Saturday 7 March 2020

NEW PaperArtsy Products: Eclectica³ Courtney Franich {March 2020}

 Eclectica³ Collection {Courtney Franich}
March 2020 New Product Announcement

A note from Leandra:
Making marks with tools, be they objects, or stamps,seems to be a bit of a focus among some of our designers these days. Of course, this concept is nothing new, but we have all noticed that when you start making marks in your arty creations, it becomes slightly addictive, and that each of us has our own style of 'marks' that we most like. So I decided to go with it and let them all literally make their own marks!! Courtney adds her spin with a soft spongey feel, and I really love how she's incoporated in some vintage elements too.

If you want to buy these stamps, they are available EXCLUSIVELY from PaperArtsy approved stockists for the next 6 months. We do not compete with our retailers, so if you want to get your hands on them, find a current retailer from the list at the bottom of this post!

Hi everyone, Courtney here

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

For this series of stamps I really want to get a bit more creative outside of my more usual method of using a computer. Having a bit of an arty background, I leaned into that and decided to head into the messy zone while designing these. 

I grabbed a stack of paper, black paint and lots of different... things like brushes, cut and dry foam and a variety of found objects and just started to make all kids of marks and generally playing around. 

I can imagine these being used as an addition to the well known paint brayering technique to create more depth and layering by stamping within your brayered layers. On the whole, these designs are pretty bold, so using them with colour (like paint) allows you to adjust how much of a feature they become. I think they're very versatile and can be used as stand-alone statement pieces or within a background. I hope you will enjoy using them as much as I did making them!

Let's check out these new designs, 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 10 (ECF10)

I love this vintage woman looking off into the distance. I used the stamping platform so I could colour her and her (what there is of it) clothing before adding the details back by stamping a second time.

Eclectica³ Courtney Franich Set 11 (ECF11)

This huge stamp at the bottom of the plate is so useful. This is a gel-printed background brought to life by the stamp. Over Tracy's Slimed paint the images is stamped in a mix of slimed and Beanstalk (one of those new green shades). 

The bolder areas of the stamp add instant depth, but the newsprint-style script adds fine detail, structure and lots of interest!

Just love how my stamp ended up so colourful, you can see how much I used it! Could not stop!

And another example of  simple stamped layers to create a useful background. Breaking up a blank page with these kind of marks is often a good way to start any project.

Eclectica³ Courtney Franich Set 12 (ECF12)

In this sample I've tested out one of the stamps in black to give it more prominence. But if you look closely, you will see that many other stamps are there in the mix, but all stamped in differing shades of paint.

Project One: The Butterfly

Intro: OK so we know this butterfly of Tracy Scott's has been causing a lot of interest since she shared a project with it at Creativation in January, so I really enjoyed using my gel-printed backgrounds to build up a contrasting, texture-heavy sample with it.  

A note about that stamp of Tracy's - not too much longer to wait, it will be available from all stockists in the next few weeks. If you are lucky and can find a stockist who came to one of the trade shows we exhibited at recently, then you might be able to track it down as those particular shops DID get to pre-order it at the shows!

This initial layer looks a lot more complicated that it was! First 2 gel prints side-by-side, one neutral, one bluey-turquoise (the texture comes from the crusty layers of paint that the gel plate finally relinquished). The pink area was actually the white blank bit between the 2 prints, so I painted it in a Prawn-Cerise combo. Then used that same large stamp with the residual paints (turquoise and Pinks)...

The butterfly was stamped onto the first bright green background -the one I shared for the ECF11 image higher up the post, and then I stamped and layered it again onto a pink-blue contrasting option too.

Spare bits of layers were torn and added in for composition and balance. You can really see how shaping the layers adds so much life to a flat stamped image.

Project Two: Butter-Scotch

Intro: I continued with the layering play, but tried to create a little bit of pop with the colour contrast. You might spy some of Tracy's new minis in the BG too, (tip those open circles!!) The vintage image provides a great focal point. Wonder what on earth she is looking at!

I quite enjoyed using the 4-stripe image from ECF10 in 2 colours, light over dark. I actually also turned the stamp around 180 degrees so that it deliberately wasn't an exact match.

I don't normally stamp black ink in the background layers, but I quite liked the structure that particular stamp gave.I had to be brave to do that!!

That's it for this release, I'm sure hope you'll find these images pretty useful. Can't wait to see what you get up to with them!

See you next time


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Art and Soul Studio, Burrum Heads, Queensland
Arts and Craft Supply, Frenchs Forest, NSW 
Bella Paperie, 
Brendale, Queensland,
Bev's Cross Crafts, Spreyton, Tasmania
Crafters Cupboard, Berwick, Victoria
Scrap Matrix, Port Elliot, South Australia
Scrapbook Superstore & More South Penrith, NSW
The Scrapbooker's Confetti Box, Swansea,NSW
The Thread Studio, 6 Smith Street, Perth
The Scrapbook Store, North Perth,WA
Time To Create, Modanville, NSW

CP Marketingservices Gmbh, Wilhering, Upper Austria,

Cart N Scrap Art, Antwerp,
Cotrain, Kontich,
Expression Hobby, Marcinelle

Clipper Street Scrapbook Company, Langley, BC.
Scrapbook Centrale, Dollard Des Ormeaux, Quebec
Simply Scrapbooking, Prince George, BC
Scrap Addicts, Edmonton, Alberta
Scrap and Bean, Edmonton, Alberta 
Scrapbooking Fairies, Drayton Valley, Alberta
The Paper & ink Boutique, Calgary, Alberta

Czech Republic
Hurapapir, Brno

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

Käsitellen, Lempäälä,
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,
Scrap by Nini,  Uzerche, Limousin 
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,
L'artistica Glo, Cinisello B (Mi),
Marte Savona, Savona,
Piccole Passioni, Siena,
Scrap it Easy, Rome,

Tiny Dots, Funabashi-shi, Chiba

Hobbycompleet de Duif, Leeuwarden
Stampingcorner, Capelle Aan Den Ijssel

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

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

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,
Abermaw Quilting & Crafting, Gwynedd, Wales ph 07818556758
Aldridge Crafts, Attleborough, Norfolk
Amelia's Creative Crafts, Studley, Warwickshire
Art from the Heart, Harrogate, Yorkshire
Bellacrafts, Eastleigh, hampshire
Blade Rubber Stamps, London
Charlottes Crafty Corner, Suffolk,
Clacton Art Craft Model Centre, Clacton on Sea,  Essex,
Countryview Crafts, Potton, Bedfordshire
Craft Your Art Out, Ballynahinch, County Down,
Crafty Bunch, Telford, Shropshire,
Crafty Snippets, Billingshurst West Sussex
Crafts & Candlelight, Ipswich, Suffolk
Crafts @themalthouse, Herstmonceux,  East Sussex,
Craftrange, Burnley, Lancs,
Handmade at Helen's, Dumfries, Scotland,
I Love Mixed Media, Cromhall, Gloucestershire,
Imagine, Design, Create, Seaton, Exeter
Kay CarleyDesigns
Kraft Crazy, Amesbury, Wiltshire
Lisa B Designs, Maidstone, Kent,
Lets Create, Lincoln, Lincolnshire,
Loobi Crafts, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire,
Papermaze, Ipswich, Suffolk
, Norfolk

Fave Rave
, Stourbridge, West Midlands
Scrapbook Magic, 
Mullion Helston, Cornwall,
Shed Load of Crafts, Enfield, Middlesex,
Simply Crafts, Cardiff,
, Swindon, Wiltshire.
Stampers Grove, Springbank, Lilliesleaf, Melrose,Scotland
That's Crafty
, Romford, essex
The Artistic Stamper Craft Store, Faversham, Kent
The Craft Box
, Barnsley, South Yorkshire
The Crafty Cabin,
Rolleston-on-Dove, Staffordshire,

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 Artifacts, Alexandria, VA
Artistic Studio Creations, Fayetteville, Georgia
Artistree Workshops, Fulton, New York,
Big Mouth Scrappers, Forney, Texas, 
Creative Designs by Debbie Castle Rock, Colorado
Creative Inkling, Hatnboro, PA
Creek Bank Creations, Indiana
Ephemera Paducah, Paducah, Kentucky
Everything Scrapbook & Stamps, Lake Worth, Florida
Frantic Stamper, Oregon
Free Heart LLC, Denver, Colarado,
Golden Hills PaperCrafts, Fairfax Station, Virginia,
Guadalupe's Fun Rubber Stamps, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Joggles, West Warwick, Rhode Island, 
My Rusty Crown, Escondido, California,
PaperCraft Clubhouse, Westbrook, Connecticut,
Paper Parachute Art Design Co., Beaverton, Oregon
Runaway, Art & Craft Studio, NE Salem, Oregon
Sherries's Stuff, Warrenton, Virginia,
Simon Says Stamp, Columbus, Ohio www.
Stamplistic, Cleveland, Ohio
The Artistic Palette Studio, Eugene, OR,
The Crafty Scrapper, Waxahachie, TX
The Doodlebug Inc, Jasper, IN,
The Ink Pad, New York,
The Queen's Ink Savage, Maryland
Topflight Stamps, Irmo, South Carolina
Seth Apter, New York
Stamp Fever, Orange, California

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Helen said...

Love the new sets, Courtney!

Stampers Grove said...

Congratulations on your fab new releases Courtney. 🙂

Miriam said...

These are fabulous! Love these Courtney

Nikki Acton said...

Great stamp release and some wonderful designs with them x

PaperArtsy said...

Nice one Cork!!

Lucy Edmondson said...

Gorgeous stamps and samples, love that big text stamp!x

Caty said...

Great stamps and inspirations, thanks so much, and congratulations!
Wish you a very nice Sunday,
Big hugs, Caty

Kaz said...

Totally Love these stamps... I think I may have to place an order!

A Pink said...

Congratulations! Courtney on your fantastic new stamp release . Love the designs and thanks for sharing the story behind them . Fabulous inspirational samples. x

SewPaperPaint said...

So very cool Courtney! Great inspiration too. :)

Etsuko said...

What a lovely new collections Courtney!!