Sunday, January 22, 2017

New Spellbinders Dies

Every January, timed to coincide with Creativation - the annual trade show of the Craft & Hobby Association (CHA) - new products are released from art and craft companies. It is both thrilling and humbling for me to be part of this tidal wave of creativity. This year, I have releases with 4 companies and today I want to share my new dies with Spellbinders.


My collection of dies are abstract and not shaped like any obvious object, as is more typical of many dies on the market. It is important to me that you as the artist are able to make all my products your own and use them in ways that reflect your individual style. Two different artists can use the same die cut in this collection...and nobody would ever know.

TRIFECTA


DRIP DRY


BROKEN MAZE



SHIELD


LOOP DE LOOP


STEERING WHEEL



RAY OF LIGHT


The items in this collection will not be available for purchase until March 2017. In the mean time, you can check out my earlier collections of Spellbinders dies here.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

PaperArtsy New Paint Colors

Every January, timed to coincide with Creativation - the annual trade show of the Craft & Hobby Association (CHA) - new products are released from art and craft companies. It is both thrilling and humbling for me to be part of this tidal wave of creativity. This year, I have releases with 4 companies and today I want to share my new paint set with PaperArtsy.


My newest collection of colors includes:

Smoked Paprika: a warm, translucent spicy orange

Green Patina: semi-opaque, exactly the color that copper becomes once it has aged

Mud Splat: a cool opaque brown that makes a great, rich first layer

Key Lime: a light, semi-opaque yellow with lime green tones

This paint is a Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylic and currently comes in a range of 100+ colors. It has a matte finish, dries extremely fast, and - perhaps best of all - will not destroy any pen/marker you choose to use to make marks on it. The paints in the line range in opacity and are labeled as opaque, semi-opaque, or translucent.

The new colors work well with my first release of paint colors, initially slated to be a limited edition but not part of the permanent range of available colors.


The 2 sets from my collection, plus a limited line of my favorites of the other PaperArtsy colors, are available for purchase in my website shop. They will soon be available from PaperArtsy, a UK-based company and other online and brick and mortar retailers.

Friday, January 20, 2017

New Stencils: Alphanumeric Drips

Thrilled to be sharing with you my newest releases from StencilGirl Products. If you have seen any of my earlier stencil designs, you know that I love text. All of my journal pages and the majority of my mixed media work include words. 


I thought it was time to design an alphabet stencil for more flexibility. Now in addition to the specific words on my previous stencils, you and I can both make any word at all. What sets this design apart from other alphabet stencils is the font. It is urban, grungy and very drippy. And you know how much I like my drips. I have also included strips of grungy design elements that can be used for borders, detail work or mark making.

Alpha Drips



And what is an alphabet font without numbers? And some random grungy circles thrown in too?

Number Drips



My new stencils, along with my 25 previously released designs, are available now in my website shop, at StencilGirl Products, and at other retailers and online sites.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

PaperArtsy Stamp Sets & Wood Chips

Every January, timed to coincide with Creativation - the annual trade show of the Craft & Hobby Association (CHA) - new products are released from art and craft companies. It is both thrilling and humbling for me to be part of this tidal wave of creativity. This year, I have releases with four companies and today I want to share some of my new releases with PaperArtsy.

Check out my new products in this video and in the post below...


I am excited to be releasing two new stamp sets and a completely new product for me: Wood Chips. Each of these new products were designed to work together. They also coordinate perfectly with my Insider/Outsider stencils from StencilGirl Products. And, they mix and match with many of my die designs from Spellbinders.

Now on to the new items. The two new stamp sets each consist of 5, deeply-etched, red rubber cling stamps in the shape of a tag, square, star, circle and bar.

Eclectica 3 features grungy design elements


Eclectica 4 features text


Each of these stamp sets are sized perfectly to stamp onto my new Wood Chips, which come in the same set of shapes as the stamps. And not only do you get five different shapes in the set, you also get a frame in every shape as well. The shapes nest inside a wooden template which can also work as a stencil.




They all have irregular edges to make them more...well...edgy. These lightweight, wood elements are perfect to add depth, dimension and a unique touch to all your projects. They take paint and ink very well.

My new releases are being featured today on the PaperArtsy blog. Head over there to see artwork using these products from...

Nikki Acton

Hazel Agnew

and step-out tutorials for two pieces that I have made


Create

-------------


Be Counted

All of my new PaperArtsy products are shipping now! You can purchase them from my online shop, directly from PaperArtsy in the UK, or at shops near you.

---------------------

Join me on the blog this Saturday for information on my new PaperArtsy paint colors!

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

New IO Stamps: Singles

Every January, timed to coincide with Creativation - the annual trade show of the Craft & Hobby Association (CHA) - new products are released from art and craft companies. It is both thrilling and humbling for me to be part of this tidal wave of creativity. This year, I have releases with 4 companies and today I want to share some of my new stamps with Impression Obsession.

My newest release includes a variety of different types of stamps and in this post, I am sharing my new individual stamps. Yesterday I showcased my newest stamp sets.

EXTRA TIME
3.75 x 5.5 inches
numbers, letters, words, grungy images. use it whole or in select segments.

LIVE BOLD
3.75 x 5.5 inches
numbers, letters, words, grungy images. use it whole or in select segments.

CROSSWORD
3.75 inch square
not your grandma's crossword. distressed and degraded.

COVER-A-CARD STAMPS
5.75 inch square

CRACKLE

FOREST SNOW

SCREEN

 UNIVERSE

All of my stamps with Impression Obsession are manufactured in the United States and made from high quality, deeply-etched red rubber. They can be purchased directly from my online shop from the Impression Obsession website, and from other online and brick and mortar venues as well. All orders will ship later in January.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

New IO Stamps: Sets

Every January, timed to coincide with Creativation - the annual trade show of the Craft & Hobby Association (CHA) - new products are released from art and craft companies. It is both thrilling and humbling for me to be part of this tidal wave of creativity. This year, I have releases with 4 companies and today I want to share some of my new stamps with Impression Obsession.

My newest release includes a variety of different types of stamps and in this post, I am sharing my  new stamp sets. Tomorrow I will reveal my individual stamps.


Excited to be releasing my first sets of borders, each of which contain 4 stamps...

Border Lines


Spot Lights


I am also releasing 1 set of stamps perfect for art journaling, mixed media, and anything with a bit of a grungy look.

Rotators




These new sets are in addition to my two recent December releases...

Pathways

Mark Makers

All of my stamps with Impression Obsession are manufactured in the United States and made from high quality, deeply-etched red rubber. They can be purchased in sets from my online shop or both in sets and individually (wood mounted or cling) directly from the Impression Obsession website, along with additional online and brick and mortar venues. All orders will ship later in January.