Friday, 5 February 2016

New Eclectica Lin Brown...part 2

Hi, busy week for me with 5 posts! As promised I'm back again with my remaining samples from Lin Brown's stamp release last night. In case you missed it you can click the link to last nights post on the PaperArtsy blog. It was a real joy to work with these stamps and stencils.

As soon a s I saw this stencil I knew I wanted to use grunge paste with it.

I started with a brayered background using the colour palette given, we used Fresco paints in Vanilla, Yellow Submarine, Caramel, Toffee, Chocolate and Claret. I used the lighter colours and also added in some Fresco Gold at the end in one sweep of the brayer to leave some texture.

Next stamping in co ordinating archival ink with the leafy background stamps.

Lastly having applied the grunge paste and let it dry I replaced the stencil and brushed on some metallic glaze and Biscotti perfect pearls just to make it pop. The lettering had some additional Treasure Gold applied to the bottom half and then some wobbly stitching just finished the edges off.

I have quite an eclectic style and went down a clean and simple route with 2 of the samples. I wanted to show how versatile the stamps are. The daisy one is quite straight forward, once shaded the daisy heads were layered up. I used one stamp to make a leafy background and border and dots were added with a gold pen.

I thought some of the stamps could be used in an oriental style and combined it with a favourite 3 panel layout of mine. These are the ingredients.

Fairly straight forward, the background 'waves' were created using the stems of the seed head stencil and distress ink.

A wash paint for the panels, cut them out first then stamp and finish with gold pen highlights.

Lastly, this is an idea I had but didn't get finished in time for sending. I've used pan pastels before to create a meadow style scene and just thought with all the lovely small leafy or flower style stamps available on the plates, I could repeat this. The above left is the pan pastel one using versamark to stamp and then colour in with the pastels.

 This one is the finished Fresco version but using archival inks in various colours instead of versamark. Now  I didn't know but the way I created it is an ombre style as demonstrated by Jo Firth Young on a periscope demo she did yesterday at PaperArtsy HQ....serendipty?! So if you want to see a fab demo click the link here to the JOFY post and embedded video.

To finish some gold highlights.

That's all from me for the time being.... I've really enjoyed it. Thanks for taking the time to visit and leaving such lovely comments. R x


  1. Wow great selection there Ruth xx

  2. Wow Ruth, another amazing set of projects! As I scrolled down I kept thinking, oh that is going to be my favourite and then the next one and so on. Actually, all I can say is they are all stunning and I am in love with those chosen warm colour tones, and what an wonderful lot of stamps, and can just see I am going to blow my budget....

  3. Fantastic projects Ruth, love using Pan Pastels in conjunction with Frescos, they compliment each other really well.

    Beautiful blending and stamping, wish i had a tad of your talent.

    Love Mo:-) xxx

  4. So nice to see details of the rest of your samples Ruth. Loving you Pan Pastel meadow.

    Lin x

  5. Stunnin ng projects in such beautiful rich colourways

  6. Ruth, you've provided such wonderful and diverse projects for us with these new stamps and stencils..... I love every one of your samples! Thank you for the great step outs, as once I get my hands on these, I will definitely want to practice from your inspiration! xxx Lynn

  7. Wonderful mix of styles and designs Ruth and I love every single one. I know exactly what you mean about you might see towards the end of the month ;-)! I love the ombre designs with Pan Pastel or Frescos....both look delightful!

    Lesley Xx

  8. Tremendous samples and so well presented on your blog! Must learn from you! Xx

  9. Just gorgeous every single one! Sue C x

  10. I love how you have used these stamps - your cards have a great luxurious look to them! Hugs, Chrisx

  11. Utterly lovely! The colour palette really suits you - love the glow you've created at the heart of those wild meadow cards, and the wonderful grunge paste texture on the first one. More brilliant showcasing of Lin's fabulous new stamps.
    Alison xx

  12. A fantastic collection of work - you've completely convinced me I need those stamps! I love your colour palette, and the meadow is such a perfect summers evening as the sun goes down - I want to crawl into that scene! I love them all!

  13. A fantastic collection of work - you've completely convinced me I need those stamps! I love your colour palette, and the meadow is such a perfect summers evening as the sun goes down - I want to crawl into that scene! I love them all!

  14. Gorgeous collection of samples Ruth. You've really made the images on the stamps and stencils come to life. Happy crafting, Angela x

  15. Wow Ruth, you certainly have been a busy lady!! These are all just so amazing, great work with these stamps and stencils. Oh, and I'm adding Plum ink to my wishlist!! hugs :)

  16. Beautiful samples using these stamps and stencils; I really love the look of that ombre background! Gorgeous! Hugs!


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