Monday, 14 January 2019

NEW: Sara Naumann {by Miriam Grazier}

Jan 2019 New Products
Eclectica³ {Sara Naumann}

Sara announced her new stamps yesterday here on the blog where you will also find a link of stockists. Today, Miriam has a post for you with selected stamps. Before she starts, here's a quick reminder of Sara's new stamps. These are available from your favourite PA stockist now.

Hi everyone, it's Miriam with you today, and I'd like to share with you my outputs from my playtime, I mean, research and experimenting using the shaving foam technique and Sara's amazing new stamps and stencils.  I chose the shaving foam technique because I wanted a fresh and colourful background that was unusual to my 'go to' styles.  Believe it or not, I had never tried this technique before either.  Sara's new release screams hope, spring and love to me and so I wanted to ensure that the stamps and stencils really stood out and took the centre stage that they deserve.

The collaged elements on the stamps are really beautifully detailed.  Even after finishing my projects I kept finding more detail that I had not noticed.

Sargasso and Slimed Fresco acrylic paints worked really well together and added to the fresh feel that I was looking for.  I thought that it worked really well for Valentine's Day or anniversaries too.  I certainly think my husband would welcome the colour scheme over the traditional reds.

I normally add loads of detail to my backgrounds but due to the detail in the stamps I kept it really simple.  The marbling from the shaving foam adds a lovely delicate texture which I thought was plenty for what I was hoping to achieve.

I love the bold nature of Sara's new stencils.  They work so well with the detail of the stamps.  

I really enjoyed working with Sara's new release.  The stamps and stencils work so well with different mediums.  I used Fresco acrylic paints for these projects but I also stamped and coloured some of the images in using Polychromo pencils.  There are so many possibilities.  Even as I write this post I am thinking of more ideas that I would like to try.  The stamps and stencils are perfect way to wave goodbye to a dreary Winter and to look forward to a fresh Spring.  Using these with a technique that I had not tried before was perfect and will hopefully set me up for an exciting year of crafting ahead.  I really hope that I have encouraged you to have a play yourselves.  I am sure that you will love these stamps and stencils as much as I do.

More details on current stockists here.

Happy Crafting


Hazel Agnew said...

Wow Miriam! Great samples that showcase Sara’s new releases so well. Xx

PaperArtsy said...

I LOVE your shaving foam ideas Miriam!! Blast from the past but what a great reminder!!! And I know you adore Sara's stamps. So many beautiful cards, thankyou!

Sara Naumann said...

OMG This is absolutely stunning, Miriam!!! Your work is always gorgeous and this time you've outdone yourself. Thank you for inspiring me! (Will be getting out the shaving cream myself to give this a whirl.) x S

Craftyfield said...

Gorgeous cards, Miriam! Great look with the shaving foam technique.

Ruth said...

Beautiful samples and a fab technique Miriam xxx

Lauren Hatwell said...

Absolutely gorgeous! The shaving foam background is perfect. Love it!

butterfly said...

Fabulous samples, Miriam - the shaving cream looks so cool, and you've showcased Sara's stamps beautifully.
Alison x

Etsuko said...

So many beautiful samples with Sara's new releases, I love shaving foam technique. xx

Cheryl said...

Miriam, I just had to leave a post, saying how inspirational and fresh, these lovely cards look, using an old technique and making it new again, I really do like these cards. Thanks

geezercrafter said...

Fab makes Miriam. love the fresh spring feel of your projects.

Jennie Atkinson said...

Absolutely stunning makes Miriam - the technique makes a wonderful background for the very creative use of the stamps. Fabulous! Jennie x

craftytrog said...

Stunning projects and gorgeous colours Miriam!

Anneke said...

Beautiful set of cards Miriam!!

craftimamma said...

Wonderful projects showcasing Sara's new stamps Miriam. Xx

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