Monday 11 May 2020

NEW PaperArtsy Products: Zinski Art {May 2020}

 ZinskiArt Collection
May 2020 New Product Announcement

A note from Leandra:
We never quite know what Elena will come up with next, but I have a sneaking suspicion these little chicks were born from many of the stories Lauren shares about her own chickens and their adventures in her garden. I knew that Lauren would bring them to life in full colours, as she is so good at doing, and having her own coop of girls, she observes the at home antics, but with her wild imagination, I am sure she would love to see her chickens dancing, doing the high-wire trapeze acts, and perhaps even sharing a few gins in the sun!

Hello lovely peoples, Elena here -

To make sure you are all keeping well I would like to send you all some happy's so let me introduce you to the chicken family who are here to give you lots of smiles and chuck..chuck..chuckles, see what i did there?!. haha

I love all animals so adding to the zinski zoo is just a joy and chickens have that big fat shape where they're begging to be coloured in bright colours of the rainbow and made the focus point on a journal page or stamped onto a piece of plain fabric and hung proudly in the kitchen. These chica's each have their own individual personality, what will you name them?! Our lovely Lauren is always sure to inspire you, so carry on scrolling to enter the world of Zinski and Hatwell ... ZinkWell if you will :)

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

Let's check out these new stamps, 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.

Zinski Art Set 56 (ZA56)

Well if you like your chickens crazy then this is the place to be! They can be any colour you like and  they are just in the BEST poses for adding much needed fun and humour to all manner of projects. It was great to use the fabulous JoFY "egg" flower with this one as well as a few smaller eggs and chickies I pulled from previous ZinskiArt releases.

Zinski Art 57 (ZA57)

Stacking chickies! How cool is that for goodness sake!? This large chicken from the set is one of my favourites and she just keeps popping up in my samples. She's a great size so she can carry her other chickie friends around on her back and, as you will see, she is great for assemblage type projects too.

Zinski Art 58 (ZA58)

Seriously! How great are these crazy chickens!? They are brilliant for every kind of hilarious scenario - yoga, dancing, exercising - you name it. In the end I went for a kind of chickie trapeze theme. They are an absolute must have item, surely!

Project One: Chicks on Sticks! Assemblage

I do actually keep chickens myself, and I can see my own chickens from my Craft Room window so this kind of assemblage project is right up my street and definitely something I would want on my desk.  I had to have the large chickie from ZA57 and the cute little waving chickie from ZA56 . I don't like to use the word "favourite" here, but, well, I do like them ever so much. The "Best Hens Forever" sentiment is perfect for the job and you'll see I managed to pull in a couple of gorgeous elements from ETS11 by Tracy Scott too. Winner! Winner! miscellaneous white meat dinner!! (we don't use the word "chicken" in the same sentence as "dinner" in my house for obvious reasons... LOL)

First, I sorted out my colours. This is one of my favourite bits of any project.  I've used these colours throughout, though I have switched mediums from time to time, this is pretty much my standard kit. Pencils ALWAYS feature! They are so useful for adding additional shading and extra detail. 

I picked two additional colours, Lawn and Aquamarine for the base of my assemblage, coated the block of wood (this is just an off-cut I had in my shed) with Aquamarine, followed by a coat of Lawn when the first coat was dry. Once both coats were good and dry I sanded  the topcoat back lightly so you could see the blue through the green. I'll be honest, I wish I had sanded a bit more as the effect is a little more subtle than I really wanted....such is life! In the end I decided not to paint the cotton reels as I just thought they looked nicer like that.

Next I coloured all my images (I'm trying to preserve my Fresco Finish Paints a bit while there are some restrictions so I used Prima Watercolours (Classics and Tropical) with my pencils and Fresco's, and I added some really nice Tracy Scott flowers from ETS11. I tend to stamp everything out on sheets of Heavy Smoothy ready to cut out and pull together into various projects. 

And finally the fun bit! Assemble everything on some cut down skewers, painted with Lawn Fresco Finish Paint and glue into place (My favourite glue for this is Aleene's Tacky Glue. It sticks fast and holds everything nicely in place pretty much as soon as you place it down). Once you're happy with each stick glue onto the wooden base (I've used a hot glue gun for this as the pieces are relatively weighty and need to be stuck firmly straight away). As a final touch I added a little border from ETS11 again - just to hide the blobs of hot glue really - and a pull string made with Baker's Twine and a lovely oval silver bead from my stash to give the illusion that it could be pulled along. 

Project Two: Let Me Hentertain You!

This time I've made a couple of journal pages using a mixture of chickies from all the stamp sets and mixing them with stamps from previous ZinskiArt releases along with some Tracy Scott flowers and borders. It's worth saying again how well they all work together and I  think that makes them so versatile. 

I wanted to capture a bit of Elena's style but I'm not very good at doodling so I cheated and borrowed from two of the best doodlers I know - Elena herself, and Tracy Scott. 

I only used a few additional stamps from ZA37, ZA40, ETS01 and ETS11 throughout, but I managed to create quite a few different combinations with them just by cutting different bits out, adding colour, or taking it away..

First I stamped and coloured all my images, as is my habit. Then, I cut them all out and arranged them roughly how I wanted them before deciding on borders. I tend to like to collage images but you could create this effect by masking if you wanted one layer. I used the centre of the largest Tracy Scott flower to make the sun and used one of Elena's wibbly circles from ZA14 to make the kooky clouds either side.

I extended the loopy border at the top of the "Best Hens Forever" page so that it filled the top line. It's nice to have a pattern to follow and it was fairly easy to extend it to the length I needed it to be using a Fine Posca Paint Pen.  I also used Elena's fantastic trick of putting together different shapes collaged over each other at various angles  all around the border. I'm no doodler but I can just about manage a hand drawn line and a few dots (ok, more than a few dots....but it does pull the borders together at least and it was SO therapeutic putting them in...LOL).

AND there's always room for a few quick cards...

Oh how I'd love to plug into Lauren's imagination as I'm sure all of you would too, she brings ideas I never would have thought of. For me seeing people create with something I've drawn is like that fun game where you write the first paragraph of a story and people add to it. Aren't we all so lucky to have this interest?! if we got the whole world crafting and arting the word 'bored' would become extinct! Stay safe you wonderful beings. Love Elena x

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PaperArtsy Stockist List

Please note many stockists worldwide have their physical stores shut due to COVID-19.
Despite this, many are operating online, are doing kerbside drops / collections, Live FB's to share with you new products arrivals, and offering personal shopping service via video calls.

Here at PaperArtsy, we are based in a rural location on the outskirts of London. We are open and manufacturing ALL our products on-site (stamps, paints, stencils, infusions etc) as usual, UPS is collecting from us daily, and we are shipping worldwide to our stockists. The postal service is also still operational, so we are also posting where applicable.

We urge you to check the status of the stockists below before ordering, those with an * have ordered from us in 2020

** Ordered April/May Release
* Ordered in January-March

  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
**Memories on the Murray, Murray Bridge, SA
 *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.
 *Paper Art Creations Inc, Leduc, Alberta,
**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
**The Scrap Yard, 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,
**Pezze E Colori, Lissone,
  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 Snippets, Billingshurst West Sussex
  Crafts & Candlelight, Ipswich, Suffolk
**Crafts at The Malthouse, Herstmonceux,  East Sussex,
  Craftrange, Burnley, Lancs,
 *Fave Rave, Stourbridge, West Midlands
  Handmade at Helen's, Dumfries, Scotland,
**Hixxysoft, Frome, Somerset,
  I Love Mixed Media, Cromhall, Gloucestershire,
  Imagine, Design, Create, Seaton, Exeter
  Kraft Crazy, Amesbury, Wiltshire
  Lisa B Designs, Maidstone, Kent,
  Lets Create, Lincoln, Lincolnshire,
**Loobi Crafts, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire,
  Papermaze, Ipswich, Suffolk
, Norfolk

   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 Crafty Cafe,
Rolleston-on-Dove, Staffs,
  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

**Annie G Studio, Chula Vista, CA
**Art Anthology, Huntington Beach, CA
**Artistic Artifacts, Alexandria, VA
 *Artistic Studio Creations, Fayetteville, Georgia
  Artistree Workshops, Fulton, New York,
**Betty's Creative Studio,Lacanto, FLorida
 *Big Mouth Scrappers, Forney, Texas, 
**Craftiness, Chatsworth, CA,
  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
**Scrapbook N Memories, Harrisonville, Missouri,
  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
  Stamp Fever, Orange, California
**Valley Stamp & Scrap LLC, Neenah, Wisconsin,

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JoFY said...

These samples made me smile and chuckle so much!! Great job Lauren, and Elena for the designs!

Helen said...

The designs are brilliant,Elena; and as always Lauren's brought them to life in such fun ways... Great to catch the end of Leandra on the FB live, off to watch it all now!

Miriam said...

Congratulations.... Another wonderful release... And those samples are fabulous., just perfect!

James D (Stampers Grove) said...

Congratulations Elena on another fab release. Gorgeous samples Lauren.

Kathyk said...

FAB stamps and some great examples from the lovely Lauren


A Pink said...

Congratulations on another fab new release, Elena . Some really fun quirky characters to add to your wonderful Zinski family . Your samples are all smiletastic . Love them x

Craftyfield said...

The new stamps are fun! Fabulous samples too, the colours are incredible...

PaperArtsy said...

Ohhhh what awesome samples and stamps! Great job team I LOVE them!