Thursday 28 January 2021

NEW PaperArtsy Products: Sara Naumann {January 2021}

 Eclectica³ Collection {Sara Naumann}
January 2021 New Product Announcement

A note from Leandra:
We do love it when a designer does something a bit quirky, and Sara is going back to the roots of her early stamp collection with a wonderful Journalling set. I think you we see is versatile for so many purposes. Her trademark style is still on point, and I am sure you will thoroughly enjoy all these new stamp designs and stencils. I'm always amazed at her kind of retro colour combos, and effortless looking, kind of minimalist grunge effects. If mixed media is a bit of a new bag for you, or if you want o master tidy-messy, then this is a good starting place! However, I am a long time messy creative, and I LOVE all Sara's designs, so they are certainly not just for a newbie, they tick ALL the boxes!

Hi everyone, Sara Naumann here!

I'm really excited to show you my newest collection for PaperArtsy: Three stamps plus 3 coordinating stencils!

Like many of my previous releases, this collection focuses on nature. During these challenging months of lockdown and restrictions, I've found myself appreciating any opportunity to get out of our tiny apartment and into the natural world—even if that's just the city park. Journaling is the other thing that's kept me going, so amidst the botanicals and text snippets, I've also included words and elements that are perfect for bullet-style journaling—whether you do art journaling, or make your own handmade or altered books.

It's funny: Many years ago, super-simple handmade books were a real focus for me and I think I made one for pretty much everyone I knew. I'm talking about books with easy bindings made with metal rings, ribbons and clips. Right now, I'm super-into what I'm calling Art Folders, which are basically decorated paper folders for stashing all the ephemera we crafty people tend to accumulate. (Or is it just me?) In my mind, these are a twist on the handmade book theme, as you can fill them with bound pages or simply tuck in loose treasures for safekeeping.

Let's have a look! Throughout the post, I'm using a variety of PaperArtsy paints, including Lemon Meringue, Concrete, Blue Moon, Frosty, Koala and Front Door. These are applied with the PaperArtsy brayer and sometimes spattered with the Ranger Distress Splatter Brush. The touches of gold you see are from applying foil into spattered wet paint... more on that with the stepped-out project at the end of this post. 

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 €21.92 +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 47 (ESN47)

My mother really loves ginko and I think of her every time I pass a gingko tree. Last year I got a lot of inspiration from a botanical park on my way to teach at a local school (remember when we could teach in person???). They have beautiful gingko trees in the front of the park, so of course I picked up some of the fallen leaves to take home and press. In researching, I learned that gingko symbolises not only longevity, as a tree can live for a thousand years, but also endurance—four trees survived the blast at Hiroshima and still survive today. A fitting symbol for so much that we have had to experience ever since those days when we thought nothing special about heading off to work, right?

Eclectica ³ Sara Naumann Set 48 (ESN48)

I love seashells and have wanted to offer a sea-themed stamp set for ages, but nothing ever seemed to turn out the way I had in my mind. So now, I am happy to finally have a big scallop shell with overlapping script and postal images. In my head, I imagined a vintage beachside holiday, with handwritten postcards sent home. The nature quote is a favourite of mine, and seemed to work perfectly when thinking of strolls along the beach. Oh—and the shell and quote are two separate stamps, so you can use them together as I did here, or separately. (Maybe the quote with a lovely gingko?)

The embellishment you see on the left is made from Ranger's Quick Cure Clay. This is super-easy to use: Just pull off a piece of clay from the pack, form a flat piece by rolling it between your palms, then stamp into it. The clay cures with a heat tool, in about 3 minutes. Let your piece cool, then you can paint it as I did here.

Eclectica³ Sara Naumann Set 49 (ESN49)

While these stamps lend themselves perfectly to Art Folders (keep reading to see an example further down in this blog post), they can also be used for cards. In this case, I kept the various elements in the background, allowing the single sentiments to stand out. The card background could easily be combined with a quote stamp from any of the other sets, too. 

New Stencils
Regular Size: 6.5" x 7" (16 x 18cm) Price: RRP €5.38 + VAT
PaperArtsy Stencil 218 (PS218)

This stencil offers a lot of versatility, which I really appreciate! You have the option of using the whole design as a collage background, as I did on the kraft cardstock—or you can select various elements from the design. Don't forget you can flip the stencil over and get a mirror image for the non-word elements.

Oh, yes—the card focal is another clay embellishment, made using a heart mould. I then stamped into the clay with the ephemera definition stamp from ESN49.

PaperArtsy Stencil 219 (PS219)

Here's what I'm going to say about this stencil: It is by far one of the most useful tools I have in my stash. The weird little dots are just regular enough to create an overall pattern, but they also have that not-quite-perfect look that gives them personality. Stencil a quick bit of untinted Grunge Paste onto kraft cardstock and you have instant pattern and texture—perfect for a clay focal that's been stamped with the large leaf image from ESN47.  

PaperArtsy Stencil 220 (PS220)

The giant "Notes" is ideal for Art Folders, books, art journals and other book-related projects like bookmarks. I love the mismatched letters and how the parentheses sort of frame the word and give it a dash of style, but don't forget you can mask them off when stencilling too! This sample is built on a little cardstock folder I picked up at the stationers' while school shopping. You can surely construct your own from a die, or simply fold a piece of A4 (slightly larger than 8.5"x11" cardstock) and add side flaps. Mine is wrapped with twine which secures around a stamped clay piece.

Project: Notes Flip-Out Art Folder

In this case, I've made an Art Folder that's basically turned on its side and flipped inside out. I've positioned the folder (the same kind as I used for the PS220 project above) to be horizontal, rather than vertical, and reversed the folder so the pockets are on the outside. On the inside, I've added another diagonal pocket from a cut piece of Smoothy, and a brayer-painted pocket. The folder is secured with twine—on the ends are Quick Cure Clay beads. 

First I brayered the folder inside and out with a variety of paints. I like leaving some of the white base showing. When the layers are dry, spatter with a dark paint, then immediately cover with gold foil. Let the paint dry, then remove the foil.

Now grab those stencils and Grunge Paste. The Pointy Dots (PS219) is perfect as a way to start, since you don't have to be too precious about where they go or if something doesn't stencil perfectly.

Next, stamp and emboss with the various note-taking images from ESN49, the script and postmark from ESN48, plus the little numbers image and the scripty portion of the ginkgo stamp from ESN47. You can think of the surface like a masterboard, since there's no defined focal element. For my stamping, I'm using a gray-brown dye ink with clear embossing powder.

And finally, clear-emboss the Notes portion of the stencil onto kraft cardstock—just squash the inkpad through the stencil, lift straight up and cover with clear embossing powder. I tucked that into the front pocket of the folder. 

Here's a look at what I've added on the inside of the folder. It's a great place to stash your ephemera pieces, tag art and other treasures.

Thanks so much for joining me here today! I really hope you enjoy the ideas and inspiration—and don't forget to pop by the various PaperArtsy places to keep up with even more ideas. As always, a big thanks to the PaperArtsy team... now that they're in France, we are (closer!) neighbours and I can appreciate the massive effort to get these new releases out in the midst of an international relocation!


Below is a list of the retailers who have already got these new releases in stock ready for you to buy NOW! 

PaperArtsy Stockist List

Many of our stockists worldwide have their physical stores impacted in different ways due to COVID-19. Please contact a stockist direct to find out if you can visit them. Many are also using FB Live Streams to share with you new product arrivals or offer a personal shopping service via video calls.
Our stockists are your go-to  source for all PaperArtsy products, and we suggest that you also use the PaperArtsy People Facebook group to source a stockist. Many are members and will happily share links to their online stores.

Bella Paperie, Brendale, Queensland,
Bev's Cross Crafts, Spreyton, Tasmania
Crafters Cupboard, Berwick, Victoria
Memories on the Murray, Murray Bridge, SA
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

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, 

Hobbyboden Scrapworld Samso

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

Cien por Cien Manualidades, S.L., Bizkaia, Catalunya,
Endulze & Crista S.L, Pampalona, Navarra,
Ideas 10 Manualidades Y Scrapbook, Bilbao
Marakiscrap, Tarragona,
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,
Aldridge Crafts, Attleborough, Norfolk
Amelia's Creative Crafts, Studley, Warwickshire
Art from the Heart, Harrogate, Yorkshire
Blade Rubber Stamps, London
Countryview Crafts, Potton, Bedfordshire
Crafts at The Malthouse, Herstmonceux,  East Sussex,
Craftrange, Burnley, Lancs,
Fave Rave, Stourbridge, West Midlands
Handmade at Helen's, Dumfries, Scotland,
Hixxysoft, Frome, Somerset,
Loobi Crafts, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire,
Papermaze, Ipswich, Suffolk
Stampers Grove, Springbank, Lilliesleaf, Melrose,Scotland
That's Crafty
, Romford, essex
The Artistic Stamper Craft Store, Faversham, Kent
The Crafty Cafe, 
Rolleston-on-Dove, Staffs,

The Forget me not Kraft Kabin

Artistic Artifacts, Alexandria, VA
Artistic Studio Creations, Fayetteville, Georgia
Big Mouth Scrappers, Forney, Texas, 
Craftiness, Chatsworth, CA,
Ephemera Paducah, Paducah, Kentucky
Everything Scrapbook & Stamps, Lake Worth, Florida
Frantic Stamper, Oregon
Free Heart LLC, Denver, Colarado,
Golden Hills PaperCrafts, Fairfax Station, Virginia,
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,
Simon Says Stamp, Columbus, Ohio www.
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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PaperArtsy said...

Well I'm lucky because I got to have a secret play last weekend! And I'll share tomorrow, but I LOVE these! Thanks Sara, really lovely release!

Miriam said...

Congratulations Sara....I adore this surprise there!

Stampers Grove said...

Congratulations Sara. Wonderful release and samples.

laury55 said...

great stamps and great cards...really enjoy all the details

Helen said...

What a fabulous set of stamps, Sara! beautiful samples. as for that dotty stencil - love it!

Sara Naumann said...

Thanks, guys, for your kind comments and stopping in today. It's always well-appreciated as a designer gluing bits of paper together in a tiny studio, to see that the finished results resonate with other people! :)