Yes, the amazing Kim Dellow has joined the talented team of Signature Designers at PaperArtsy. I was chuffed to little bits to be invited to be on Kim's team for her launch and I had an absolute ball playing with these fabulously cool, slightly retro images.
Here's Leandra's video roundup with all the details for your delight and delectation...
Aren't they great! They are in the shops now so get on over to your local PaperArtsy stockist and fill your crafty boots.
Here are my samples and a quick rundown of how I made them. I haven't gone for step outs as they're all pretty clean and simple but I hope you'll find the information useful.
The colour scheme was Chartreuse, Cheesecake, South Pacific, Autumn Fire and Hey Pesto. I mostly used Fresco Paints but I have used Prisma Pencils and Copic Markers here and there too.
My first sample is a mixed media piece. I kept the background really simple and applied Fresco paints using a credit card. I stamped the layered circle and the sort of dotty grid in Cheesecake and heat embossed with clear embossing powder before adding two large flowers made from the layered circles and the gorgeous leaves. I've stamped them very simply in black and kept the shading to a minimum.
When I first picked up the stamps it struck me how much the
square flowers looked like 70's style retro lighting. I've used washes
of watered down fresco paints to colour them so that they look like
glass and then added a mix of crackle glaze and glossy accents to add to
the illusion. The chair was made using the cloud stamp. I curved the
card with a ball tool and raised it with foam squares to give the
impression that it is upholstered. I couldn't resist adding a little
cushion (for extra comfort).
The inside was done using the random squares stamp from the set which I coloured with Fresco's and glossed with glossy accents to give a bit of added interest.
All those cool squares and circles are perfect for a little robot. I've used the paints with lots of water to give a sort of metallic glow with lots of highlights to give the impression of a shiny surface. I curled the paper with a ball tool again to give more dimension and I've applied glossy accents to add a little extra shine which hopefully suggests metal. The cogs and gears were made using that gorgeous layered circle again and a little bit of doodling with a fine tipped marker.
I just love those little birds and the funky flower shapes. I've used my Prismacolour Pencils to colour this sample and blended the colour using Sansodor and a paper stump. I did the doodling with an ordinary fine liner and gave the birds little glossy orange jackets to add to the space age feel. I LOVE their little tape measure waistebands. Aren't they great!
So then, enough of my blather. If you haven't done so already, I hope you'll head on over to the PaperArtsy blog to see detailed step outs of Kim's own amazing samples. You can also find stockist details and further links to blogs and social media for Kim and her design team, though I've included some blog links below for you too if you want to take the scenic route.
Kim Dellow's blog
Keren Baker's blog
Tracy Evans' blog