Sunday 1 March 2020

NEW PaperArtsy Products: Fresco Paints {March 2020}

Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylics
March 2020 New Product Announcement

As you probably know by now, we have been undergoing a massive revamp of the way we group the Fresco colours, from sets of 4's into sets of 6's. In the process by mid 2020, we will have 22 colour families of 6. 

Today we announce a new set of 6 Fresh Greens, just in time for Spring! 
It's almost like we planned it!

These clean greens are perfect for all your grassy, stalk-y needs. Let me show you a few tags I made using these new greens.

I used a small gel plate to create some of these tags, simply brayering a colour, often using a texture stamp, such as Seth's new minis to take off some excess paint, then pressing the tag (pre-painted with a contrasting background) onto the painted gel plate. That was the basic, very simple principle. Below is Gumboots base with Pistachio, Spring and Willow in  the subsequent gel-printed layer. 

On this one I started with Spring on the base of the tag. Willow and Celery were brayered onto the gel-plate by putting dots of each in opposite corners diagonally, then brayered and blended. Then I removed paint using a clean dry large Tracy Scott flower stamp. The rubber grabs the Fresco chalk paint so well, leaving a large bold pattern in negative on the gel plate. Next, take a print to lift the remaining paint off the plate. These lighter colours tend to have a paint shift looking light when wet and drying a shade darker. Any of Tracy Scott's huge flowers would work well for this idea. 

It's a pretty cool effect as you can see, the dark base coat peeking through the light flower top-coat. If you choose more obviously contrasting colours (rather than the softer tone on tone I did) you will get a bigger impact, but I think this is going to work best with 2 opaque paints. I was chuffed to bits with the tone on tone softer vibe, I also think that this is going to work well with the darker shade underneath. On the right one of the lighter tones is printed over one of the mid tones. In effect, similar colours were used to contrast for both tags, but as more of the base layer shows through on the right, it looks like totally different colours were used.

Another simple option on the left , Gumboots ended up being the most dominant colour underneath but I also dry brushed most of the other colours before I got to that stage with Gumboots mostly at the edges. Willow was the final colour stamped on top with a strip stamp (a sneak peek of one of Courtney's newer stamps).

I kept up with the dark underneath and paler on top - this is my go to - just in case I want to stamp something else on top, I have a tendency to find lighter backgrounds more useful, but I love the depth you get from having a darker shade underneath. Pure Gumboots o the right. All the colours are opaque, but Gumboots is one of those semi-opaques, heading into the translucent it will be similar to some other dark shades we have that are not fully opaque (Inky Pool, Claret, French Roast) and super-useful for colour mixing, shading over stamped images or gentle dry-brushing.

And then, to contrast with the statement just made, I went light to dark. 2 tags pre-painted, one with the 3 lighter shades: Willow, Celery, Spring, and the other with Spring and Beanstalk.  I brayered Gumboots on the gel plate and stamped into it with giant bubble wrap, the wet bubble wrap was immediately stamped onto the tag on the right. And then the tage on the left (painted in pale shades) was pressed onto the remaining wet painty gel plate to pick up the bubble texture wet paint. Once dry, I sanded back the centre of the tag to create a paler focal area for the Sara Naumann quote. The one on the right was overstamped with that lovely Seth mini.

I find it's easier to prep a bunch of tags, then start creating stamped textures on the gel plate, then you have multiple options of building layers on several tags at the same time. If you haven't had a go gel-printing yet, a smaller plate is a good place to start - particularly with tags. All these tags were die cut from our Heavy Smoothy card. 

So those 6 new colours take us to 20 paint sets, and in June and August we will release a new family of 6 each of those months. As soon as we get those colours in production, we can finally create a NEW colour chart for you. In the meantime, this blog post is your most comprehensive colour reference tool! And stockists are listed at the foot of this post!

But before I leave you with all the colour cards to date, a quick, very informative news flash...did you spot how Jenny Marples decorated this Fresco storage rack ready for use? She helped the ladies at @coolkatzcraft (see here) develop these spinners, they come as 2, 3 or 4 tiers. Each tier has 6 segments, and one segment holds 6 paints. That means you can fit 36 Fresco paints per tier.

 They have launched the product this week, so drop by their instagram to see more!

So now that we have grouped all our paints into 6's, you can start to fill the gaps on your spinner display! If you look at the summary of each family as explained below, you can figure out where the final 2 new families we release over the next 6 months will eventually fit in.

Let me remind you what the entire rainbow of Fresco Colours now looks like...

1. Bright Turquoise Blues
New: Aquamarine

2. Grey Turquoise Blues
New: Waterfall, Calypso

3. Grey-Green Blues
New: Blue Moon, Marbles, Paua Shell - Jan 2020
Tweaked: Lake Wanaka (barely)

 4. Grey Blues
New: Ice Berg, Wolf Eye, Blue Smoke, Blue Jeans
Tweaked: Surf's Up

5. Bright Clean Blues
New: Summer Sky
Tweaked: Blue Oyster, Smurf, China (Barely), Twilight (noticeably)

6. Purple Blues
(June 2020)

7. Blue Purples
New: Periwinkle, Forget-me-Not
Tweaked: Wisteria, Purple Rain (not much)

8. Purples
New: Mauve, Globe Thistle, Grape - Jan 2020
Tweaked: Moonlight (barely)

9.Pink Purples
New: Taro Milk Tea, Byzantium
Tweaked: Sugar Plum, Sour Grapes

10. Bright Pinks
New: Professor Plum (returned colour)
Tweaked: Orchid

11. Soft Pinks
New: Sorbet
Tweaked: Blush, Cherry Blossom, Rose (barely)

12. Coral Pinks
New: Peachy Keen, Scottish Salmon, Blood Orange (returned colour)

13. Bright Warms
New: Cayenne, Red Lipstick

14. Rustic Warms

15. Browns
New: Cloud 9, Sand

16. Neutrals
New: Truffle

17. Greys
New: Elephant (returned colour)

18. Khaki Greens 
New: Lichen, Khaki - Jan 2020

19. Mint Greens
(August 2020)

20. Clean Greens
(March 2020)

21. Fresh Greens
New: Lawn
Tweaked: Teresa Green, Hyde Park (barely), Guacamole, Granny Smith (a bit)

22. Yellow Greens
Tweaked: Chartreuse, Hey Pesto (noticeably), Tinned Peas (barely) 

Here are Seth's 24 colours as they stand, lets put them in a rainbow.


And of course the existing 20 shades in Tracy's line...


All of the new paints are available to purchase now from our approved stockists. We do not put these items on our website, so if you need to find them, the fastest way is to do a shout out on our FB group, PaperArtsy people (link at the foot).

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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 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...

Just love those new greens! the storage spinner looks fab too

Miriam said...

I love these greens.... Fabulous!

A Pink said...

Gorgeous new Greens and fabulous tag samples . Loving those layers of gelli printing - so effect .
Such an amazing rainbow of fresco colours - drool! :)

Etsuko said...

Beautiful new greens--amazing tag samples. xx

Kate said...

On the second tag you say you used a Tracy Scott stamp but i don't recognise it and can't find it Id love to know the name of the set. Whole lot looks wonderful