Thursday 18 January 2018

NEW PaperArtsy Products {Scrapcosy} Jan 2018

NEW Eclectica³ {Scrapcosy} with Raquel Burillo

Raquel has been a big hit as a new designer to our family over the past year, and she continues to curate wonderful images that can be used beautifully for a vintage infused creative vibe. Again this year, she is kicking things off with a lovely Nautical theme for her new stamps and stencils.

Here are a few videos with plenty of inspiration and explanation!

Hi everyone, Raquel here from scrapcosy to show you my newest stamps designed for PaperArtsy.

In all my releases, there is one image that normally inspires me to create one stamp set. This time, one single image inspired me to create the whole 3 sets, and that was the big seahorse. I imagined my seahorse in a plate full of nautical images, algae, ships, a compass, fish, shells... Obviously I couldn't fit all in one plate, so Leandra told me: "Why don't you do 3 of them?" That was the perfect solution! Otherwise I would still be deciding which images would make it, because I love them all... 

With ESC10 you can create beautiful underwater scenes with the fish, the algae and the seabed composition I created. With ESC11 you can go more over the surface of the sea, navigation and sea tales can be recreated with the ships and all the nautical elements. And finally ESC12 brings us curious and interesting creatures that live in the sea and remind me of old myths, so I created a title composition "The History of the Sea" that can be used to introduce these characters.  

Today there are 2 blog posts to enjoy, from myself now and Marisa (aka Scrapycia) at 19:30.  Marisa has a beautiful vintage style that I love, so when it was time to choose a wingman I decided to approach her. I was so lucky she said yes! You will be able to see her work with these same products today too. Our blog posts will publish within 30 mins of each other, so the links will be active once published. Stay tuned!

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

Eclectica³ Scrapcosy Set 10 (ESC10)

'Fish and Bubbles' using ESC10

I like the possibility of creating an underwater scene with the different fish and algae. In this case I used the 3 species but you can just use one and stamp it several times to create a bank of fish. In this sample I used all the parts of the stencil PS095 that you'll see below: I split the title in 3 parts and I added bubbles and the snail using the 2 step stencil.

I love that big eye fish! It makes me laugh all the time :). I created the bubbles applying the reflections first with Grunge Paste and then I created the bubbles with some heavy body gel medium (Prima 3D Matte Gel). I love how these turned out! Specially the one over the buddy in the middle, you can see his fin through the bubble! Isn't that cool?

Eclectica³ Scrapcosy Set 11 (ESC11)

'Vintage Sea Tale' using ESC11

I felt like creating a banner for a sea tale using just Distress Oxide and Grunge Paste. I stamped with Distress Oxide Vintage Photo all the words stamps on the set and smudged them with a foam applicator. With this technique you smudge the pigment and therefore you give colour to your surface but the die stays and lets you see all the details of the stamps (they are a bit blurry because of the water drops I added to make the ink react). The handwriting on these stamps is tiny but they stamp so defined!

I love the Journal title, it can be a main stamp or it can just be used like here, as a background, to add more layers to your project. I love creating shadows when using a stencil. It's so easy, you just need to do the shadow first (ink layer) and then apply your second layer (grunge paste in this case) shifting the stencil up and left a little bit (so you get your shadow down and right).

Eclectica³ Scrapcosy Set 12 (ESC12)

'The Octopus' using ESC12

I love the curly tentacles of the octopus. Call me weird, but I find it so cute! I was in love when I found this creature in a vintage book... So I decided to give it a second life by turning it into a stamp, for all of us to enjoy. Look at those eyes!

Similarly, the SEA letters were obtained from different books and pages and I incorporated them to the stamp set so they can be used also independently as initials or to be combined with other alphabets you may have to create new words. I decided to cut them and age them to create the title. 

You can see how I made this card and another one in the video below, using fresco paints:

PaperArtsy Stencil 093 (PS093)

'Curious Creature' using Stencil PS093

The seahorse has so much detail! It was the creature that inspired everything, so I decided to create this stencil to honor it (although it can be used to frame, title or accompany any other creature). In this case I decided to split the title in two. You can always do this by masking the area of the stencil that you don't want to use with some masking tape.

I love creating shadows with the stencils. For this project I also used the scales, which you can't see much here, but they add the texture in the background of the stencilled words and I used some Infusions In the Navy. Do you want to see how? Watch the video below for more details. The seahorse you see above was stamped, fussy cut and glued on top of the card for more volume and detail.

PaperArtsy Stencil 094 (PS094)

'Vintage Voyage' using Stencil PS094

The stencil, in addition to the title, includes some elements that can be incorporated for an industrial or a steampunk touch to your project, like the screws above. Here I used Grunge Paste and some Vintage Photo Distress Oxide on top to colour them, but imagine them painted in a metallic colour or embossed with some metallic embossing powder. The screws can also be added to the vertical bars, they have the same separation so you can add screws over the bars in one go, as if they were screwed to the bars.

I really like the stencil to be on top of the stamped images, it really pops! In this sample you can see the detailed ship of ESC11 which is sailing the sea... These 2 together really match and they remind me of past centuries. If you want to see how I made this sample, here you have the video. It's so simple and quick to make it you won't believe it!

PaperArtsy Stencil 095 (PS095)

'Under the Sea, there was a fish' using Stencil PS095

I made the title on this stencil square shaped since I wanted it to be used in tags both vertically and horizontally. In this case, I went for a landscape layout but it would also be very cool as the bottom part of a tag. I used In The Navy Infusions to add that washed out background.

As much as I love creating shadows with stencils, I also love giving a distressed look using them by combining two different materials. For this one I used a first full layer of ink, and then I applied a partial layer of grunge paste, so where you see dark, there is no volume, it's  completely flat, and where you see white, it's the grunge paste which is bumpy and 3D. I would love repeating this technique and using colours to resemble iron or bronze that has been there under the water for centuries. I guess I could do that by combining dark browns and oranges for the iron, or greens and browns for the bronze patina effect. I'm sure Nikki Acton would nail it! 

Additional samples

In addition to the above, I made few other samples, so without much explanation, I'll share them here. I hope you like them! 

'By the Deep Sea': The shy fish hides on the seabed, although he will be noticed by the bubbles coming out of its mouth!

'Curious Fish': I really love how this fish seems to look directly into your eye, it's curious to know you!

'Monster of the Deep': In this case the octopus is supposed to be a monster of the deep waters. Sailors beware!

'Come with me': Here the little seahorse gives the crab a ride in the waters

I had so much fun playing with the stamps and stencils! I'm so looking forward to create a mini album with them! I did a trip to Seychelles and my camera was set to the lowest quality ever from day 2 of the trip and I realised when I was back in London... so my pictures need to be printed small, so what better solution that creating a mini (very mini) album with them and these great images?

I'm sure I will also use these stamps and stencils in many other projects and art journals, specially after a trip to the beach where I gathered many things from the sand. It feels like summer already even if it's cold outside! 

Thanks for reading till here! If you watched all videos and read everything, it may be now time for Marisa's post to kick in! Make sure to come back at 19:30 for a second round! And feel free to keep in touch via my social media below.

See you soon!


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Helen said...

I raced through to see all the new designs - they look amazing; love the seahorse especially! going back to watch the videos now.

Miriam said...

Absolutely the stamps and the inspiration. Can't wait to see what Marissa has created too.

Keren Baker said...

Love these designs so much and adore your style Raquel.

Hazel Agnew said...

Wonderful stamps. Great tips for playing with them. Most wonderful samples. These are definite must haves Raquel. Many congratulations! Xx

ionabunny said...

These are cool. Love the first and third set best. Hugz

Lauren Hatwell said...

Fabulous stamps and great samples Raquel. Congratulations! Lx

Craftyfield said...

So very Vintage... Love the pen and ink images and great samples too!

Julia said...

I have been so looking forward to seeing these Nautical themed stamps and stencils after the sneak peeks. They are absolutely amazing and so are the samples. I love the fish but so pleased to see the ship feature in the set. Congratulations Raquel! A stunning release for 2018. x

Kirsten said...

Wonderful new stamp sets and the stencils are fab too. The samples are gorgeous, and thank you for the videos.

Words and Pictures said...

Such fabulous new stamps and stencils, Raquel, many congratulations! And your samples are stunning.
Alison x

Monika Gulyas said...

Beautiful fish and seahorses!!! I love them all, and of course I want them all :-)

heARTistry said...

Fantastic release Raquel. Can't wait to get my hands on those fishes

Elena said...

Congratulations Raquel!!! These are just wonderful. I love your fabulously informative videos too, you're such a clever Raquel!! Xxx

Corrie Herriman said...

Love em all !
Corrie x

SewPaperPaint said...

Congratulations darling Raquel on another amazing release! I am so in love with your use of Distress Oxides and wish I had added that into my color mix, but I got carried away with the Infusions. :) These are just amazing and earthy and pure and everything beautiful! This collection is now among my most treasured stamps - thank you!!! I truly cannot wait to see what you come up with next. xx Autumn