Monday 2 March 2020

NEW PaperArtsy Products: Hot Picks {March 2020}

 Hot Picks Collection
March 2020 New Product Announcement

A note from Leandra:
Hot Picks are a collection that give a nod to the core genre that 'brand PaperArtsy' was built upon. Our original style since 2003 was the quirky Vintage vibe and quite a small format, suitable for ATC and cards. By 2010, Hot Picks were born from the constant demand for masculine imagery and larger format stamps as people moved off the page into journaling, altered art (now increasingly re-branded as mixed media) and even into painty scrapbooking. 

Mark, (my husband and business buddy) has been the designer of this range from the outset. In 2019 he kept hearing the phrase ‘jungle vibes’.  I have a vision to redecorate something in this style, so to warm him up to this idea, I keep pointing out the jungle trend to him – Pinterest, Instagram, in shops, TV adverts, that sort of thing. Typical of him, he poo-pooed it for ages, and then lo and behold, jungle vibe stamps miraculously appeared out of the blue!! I did NOT see that coming! The lesson – husbands do listen after all! There is hope! Ha ha! 

Let's check out these new stamps, and I'll share a couple of ideas too.

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

~ Leandra.

  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.

Hot Pick 2001 (HP2001/HP2001EZ)

There's a lot on this plate for the fishing expert in your life, but there is something calm and peaceful about fish stamps, so great on a journal page too! This one comprises a couple of very simple layers.

Hot Pick 2002 (HP2002/ HP2002EZ)

I was just trying to warm up my mojo on this sample, so its all on one layer. A mix of paint, infusions and some oxide ink droplets. Nothing too tricky.

Project One: Smooth Fish

Intro: I found some old book page, and it always makes a great surface to start with. A bit of paint, ink and in a blink a fishy tag was done!

The base layer was dark oxide inks, Walnut and Vintage Photo, a bit of water flicking and the 'school of fish' stamped over repeatedly.

You can see that the images was stamped an embossed in clear. That was only because I used a slow drying ink (Versafine Clair), which is perfect onto sucky paper, but was slow drying over the paint I had put on the old book page, so it happily attracted some glossy EP.

You can see the contrasting layers nicely here, and I love how the book page script looks so distressed due to the paint layer. The fish was coloured with some infusions picked up with a water brush.

Project Two: Spiky Fish

I love this stamp particularly the number detail in the background. Stamping it in a dark colour onto any background, patterned card-stock, perhaps a mixed media BG and you have an instant card or tag is sorted. But if you want to go the next level…then here’s some detail.

The shoal of fish at the foot were stamped in black onto painted card, torn and layered. Little highlights of metallic glaze on the fish give the glint I needed to replicate silver scales.

The school of fish (just visible on the blue are) were stamped with Heavy Cream Fresco paint directly onto a piece of grey board (our grey board has a white paper on one side of it) This provided a resist for the next step. A Bit Jaded Infusions are tapped gently over the background, you only want the tiniest amount of crystals on the surface, then activate with water. They sink into the white paper and when dry the Cream paint pops softly. 

Under the fish's body, Metallic Gold Paint was swiped across the centre zone, I wanted the fish to glint off the Infusions background. The image was stamped in Twilight Versafine Claire Ink, embossed in clear, and distress oxide re-inker, thinned with water, was added to build depth around the edges of the fish. 
Embellishments were stamped onto Copper Fresco-painted card, torn and added to the composition with accompanying 3D embellishments.

The edges were rubbed with Walnut Distress ink in places.

Project Three: Giraffe

Intro: Love this tall format stamp, his expression is quite amusing and some funny words could easily be added. I like that you can easily cut away the right-hand side and layer it on contrasting layers.

I brayered Heavy Cream Fresco chalk acrylic paint onto a 5x7” piece of grey-board. I wanted this as a resist so I could build oxide inks softly on the paint. If you apply them direct to sucky card the colours are much more intense, and I was going for ‘soft’. As i added layers and water, I got this grainy effect from the walnut component of the infusions. it reminded me of debris left behind when the tide goes out on a beach.

I made a watery background using infusions (Golden Sands) initially, then added layers of Distress Oxide Ink re-inker, the trick is to drip 3-4 drops directly onto the surface in a few areas, add water, dry, blot and repeat several times. This way you gradually build up the detail and depth of colour. I used Fossilised Amber in the centre, Vintage Photo and Walnut at the edges. The Pink is Tattered Rose, it went a bit darker as it picked up the brown-yellow tones from residual infusions.


I stamped the Giraffe in Versafine Claire Pinecone. I do like this ink by Tsukineko, it takes a while to dry when paint is underneath but it is sharp, dark and easy to ink up your stamp, quite a wet formula, onto card it dries immediately. (TIP: If you are impatient with in on paint, emboss it with clear powder, matte EP is good too!) 

To finish, I splattered infusions droplets (Black Knight) from a Tim Holtz splatter brush generously, but dabbed them off the giraffe. Ditto with the coral Oxide ink. And of course, I used Golden Sands infusions to add colour to the giraffe. Sprinkled a tiny amount onto craft sheet, spritz to activate, then pick up with a brush or water brush and add colour, again, drying in between layers to build colour depth.

I'm sure these stamps can be taken in many directions! And I bet you will!


PaperArtsy Stockist List

Due to the proliferation of counterfeit products affecting the craft sector globally, we want to help you identify our brand with ease.

1. We ONLY manufacture RED RUBBER STAMPS (not clear, polymer, silicone).  
2. We manufacture ALL our red rubber stamps and stencils on site in Essex, UK. 
3. We do not outsource any of our stamp or stencil manufacturing.
4. Purchase from a supplier on the list below, then you know you are buying authentic PA products.

Products sourced from anywhere other than the stockists below are likely to be counterfeit manufactured illegally without our consent, in direct breach of our Intellectual Property protections. Please take care to only buy from an approved stockist on the list below.

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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James D (Stampers Grove) said...

I've been saying it for years. Husbands do listen 😅. Love these Hotpicks and the vintage Fish project. 🙂

Lauren Hatwell said...

Love, love, LOVE these! Mr PaperArtsy does it again! Tremendous samples too Mrs! A winner! Lx

Keren Baker said...

These are utterly fabulous. Your teamwork works brilliantly! Full marks Mark!!! x

Miriam said...

I love these.... Hot Picks are always up there for me. Mark is so blooming clever!

SewPaperPaint said...

I am absolutely smitten and want to try these resist techniques immediately! So much to marvel over, well done Leandra! <3

Words and Pictures said...

Love the ocean and jungle vibes - and fabulous samples... especially that glimmering golden fish panel - magic!
Alison x

Lucy Edmondson said...

Fabulous stamps and samples! My niece, currently working with rhinos, would love this artwork too x

A Pink said...

Fabulous stamp designs with a really cool jungle and ocean vibe. Sure these will be very popular . Thanks Mark :) .
Love all your samples , Leandra . Fabulous showcasing of the new hot picks and some super 'resisted effects.

Cocofolies said...

Both the stamps and the samples are fabulous!!!
Corinne x

Etsuko said...

Stunning new Hot Picks release!! Amazing vintage style samples, love them all!! xx