Tonight is an extra exciting night at PaperArtsy as it isn’t only a launch night, it sees the launch of a new Eclectica designer, Scrapcosy. I was lucky enough to be a wingman, alongside Jennie Atkinson, for this new designer, playing with the new stamps, stencils and also with some new Infusions colours.
Before I share my samples, here are some links
Here are the Scrapcosy stamps.
What struck me, they bridge the gap of feminine and masculine and although they will work for all manner of projects, I can just imagine creating for someone who has a passion for their garden or the whole Farmer’s Market vibe with the vegetable stamps.
I have only selected a few of the samples to share with you. They may pop up another time.
From the ESC01 stamp set.
For all samples, Infusions were used to stain book pages, sari ribbon, torn crochet lace. The other items I used throughout were specific Frescos (neutrals), Grungepaste, Satin Glaze and ink pad for stamping.
This sample was one of the last ones made, utilizing scraps.
The detail shows the layering, even on this very small, almost ATC size panel. The smallest of stained, stamped fragments were incorporated. On the background, you can almost see the faint impression of the repeat stamping of the flower. It is subtle but as I wanted, it adds a hint of texture.
This stamp would make pretty wearable art, such as a pendant.
This card has a focal of three, individually stamped flowers. The size of those flower stamps allow them to be combined or isolated for smaller projects and all would make pretty backgrounds. Excuse the sizing, this sample is actually larger than sample no. 1.
The stenciled script has the Grungepaste left plain, I decided not to tint it in any way so it would be a contrast to the background. The stencils were so enjoyable for only selecting small areas to work with. Nothing pleases me more when you can do this with stencils and stamps.
The final sample to share featuring stamps from ESC01 is this tag. Similar to the first sample, lots and lots of layering of various stained and stamped fragments.
ESC02 is packed with vintage images relating to vegetables. All of the stamps would be fabulous for anyone who is keen on growing their own vegetables or Farmers Market enthusiast.
The layer of chalk paint still allows the text to peek through, then the Infusions creating some lovely drips.
A stamped label was layered to the pumpkin.
This sample was one I made near the end and it was really a way of challenging myself to make another sample with scraps left over from the previous samples, so all I had to do was stamp the focal and add some stenciling.
I really don’t live by the Less Is More attitude!!! The upper right corner has every leftover scrap conceivable. I stencilled with Grungepaste over the layers, knowing full well it would not allow for perfect stencilling but, in my eyes, it adds to the charm of the shabbiness of it all.
I found myself dipping into the sets, mixing and matching, adding touches of stamped script or other smaller accents.
Now, please don’t laugh at me but I initially thought they were carrots, they are in fact radishes. Poor observation especially from someone who has been a vegetarian since her mid-teens!!!
From the final set, ESC03.
This sample is a simpler approach, with the stamped focal and only a border and stamped fragment in the lower corner.
This is the same flower, such a lovely stamp, the design and size. I know I will use this stamp often. It would look amazing if painted with Infusions, using them as watercolours.
On both tags, alongside hints of Fresco Gold, there is the merest touch of foil. I had tiny pieces left from Prima Christine Adolph rub-ons (which are so beautiful).
I decided to change the orientation of the floral stamp, placing it horizontally. Once again, some stenciling. I also stamped onto a fragment of Infusions stained calico, layering with Infusions stained crochet lace.
The PaperArtsy blog post will share Raquel and Jennie’s samples and also further details. If you are interested in the stamps or stencils, then please seek them out at your local Paper Artsy stockist.
That’s Crafty is a stockist of PaperArtsy products so it might be worth a look to see if they are stocking Scrapcosy stamps and stencils.
Thank you to Leandra for the invitation and Raquel for designing such beautiful stamps and stencils. It was also fun to work alongside Jennie.
Many thanks for your visit to this post.