Monday 22 January 2018

NEW PaperArtsy Products {JoFY Collection} Jan 2018

NEW {JoFY} Collection Jan 2018

Jo Firth-Young is the master of stamp design. Her followers are far and wide in this world, and we are thrilled to share yet another stunning release with you. There's plenty to see and

Hi everyone, Jo ( here. I've been designing my JOFY stamps for about six years now (wow! time really does fly when you're having fun!) and I'm really excited to share my newest stamp designs with you.  As well as lots of flower stamp designs (of all shapes and sizes) I've also added large and mini stencils to the range.

Today there are 3 blog posts to enjoy, from myself, Keren Baker ( and Clare Messenger ( These brilliant wingmen have created beautiful samples for you to enjoy - they really have done an amazing job and I couldn't be more grateful to them. Our blog posts will publish within 30 mins of each other, so buckle up for a creative ride over the next 90 minutes!

Let's start with some ideas with each of the new products.

JoFY A5 stamp sets
6" x 7" (15 x 18cm) trimmed stamps on EZ mount foam
 RRP £20.50 (incl VAT)
Jo is well known for her floral designs, and following on from last summer, Jo has added to her designs some more intricate, doodled elements, which are super-fun! As ever, you will find some useful borders, backgrounds, words, and even some solid elements to add those finishing touched and details to your cards, journal pages, scrapbook layouts or canvas art.
JoFY Collection Set 59 (JoFY59)

Devine Flowers using JoFY59

This stamp set is great for cards when you can use the smaller of the two flowers and just half of the leaf stem... but it can also be used in conjunction with the large stencil PS081 (shown lower down this post) for larger projects such as canvasses or journal spreads.

JoFY Collection Set 60 (JoFY60)

Dream Big using JoFY60

This stamp set has flower/seed-head designs which will coordinate with and compliment any existing JOFY stamps you may have but it also has a solid stamp image stamp (rather than an outline). I think of it as a silhouette; really useful when building up backgrounds because you don't need to colour it, instead you can use a coloured ink or paint. I've added several 'solid' stamps of this style to the plates in this release.

Hard to tell through a computer screen, but some of my samples are larger than you might imagine. I have 3 new large format stencils, which are 9" tall, so this  allows us to super-size up our art! For example, below you can see how the image stencilled in blue, from large stencil (PS0083), sits in relation to the stamps. The tall 'flower' fills the height of an A5 stamp set, and the blue stencil sits in proportion nicely.

JoFY Collection Set 61 (JoFY61)

Standing Out in the Crowd using JoFY61

Hands up who likes mushrooms!  These are super cute mushrooms and I couldn't resist having lots of them on this panel, created by stamping, masking and stamping again to create a cluster and then colouring just two to make them stand out.

This stamp set has some really useful foliage images, and the ball/bud stems are going to be really interesting to use...

The white leaves in the background are a new stencil PS081 which you can see later in this post. I call it 'wafty leaf stems' because they look as if they're moving in the wind.  This was intentional because a lot of my flower stems have very straight stalks/stems so the curvy lines of this stencil will soften the look when used together.

JoFY Collection Set 62 (JoFY62)

Flower Fall Card using JoFY62

I've wanted to create this background stamp for ages and I'm really happy with how it looks - its going to be really useful for all sorts of projects - its quite geometric & dainty at the same time.  The flowers will be great for layering up and maybe adding to the stems of stencil PS081.

JoFY Collection Set 63 (JoFY63)

Meadow using JoFY63

Out of all the new stamps sets I think this is the one which is most similar my early releases.  I really like the bud heads shown in the sample, and to have a larger silhouette version of one of my all time favourite designs (the seed-head on JOFY38, stamped in white on the sample) makes me very happy! lol 

I've laid out the three 'versions' of the seed-head for you to see how they relate to each other size-wise. The new stencil on the right is much taller (23cm) and is going to look great on art journal spreads and canvasses.  

As you can see from the picture, the original line-drawn stamp from JOFY38 will look lovely layered up on smaller projects with the new silhouette image on JOFY63. Or, what about a single silhouette on a card... stamped in metallics... that would look gorgeous wouldn't it?! (in my humble opinion lol). And to the right you have the large stencil version.

JoFY Collection Set 64 (JoFY64)

Bloomin' Lovely using JoFY64

I know I shouldn't have favourites but I think this might be my favourite of this release!  It came from a sketch in my travel junk journal and I'm so glad I made it into a stamp and a coordinating stencil (PS082) as I think this really opens up how it can be used - and how easily/speedily you can create projects.

I think these images will look lovely worked on fabric. As well as the big flowers there is also a doodle flower border that is going to look lovely down the side of pages or used as a background.

JoFY Minis
credit card size trimmed stamps on EZ mount foam
 RRP £4.80 (incl VAT)
Jo's minis have always proved popular as supplementary images to the large stamp sets. For this release there are more of the doodle style intricate flowers, some fab geometric elements and the much asked for small alphabets that are great as backgrounds, or to use as a tiny alphabet.

PaperArtsy MINI size stencils 
3.5" x 3.75" (9cm x9.5cm) RRP £3.00 (incl VAT)
These are a new format for Jo with gorgeous baby stencils that are super fun for your backgrounds to add depth and layering to your mixed media crafting.
A nice addition to the JoFY line of products. 

PaperArtsy MINI Stencil 011 (PM011)

PaperArtsy MINI Stencil 012 (PM012)

PaperArtsy  MINI Stencil 013 (PM013)

PaperArtsy MINI Stencil 014 (PM014)

I'd like to show you several smaller samples I have made using the mini stamps.  I often use more than one on a single card and now that I have mini stencils too, I can use those mini stencils perfectly with the small stamps.

This sample uses JM59 and stencil PM011

Here, JM60 has been used as a focal image & JM61 stamped all over the kraft card panel to create a background

JM62 used to create an ATC sized panel, with additional flowers stamped, cut out and attached.

I designed JM63 & JM64 (alphabet and numbers) so they could be used to create a background (as the numbers above) or stamped separately to create words such as the word 'happy'  below.

The 3 samples above were created with the new mini stencils and several mini stamps. 
L to R: 
1. JM57, JM59, mini stencil PM012
2. JM58, JM63, (background stamp from JOFY62), mini stencil PM014
3. JM58, mini stencil PM012 (alphabet strip from JOFY63).

The sample below shows PM013 in the background with stamps from JoFY60.

And finally, on this ombre panel below, I stamped JM60 in Snowflake Fresco Finish - it creates a lovely dainty pattern - like lace.  The larger flowers are from JM59.

PaperArtsy LARGE stencils
 6.25" x 9.5" (16cm x 24cm) RRP £6.50 (incl VAT)
These large stencils are fabulous for large format journal pages, or canvas art, and are a new addition to the JoFY line as far as size goes! Bigger is always better, and you can see the large flower (PS082) offers magnificent shadow options for the matching stamps in set JoFY 64.

LARGE PaperArtsy Stencil 081 (PS081)

LARGE PaperArtsy Stencil 082 (PS082)

LARGE PaperArtsy Stencil 083 (PS083)

I'm really happy with these larger stencils. The create tall flowers which will be so useful for journal pages and canvasses.


I'd like to show you how PS082 works, so I created a simple masked and stenciled background to illustrate how it  coordinates with the flowers on JOFY64.

Stencil a flower in pink - make sure the stencil is RIGHT SIDE UP or the stamp won't match! Once dry, mask it off (using the mask element of the stencil) and stencil a second (orange) flower.  Use black ink to stamp the flower image over the top of the stenciled flowers - pink flower first, then mask that off and stamp over the orange block. Finally stamp and mask more flowers in the background, and as you can see, I've painted in some of the detail so you can see how it looks with and without detailing.

PaperArtsy REGULAR stencils
6.5" x 7" (16cm x18cm) RRP £5.50 (incl VAT)
Jo has a wide assortment of stencils, and this offering has a mix of floral, geometric, bold and fine. The 2 lower ones 'pop out' of the surrounding mylar creating a mask, useful for gel- printing. And the floral pattern within is also repeated in stamped images, both on JoFY Minis, and regular stamp sets.

REGULAR PaperArtsy Stencil 084 (PS084)

REGULAR PaperArtsy Stencil 085 (PS085)

REGULAR PaperArtsy Stencil 086 (PS086)

Gel Printing

I've been playing around with the new masks and stencils in a small A6 art journal - using them with a gel plate which is something I had in mind when designing the stencils/masks.  I created pages ready for the addition of words, images and more layers.

Here are a couple of pages using PS086. I find the
ghost/clean-up prints are often more interesting than the very fist print...

You can see more pages from this notebook and what I did with them over on my blog at
Phew! That is a lot of new products! I hope you like them as much as I do - I can't wait to see what you all make with them.

Next up are my wingmen with the lovely and clever samples they have created.  As I said earlier I'm so grateful to them for the work they've created for this release - THANK YOU Keren & Clare!

Over on my blog you'll find more samples using the new releases - I hope you'll pop over and take a look.

Happy crafting!


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Miriam said...

Wow, wow,wow!! I love the new release Jo - and the inspiration is amazing. I'm off to have a more detailed look then spend some money!!

Helen said...

I love JoFY 64.... I can see things flying... I love the minis and the stencils.... Well done, Jo, you've done it again!

Kirsten said...

A spectacular release, I love everything, and the samples are gorgeous. Congrats, Jo!

Elena said...

Ohh Jo, these are SO pretty! You really have outdone yourself. Congratulations xxxxx

Craftyfield said...

Fabulous release Jo! The samples are gorgeous too!

Hazel Agnew said...

Jo, your quotes are epic! Love them. Wonderful samples of divinely tempting stamps and stencils too. Need all of the minis! Xx

Words and Pictures said...

Fabulous new stamps and the stencils are amazing! Gorgeous samples showing so many possibilities for combining the different shapes and sizes - lovely!
Alison x