PaperArtsy new Stamp Release .
Hi there , I'm here this evening to share some projects that I have made using two new sets of stamps that I have designed. The lovely people at PaperArtsy have made these stamp sets and the official release can be seen on their blog tonight .
These designs are inspired by the shapes and flowers found in decorative and traditional painting. One of my loves is Decorative Painting which I have studied for years . It fascinates me that there are many forms of painting around the world which seem to use the same shapes within the designs . However, despite this , the forms of painting are instantly recognisable as coming from particular places . For example the English form of traditional painting is well known as canal boat painting -- Roses and Castles .
Other forms of art work also use the same shapes for example Jacobean embroidery .
So I have hand drawn these stamp designs with these ideas in my mind and I hope you will enjoy them .
Heart Wall Hanging .
Firstly I should say that not only has PaperArtsy released new stamps but they have also released some new paint colours .
I've used the new colours for all of these projects , namely , Lemon Meringue, Mustard Pickle, Vintage Lace , Blah Mange , Mulled Wine , Peach Nectar , Seaglass , pine Grove , Surfs Up and Twilight . I've incorporated these colours in the projects to show how well they work together .
The heart was based with Surfs up and then I stuck some old music paper over it and washed the same colour over the paper . I added Surfs Up in random patches and then some Crackle Glaze .
I painted over the Crackle Glaze with more Seaglass . I added the main design and coloured it with some of the new colours .
The stamping around the edges was done with a grey ink .
Here I've stamped and painted some of the single flowers before cutting them out . I've also created a plaque from cardboard which I pushed Grunge Paste onto through a stencil . This was painted wirh Surfs Up and then I added some Treasure Gold onto the raised areas .
I've created some floral paper by stamping and painting on old music paper. Once I'd made all the pieces I attached them to the heart as shown .
The next two photos are close ups of the finished plaque .
Floral Card .
I've reversed the colour scheme here so I could use the lovely shades of blue on the flowers .
I painted the background of the card and the piece of card on top with Vintage Lace . The base card has been coloured with the yellow and red colours , the purple areas are where I've added Twilight over the red . Lots of random stamping finished the background.
I've washed some of the colours around the edges of this after colouring the stamped design. I added a little lace before sticking the two parts together.
Black and Gold
This card was inspired by a form of Decorative Painting called Khokhloma.
It's deceptively simple , paint the background Gold and stamp the design with black ink .
Fill in all the areas around the design with black paint .
I've finished the design by adding bits of Mulled Wine and some stamped and embossed areas .
Floral Frame .
This is only a small frame but it shows off the flowers beautifully .
I used Grunge Paste through a stencil on both the frame and the base and painted everything with Vintage Lace before rubbing White Fire Treasure Gold over the raised areas . I then stamped little leaves from the stamp set onto the frame .
I stencilled a script pattern onto the base and then stamped the design.
I then stamped , painted and cut out the flowers so I could create a three dimensional flower on the base . As the design has little commas on the petals I painted them in a very pale colour .
Tag Card .
This is really three pieces in one ! A card with a pocket on it and two tags .
The background has been painted wirh Vintage Lace and has some other colours blened over it . I've stencilled over this with some blues and stamped some simple designs.
Here's the two tags with different coloured backgrounds and stencilling. I've added different flowers and coloured them with the paints . In each case I've built up washes of colour starting with Mustard Pickle then Peach Nectar and finally Mulled Wine to create a rich blend .
I created a small pocket and stamped and painted it so that I could tuck the two tags in it ,
I haven't even shown the fact that some of the sprig designs can be used as stems for the individual flowers, which I hope to show on this blog as soon as possible.
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