Sunday, 10 June 2018

NEW PaperArtsy Products {Darcy} June 2018

NEW PAPERARTSY PRODUCTS JUNE 2018

Eclectica³ Collection: Darcy


It's lovely to have Darcy share with us some new character stamps. She's been a busy lady since starting an illustration degree at university 2 years ago, and so we are thrilled to have some additions to her little family of people! These are designed to work perfectly with her last 2 stamps, so more options for you! Our bloggers love them, I'm sure you will too and tonight Darcy is here to share with you how they came to be! ~ Leandra

Hi everyone, Darcy here to show you my newest stamps designed for PaperArtsy.

These designs are a follow on from the 2 I designed late 2017...here is a reminder of those stamps. EDY20 and EDY21.


It was an exciting design procedure this time, for me, as I was also using some of these designs for one of my illustration modules at university. I had to do a lot of research into the craft industry and conduct interviews, all fascinating stuff. I then had to delve into where my own influences come from, this led me down some interesting rabbit trails, and along the way I discovered some new artists, my favourite one being Mark Ryden

The design process was lengthier than usual, we have to show all of our 'working out' at uni. For 2 stamp plates and 2 stencils I handed in over 200 pages of sketches and written work!
I was really happy with the end results though, some parts were a steep learning curve but these little characters made themselves known and shone through, and now I can send them out into the world to play with you.  

I love children's books and nonsense stories, it is my hope that you create stories of your own with these characters and the sets of words. Why should sentiments be boring? have fun, be silly, pick the words at random and see what happens! Use them for titles, sentiments, messages, poem and journalling, most of all use the words to let the characters tell you their stories. I can't wait to show you my new stamps, there's an art sample for each new product too. 

  New Stamps

These stamps are red rubber on EZ mount cling foam, with a laminated index sheet for storage. We press all our stamps here at PA HQ. The rubber we use is a super soft, art quality, designed specifically for good ink-to-surface transfer. Rubber is a natural resource, durable and all our production processes are environmentally friendly too! A rubber stamp is a stamp for life! 

All Darcy's images are trimmed out nicely, the words will just need snipping apart. 

Price: RRP £17.08 +VAT
Size: 5" x 6.5" (13cm x 16.5cm) 

Eclectica³ Darcy Set 22 {EDY22}


This is Cedric and Cat, hanging out on a summery day under the flowers. You will see I also used an older stencil for the grass edging. I love this fresh, bright colour scheme, it really works with the playful personalities of the characters. the flowers worked especially well using coloured inks, the super bendy stems give you lots of options for placement. 

Eclectica³ Darcy Set 23 {EDY23}


Here are Chester and Poppie, telling their stories in an enchanted forest. Again bendy stems on the mushroom trees make placement easy and provide a canopy of fun spotty tree for our two friends. I love their little faces and simple clothes, meaning there are unlimited ways to colour them in, perhaps use patterned papers for funky outfits, it will also be easy to stamp and move the arms to have them reaching out, perhaps holing hands. 

New Stencils

Our stencils are all made on site here at PA HQ. We use a strong mylar so that it gives depth for pastes, and durability for easy clean up.

Price: RRP £4.60 +VAT
Size: Regular 6.5" x 7" (16cm x 18cm)
  
PaperArtsy Stencil {EDY} 103 (PS103)

This is such a nice tree, with lots of interesting branches, what are those little blue birds doing, are they friends? I really enjoyed building up the shading with layers of stencilling, the flower border is a chance to bring in some colours that really pop. I am looking forward to using this tree in backgrounds and also as a focal image, and the flowers will be a great excuse to ad lots of doodling. 


PaperArtsy Stencil {EDY} 104 (PS104)


Another enchanted forest, 'mushrooms at midnight' . I love that these mushroom trees can be cut down in height to just mushrooms, and they look great in any colour combination. I have been watching the birds in my garden a lot lately, I think they heavily influenced this line of birds. This is how I see them, all lined up on my fence waiting to be fed. 

Both these stencil sets have sections (flowers and birds) that pop out to be used as masks, these are going to be really useful to use on the gelli plate, I am looking forward to creating some great backgrounds with them. 

Project One: Tag Folder

I've made a folder from heavy watercolor paper, this stood up to a lot of layers of Fresco paints, stencilling and stamping, and is sturdy enough to stand up once folded. I filled it with tags made from both sets of stamps and stencils.





Project Two: Notebook

I've also made a notebook cover, this is just a small notebook, idea for popping into a handbag. The base fabric is just calico dye with spray inks, it came out a little too dark, next time I would rinse off some dye before drying to achieve a lighter staining. but overall I am happy and will be using this for shopping lists.


I love the little faces of Cedric, Poppie and Chester, framed in fringed fabric, like windows or small cameos!


Project three: Matchstick Legs

I saw some fabulous matchbox projects on the blog of Merve Gizem Sincik and I just had to have a go, I adore how this turned out, it makes me laugh every time I open the box and see his legs. I used Distress oxides and Infusions, along with both stencils. 


Hahaha...the fun you could have hiding all sorts of legs,trousers,shoes inside that box. 


So much fun, I hope you agree. I have have enjoyed creating these characters and I look forward to making new worlds for them and listening to their stories. What stories will you write, I can't wait to see and read whatever you come up with.


Project four: Mushroom Specimens

I love the spotty mushroom tree, and wanted to create a sample showing different techniques , so here I have used stencilling, blending, layering, crackling and stamping. So many great effects can be achieved using the stencils as a guide. 


I think my favourite from the mushroom garden is this one, coloured using the 'rusty' paint colours from Seth Apter,  (Terracotta, Smoked Paprika, Mahogany, Mud Splat and Green Patina) a few Jofy grasses fill in the gaps nicely. 


I hope you have been inspired to create new worlds and stories of your own, make up some fun sentences, even poems, colour in Cedric, Lola, Chester and Poppie and send them out into the world to make everyone smile. 
Darcy 

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


Australia
Art and Soul Studio, Burrum Heads, Queensland www.artandsoulstudio.com.au
Art and Craft Supplies online Australia https://artsandcraftsupply.shop  
Auzz Trinkets and Crafts, Calamvale, Queensland https://atcraft.com.au/
Bella Paperie, Brendale, Queensland, www.bellapaperie.net.au

Crafters Cupboard, Berwick, Victoria www.crafterscupboard.com.au
Scrap Matrix, Port Elliot, South Australia http://scrapmatrix.com/
Time To Create, Modanville, NSW www.timetocreate.com.au

Austria
CP Marketingservices Gmbh, Wilhering, Upper Austria,office@cpmarketing.at

Belgium
Cart N Scrap Art, Antwerp, cartnscrap@gmail.com
Cotrain, Kontich, www.cotrain.be

Expression Hobby, Marcinelle www.expressionhobby.be

Canada
Scrapbook Centrale, Dollard Des Ormeaux, Quebec www.scrapbookcentrale.ca
Treasured Memories, Duncan,BC www.treasuredmemoriesscrapbooking.ca
Simply Scrapbooking, Prince George, BC https://www.facebook.com/simplyscrapbooking/

Czech Republic
Hurapapir, Brno https://www.hurapapir.cz/

Denmark
Hobbyboden Scrapworld Samso www.hobbyboden.dk
Papir Ulven, Lejre www.papirulven.dk
Three Scoops Design, Frederiksberg, www.threescoops.dk

Finland
Piia Takalo, Kittila, www.piiapaper.com/fi

France
Horizon Creatif, Ste Jalle h.creatif@gmail.com
Katzelkraft, Ingwiller http://www.katzelkraft.fr/en/
Kerglaz, Basse Goulaine, https://www.kerglaz.com/  
Kerudoc Creation, St Yvi www.kerudoccreation.com
Scrapo'naturel, Tourville La Riviere, www.scraponaturel.fr/livraison 
Toutencolle, Dun sur Avon www.toutencolle.fr

Germany
Paperbasics, Hessen, www.paperbasics.de
Stempelbar, Berlin, www.stempelbar.de
Stempeloase Munich, Munich www.stempeloase.de
Stempelfee Shop, Hilden www.stempelfee-shop.de
Stempellaedle, Stuttgart, www.stempellaedle.de/shop

Greece
Scraps N Pieces, Kallithea www.scrapsnpieces.gr

Italy
Immagine SAS di Rapaccini, Rome, www.immaginelab.com
Marte Savona, Savona, www.martesavona.it
L'artistica Glo, Cinisello B (Mi), www.artisticaglo.it 
Piccole Passioni, Siena, www.piccolepassioni.it
 
Japan
Tiny Dots, Funabashi-shi, Chiba www.facebook.com/TinyDots

Netherlands
Creafine, Papendrecht www.creafine.nl
Creatotaal, Barendrecht, www.creatotaal.nl
De Hobbystudio, Genemuiden, www.dehobbystudio.com
Doe@ding,Spijkenisse https://doeading.nl/
Hobbidee Breda, Noord-Brabant, www.hobbidee-breda.nl
Hobbycompleet de Duif, Leeuwarden www.hobbycompleet.nl
Papillon Hobby, Hendrik Ido Ambacht www.papillon-hobby.nl
Scrap & Co, Klarenbeek www.scrap-co.nl
Scrapbookdepot, Uitgeest, www.scrapbookdepot.nl
Stampingcorner, Capelle Aan Den Ijssel www.stampingcorner.nl
The Stamping Cottage, Schaijk www.thestampingcottage.nl

New Zealand
The Art of Craft, Papamoa, Bay of Plenty, www.artofcraft.co.nz

Norway
Hobbygarasjen, Kopervik, www.Hobbygarasjen.no
Hobbykunst, Rasta, www.hobbykunst-norge.no
Scrapbookengros AS, Kleppe www.hobbylageret.no

Spain
Arts & Crafts, Barcelona, pebdesign@hotmail.es
Cien por Cien Manualidades, S.L., Bizkaia, Catalunya,  www.100x100manualidades.es
Endulze & Crista S.L, Navarra, endulze@gmail.com
Ideas 10 Manualidades Y Scrapbook, Bilbao https://ideas10manualidades.com/
Marakiscrap, Tarragona, www.marakiscrap.com
Scrap & Papers Experiences, Barcelona, Info@casonadequintana.com

Scraphouse S.L. Barcelona www.scraphouseshop.es
The Paradise Corner, Barcelona, www.facebook.com/theparadisecorner 
Endulze & Crista S.L., Pamplona, Navarra, www.endulze.com 

South Africa

Kcraft Imports Ltd, Centurion, www.kcraft.co.za
Stencil Art, Gauteng, www.stencil-art.co.za 

Sweden
HC Design, Svedala, www.hcdesign.nu

Taiwan
Mandy's Cards, Taipei www.facebook.com/mandy.card

United Kingdom
A Trip Down Memory Lane, Ipswich, Suffolk, http://www.atripdownmemorylane.co.uk
Aldridge Crafts, Attleborough, Norfolk www.aldridgecrafts.co.uk
Amelia's Creative Crafts, Studley, Warwickshire  www.ameliascreativecrafts.co.uk
Art from the Heart, Harrogate, Yorkshire www.afth.co.uk
Bellacrafts, Eastleigh, hampshire www.bellacrafts.co.uk
Blade Rubber Stamps, London www.bladerubberstamps.co.uk
Clacton Art Craft Model Centre, Clacton on Sea,  Essex, http://www.clactoncrafts.co.uk/
Countryview Crafts, Potton, Bedfordshire www.countryviewcrafts.co.uk
Craft World Scotland, Glasgow www.craftworldonline.co.uk
Craft Your Art Out, Ballynahinch, County Down, craftyourartout@outlook.com
Crafty Snippets, Billingshurst West Sussex www.craftysnippets.co.uk
Crafts & Candlelight, Ipswich, Suffolk www.craftsandcandlelight.co.uk
Crafts @themalthouse, Herstmonceux,  East Sussex, http://www.coldfusionglass.co.uk/

Craftrange, Burnley, Lancs, https://www.craftrange.com/
Imagine, Design, Create, Seaton, Exeter http://imaginedesigncreate.co.uk/shoponline/

Kay Carley http://www.kaycarley.com
Keep on Crafting, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk www.keeponcrafting.co.uk
Kraft Crazy, Amesbury, Wiltshire https://www.facebook.com/KraftCrazy/
Lisa B Designs, Maidstone, Kent, http://www.lisabdesigns.co.uk/
Lets Create, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, http://www.letscreateartandcrafts.co.uk/
Loobie Crafts, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, www.loobicrafts.co.uk
Papermaze, Ipswich, Suffolk www.papermaze.co.uk
Paperstory, Norfolk www.paperstory.bigcartel.com
Poppycraft, Wallingford,  https://poppycraft.co.uk/

Rowan Tree Crafts, Carnforth, Lancashire www.rowantreecrafts.co.uk
Fave Rave, Stourbridge, West Midlands www.shabbychicstencils.co.uk
Scrapbook Magic, Mullion Helston, Cornwall, www.scrapbookmagic.co.uk

Scrapcosy, https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Scrapcosy
Shed Load of Crafts, Enfield, Middlesex, www.shedloadofcrafts.com
Simply Crafts, Cardiff, www.simplycraft.com
Snazzy's, Swindon, Wiltshire. https://www.facebook.com/snazzystampingandscrapbooking/
Stampers Grove, Edinburgh, Scotland www.stampersgrove.co.uk
Stamps & Memories, Hungerford, Berkshire
www.stampsandmemories.co.uk
Swanstitch, Deal, Kent www.facebook.com/swanstitch
That's Crafty, Romford, essex www.thatscrafty.co.uk
The Artistic Stamper Craft Store, Faversham, Kent www.theartisticstamper.com
The Craft Box, Barnsley, South Yorkshire www.thecraftbox.biz
The Craft Den, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire www.thecraftden.co.uk
The Craft Room, Newcastle-Under-Lyme, Staffs https://www.garnersgardencentre.co.uk/crafts/
The Craft Studio, St Austell, Cornwall https://www.facebook.com/thecraftstudio/
The Forget me not Kraft Kabin www.facebook.com/TheForgetMeNotKraftKabin
The Stamp Pad, Saddleworth, stamp-pad.blogspot.com
Whichcraft, Wallasey, Merseyside


USA
Artistic Studio Creations, Fayetteville, Georgia www.facebook.com/ASCbyCrystal
Artistree Workshops, Fulton, New York, www.facebook.com/artistreeworkshops
Clay with Me, Colorado www.facebook.com/Claywithmestudio
Creative Designs by Debbie Castle Rock, Colorado debbie.knight@centurylink.net
Creek Bank Creations, Indiana www.creekbankcreations.com
Ephemera Paducah, Paducah, Kentucky www.ephemerapaducah.com
Everything Scrapbook & Stamps, Lake Worth, Florida www.everythingscrapbook.com
Frantic Stamper, Oregon www.franticstamper.com
Guadalupe's Fun Rubber Stamps, Roswell, New Mexico www.santafe.com
PaperCraft Clubhouse, Old Lyme, Connecticut, http://papercraftclubhouse.com/
Papere Parachute Art Design Co., Beaverton, Oregon www.paperparachute.com
Sherries's Stuff, Warrenton, Virginia, https://www.facebook.com/sherriesstuff.va/
Simon Says Stamp, Columbus, Ohio www. simonsaysstamp.com
Stamplistic, Cleveland, Ohio www.stamplistic.com
The ink Pad, New York, www.theinkpadnyc.com
The Queen's Ink Savage, Maryland www.queensink.com
Topflight Stamps, Irmo, South Carolina https://topflightstamps.com/
Seth Apter, New York www.sethapter.com
Stamp Fever, Orange, California www.stpstamp.com
Whim so Doodle, Saint Petersburg, Florida, http://whimsodoodle.com/ 
Vintage in KC, Shawnee, Kansas, http://vintageinkc.com/

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15 comments:

PaperArtsy Rubber Stamps said...

Congratulations Darcy! I LOVE these gorgeous little people! Cannot wait to play with them!! ~Leandra

Helen said...

oh wow, Darcy, these new stamps and the stencils, are just fantastic!

Miriam said...

Congratulations Darcy - these are amazing - and your projects show them off so well. I lovethem!

JoFY said...

Oh Darcy! love these stamps!!! congrats in a lovely set of new stamps!! x Jo

Gabrielle said...

Love, love, love! *opens purse*!!!

pearshapedcrafting said...

Two fabulous sets - I realised I need both sets! Looking forward to having some word fun too! Chrisx

Craftyfield said...

Great work Darcy, well worth those hours of toil!

Lauren Hatwell said...

They're gorgeous! I love them. Well done. Lx

Elena said...

Gorgeous characters Darcy and such useful words! Lovely projects too as usual. Congratulations! 😘

Hazel Agnew said...

Was lucky enough to see them at Doo y Darcy. Fabulous creations and did buy! Lots of potential for wonderful creations ! Xx

rachel said...

Brilliant. Love these x

craftimamma said...

Well, I saw them at Donny and .....they kinda jumped into my basket, lol! Lovely creations to showcase them and I loved Chester in his matchbox, lol. His legs make me giggle! Already made a start with one little project using Poppie over on my blog. She is so cute and those words are brilliant. Such fun!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Lucy Edmondson said...

What fantastic characters, Darcy! They are so adorable! And i love the stencil too! It's such a great idea to have those individual words and it will be such fun making up phrases! Congratulations!

Lucy x

Corinne Rollet said...

Fantastic new release of stamps and stencils, Darcy!!!
I adore the mushrooms especially, and your composition with them.
Loving also the adorable matchbox with Chester, really fab! :)
Coco xx

Etsuko Noguchi said...

Congratulations Darcy! What a fabulous new stamps and stencils. Lovely characters are so useful. xx

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