Sunday 15 July 2018

NEW PaperArtsy Products {Fresco Chalk Acrylic Paints} July 2018

12 new Fresco Chalk Paints
July 2018

Hi all, we are about to embark on another release of new products this week from 3 more designers. That kicks off tomorrow, first, let me share with you a new assortment of Fresco chalk paints.

These new paints were created by Miss PaperArtsy,  Courtney, and all were designed in pairs: light and dark. However, you will quickly see that all the pairs combine to make many more colourways, and each are fabulous!

We have been playing with these colours behind the scenes at PaperArtsy for a while now, as have our designers too, and all reports are excellent! Our stockists are ready to go with them in stock, so checkout the list at the foot of this post for more details!

As you can see below, Courtney and I made a series of simple backgrounds using the 2 shades to give you a sense of how they might look together, but of course, there are many more options when you start to create combinations. And wow are there a lot of potential combinations!

  New Fresco Paints

All our Fresco Paints are a matte effect, fast dry, indoor-outdoor, UV fast, low VOC, environmentally friendly, water based acrylic paint. They can be used on all surfaces: not just paper, card, wood and canvas, but also fabric, glass, leather, metal...and even terracotta!

Frescos do not require an undercoat such as gesso - these are a chalk paint, chalk is what gesso is made from, so you now have over 100 shades of gesso! Don't waste your creative time using gesso with these babies! Just crack on! 

See the blog side bar for  many ideas, but also search 'Fresco chalk acrylics' in the blog search and you will find many posts loaded with techniques and suggestions.

We love that Fresco paints are mostly very high coverage ie. fully opaque (that means only 1 coat required in many instances). Opaque colours are ideal for underneath layers in your journal pages, they are also ideal for contrast stenciling, and they are really nice to use for tinting gels and mediums as the are high coverage means just a few drops is all that is required.

Some of the brighter colours have a lower opacity, and are much more translucent. We love these for adding bright layers to an opaque bases, they are perfect for colouring in, and they are also perfect for colour mixing too.

Fresco Paints
Price: RRP £3.30 +VAT
Volume: 50ml

Seaglass (FF139)
A soft minty blue-green shade, opaque.

Pine Grove (FF143)
Beautful deep blue-green, opaque.

Koala (FF141)
a mid tone cool grey, opaque.
Eggshell (FF138)
the perfect neutral shade, opaque.

Twilight (FF147)
the deep blue of a rich tropical night sky, semi-opaque.

Surf's Up (FF146)
classic cool mid blue, opaque.

Mustard Pickle (FF148)
A gorgeous deep, rich yellow, translucent.

Lemon Meringue (FF142)
A soft pale lemon, opaque.

Mulled Wine (FF145)
deep purple toned shade of wine, opaque

Blah-Mange (FF140)
pretty, cool soft pink, but not too girlie! Opaque

Peach Nectar (FF144)
A peachy salmon shade of summer in a bottle, opaque.

Vintage Lace (FF18)
the popular pink toned neutral returns, one of our original frescos, opaque.

Project One: Leandra's Backgrounds - Fresco Combinations

Intro: Where to start, there are oh-so-many possibilities with 12 paints! I've made a bunch of quick card fronts...well to be honest, they haven't even made it to card front status yet, but they just need to be matted and layered.

The basic premise was to brayer, stencil or gel-print a masterboard background using 2-4 colours, then overstamp with Sara Naumann's new stamps released last month. This method is so fast, and always produces great results.

Let me roll through just a few of the possible colour options with these paints...

Pine Grove, Twilight, Sea Glass

Starting on Heavy Smoothy cardstock, brayering a dark base of both Twilight and Pine Grove, then brayering and stamping with Sea Glass and Chalk to soften. This creates a lovely underwater feel, cool and refreshing. The stamped images are from Sara Naumann sets 26, 27, 28 (released June 2018, see here) with background font from the Alison Bomber series.

Peach Nectar, Sea Glass, Lemon Meringue

The same method, but it does pay to mention that often when I brayer I use a mini gel plate as my palette. I will apply 3 tiny spots of paint, as small as possible (slightly smaller than those erasers that are mounted on top of a pencil) next to each other in a row with the lightest shade in the centre. Then I will brayer 2 colours the length of the plate, then move the brayer to blend out the 3rd spot, this creates a range of colours on the palette that are good to pick up and stamp with (see the striped image directly below ranging from light blue of Sea Glass through green-yellow where it merges with Lemon Meringue, then soft apricot and finally the much bolder Peach). I might them stamp with the gel plate, or use the paint from the brayer onto the card. (must do a FB live on this!)

All of this background (which also is a section of an A4 sheet) is a mix of gel printing, stamping, brayering. A smooch of Eggshell was rubbed in the spot where the stamping would go to make the quote pop a little. I'm loving the white space whihc are either a natural effect of gel printing, or created by stamping in 'chalk' colour paint, my go-to background softening method. Again, stamps are from Sara's new sets.

 Koala, Surf's Up, Mustard Pickle

The first sample I started with brayered Surf's Up, then stencilled with Sara's New stencil (PS102, see here) in the lovely grey Koala. A bit of stamping with some Seth Apter spots  and Mesh (ESA02) in Surf's Up and Chalk respectively and I had the basic very cool shade background as above.

So next I added the Mustard Pickle softly, stencilled in Chalk first through Kay Carley's stencil PS061, and then softly added Mustard Pickle on top, with a few Yellow splats flicked over too.

This sample has a little bit more of the Pickle stamped with the stamp I cannot stop using from Seth's Set  ESA08.

But, when you go full on Mustard Pickle, you get such gorgeous warm tones. As it is a translucent, It allows the blue to be seen through the yellow, suggesting a hint of green. Now if you added Mustard Pickle to any Wet blue paint, then you would create a new colour - sure to be a gorgeous green, but if you layer it onto dry paint, then you predominantly get the lovely rich shade of yellow, the colour we really wanted in a new paint!

Mulled Wine, Peach Nectar, Blah-Mange, Vintage Lace

Ok, so you are getting the idea of how well these paints mix, and I have only been using them in 3's!!! Here's my final play, but my goodness I really, really want to do this with yellows too to add some zing to this colourway!

So my confession is that Peach Nectar I thought would be the colour I use the least, and instead it is the colour I've used the most!! Go figure! Here it is stamped with Jofy62's geometric pattern which is so nice to use in backgrounds as you cover a lot of ground easily! The stencil is another of Sara's new releases (PS101, see here)

Project Two: Courtney's Canvases 

If any of you have taken a make and take with me at Ally Pally, or watched me demo, you will know that I mostly prefer paint and texture to stamping. I've always preferred an abstract style of art, so I decided to make a series of canvases with these colours that could be displayed together in a grouping (or the same concept could be applied onto one large canvas too i guess). But it was a nice way to explore the new paints, how they blend and layer, and the depth of tone.

On each canvas I started with positioning bits of ripped paper to establish a sort of structure, plus I also hate starting with a blank canvas, so this is my way of breaking that beginning "ahhh I don't know what to do" phase. I then added grunge paste with a palette knife to create my textured areas.

Seaglass, Pine Grove, Surfs Up, Twilight, Eggshell

I tend to use the textured areas as my focal points and I like to build up these places with layers of colour and to add depth.

Surf Up, Eggshell, Twilight
Seaglass, Surf's Up, Twilight, Blah-Mange, Mulled Wine

These paints all blend in together really well and as a lot of them are opaques they are easily buildable, when coming up with the ideas for colours that I felt were missing from the already vast paint collection. A blue that was deep and dark, but that would also be a good accent colour for touching up and highlighting the tips of texture areas. I specifically wanted Twilight to be translucent so that the colours underneath would complement the dark on top.

Blah-Mange, Mulled Wine, Twilight 

Peach Nectar, Surf's Up, Seaglass, Mulled Wine

I decided to stick with just three or four stencils to bring the canvases together, as I know that i would be differentiating each canvas by colour so I really  wanted to keep them connected using another method. I've never actually used stenciling in previous canvases that I have made and I now think that my other canvases are missing something! Always learning new things right?!

Peach Necter, Seaglass, Koala, Vintage Lace

Pinks and yellows are not my fave's to work with, but somehow when I was making the paint colours these appeared in my colour selections so I obviously had to try to work with them... I must admit I really struggled until I added blue to the canvases. Often a striking contrast is so important to make everything come together.

Mustard Pickle, Lemon Meringue, Surfs Up, Blah-Mange, Mulled Wine

It seems that I might have neglected the colours eggshell and koala, but after every canvas was made, prepped with paper and grunge paste, I base-painted over them with eggshell and then painted the textured areas with koala so i knew these areas would be my dark building areas.

I haven't done any painting probably since Version Scrap and it was a lot of fun to be able to have a play around with colours that are so flexible together! Plus I was 'kitten-sitting' this weekend and needed something to pass the time between feeding and cleaning the litter tray!! 

Hope you enjoy these paints! I think you will ... a lot!

Leandra says: I know how much you love your Frescos, and we are fully stocked as are our retailers, so all these are available now. See the links below to find a stockist near you or perhaps an online supplier.

Please remember you can now join our new Facebook group PaperArtsy People, many of our stockists and designers are also members, so they are there to handle your questions and provide class information too.

Thanks for joining us tonight
Courtney and Leandra

New 2018 Products are only available from the approved PaperArtsy stockists listed below:

Art and Soul Studio, Burrum Heads, Queensland
Arts and Craft Supply, Frenchs Forest, NSW  
Auzz Trinkets and Crafts, Calamvale, Queensland
Bella Paperie, Brendale, Queensland,

Crafters Cupboard, Berwick, Victoria
Scrap Matrix, Port Elliot, South Australia
Time To Create, Modanville, NSW

CP Marketingservices Gmbh, Wilhering, Upper Austria,

Cart N Scrap Art, Antwerp,
Cotrain, Kontich,

Expression Hobby, Marcinelle

Scrapbook Centrale, Dollard Des Ormeaux, Quebec
Treasured Memories, Duncan,BC
Simply Scrapbooking, Prince George, BC

Czech Republic
Hurapapir, Brno

Hobbyboden Scrapworld Samso
Papir Ulven, Lejre
Three Scoops Design, Frederiksberg,

Piia Takalo, Kittila,

Eirl Bancon Cartoscrap, Midi Pyrenees,
Horizon Creatif, Ste Jalle
Katzelkraft, Ingwiller
Kerglaz, Basse Goulaine,  
Kerudoc Creation, St Yvi
Quartier Serre Teston, Ste Jalle,
Scrapo'naturel, Tourville La Riviere, 
Toutencolle, Dun sur Avon

Paperbasics, Hessen,
Stempelbar, Berlin,
Stempeloase Munich, Munich
Stempelfee Shop, Hilden
Stempellaedle, Stuttgart,

Scraps N Pieces, Kallithea

Immagine SAS di Rapaccini, Rome,
Il Negozio Della Mamma Di Cle, Torino,
Marte Savona, Savona,
L'artistica Glo, Cinisello B (Mi), 
Piccole Passioni, Siena,
Tiny Dots, Funabashi-shi, Chiba

Creafine, Papendrecht
Creatotaal, Barendrecht,
De Hobbystudio, Genemuiden,
Hobbidee Breda, Noord-Brabant,
Hobbycompleet de Duif, Leeuwarden
Papillon Hobby, Hendrik Ido Ambacht
Scrap & Co, Klarenbeek
Scrapbookdepot, Uitgeest,
Stampingcorner, Capelle Aan Den Ijssel
The Stamping Cottage, Schaijk

New Zealand
Art of Craft, Papamoa, Bay of Plenty,

Hobbygarasjen, Kopervik,
Hobbykunst, Rasta,
Scrapbookengros AS, Kleppe

Arts & Crafts, Barcelona,
Cien por Cien Manualidades, S.L., Bizkaia, Catalunya,
Endulze & Crista S.L, Navarra,
Ideas 10 Manualidades Y Scrapbook, Bilbao
Marakiscrap, Tarragona,
MundoMint, Sabadell, Barcelona,
Scrap & Papers Experiences, Barcelona,

Scraphouse S.L. Barcelona
The Paradise Corner, Barcelona, 
Endulze & Crista S.L., Pamplona, Navarra, 

South Africa

Kcraft Imports Ltd, Centurion,
Stencil Art, Gauteng, 

Butik Elva, Staffanstorp,
HC Design, Svedala,

Mandy's Cards, Taipei

United Kingdom
A Trip Down Memory Lane, Ipswich, Suffolk,
Aldridge Crafts, Attleborough, Norfolk
Amelia's Creative Crafts, Studley, Warwickshire
Art from the Heart, Harrogate, Yorkshire
Bellacrafts, Eastleigh, hampshire
Blade Rubber Stamps, London
Clacton Art Craft Model Centre, Clacton on Sea,  Essex,
Countryview Crafts, Potton, Bedfordshire
Craft World Scotland, Glasgow
Craft Your Art Out, Ballynahinch, County Down,
Crafty Snippets, Billingshurst West Sussex
Crafts & Candlelight, Ipswich, Suffolk
Crafts @themalthouse, Herstmonceux,  East Sussex,

Craftrange, Burnley, Lancs,
Imagine, Design, Create, Seaton, Exeter

Kay Carley
Keep on Crafting, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
Kraft Crazy, Amesbury, Wiltshire
Lisa B Designs, Maidstone, Kent,
Lets Create, Lincoln, Lincolnshire,
Loobie Crafts, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire,
Papermaze, Ipswich, Suffolk
Paperstory, Norfolk
Poppycraft, Wallingford,

Rowan Tree Crafts, Carnforth, Lancashire
Fave Rave, Stourbridge, West Midlands
Scrapbook Magic, Mullion Helston, Cornwall,

Shed Load of Crafts, Enfield, Middlesex,
Simply Crafts, Cardiff,
Snazzy's, Swindon, Wiltshire.
Stampers Grove, Edinburgh, Scotland
Stamps & Memories, Hungerford, Berkshire
Swanstitch, Deal, Kent
That's Crafty, Romford, essex
The Artistic Stamper Craft Store, Faversham, Kent
The Craft Box, Barnsley, South Yorkshire
The Craft Den, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire
The Craft Room, Newcastle-Under-Lyme, Staffs
The Craft Studio, St Austell, Cornwall
The Forget me not Kraft Kabin
The Stamp Pad, Saddleworth,
Whichcraft, Wallasey, Merseyside

Artistic Studio Creations, Fayetteville, Georgia
Artistree Workshops, Fulton, New York,
Clay with Me, Colorado
Creative Designs by Debbie Castle Rock, Colorado
Creek Bank Creations, Indiana
Ephemera Paducah, Paducah, Kentucky
Everything Scrapbook & Stamps, Lake Worth, Florida
Frantic Stamper, Oregon
Golden Hills PaperCrafts, Fairfax Station, Virginia,
Guadalupe's Fun Rubber Stamps, Roswell, New Mexico
Joggles, West Warwick, Rhode Island, 
PaperCraft Clubhouse, Old Lyme, Connecticut,
Papere Parachute Art Design Co., Beaverton, Oregon
Sherries's Stuff, Warrenton, Virginia,
Simon Says Stamp, Columbus, Ohio www.
Stamplistic, Cleveland, Ohio
The ink Pad, New York,
The Queen's Ink Savage, Maryland
Topflight Stamps, Irmo, South Carolina
Seth Apter, New York
Stamp Fever, Orange, California
Whim so Doodle, Saint Petersburg, Florida, 
Vintage in KC, Shawnee, Kansas,

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Helen said...

what beautiful shades, especially the blues. off shopping....

PaperArtsy said...

Congratulations Courtney on creating these beauties!!! Going to e hard to step away from them!!!

Lucy said...

What fabulous colours and samples, Courtney! I never use anything except Frescos and these will really fill some gaps I was feeling. Definitely felt i needed the yellow and the peach but I know i will get them all! Hope this is the beginning of a big Courtney line!

Lucy x

Miriam said...

Congratulations Courtney.... I love them...I've been using them for the last week or so....I adore them!

Nikki Acton said...

Great colours Courtney and LOVE your abstract designs! Nikki x

Darcy Marshall said...

Congratulations Courtney, these are going to be a big hit.

Craftyfield said...

I love the canvasses, beautiful colours and textures!

Hazel Agnew said...

Great creations Courtney! Well done. X

Trish said...

Love, love, love the new colours, and all the gorgeous samples. Yes please to a FB live on the brayer mini gel plate thing Leandra!

Lauren Hatwell said...

They are Ace! I love them! Well done you! Lx

Wendy Mallas said...

Wowsers! Courtney, you can come again! These are totally fab and now I need to go and buy them. Thanks. Not thanks too! 🙃

Deborah Wainwright said...

Congratulations Courtney on some very cool colours, love them! X

Ruth said...

Beautiful combinations, love all of the colours!

Etsuko said...

What a fantastic new colours!! and beautiful creations Courtney. Can't wait to use them. xx

Doudoulina said...

Love the new colors and their possibilitites... Particularly liking the complex half-tones

Jennie Atkinson said...

Fabulous colours and samples! Love them all - even the brights!!!

craftytrog said...

Well done Courtney! Beautiful paint colours and samples too!
Alison xxx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Great colours Courtney! Love, love,love the names! The samples show them off so well! Chrisx

SewPaperPaint said...

Well done Courtney! What a lovely range of colors, all with an earthy hint that I love and the pairing idea is genius. Love your masterboards Leandra and these amazing canvases Courtney, especially all together! :)

Raquel Burillo said...

Congratulations Courtney!! Love the new paints, also the canvases and the colour combinations you've made. I'm going to try some of those, they look beautiful!! Great tip by starting with some mini collage and GP to break the blank page. And yes, Leandra, we want a FB live of you doing backgrounds! I'm sure I'm not alone when I say we could watch you all day doing masterboards! All the samples in the post are fabulous!! Congrats ladies!!

Chris said...

Love these additions to the range Courtney. Gorgeous samoles too ladies! Xx

Words and Pictures said...

Fabulous colors, Courtney - congratulations! I can't wait to play with these.
Alison x

Words and Pictures said...

colours colours I'm not an American!!