Thursday 18 April 2024

2024 Topic 3 : Vintage PaperArtsy Stamps {by Etsuko Noguchi} on the PaperArtsy Blog

Hi everyone

Etsuko Noguchi (My favorite things) here with you today.

This PaperArtsy blog  has been very exciting recently with bloggers sharing all about Mattints, so as we move into a new topic, I thought I'd use those a little differently myself along with the Vintage stamps I am using, Hot Picks.
This vintage topic had me thinking about how to mash-up my chosen Hot Picks decorative large number stamp set with Seth Apter stamp set. I thought a bit about what to make, but then I remembered the block cubes my son had, I decided to create a Cube Calendar using a calendar I saw on Pinterest as a template.

Combining Seth's stamps and Hot Picks printing tissue paper on the box, this was another fun collage, recalling Seth's painting of old piano.

The colours used here are Mattint Jam, Glow and Nutty, which complement Seth's favourite colours PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylic Kiwi Gold, Rusty and Tomato nicely. Mattint Nutty is used as a vintage vibe at the end.

My first choice, Hot Pics stamp set 2301 (HP2301), opened the door to ideas here, and Seth Apter stamp set 34 (ESA34) is one of my favourite sets, full of marks and images for collages.
The Printed Tissue-Hot Pics (PT01) and Frames (PT02) were used as the basis for the collage on the box.

First, the box was made to hold the calendar. The boards I used were a little stronger then Balsa wood and it was easy to cut with a knife and light, so it was easy to process the glue. The size of the box plan was determined by calculating that the cube used for day is 5cm square, and the stick trees for the weeks and months are 1.9 cm square x 10cm long.

Assembled using Tacky Glue.

And gessoed in white, the six sticks are for the months and the weeks that come later. 

Printed Tissue-Hot Picks (PT01) attached to the wall of the box using gel matte.

Then gessoed in white too.

Now the fun work begins. I made a collage on the box by combining Seth's Stamps and Printed Tissue-Hot pics PT01 and PT02. I remembered Seth painting an old piano and had fun working on it. Once the tissue paper was dry, I applied PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylic - (Seth Apter) Rusty, Tomato, Kiwi Gold and Olive directly to the Seth Apter stamp set 34 (ESA34) and randomly stamped them on the box. I then used Ranger Archival Ink - Sepia and Jet Black on stamp-mini EM103 to stamp here and here to add contrast. And Printed Tissue - Frames (PT02) was used focal point. 

Mattint Nutty was used to lower the overall tone and bring out the vintage vibe.

These pictures below show an overall view of the box.

Now it's time to use the main HP2301 number stamps, which is ideal as a focal point on cards and tags etc., as each letter is large and decorative. I used this stamps on the 5cm cube. 

PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylic - Heavy Cream (Seth Apter) applied to the surface of the cube.

PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylic - Truffle was applied directly to Seth Apter Mini stamp EM100 and stamped on four surfaces.

Each number was then embossed using black embossing powder. The two cubes have 12 faces and numbers 1, 2 and 0 (zero) are two each, making a total of 13 from 1 to 0 (zero), so 9 and 6 are shared. It is important to note that numbers 1, 2 and 0 (zero) should not be in the same cube. 

I wanted to use Mattint Nutty to bring out the vintage vibe of the cube too, but the whole thing became too dark, so I only used Ranger Archival Ink - Potting Soil distressing on the edges.

Finally the six sticks shown earlier were coloured. I was not sure which colour to use this time and tried some colours but finally I decided on this dark pink as I wanted  a slightly more flamboyant colour, I used mixed PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylic - Bougainvillea and Mahogany.  I then added a little pattern to EM103 using PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylic -Chocolate Pudding. Again I wanted a vintage look, so I used Sanding Block on the edges of the wood, then used Distress Archival Ink - Ground Espresso and finally covered it with Mattint Nutty. Also I made a collage paper using Mattint - Dragonfly, Jam and Glow for the dictionary pages and used it for the box edges and wall collage.

The months were the right size for the Hot Picks stamp set 06 (HPXT06) I have, but the weeks were very small, so I took apart the month spellings and joined them together. These word were embossed on blank tissue paper using embossing powder Ranger - Seafoam White and attached using matte gel. 

I really enjoyed working with the printed tissue paper and mash up with stamps and stencils from different designers to create a wide range of images, and addition of Mattints to the paintwork produced some interesting results that I'm keen to experiment with more in the future, Hope you enjoy it too!!

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Liesbeth Fidder said...

Wow, wow and....WOW!!!! Really amazing Etsuko!!

Words and Pictures said...

Simply fabulous, Etsuko!
Alison x