Saturday 17 August 2019

NEW PaperArtsy Products: August 2019 {Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylics} with Leandra

 Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylics
August 2019 New Product Announcement

A note from Leandra:
In July, I managed to sit down for a couple of weeks and work out a new plan for the Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylics. I decided the best plan was to set aside the designer paints into their own series, and re-group the remaining into our core collection. Families of 6 seemed to make the most sense.

This meant a few tweaks and created a number of gaps, around , to fill. Yes there WILL be a new paint chart, but we cannot create it until we have WET samples of all the new colours, and the magic paint lady is sending me over a few each week, so please be patient!

In this post I am sharing 11 of the new groups, which includes the reveal of 8 new colours, and 2 discontinued shades which are being brought back into the fold!

I'm sure the eagle eyed among you will identify the new shades immediately.

First up we have 2 new blues: Summer Sky, Aquamarine

Aquamarine (opaque)

And here is the wider turquoise family it belongs to:

Summer Sky (opaque)
Which us within the brighter, clean blues ...

Next up we have 2 more blue-purples: Periwinkle and Forget-Me-Not

 Periwinkle (opaque)


Forget Me Not (opaque)

These both fall within the family of blue-purples...

Next we have 2 new pink-purples: Taro Milk Tea and Byzantium

Taro Milk Tea (opaque)

 Byzantium (semi-opaque)

And they both come from this family of 6...

This old colour is back - Professor Plum (opaque)

It completes the bright pink family of 6 ...

And another returning colour: Elephant (opaque)

Which creates the 6 shades of grey palette...

The family below is the rustic warm shades ...
(nothing new here, just a new family grouping to share)

The Brown Family below has a new member - it's a warm-white Cloud 9 (opaque)

 And yes, Sand is another newbie in this group (coming next month)

Neutrals ...
Truffle (opaque) also new next month

 I'm just showing this set so that you can compare the whites.

As we head into the greens, we have a nice new crisp green called Lawn (Opaque). 
It has a touch of yellow-warmth to it, and will be a really useful grassy green.

Lawn (opaque)

And the lovely, crisp Fresh Greens are ...

And, the final reveal of this month,  the yellow-green family
Again, nothing new, although I have had to revise a couple of shades.
Chartreuse (now opaque) and Hey Pesto (more yellow) The new versions as shown below will be working their way into the system over the next few months once we have sold through existing stock. 

To show you the shades of white comparison:

The following colours will be phased out over the coming months as we sell out of stock. So if these are among your faves, grab them now!

Dusty Teal


Very Berry


London Night

I have had a bit of a play with the new colours over the past few weeks. The green is kind of the odd man out, but the rest sit together and blend easily, well.... so does the green, depending on how you want to introduce it!! Normally I steer well clear of green and purple, because if mixed together while wet you will get brown - that's OK if you want brown, a bit rubbish if you don't! So be careful, however, I have one sample below wher I got all the colours involved happily together!

Project One: JoFY Tall Flowers

Intro: I quite like making a pair of 'somethings' . This occurred naturally, because (of course) I started with a brayered masterboard using all the blues, purples, Cloud 9 and a spot of stenciling too.

Then I added some colour. Did you know you can make a paint less opaque by blending it with a glaze? This is super easy if you add a spot of satin glaze to your craft sheet. Dip in the tip of your round paint brush, then dip into the tiniest amount of the opaque paint colour, and blend both out onto the area you wish to colour. no need to pre-mix, thats too much faffing! See how bit of the background can still be seen under the colouring? That is because I reduced the opacity with the glaze. Also the lawn green was lightened with Cloud 9 and then applied for a softer shade of Lawn-green.

I stencilled with that fab stencil by Jo (PS139) and Cloud 9 applied to Cut N Dry foam. I did not want a really opaque coverage of the stenciling either, so the circular, smooching technique works perfectly for this, and maybe a spot of sanding with a white sanding block too. The script is from ECF03.

Project Two:Gel-oopy

Intro: Love this tall loopy flower by JoFY (JOFY89), and as well as making masterboards with the brayer, I was also taking some gel prints. This background was kind of my clean up sheet that I wasn't really paying much attention to. However, realising I had neglected Lawn, when I stumbled across this in the pile of papers, it was a perfect starting point, just needed to bring some of the purple colours on top with the colouring. The little border lumps are from JoFY79.

Again, the satin glaze played a big part in my colouring in strategy. And the obligatory white sharpie fine point paint pen! So opaque it deals with all the tiny areas easily. That's also my go-to for all the diddy dots too, or the Signo uni-ball white gel pen, that is also fab!

Project Three: The Eyes Have It

Intro: The background as you can see is a large gel-plate print , then I also printed through the large JoFY stencil (PS130) to get those flowers at the top.

Then, channeling Lauren, I turned a leafy thing from JoFY82  into a pair of eyes A few stalk embellishments from the same plate, and some colouring. I did have to block out the 'eyeball' area to recreate the pupil section, but I just took it slowly. Kind of looks like a mask for a masquerade ball. Lots of fun to make something unusual, I get why Lauren enjoys doing this so much!

Today we have revealed 66 paints across 11 families. 
Bright Turquoise Blues
Bright Clean Blues
Bright Pinks
Rustic Warms
Fresh Greens
Yellow Greens

We still have a further 48 paints to share across 8 more families of 6. 
Grey-Turquoise Blues
Grey-Green Blues
Soft Pinks
Coral Pinks
Warm Brights
Khaki Greens
Clean Greens

If you are wondering where this will take us up to...

 114 colours 
+ 6 glazes
+ 4 metallics
+ 2 pearly effects
+16 Seth Apter colours
+8 Tracy Scott
= 150 total

The remaining paint family groupings will be explained in September, along with another bunch of stamp/stencil releases, a few of which of course will have a Christmas feel to them. But it's the middle of summer, so why would we want to tell you about seasonal stuff already!! Waaaay too early for that!

Thanks for joining me today, and remember, our list of approved stockists is below, we have been shipping paint for the past 2 weeks, so they have it in stock!

Enjoy your weekend & Happy Stamping!


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Helen said...

oh WOW Leandra... love the new colours and groupings; and it is fabulous to see your samples... especially those eyes!

Miriam said...

Absolutely stunning new colours and I love the new colour families!

Amazing projects too.

Words and Pictures said...

Gorgeous in the new groupings... and so happy that means new colours! Very much looking forward to Truffle!
Alison x

Nikki Acton said...

Love em all!!! Great- groupings, great projects. Please sidebar link this post on the blog as it will be a great one to refer to! x

Lauren Hatwell said...

Yummy colours! Very exciting! said...

Wow, love the new colours and the colour grouping. I would find it really helpful to have opaque/ semi/ translucent on the charts too please.

JoFY said...

Gorgeous, totally gorgeous colours!! Jo xx

Julia said...

Lovely colour swatches and new paint colours. Cloud 9 looks really interesting.

Keren Baker said...

Absolutely fab new families and new colours. Love the eyes on your projects!!

Etsuko said...

Gorgeous new colours!! Absolutely beautiful your samples Leandra. xx

craftytrog said...

Cool new colours and groupings, and fab samples Leandra!

snazzyoriginal said...

Love the new groupings x

Chris said...

Love the new colours, how you grouped them and your gorgeous samples! x

Jenny Marples said...

Love this re-organisation into colour families and the new shades look gorgeous. Love your samples too!

LisaDRHC said...

Please, please make videos!

Corrie Herriman said...

The paints make a fabulous collection together ! Well done !
Corrie xx

Jennie Atkinson said...

Fabulous reorganisation of colours! Love them all !! and the samples are just stunning. (I will miss Mushroom....) xx

Ellie Knol said...

You really did some homework.. beautifu samples too... How do you manage to keep the stamped lines so clean when working with opaque acrylics, I guess you first stamp, then add a light color.... and maybe restamp while it it stil in your MISTI?... AND do you know that the white sharpie fine point paint pen has been discontinued? Maybe we can all complain to Sharpie :) .. AND .. taking out dusty teal, my favorite color? AND beautiful stamps and stencils from JOFY!

A Pink said...

Fabulous new colour families, fabulous new colours and fabulous samples, Leandra. All round a super fabulous post!!
Thanks for all the time and hardwork you put in to all the behind the scenes.