Wednesday, 13 May 2020

May 2020 Product Release

Yes it has been a while since I last blogged hasn't it???? But I have been busy working away behind the scenes creating some new designs for PaperArtsy and tonight sees the launch of my latest release! Head on over to PaperArtsy's blog to see some samples using these brand new stamps and stencils

  New Stamps
Price: RRP £18.74 +VAT
Size:5" x 6" (13 x16.5cm)
All stamps are individually trimmed onto cling foam, presented in a clear hanging bag
with a laminated storage/index sheet.

   
Eclectica³ Kay Carley Set 38 (EKC38)

Eclectica³ Kay Carley Set 39 (EKC39)

Eclectica³ Kay Carley Set 40 (EKC40)

New Stencils
Regular Size: 6.5" x 7" (16 x 18cm) Price: RRP £4.60 + VAT
Large Size: 6.25" x 9.5" (16 x 24cm) Price: RRP £5.40 +VAT
  
PaperArtsy Stencil 192 (PS192)

PaperArtsy Stencil 193 (PS193)

PaperArtsy Stencil 194 (PS194)

PaperArtsy Stencil 195 (PS195)

PaperArtsy Stencil 196 (PS196)

PaperArtsy Stencil title (PS197)


Kay xxx

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Thursday, 13 February 2020

How To Use Stencil PS183

As promised I am back to explain how to use stencil PS183 which matches the Welcome House from the set below.


   Step 1: Stamp your image - I do this in a stamping platform. (Ensure you don't remove the stamp from the platform once you have done this and don't allow your stamped image to move throughout this whole process - if you want to re-stamp your image afterwards.)

 Step 2: Line up 'step 1' of the stencil and apply your chosen colour of paint/s.


   Step 3: Line up 'step 2' on the stencil with the toadstool roofs and apply your next choice of paint colour.

  Step 4: Line up 'step 3' on the stencil with the doorframe, steps, window frames and underside of the toadstool roof and apply your choice of paint colour/s. Don't go across the whole door and windows - only apply the paint where you need it.


 Step 5: Line up 'step 4' on the stencil with the door and apply your choice of paint colour/s. 


 Step 6: Line up 'step 5' on the stencil with the underside of the porch roof, door window, doorknob and Welcome plaque and apply your choice of paint colour/s. Don't go across the whole window as it makes it easier to line up the next step.


 Step 7: Line up 'step 6' on the stencil with the windows and apply your choice of paint colour/s.


 Step 8: Line up 'step 7' on the stencil with the spots on the toadstool roofs and apply your choice of paint colour/s.

Step 9: The house is now painted but most of the stamped detail has been lost.

Step 10: Re-ink the stamp to re-stamp the detail.

Step 11: Optional - Using the stamping platform you can add an extra window onto your house by stamping the matching individual window stamp and using 'steps 8 (above) & 9 (below)' on the stencil to colour it


 Step 12: Re-stamp the window to regain the lost detail.

Step 13: The finished house with 'extra window'.

Hope this helps!

TIPS
Always work the paint well into your applicator first before applying the paint through the stencil.

My preferred applicators for this technique are several small domed stencil brushes.

When working through the steps of the stencil only apply the paint where it is needed for that particular step. For instance if you want a black frame around the door only apply the black paint to the frame area rather than across the whole door as this will enable you to still see the stamped image thus making it easier to line up the next step.

Don't be afraid to add light and shade when using the stencil by using more than one colour within the same area.

Add depth and interest afterwards to your stencilled image using pens, pencils, paint, ink etc.. to really bring your image to life.


Tuesday, 11 February 2020

How To Use Stencil PS182

As promised I am back to explain how to use stencil PS182 which matches the Fungus Flats and toadstools stamps from the set below.


  Step 1: Stamp your image - I do this in a stamping platform. (Ensure you don't remove the stamp from the platform once you have done this and don't allow your stamped image to move throughout this whole process - if you want to re-stamp your image afterwards.)

 Step 2: Line up 'step 1' of the stencil and apply your chosen colour of paint/s.

   Step 3: Line up 'step 2' on the stencil with the underside of the toadstool and apply your next choice of paint colour.

  Step 4: Line up 'step 3' on the stencil with the roof and stem circles and apply your choice of paint colour/s

 Step 5: Line up 'step 4' on the stencil with the toadstool spots and apply your choice of paint colour/s.


Step 6: Line up 'step 5' on the stencil with the window frames and apply your choice of paint colour/s. Don't go across the whole window as it makes it easier to line up the next step.


 Step 7: Line up 'step 6' on the stencil with the windows and apply your choice of paint colour/s.

Step 8: Fungus Flats is now painted but all the stamped detail has been lost.

Step 9: Re-ink the stamp to re-stamp the detail.

To colour the toadstools also contained on this stencil line up and follow steps 1 through to 4 marked on the stencil

Hope this helps!

TIPS
Always work the paint well into your applicator first before applying the paint through the stencil.

My preferred applicators for this technique are several small domed stencil brushes.

When working through the steps of the stencil only apply the paint where it is needed for that particular step. For instance if you want a black frame around the door only apply the black paint to the frame area rather than across the whole door as this will enable you to still see the stamped image thus making it easier to line up the next step.

Don't be afraid to add light and shade when using the stencil by using more than one colour within the same area.

Add depth and interest afterwards to your stencilled image using pens, pencils, paint, ink etc.. to really bring your image to life.

On Thursday I will show you detailed steps on how to use stencil PS183.

Sunday, 9 February 2020

How To Use Stencil PS181

As promised I am back to explain how to use stencil PS181 which matches the house stamp from the set below.

 Step 1: Stamp your image - I do this in a stamping platform. (Ensure you don't remove the stamp from the platform once you have done this and don't allow your stamped image to move throughout this whole process - if you want to re-stamp your image afterwards.)


   Step 2: Line up 'step 1' of the stencil and apply your chosen colour of paint/s.


  Step 3: Line up 'step 2' on the stencil with the daisy roof and apply your next choice of paint colour/s.


  Step 4: Line up 'step 3' on the stencil with the doorframe and steps, window-frames and daisy centre and apply your choice of paint colours to each area.


Step 5: Line up 'step 4' on the stencil with the door and apply your paint.


 Step 6: Line up 'step 5' on the stencil with the door window-frame, doorknob and The Flower Tower plaque and apply your chosen paint colours to these areas.


 Step 7: Line up 'step 6' on the stencil with the windows and daisy accents and apply your paint.

 Step 8: The house is now completely painted but all the stamped detail has been lost.


Step 9: Re-ink the stamp to re-stamp the detail.

Hope this helps!

TIPS
Always work the paint well into your applicator first before applying the paint through the stencil.

My preferred applicators for this technique are several small domed stencil brushes.

When working through the steps of the stencil only apply the paint where it is needed for that particular step. For instance if you want a black frame around the door only apply the black paint to the frame area rather than across the whole door as this will enable you to still see the stamped image thus making it easier to line up the next step.

Don't be afraid to add light and shade when using the stencil by using more than one colour within the same area.

Add depth and interest afterwards to your stencilled image using pens, pencils, paint, ink etc.. to really bring your image to life.

On Tuesday I will show you detailed steps on how to use stencil PS182.