set are so versatile too. I want to try and create these in acetate and vellum.

The other lovely image in the set is a butterfly and I thought about creating a ring of fluttering butterflies with a rebel butterfly breaking rank! I've added a few of the flowers so it doesn't become too predictable and the sentiments are lovely for adding colour or doodles to. I'd next like to create the letters for 'rebel' using lots of butterflies and add the sentiment on top using a firm substrate for the base. Anything with butterflies HAS to be good!

'Happy Bloom' using JOFY51 by Keren Baker

This set can double as a sun, sunflower or a more dimensional piece. I wanted to build up the petals individually to create a different style of flower and the petals can double as leaves too. The spacing between the words mean its easy to mask or simply chop up to get more useable words. I want to do a shaker style project next using the beautiful inner circle- those tiny circles are great for sequin style images too. The whole set just makes you happy creating with it.

'Period Wallpaper' using JOFY52 by Keren Baker

This set made me think of botanical period style wallpaper or fabric. I loved painting around the small elements and then using the bold elegant flower as the main focus. There's a classy beauty about this set and the flowers would look fab adding more stamped petals to give them dimension. I cant wait to try some bleach stamping using this set onto a dark background.


So now it's time to show you what I've made with these new stamps. I've got a few step-outs with these ideas incorporating all my brand new products, let me walk you through some ideas with the new stamps and stencils!

Project One: Positivity among the Petals
using  JOFY49, 50 and 52 by Jo Firth-Young

First I've made an ATC sized triptych.  I really enjoy making little projects like this - amazing how much you can fit onto an ATC!  I created these by attaching them together on the reverse and working on them as one complete panel.

Step One: First I ombre painted the 3 panels (Zucchini & Vanilla) top to bottom (rather than side to side which I might usually do)

Step Two: Next I stencilled those same two colours through PS056 (using a brush rather than foam because of the delicate design) - using Vanilla against the Zucchini and vice versa.

Step Three: I stamped on the big flower heads from (left to right) JOFY49, JOFY50 and JOFY52, using black Archival ink.

Step Four: I painted all the flowers using the same four colours so they coordinate across the triptych - Coral, Vanilla, Cherry Red & Hyde Park.

Stencils and Masks
Before I move on to my next project I wanted to share a quick note about the stencil/mask combo's that I have created for this release. 

When you receive them the masks will be attached to the stencil. (remember stecnisl are holes you put stuff through, and Masks you use to cover up and apply product around leaving a negative space behind)

There are little 'bridges' created between the mask and the stencil that you will need to carefully snip to release the mask element. In the photo below you can see me using a scalpel to do this but on larger stencil you could use a pair of scissors. 

I also write 'right side' on the large master-stencil, and make a black mark on the mask to show which is the right side up - this will save a lot of time (and possibly frustration lol) in the future when you're putting the mask back in place to layer up the designs.

Having both masks and stencils allows you to create with so much more depth, and those masks are going to be super handy on gelli plates too! As these 2 examples show. 

Not only can you mask the background, then print over the top of the stencil.

But you can get some great ghost effects too, as you can see in the foreground of this sample. I'll do some steps out of these ideas on my blog in the future. It's a very addictive process, and you often get unexpected, exciting results! Like below!

Project Two: Falling Flowers Tag 
using stencils PS056/ 057 by Jo Firth-Young

I've also made a tag featuring two of the new stencils.  This was quite an organic project - one of those 'lets see what happens' projects that are a lot of fun to create. It was really nice to see how the flower stencils can layer up together.

Step One: First I painted a large manilla tag in Vanilla & Zucchini Fresco paint & painted and printed bubble wrap over the top.  Then I stencilled Coral through the stencil flower shapes of PS057.

Step Two: Once the paint was dry I laid the stencil back in place and placed the mask elements in position and applied Bougainvillea.

The mask flowers 'protect' the Coral layer and this is the result.  I really like the two tone effect that is created and how the first colour (Coral) becomes the 'veins' of the flowers.

Step Four: Next layer was swirls from PS057, and then once these were dry I stencilled flowers in 'Chalk' from PS056 - and I'm sorry but I got too carried away and forgot to take photos! oops

In the photo below you can see all the layers in detail - the white flowers of PS056 are the top layer of stencilling before I stamped words (JOFY50), swirls (JOFY49) and added white and metallic gel pen detailing.

So there we have it - 4 new stamps sets and 4 coordinating stencils... I realise I probably say this with each release but I love these designs- they really are going to be so useful and versatile!  I hope you like them as much as I do - I look forward to seeing what you create.

You can find me at:
My website
Instagram and Twitter: @jofyjo
and I'm also teaching online as part of Wanderlust 2017

Over on my blog you'll find a couple more projects that I created with this new release. Please pop over and take a look.

Before I sign off I'd like say a big, sincere THANK YOU to Sarah and Keren - my supertalented wingmen - I'm sure you'll agree that their samples were fabulous.


I hope those of you with a JoFY addiction are feeling somewhat sated!  There was a lot to take in for this post, and much to explore with Jo's stencil/ mask combos too!
Leave your love in the comments below for Jo, she's very excited to hear what you think!

Tonight's wingmen have detailed step out's explaining how they made their samples on their own blogs tonight, so do drop by and take a look by following the links direct to the posts on Keren and Sarah's blogs.

Congratulations Jo,  this is another brilliant release, you have worked so hard on it and the stencils are gorgeous !

~ Leandra & Mark 

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

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)


pearshapedcrafting said...

What fabulous stamps and what an amazing set of samples from Jo, Keren and Sarah! It's an "Oh Dear!" moment again though as I fear I will be spending far too much! Chrisx

Kirsten said...

Fantastic stamps & stencils - I love the mask/stencil combo - and beautiful samples from Jo, Keren & Sarah.

Helen said...

Loving the stamps and the stencils, and bonus masks! Great samples from Jo, Keren and Sarah - want them all!

Miriam said...

I love this release... and yes.... I have bought them all!! Amazing samples from everyone.

Sarah Anderson said...

I am truly honoured to be a JOFY wingman, thanks so much Jo, I am still loving playing with these stamps and stencils xxx

Ruth said...

Fabulous stamps and stencils and the samples everyone has created are truly stunning. Love this release xx

Craftychris said...

Oooooh! Such awesomeness indeed! I am in awe of today's products and samples! xxx

Words and Pictures said...

Such lovely fresh florals from JOFY and delightfully pretty samples all around. What a week!
Alison x

Etsuko said...

What a beautiful new stamps and stencils from Jofy and ingenious samples!! xx

Kitty said...

Ahhhh!! You have got to stop! My bank account doesn't stand a chance against all this goodness!!

PaperArtsy said...

People liking your new stamps here in Arizona today!!!

Hazel Agnew said...

Wow Jo, what a fabulous collection. Happiness is certainly what they create, and they certainly make me smile. Great tips about marking the stencils, thanks.
Wonderful samples from your talented wingmen too. Congrats to Sarah and Keren for making Jo proud! Xx

LisaDRHC said...

Love it all but especially the triptych. How do you paint such detail but keep the black lines so bold? Are you going over the black lines with a pen, and if so, which one?

Artmadnana said...

Fab new selection Jo. Love the masks within the stencils. Great idea.

Lucy Edmondson said...

What an amazing new line jo, the new stencil with the cut out piieces is so well thought out. Your sample crew have done you proud!

Lucy x