Wednesday 17 June 2020

NEW PaperArtsy Products: Eclectica³ Sara Nauman {June 2020}

 Eclectica³ Collection {Sara Naumann}
June 2020 New Product Announcement

A note from Leandra:
I'm really, really loving this release by Sara. Delicate stencil patterns, excellent collage compositions, these are going to be so handy for card and journalling creative fun! Sara has some wonderful gel-printing ideas in this post too, so read on and perhaps you'll find out something new to tickle your creative tastebuds!

Hi everyone, Sara Naumann here with you today!

I'm super-happy to give you a look at my newest releases from PaperArtsy: Three new stamp sets, plus three matching stencils!

It's summertime here in Hamburg, Germany, which means one very important thing to magpies like me: The "Zu Verschenken" boxes set out on sidewalks, at the playground, perched on the recycling depot and even outside people's doors. These are giveaway boxes, often filled with old travel guides, well-used novels, outdated magazines and textbooks...all kinds of booky treasures that are free to anyone who wants to take them. They are a fabulous find for anyone who loves using text in their work, and perfect as the basis for collage stamps.

My June collection is a combination of snippets from some old textbooks I found in the neighborhood "Zu Verschenken" box, plus leaves collected from walks along the canal, paired with vintage postmarks from my stash, and of course a few quotes and words to finish things off. It's a collection, of sorts, of all kinds of found elements.

My hope—as always—is that these images provide you with plenty of versatility, so you can simply stamp and go, or mix and match and cut things apart to make your own collage pieces.

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!

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.

Eclectica³ Sara Naumann Set 44 (ESN44)

I love a good tone-on-tone composition! Monoprinted Gelli Plate backgrounds (here, made with Aqua Duck Eggare a perfect surface for stamping and collaging. I cut out and clear-embossed the Dreamer circle, which could also be masked and layered for stamping directly onto the background.

Eclectica³ Sara Naumann Set 45 (ESN45)

This summer's collection has a dream theme to it—there's something about summertime that just feels slower, a time to relax the pace and let your imagination wander a bit. I love this sentiment, as it's such a gentle and encouraging statement and works for so many occasions.  (This is also a great sentiment to use as separate words—masking off with tape in order to stamp just "dream/s", "grow", "or "great".)

Eclectica³ Sara Naumann Set 46 (ESN46)

This leaf image is one of my all-time favourites. My neighbourhood is full of greenery, and I always have one eye on the ground for interesting leaves to pick up. (I feel especially lucky if I'm walking after my neighbours trim the foliage in their front gardens, and before the sidewalk cleaners come to sweep it all up.) This leaf is so simply and perfectly balanced that finding it made my whole day. It can be stamped in paint (as I've done here) or in crisp back ink for high contrast.

New Stencils
Regular Size: 6.5" x 7" (16 x 18cm) Price: RRP £4.60 + VAT
PaperArtsy Stencil 202 (PS202)

I love a stencil that that works as a comprehensive background element all on it's own—something so varied that you can simply pop a sentiment on top and have dimension and interest. Now that I look at it here, I can see where the inner areas of the Grunge Paste-d flowers would be perfect for filling in with paint... hmmm... 

PaperArtsy Stencil 203 (PS203)

I love circles almost as much as I love leaves. They're simple, eye-catching and work beautifully as a background that doesn't detract from the main elements of your composition. Here I'm just using a portion of the design with Grunge Paste. Some of the GP is uncolored, straight out of the jar (I use my finger to apply it through the stencil); in the upper left though you can see where some of the GP has been tinted with a bit of Butter paint. The black spattering you see is watery black ink splattered on top of the dry stenciling; I love how it sits in and around the raised areas.

PaperArtsy Stencil 204 (PS204)

Postmarks are one of my all-time favourite elements to use in art—this stencil is an oversized postmark, which makes it perfect for reverse-stenciling as you can capture the "positive" part of the stencil as well as the "negative" space. 

Project One: Wonder

I used the 6" Gelli Plate for all the projects you see in this blog post. I find the Fresco Finish paints work beautifully for monoprinting, as you can make a print, then easily re-apply another color on top for additional "pulls". You can also make marks in the wet paint on the Gelli Plate, as I've done with the Distress Splatter Brush. Let's have a go, shall we? 

First I brayered Butter, Peachy Keen and Aqua Duck Egg onto the plate.

I dragged the Distress Splatter Brush through the wet paint to create texture. Quickly press with your cardstock on top, taking care to press and lift quickly. Leaving the paper in the paint will cause it to stick and rip.

When the monoprinted piece is dry, stencil the circles from PS203 with uncolored Grunge Paste. When that's dry, stamp the large leaf from ESN46, and the small leaf collage from ESN44 using Elephant paint. (Yes, you can stamp on top of Grunge Paste—I apply it with my finger, which means I can control the dimension.) Make a wash of Peachy Keen and spatter it all over the background. 

For the middle section, I dirty-brayered leftover paint (looks like mostly Peachy Keen and some drabs of Aqua Duck Egg and Limelight) onto the Flowers stencil, PS202. Give it a quick mist of water and press with white cardstock for a reverse-stencil effect.

Project Two: We Grow Great By Dreams

This Gelli Plate painted piece has loads of colour, stamping, clear embossing, Grunge Paste and foiling... basically, all of my favourite techniques in one go!

First, create a monoprinted background by brayering Aqua Duck Egg onto a "dirty" plate. (This will give you the aqua as the dominant colour, with shades of whatever other colours you've used underneath.) Use a mark-making tool (here, I'm using the Distress Splatter Brush) to drag a pattern through some areas of the wet paint, then press with cardstock.

Make a second pass on your monoprinted piece: Splatter the Gelli Plate with watery Elephant paint. Mist the Gelli Plate and re-print with your original monoprinted paper. 

When the background is dry, stamp the large leaf from ES46 with Aqua Duck Egg and Elephant. (I used the MISTI and stamp multiple times on one layer.) Stencil PS204 with Aqua Duck Egg, then add the smaller leaf collage from ESN44 on top, again with Aqua Duck Egg and Elephant. Add clear embossing powder to the wet paint and heat set.

I also added random Grunge Paste markings on the background. (I use the edge of an old hotel key card.) Apply silver foil directly onto the wet Grunge Paste, then let flatten under a book. After a few minutes, peel off the foil. Voila! Silver metallic shiny and Grunge Paste-y!

Finally, add some snippets of book paper, Grunge Paste stenciled with the PS204 stencil, plus a scrap of old book paper and some twine. Stamp the sentiment from ESN45 onto a scrap piece of monoprinted background paper. I've also stamped just the word "dream" from the large "wonder & dreaming" collage from ESN45. 

Note: Monoprinting is a great way to knock up a ton of backgrounds in one session—I usually clear off my huge wooden table (this is not easy!) so I can have space for pieces to dry while I go on a monoprinting frenzy. Simply grab your paints and let the "dirty" paint add unintentional layers to your pieces... keeping in mind that you can always over-print on top of any prints you don't love. The resulting pieces are great for card backgrounds, art journal pages, tags, die-cutting and so much more.  

A huge thanks for joining me today! I hope you enjoyed the projects and techniques, and found something that inspired you. As always, a big thanks to the PaperArtsy team who works so hard to bring us all top-quality supplies, and the retailers (see below) who keep us stocked! 


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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
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
Blade Rubber Stamps, London
Charlottes Crafty Corner, Suffolk,
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,
Imagine, Design, Create, Seaton, Exeter
Kraft Crazy, Amesbury, Wiltshire
Loobi Crafts, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire,
Papermaze, Ipswich, Suffolk
, Norfolk

Scrapbook Magic, 
Mullion Helston, Cornwall,
Simply Crafts, Cardiff,
, Swindon, Wiltshire.
Stampers Grove, Springbank, Lilliesleaf, Melrose,Scotland
That's Crafty
, Romford, essex
The Artistic Stamper Craft Store, Faversham, Kent
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,

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
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,
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...

Love these - especially the stencils!!

Miriam said...

Congratulations Sara.... I adore these! Love your samples too.

Helen said...

Beautiful new designs, stamps and stencils, and the samples are fabulous.

Words and Pictures said...

A fabulous release, Sara - the stamps are lovely, so textural, and I love all the words; and that circle stencil is just gorgeous. Beautiful samples too of course.
Alison x

laury55 said...

great stamps and fantastic projects

Craftyfield said...

A classic Sara Naumann release! Lovely new stamps & stencils.