Tuesday 26 April 2022

NEW PaperArtsy Products: Lynne Perrella Collection {April 2022}

A note from Leandra:
Every "Lynne" release I pinch myself in wonder at how the concepts we have thrown around for months suddenly become real. I always adore how Lynne marinates in a theme and comes up with the most stunning stamps, but when you start to play, oh my! That is when you discover all the tiny details that are absolutely exquisite. This release is a lace-wonderworld, and there are so many truily gorgeous details to discover! I truly hope you get to enjoy meeting these new characters from a bygone age, I think you will become friends for sure!!

There is a lot of info for you here tonight, so first up let me hand over to Lynne herself to explain the inspiration for this release, then we have Autumn Clark here who has made some stunning samples with each of the sets, grab a coffee! Don't forget will be live in 'PaperArtsy People' FB group shortly after this post publishes.
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A few words from Lynne Perrella ....

I’m not the frilly, girly type --- but one of my abiding interests is History of Costume; I loved exploring my research books and files on the history of lace.  In the earliest days of handmade lace, these rare refinements were so costly only male royalty was able to afford the luxury of gorgeous collars or ruffled cuffs.

During the Industrial Revolution, machine-made lace became available to almost everyone, and the romance and allure of lace continues.  Whether clothing, home décor ... or ...(gasp!) rubber stamps – nothing compares to the intricate tracery of lace in all of its variety.

A good friend (and fellow collector) gifted me a huge hatbox overflowing with her collection of lace. Aside from yardage and trimmings, it included delicate gloves, pert collars, monogrammed hankies, and wisps of vintage wedding gowns. I was amazed at the variety of the motifs; including the expected flowers/vines, but also geometric patterns and borders, medallions, ethnic patterns, and more.  On a lark, I tried putting a couple of the lace segments on my copy machine and was happily surprised with the intricate patterns.  Voila! – a new rubber stamp collection was underway.

To fuel the creative process, I surrounded myself with my own collections of decorative hand fans, foreign postcards/letters, antique gloves, and lace sample books.

Archival catalogs of antique lace patterns also yielded some interesting bits of old typography, engravings, numerals, etc.

I love the look of intricate patterns in my stamp designs; and these are probably the most detailed designs I’ve ever attempted. Lace surrounds and encases each of the characters; creating costume details that are elaborate, decorative, and excessive. “More is  MORE.”

Woven into the collection are bits of hand-writing, inscribed labels, postage, artful splatters from an ink bottle, and frills. Hats, feathers, ribbons and bows --- and even more lace.

You may notice that one haughty gentleman has inserted himself into the collection, in honor of the halcyon days when French fashion for MEN was at its most excessive. Men wore the deepest cuffs, the largest bows, the most outlandish feathers, the most glistening fabrics, and most elaborate wigs.  Proving once again:  More is more!

I hope you will enjoy this new collection, and use the stamps in surprising ways. Actual bits of lace (and other snippets of textiles, ribbons and buttons……or even stitchery!) would be a wonderful way to enhance these stamps. 

The production quality of PaperArtsy stamps is unmatched, and they have perfectly captured the intricacy of my new designs.

Lynne Perrella

Price: RRP €21.92 +VAT    Size:5" x 6" (13 x16.5cm)
All stamps are individually trimmed onto cling foam with a laminated storage/index sheet.

Hi everyone, Autumn Clark from SewPaperPaint here with you and I'm super excited to share with you my samples with this amazing Lynne Perrella stamp release.  These stamps give the word detail a whole new meaning.  They are packed with little elements of delight that you notice anew each time you play with them.  You know how much I love to dissect my stamps and Lynne has given every opportunity for that with her wonderful new collages.  
I love watching historical shows and movies on PBS and BBC and my mind was drawn to garden parties, dress patterns and elegant decor, so I decided to work in a rather subdued colorway, which I think is perfect for a springtime stamp release.  Initially, I was impressed to create a setting of torn, pastel wallpaper for these lovely ladies (and gent).  It was such fun to play on these ideas throughout the process.  Each time I used the stamps, new ideas came to me and I know they will for you as well.  It will be so inspiring to see how you all use the stamps in the near future! 
Lynne Perrella Collection stamp set 055 (LPC055)
I found a little canvas covered book in the discard pile at work and knew these stamps would be perfect for altering it.  And I was thrilled that the new PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylics in Haze and Chantilly by Tracy Scott both worked with my pastel color scheme and were semi-opaque.  This means when they are used over book page, the text will show through slightly.

I gave my pages a light layer of Chantilly, then sponged Haze through PaperArtsy stencil by Sara Naumann (PS092) for a soft background.  Throughout these projects I stamped onto tissue paper quite a lot.  I did that with this lovely gentleman so the background layers would show through.  I layered him with some stamped tickets from the new PaperArtsy mini stamp 114 (MN114) stamped in soft grey.
I could not resist adding some tissue stamped with an older Lynne Perrella stamp set, LPC011.  Behind it I gave a wide brush of PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylic in Blush.  Then I tied it all together with some journaling quotes below the new PaperArtsy mini stencil 17 (PM017), stenciled in Grunge Paste and embossed in silver.

Another spread features the elongated lady from stamp set LPC05, who can be pulled out of a secret pocket to reveal more journaling. I made her into somewhat of a paper doll by adding a body from stamped tissue paper from Lynne's stamp set LPC056 below and legs from the new PaperArtsy Printed Tissue.   I gave her wings with the new PaperArtsy mini stamp 115 (MN115).  On the right, I used the stamped fans to make a tuck pocket for a journaling card, a piece of old ephemera I gel printed with Chantilly.  In the background I blended PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylics in PistachioBlush, Chantilly and Haze.  I stenciled more Haze through PaperArtsy large stencil by Tracy Scott (PS210).  I stamped the "buttons" from the bottom right image along the border in a soft green ink.

I love adding interactive elements to my journal pages!  I made tassles for the fans with string.  Won't these fans be pretty stamped in colored inks too?
Lynne Perrella Collection stamp set 056 (LPC056)
This may just be my favorite stamp set of the release, though how can I pick?!  I am in love with the labels!  The lady top left has so much lace that can be cut away for stand alone imagery, and the long lace border from the lady on the right offers endless possibilities for doll making and tag making, let alone using the snippets of lace or the face individually.  I used the largest image for my book cover. 

I mounted her over some painted PaperArtsy Printed Tissue.  I absolutely love her combined with this massive butterfly!  I stenciled Grunge paste through PaperArtsy stencil by Scrapcosy 106 (PA106).  I sprayed it with water and dripped watered down Infusions in The Sage down toward the butterfly, blotting as needed, then turned the book upside down and repeated the dripping so that the center was lighter and the top and bottom were more saturated color.

At the bottom I added a gel printed tag and some stamped labels.  I've used these labels on everything because they are absolutely wonderful stamps and great filler images.  I have several spreads left before I complete this book and can't wait to finish them up.

I am an avid card maker, so of course I enjoyed using the stamps on a variety of card designs.  With so many beautiful images, in turn I made quite a lot of cards!
To start, I chose my palette of pastels, including PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylics in Magic MossPistachioHeavy CreamGold RushBlush and Butter (surprisingly a lot of Seth Apter colors here).  I created loads of gel prints.  I often do this to paint large sheets of paper with a solid color or two, with no pattern.  I like the way the color grunges up with each print and like to use more solid colors as a base for stamping.  You can see below the backdrop is a sheet I printed solely in Heavy Cream, but it has all of those rugged inconsistencies throughout.

I often use the corner of a print, where all of that grunge tends to build up the most, as the starting point for my design, building my layers as I go.  For this card I partial stamped the bottom right image from LPC055 in a light pink ink over the corners for interest.  These stamps have lots of ways to incorporate partial stamping to maximize the imagery.
Below the beautiful face image, I added a fussy cutting a portion of the larger stamp from this set.  It works well with the echoed lace snippet layered over an dry embossed and sanded print.  I added bits of book page snippets to make this one into a Mother's Day card.
Now, I did a lot of detailed watercoloring and fussy cutting for these cards.  At one point, I had so many puddles of Distress Ink on my mat that I did a mop up panel to use for stamping for a different effect.

I layered this over a tea bag, over a book page and gave it a nice double stitched border.  The base layer is one of my Butter colored prints.  I dipped all of  my prints in watery Distress Ink in Vintage Photo or Gathered Twigs.  The ink gives them a more grungy look and settles into the places where there is no paint.  I adhered some die cut doilies over this background for texture.  I transformed one of Alison Bomber's phrases from stamp set EAB21 and added a snipped of text from Raquel's new stamp set ESC32.

Lynne Perrella Collection stamp set 057 (LPC057)

This set has so much possibility, with elements that can be used outside of context and such a variety of faces.  The postal edge and lace borders really looks amazing when stamped out.

I must say I am in love with the paper I printed with PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylic in Butter!  It took a lot of nerve to stamp onto it!  But I really wanted to draw in that torn wallpaper effect I envisioned.  To achieve that effect, I embossed another of Raquel's new stamp sets, ESC30, in white in a repeat pattern.  To rid the glossy shine, I brushed the panel with matte varnish.  I'm just so happy I took that leap because I love this backdrop for one of the most gorgeous stamps in this range, this very elegant and perfectly pretty lady with all of her flowers and lace wear.   Just for fun, I mounted her over a stamped shaker, made from ESC20.  I adhered another die cut doily over the base to contrast the Butter yellow and filled it with sequins.
I added some stickers over the stamped words to make this card into a friendship tribute. I used a second Butter print for mounting and then stamped the lace edge of this pretty girl as a border and love how it seems to fade into the card back.  I used Distress Ink in Squeezed Lemonade, which is rather bright, but stamped onto the speckled natural card it toned down and the bit of brightness is mirrored in the sequins.
The way I colored this next image draws more attention to the her face.  I layered her over another dry embossed and sanded print and pulled the bundled letters stamp from set LPC58 into layers. I couldn't resist adding in some of the new PaperArtsy Printed Tissue in as well.  I tore away just the postage cancellations, loving their jumbo size and adhered them over one of my grungier pickup prints.  This print definitely has some PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylic in Calypso from my last session left behind and was pulled with Heavy Cream.  I finished the slimline card with some crocheted lace, wrapped twine and a wax seal, to tie in to the postal theme.
I really got in the zone with these stamps and kept wanting to try new layering elements, card shapes and  background techniques.

So I cut some circle cards and circles from my Gold Rush prints.  I used Grunge Paste to add contrast to the background through PaperArtsy stencil by Scrapcosy (PS106).

I had just found this new teal crocheted trim and was so excited to pair it with these gorgeous stamps.   I added in a stamped label and a torn stained doily, what fun!

The stamp I used for the card below I would consider classic Lynne Perrella.  I know it could be used with bold colors and in many different styles, but I still think it worked well with my shabby chic card designs.  I layered it with paper printed in Pistachio and Magic Moss.  The background was stenciled with Grunge Paste and PaperArtsy stencil by Scrapcosy (PS108)

I did lots of tearing and staining with Distress Ink to get it really grungy and distressed my torn laces as much as possible by pulling on every loose thread.  I pulled in a sentiment strip stamped from PaperArtsy Lin Brown stamp set 5 (ELB05).

Lynne Perrella Collection stamp set 058 (LPC058)
And in the sister circle card I used images from this incredible set, LPC058.

I love this veiled woman!  What a beautiful and romantic image!  Notice on the product index the extra elements surrounding all of these images, splatters and text, etc.  I cut those away in my fussy cutting, but think they will really add an element of drama in future creations.

But she certainly is dramatic enough!  I layered the stamped fan behind the torn doily this time and love that look.

This card is so much softer, but is one of my favorite makes from this series.  Leandra encouraged me to use my favorite PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylic color, Blush.  And I'm so glad she did because I just love my printed pink paper paired with these sweet stamps.

Here's a little tutorial I'm sneaking in for you on how I made this yummy background to coordinate.  I repeat stamped one of the smaller images from PaperArtsy Gwen Lafleur stamp set 13 (EGL13) with Distress Ink in Tattered Rose onto a sheet of Bristol card.  I then used an old credit card to scrape on Heavy Cream (with a little bit of wet Pistachio accidentally getting in it).  It gave such a great rustic effect.  But I wanted to seal the ink so I could keep some of the background white, but still add some Distress Ink in Vintage Photo to it to grunge it up like the rest of my cards.  So to solve this, I scraped on some matte varnish with the credit card.  The swift movement worked perfectly not to overly wet the ink and cause it to bleed.

See how that pattern peeking out remains bright yet has that yummy grungy vibe?  To get the ink to set I heat set it to the extreme, forcing it to dry on painted or varnished paper.  I added a little diluted Pistachio with my finger here and there to tie in where I accidentally scraped it onto this favorite paper.  For the front print, I applied a bit of Gold Rush onto the perimeter of my printing plate then I blotted it towards the middle with a baby wipe to get a nice border.  I let it dry, then brayered the entire plate with Blush and pulled the print.  I just love how this looks!  I actually cut my edges with scissors to get the uneven edge of the print.  I stamped more of that gorgeous lace stamp onto tissue paper in a faded brown layered it just above.  This way it's easy to use that stamp to make long borders.

It's funny, I tried to use all of the smaller stamps first and saved the larger ones for last because they are so fabulous and I thought what a treat it would be to use them in the end, ha ha!  And this one really was just that!  Years ago, my friend Barbara and I made dolls like this with long, lace forms and I knew this image would be perfect for that.  To lengthen her a bit, I sandwiched some lace between her and a stamped portion from set LPC056.  I punched holes over the circular patterns and threaded my lace through.

Though a simple project, it's one I really enjoyed and the result is most gratifying.  I will hang her in my room along with my other paper dolls.  It seems I've really been on a kick lately, making them for the Lynne Perrella spring stamp release last year HERE and then again for our Second Life Topic HERE.  It only seemed fitting to add in a new doll to the collection.  I attached a looped thread on her back so she can hang and she is about 18" long.

I cannot put into words how much joy working with these stamps has brought me.  I have spent so much more time in my art room since they arrived, early mornings and late nights, but with great excitement and eagerness to see my ideas come to life.  At times, preoccupied, I've popped up and ran to my table with a new idea, what fun!  And I can hardly wait to break out my older Lynne Perrella stamps and pair them together.  

I know this post has been a doozy, but I feel like I have barely touched the possibilities.  By this point, I'm sure you've had some ideas of your own developing and I truly look forward to seeing how you will use these stamps in your own way, in your own colors and style.  Thank you so much to Lynne for continuing to inspire us stampers with intricate and timeless art.  And thank you to PaperArtsy for making Lynne's visions a reality, and for allowing me the honor of presenting these stamps for you all today.  Until next time, Autumn

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Stampers Grove said...

Stunning stamps and samples. Proud to be a stockist! Such beauty in the designs. Literally jaw-dropping!

Hazel Agnew said...

Wow Autumn! What a glorious presentation tonight on Facebook and your post is fabulous! I can honestly say, that after watching many presentations and samples over the years, this is by far the best that I have ever seen. It’s glorious! Leandra must be so proud! Congratulations, all your hard work is so appreciated! Xx 🥰

Words and Pictures said...

Stamp designs to make the heart sing, and what glorious samples, Autumn - brava!
Alison x

Helen said...

Lovely, lovely samples and fantastic designs - the detail and colours are amazing. really beautiful.