Monday 12 August 2019

NEW: JoFY Collection {by Anneke de Clerck}

August 2019 New Products
JoFY Collection

Not 1 but 3 magnificent books from Anneke,  it's easy to see why, all these stamps and stencils by Jo for this release are so lovely, you soon and very easily, get carried away using them! these newbies are available from our approved PaperArtsy Stockists now, she the bottom of this post for the most recent listing. ~Leandra

Hi everyone, it's Anneke with you today sharing a set of handmade art journals. 

On the background of the covers I did a gel printing technique using a small gel printing plate. For the gel prints as well as for the decoration of the covers I worked with stamps and stencils from the brand new JoFY collection. I used a few stencils from the previous JoFY release as well. I had a great time mixing and matching Jo's beautiful stamps and stencils to create  some flower fields. 

When closed the art journals measure 21 x 14 cm. For the covers I've cut panels (21 x 29 cm) out of 300grs watercolor paper. To create the spine I made 2 folds in the middle, at 1 cm from each other.

I started by covering the background with gel prints. I applied paint on a small gel printing plate using a brayer. I stamped into the paint with small stamps from the JOFY 81 & JOFY 82 stamp sets. 

I attached the gel printing plate to an acrylic block and used it as a stamp.

I made multiple prints to cover the entire background of all 3 covers. I also used the PS147 as well as the PS138  & PS139 stencils to make patterns into the paint before printing.
I've chosen to work with soft colors: Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylics Koala, Eggshell, Seaglass, Hint of Mint, SageVintage Lace and Blush. I softened the edges of the prints by adding a touch of Snowflake paint.

Next I started decorating the front covers of the journals with stamps, stencils and paint.

I used brighter colors for this job: Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylics Granny Smith, Coral, Pixie Dust, Rose, Blood Orange and Snowflake.

I did the black stamping with Archival Ink Jet BlackI positioned the flower stamp as well as the art journal cover in my MISTI and left everything in place after stamping the flower. I painted the flower and restamped it afterwards to get back all the details of the print.

To add the greenery I used parts of the PS149 stencil, love that stencil!

To create the orange flowers I first applied Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylics Coral through a flower of the PS148 stencil. I stamped on top using the matching flower stamp from the JOFY 81 stamp set.

Love how all the different layers turned out on this cover.

The orange flowers were done with the PS138 stencil. I did the centre of the flowers using a small part of one of the stamps from the JOFY 81 set. Getting the most out of a stamp set is what I aim for.

I folded 5 sheets of mixed media paper in half, nested the pages into each other to make a signature. I made a similar signature for each art journal.

I attached the signatures to the covers using a 3-hole pamphlet stitch. I sewed with red, orange and pink wax cord and I decorated the threads with matching beads.

Now I have 3 new art journals in my stash, ready to fill with my art. 

I tried to use a lot of stamps and stencils on this project but I could easily have made 3 more covers using the same stamps and stencils. There are so many beautiful stamps in the sets, endless combinations to make!

Thanks for joining me today, I hope you have a creative week.


JoFY said...

Anneke!! Thank you for making such adorable projects for this release. Always appreciated very much!. Jo

Helen said...

They are so pretty! can't wait for my stamps to arrive!

Miriam said...

They are gorgeous Anneke

Flo Langley said...

Awww! Stunning creations Anneke :)

Lauren Hatwell said...

Gorgeous colour combination. Your journals look amazing. Lx

Etsuko said...

They are so beautiful and lovely colours, I love the way you have used the new stamps! and the background with Gelli Plate. xx

Keren Baker said...

How gorgeous are these!!

Enny said...

Wow, beautiful Art Journals, love the colours, and stamp- and stencil-work ! The new stamps and stencils are gorgeous ! Enny

A Pink said...

Fabulous New Jofy Stamp designs and you have showcased them so beautifully Anneke with your fabulous trio of journals .
Wonderful use of colour and love those touches of black .
Amanda x

Chris said...

Brilliant samples Anneke, as always your samples are beautiful and inspirational! x