PaperArtsy JOFY New Release!
So! It’s time to welcome another beautiful collection from Jo Firth-Young. PaperArtsy have brought out 4 sets of new stamps plus matching stencils too.
You can see the whole collection on the blog tonight and I’m just going to show you what I did plus Jo & Sarah have got even more inspiration for you to see on the PA blog.
For this design, I wanted to use the flowers upside down. I created all of these stamp samples before Christmas, so had door decorations in mind whilst I was creating
We had a gorgeous colour palette to work with
I’m not one for doing much with paint, but I’m getting braver. So, I simply added layers of the paint to give depth and shade and then added lots of white gel pen to give a look of sparkle! Jo’s attention for detail makes creating really easy.
This second set has so much versatility. I created something with a little dimension using the flowers. They’d be really gorgeous built up, using multi layers of the stamped flowers.
I stamped the flower stamp onto a piece of Smoothy and then using a craft knife, cut around the flower edges so I could lift them up and simply backed the piece with pink cardstock. I painted the flowers and then added gel pen detailing.
I also wanted to create a circle shaped sample using the butterflies. I wanted to add as much movement to it. I added some random strokes od coloured paint onto sheets of cardstock, then once dried, stamped and trimmed them out. It’s much quicker painting this way! I arranged them around a circle in different directions having folded them in half so they could stand proud from the base.
For this set- I thought I’d create a more complicated flower by simply building up stamped layers. I stuck the bottoms of the petals to the edges of the previous layer. It would make a beautiful sun too. The centre would be gorgeous as a shaker style card.
I’m not a big stencil girl- I do love creating embossed details using a tan mat and the stencil in your die-cutting machine. Instead, I just added Distress Ink in layers and then traced ont vellum to create the soft layer. I sewed it onto the base for ease of attachment (so you don’t get the adhesive showing through).
The stencils come with detachable inners so you can create with the outside and inside and end up with wonderfully intricate designs that you can add multi layers of colour to.
For my last sample, I stamped a pattern using these lovely images. It ended up looking a little like period wallpaper /fabric.
I stamped the flower image separately, coloured with alcohol markers and then added a grey line around the edges to bring the image forwards. I just painted around the edges to give the background colour.
PaperArtsy have produced a fab video to accompany the release. Do have a closer look
I hope you enjoyed seeing the incredible new collection. The JoFY range is the last of this week’s release posts- there are so many new products all with such a varied style. If you haven’t visited and seen- do pop over to the blog .I’d love to hear which set is your favourite.
I’ll see you soon!
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