Thursday 23 February 2017

NEW from PaperArtsy {Infusions} February 2017

PaperArtsy Infusions

Infusions are a 2 part dye stain. The mix of walnut crystals and dye colour are variable sized particles that dissolve at different rates. The colour particles are so fine and powdery that as soon as water touches them you instantly see bright colour. The walnut takes longer to absorb the water as it is more like a caster-sugar granule.

There are many ways to use these features for different effects, but the most obvious is to vary the amount of water you use, and how soon you dry your surface.

A light mist, and quick dry gives you lots of tint interesting color-dominant spots. For a lighter effect, blot with a paper towel instead of drying naturally or with a heat tool. 
(refer colour samples on the left below)

With a more generous spritzing of water and after 10-20 seconds you will see the walnut crystals also intensively kick in and dissolve before your eyes. The longer you leave this process to occur, the more brown the final colour will become. Try blotting instead of drying with a heat tool for a softer version of your wet puddle.

2016 Infusions Colours

2017 Infusions Colours

CS13 Sleight Blue

 CS14 Slime

CS15 In The Navy

CS16 Olive Tree

CS17 Rusty Car

CS18 Green Man

You also will enjoy varied and interesting results if you try the ideas mentioned above onto a chalk-painted surface, a chalk-paint-stenciled surface, or a surface that has Grunge Paste applied to it. 

Varying the porosity and texture of the receiving surface with Fresco Chalk Paints or Grunge Paste will certainly affect the drying time, how the infusions puddle up, and intensity of colour.

samples by Lynne Moncrieff

As you can see from these samples, Infusions have been used to stain the dark background which is crackle paste applied to a canvas on the right, but also they are successfully used to stain textile scraps and old paper.

The Leaf stamp is from ELB29 (Eclectica³ Lin Brown Set 29) RRP (UK) £20.50

Here's a video with plenty of inspiration and explanation!
~ Leandra

Tonight we have invited a range of our bloggers to show you their ideas with Infusions. Everyone only had a few colours to work with, and often they blended what they had with existing colours too!

'Flower Tag' using Hot Pick 1306 by Helen Chilton

I've used Violetta, Sleight Blue, In the Navy and a touch of Golden Sands. I just love experimenting with the Infusions, creating different effects and watching the colours flow together. Every time I have a play I discover something different - a new colour combination, a new technique, something else you can colour with them - all very exciting.

'Find what you seek' using LPC036 by Alison Bomber

I love how the Infusions look over textured gesso, and the Sleight Blue and In the Navy together gave me the just the right sombre and thoughtful look to go with the fabulous Gothic Arch stencil.  And the woman from the new Lynne Perrella releases provides the calm, serene heart of the panel.  (I used the Infusions along with Fresco paint to tint the image too.)  This one is best viewed with medieval plainchant - that's what I was listening to when I made it!

'I believe in beauty' using (EEA03 and EEA05) by Alison Hall

The colour wheels from EEA03 are a great way to showcase the new Infusion colours. I mixed them with water to make a watercolour paint. I used Sleight Blue, Slime, In The Navy, Olive Tree, and Golden Sands. I also love to sprinkle Infusions onto a background, then stencil 3D gel over the top to activate the colour. I just adore these wonderful little pots of pigment, they have so many different uses!

'I believe in a New Day' using ELB33 by Wanda Hentges

I had soooosss much fun playing with the new Infusion colors I received!!! I already had the original 12 and had used them but timing was good with this and I could really spend some time trying a few things and getting completely, totally hooked on using Infusions!!!  LOVE!!! All my samples use the Infusions along with some of Lin's new stamps... a perfect match!!!  I did not want to stop making samples but other deadlines were looming.

This first card uses Terracotta and Magenta Infusions in the background and Fresco Finish Paint (Chalk) sprinkled with Magenta Infusions for the leaf. Not only do I love watching the Infusions move and spread by themselves but they work fabulously stamped with the Fresco Finish Paint (Chalk).  

'Inspire' using ELB32 by Wanda Hentges

Here we have Violetta and Raspberry Infusions.  I love the look of texture you can get when you are careful with the amount of water but it's also fabulous when you can use lots of water and get a much softer look (the piece with the leaf).  

'Every Day' using ELB32 and ELB33 by Wanda Hentges

This uses Terracotta and Rocky Road Infusions.  Af first I wasn't sure I like this one but as I continued to add layers of stamping I was very glad I hadn't just set it aside. 

'Inspire Love' using ELB32 and ELB33 by Wanda Hentges  

Raspberry and Magenta Infusions in the background.  The piece beneath the leaf is stamping with Raspberry Infusion.  Another thing I've fallen in love with.. stamping with Infusions including how the look changes with each spray of water and then stamping.  You can get many prints from one application of Infusion.  (I'll show you on my blog)  The leaf is stamped with Fresco Finish Zucchini sprinkled with Magenta Infusion.  I love how that leaf turned out!!!

'Dream, Love, Inspire' using ELB30, ELB32, ELB33 by Wanda Hentges

More stamping with a combination of Fresco Finish Paint (Chalk) and Violetta Infusions!! Fabulous over a painted background or on Kraft Card or on Smoothy Card!!!  

'I believe' using ELB32 and ELB33 by Wanda Hentges

Infusions on this piece are Violetta and Rocky Road.  Both are in the background.  The "hanging" weeds are stamped with Rocky Road and the large, main leaf is stamped with Violetta.  

'Love' using ELB30 and ELB33 by Wanda Hentges

In the background is Magenta and Violetta Infusions.  The leaf is stamped with Rocky Road Infusions.  It is so much fun to see all the different colors used to create a certain color and I especially like how the crystals "burst" and "hold" with just the right amount of water.  

'I believe in Miracles' using ELB32 and ELB33 by Wanda Hentges

Raspberry and Terracotta Infusions were used on this piece. These colors blended so beautifully in the background spreading around the leaves stamped with Pearl Glaze!!  Then there is more stamping with Fresco Finish Paint sprinkled with Infusions (stamped circles)... totally love doing that now!!!

Wow, these additions really round out the range of infusions colours. Did you see how crazy Rocky Road is? All kinds of colour blends are in that mix, but it becomes a chocolate brown overall when thoroughly mixed! I love so many of them, and I'm super-excited to be demoing with them at shows this year!

~ Leandra

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)


Helen said...

the new colours are all gorgeous, and I love the samples by all the wingmen tonight.

Raquel Burillo said...

I love them!! And the new colours are even better! I'm in love with blue sleigh and olive tree! Thanks for bringing more colours in!!

Ruth said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous little bottles of magic! Great new colours! x

geezercrafter said...

Fab new colours and stunning samples.

Craftyfield said...

I love the look of the new Infusions! Lovely projects by everyone today.

suzieq23 said...

Leandra, maybe you can use the little cap insert you take out of the bottle cap to cover the hole and dye the little insert with the the color on top. Although once you take it off and on several times it may not stick at all!!! Just a thought.

Etsuko said...

New colours are so exciting!! these beautiful colours I really wanted. xx

Jane said...

I bought 2 of your newest colours...I love them. To me Infusions are the best cross between original Bister and the other powders on the market. Gorgeous samples from everyone xx

sarascloset said...

Fabulous samples! I'll take two of each! Seriously have to get my hands on some of these yummy colors!

Kirsten said...

The new colours are GORGEOUS & all the samples are stunning, well done to everyone.