Thursday 11 July 2019

NEW PaperArtsy Stamps: July 2019 {Courtney Franich}

 Eclectica³ Collection {Courtney Franich}
July 2019 New Product Announcement

A note from Leandra:
Courtney has really followed her own instinct on this collection. Many of you are aware how much she enjoys crochet, she always has a project on the go, and in this collection, she wanted to explore how she could bring crochet and paper together. I think she's come up with some great stamps in the process too! Enjoy!

Hi everyone, Courtney here

I'm super excited to share with you my newest release for PaperArtsy. 3 new stamps.

So I am a little bit obsessed with crocheting at the moment, or rather I have been for the last 4 years. I decided to merge both paper craft and soft crafts into one with this release. I was happy because to start my idea going I had to sit and crochet the pieces that eventually became my final ideas for the stamps. I think this might be my best release yet from the perspective of my editing skillz in photoshop. Not even University taught me what I'm teaching myself at the moment, and it is very satisfying to have an idea and figure out how to make that a reality. 

Today and Tomorrow you will see ideas with these stamps from myself and another of the Team PA Bloggers. You can also see plenty of activity on PaperArtsy's Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest. (links at the foot of this post) So no matter what your preferred social media platform, we will be sharing with you!

Let's check out these new beauties, some ideas from each set and a couple of projects.

  New Stamps
Price: RRP £18.74 +VAT
Size:5" x 6" (13 x16.5cm)
All stamps are individually trimmed onto cling foam, presented in a clear hanging bag
with a laminated storage/index sheet.

Eclectica³ Courtney Franich Set 07 (ECF07)

I have always liked collaged elements, so this series is a mix of vintage elements and soft  wool from my crochet pieces.

The image itself was stamped with StazOn pigment onto acetate, so hard to get the depth on camera properly. I wanted to have some of the background visible from behind the acetate, and some was blocked out by painting the reverse of the acetate. More detail on the layers is explained below.
Eclectica³ Courtney Franich Set 08 (ECF08)

Some of these elements are ephemera that we have lying about in our PA HQ stash we use for stamp design, and so I snaffled some bits up and edited them further with sections of my crochet. I'm a bit obsessed with squares and circles, so it was a blend of photoshop and actual crocheted squares that made the final cut for these designs.

A few different things going on in this sample with some crackle, shrink plastic and reverse-painted acetate, all layered onto the same Heavy smoothy brayered card. More details below.

Eclectica³ Courtney Franich Set 09 (ECF09)

Script is compulsory when I create my stamps. Luckily we have plenty of examples of hand written text from vintage postcards collected over the years. I love the 'half a man' collage, and of course more crochet circles, this one is a great layer stamp for gel printing or use it directly onto your layers with white paint is nice too.

The 'half a man' stamp works particularly well on the acetate, same technique as before. I just love how the background shows right through the acetate, and I raised it up with foam pads so that in real life you can see the dimension so much better than in the photos. There are so many details in the background, just look at that gorgeous new script stamp, in fact, you may have noticed some of Seth's new minis in there too if you look closely!

Project One:Half a Man

For all these samples you can see that 2 contrasting backgrounds were created. I started on 12x12" smoothy, one sheet with blue brayered Frescos (Twilight, Antarctic, Beach Hut, Seaglass, Chalk and Mermaid) and the other with orange Frescos (Tango, Haystack, Butter, Tangerine Twist, Chalk and London Bus). All 3 cards were made and layered from the 2 heavy Smoothy 12 x 12" sheets and the lovely new PaperArtsy brayer.

Onto some packaging acetate, the images were stamped in black with the new Tsukineko StazOn Pigment ink. This is an amazing ink, it dries like the normal StazOn, pretty fast, with no need to heat set onto shiny surfaces, but because it is also a pigment, it is opaque, and therefore it has good coverage, nice sharp detail directly onto card, glossy or matte but the thickness of the pigment ink means you also have time to clear-emboss should you wish. It is so nice and dark black, so it is really good on top of paint. For those of you struggling to stamp on shiny paints, this is the answer! In effect it is a hybrid solvent-pigment ink. Crazy but perfect! I really hope they come out with some new colours, there are only 12 so far, and a few of them are a tad boring if I'm brutally honest, but the turquoise is divine, its just the red and green that are a tad boring. But good for Christmas I guess!

Once the image was dry on the acetate, I painted it from reverse, just picking out a few features so that some of the image was left clear to see through to the layer below, and others were in contrasting blue.Occasionally there were pops of Gold added too.

Project Two:Art

The only difference on this sample is the tinted Grunge Paste at the foot of the card. That is Raquel's stencil (PS049) and I tinted 3 ways, with Tango, Smoked Paprika and London Bus. This way I could ad some 'shading' as I put the tinted GP through the stencil rather than just a flat colour. You only need 1 drop of paint to tint a teaspoon of GP, so take it easy on the paint!

I found a chipboard word in our Art Stash, and put some of the blue card behind it, painted it dark blue with Twilight and then applied Ranger white Crackle paste on top very thinly. In the heat we are having it was all cracked within 15 mins.

The little tag is translucent shrink plastic. I sanded it lightly in both directions, then washed it with watery chalk paint followed by watery Caribbean Sea and finally watery Beach Hut. You want watery thin layers so that when it shrinks the texture remains smooth. If you layer it thick, and then shrink, you will get bubbling, which can be cool, but not what I wanted here.

Project Three: Genuine
Final blue-orange sample, this time a few Prima tiles at the top, and the quote on the left has been embossed. 

The Grunge Paste again used as a border at the top and at the foot (another of Raquel's stencils PS050), often I will tap it gently before lifting the stencil with my finger, and you get a bit of extra texture.

Project Four: Postal Tag
Again, a brayered background, but this time a bit more colorful. The dots are from my second release (ECF04) and I love how they pull the background together. I also knocked it back a little with some chalk paint before adding the top layers.

Stamping onto book paper must be one the first ways I ever used stamps, and to this day it remains a fave way to bring a bit of book page into a project.

A Time Holtz fabric flower from one of his trims was painted in China Blue to adorn the top, and dry brushed with Chalk to highlight the frizzy tips.

And at the base some simple layers as an embellishment.

Project Five: Bright Half Man

I tried to repeat the background colours onto some stencilled GP, and on the collage itself/ It really comes to life with colour don't you think!

You can see the layers in the brayered background a bit more here.

And I applied the GP, then added paint to it once it was dry. If you add the paint, and then sand it back a bit, you get a lovely contrast where the white GP pops back - handy feature that Grunge Paste is sandable!

Project Six: Card of Squares
And a super simple final card. On to yet another brayered background (I never tire of making these!) 3 stamped crochet collage from ECF08 again I used those Tsukineko pigment inks in Pink, Grey and Teal. Cut and layered.

Thanks for joining me tonight, I hope you find these new stamps might be useful for you too. All these stamps have been shipping to our stockists, so they will have them in stock now, see the list below to find one near you. 

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Miriam said...

Totally amazing... Congratulations

Words and Pictures said...

Oh yum - another outstanding release, Courtney... I adore those postmark collages and the vintage ephemera... and that teeny tiny script - wow! Great samples to show them off too.
Alison x

Helen said...

Well done Courtney - love them!! fabulous samples too.

James D (Stampers Grove) said...

Great stamps Courtney. Am sure they will do well 🙂

Lauren Hatwell said...

Knocked it out of the Park! Seriously cool stamps and samples! Congrats to you Miss Courtney. Lx

Craftyfield said...

Gorgeous samples! The mix of crochet and Vintage imagery is interesting, can't wait to see what the other bloggers will make with these new stamps!

Lucy said...

These crochet stamps are a fabulous idea, so original, and the samples are amazing x

Flo Langley said...

Oh Wow! Super samples. Very inspiring. Looove the half man. Might have to sneak him onto my shopping list! :)

A Pink said...

Congratulations! Courtney on your fabulous NR stamps . Fabulous samples too . x

craftytrog said...

Oh my goodness! I think you know these will win me over! Hahaha!
Congratulations Courtney, beautiful designs and samples!
Keep on hooking!
Alison xxx