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Friday, 6 February 2015

Through a glass... lightly!


Hello everyone!

I'm absolutely thrilled to be here for the PaperArtsy launch of the new Lynne Perrella releases.

You've already seen my Candle Book, created with one of the glorious new stained glass style images, and now there are lots more samples for you.

I'm going to share just a few pictures with you of what I was inspired to create by these wonderful new stamps.

Some of these projects are very detailed - like the images which inspired them, and since I've had to send them away to be samples, the blogposts will be my only record of them.

So I'll be sharing them in more detail over the next few days and weeks, but here's a taster.

(I am aware that's a dodgy promise, as I know I still haven't got around to recording last year's Lynne Perrella creations in detail - ah well!)



First, though, you might want to check out Leandra's video, taking you through all the new Lynne Perrella stamps, and sharing some of the samples I and my team-mates have been creating.



Make sure you head over to PaperArtsy too, and see the full line-up there.  And remember... all new PaperArtsy products are available now from your favourite PaperArtsy stockist.



I really got into the swing of Leandra's suggestion that we work with brights, thinking of "traditional stained glass window colours"... spurred on of course by the arrival of the new translucent blues.  (You may have already seen me in blue glass action with my Bottles ATC.)

I had the most wonderful time using lots of translucent Fresco paints, all applied with plenty of water to give lots of light and fluidity to the "windows".

(I apologise for the colour in some of these photos - it was one of those apocalyptically overcast days, with occasional sunlight breaking through but in that awful hellish hue that it sometimes takes on.  But postal deadlines meant I had no choice!)

There's a cardboard plaque made with possibly my favourite stamp of the lot.  It's in the LP034 set.

It has lots of metal embellishments, lightly altered with the translucent blues.








I used Red Pepper alcohol ink on some of the gemstones to echo the colours in the "glass".














I'm in love with the details in this image (do click the photo for a larger view)... more another time!











I also created a church window tag (similar to the vellum venture seen here recently) with this LP033 image.

I knew there'd be no light coming from behind this one, as it will almost certainly be mounted on the wall, so I had to create the light with the paint effects.

And the rough textured wall holds her safely in place.








I used a trio of greyboard plaques as the the basis for the next sample - and eventually they ended up mounted on an A4 sized piece of card.

I think the book text within the image behind each of these beauties (LP034) was one of the things which influenced the design of all my samples.  That and all the leftover book pages I'm still using up!










I'm rather pleased with the "glass chips" at the ends of each panel - a coat of glossy accents gives them a really glassy, dimensional look.









The first woman turns up again in a slightly different and slightly smaller version in the LP033 set.  This time she's set in a longer, thinner, even more elegant image frame... perfect for a bookmark.












I mounted her slightly more grandly than that - after all, with a palatial abbey like this on your head you deserve some special attention.








Obviously, with all this stained glass going on, I couldn't resist the clarion call of another candle jar.  Helpfully, this mustard jar is hexagonal - the six flat sides are just demanding to be stamped on.








Some of my favourite shots of this are from the inside out, whether by day or night.












And finally, another plaque, this one again created on greyboard, washed on the white side with the translucent blues to create the background.

The woman is from LPC 0034, and she's layered up over the usual book pages and tea and coffee-stained tissue paper.

She also has some more of the "glass chip" borders to top and tail her... not that she needs any additional adornment with these beautiful details already in place.













That's it from me for now - I want to leave you some time/energy to hop over to PaperArtsy and see how other members of the PA Crew have brought these amazing stamps to life.

I hope you've enjoyed seeing through a glass lightly here - I'll go into some of these in more detail as time goes by.  Thank you so much for all your amazing feedback over the last busy week or so.

For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then, face to face.
1 Corinthians, 13:12

People are like stained-glass windows.  They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

56 comments:

Sophie said...

Oh, mein Gott....
Das macht mich sprachlos...mir fehlen die Worte...
Das ist der Wahnsinn! So schöne Kreationen mit den neuen Stempeln.
Die Hintergr√ľnde, die Farben... du bist ein Genie :-)
Ich bin begeistert !!! CHAPEAU!!!

Herzlichst Sophie

Helen said...

Just "WOW" Alison!! love the rich blue (fantastic colour!) -perfect for these images. love, love love them!

Julie Ann Lee said...

Alison - these are nourishment for the soul!!! I love the glass jar. It reminds me of a recent visit to the Arts and Crafts style Watts Chapel near Guildford, which is magical and mysterious in the same way that these images are! I love how you embraced colour so wholeheartedly with such stunning effects! I had that feeling that my eyes couldn't open wide enough to take in so much beauty! I shall be coming back over the next few days to explore more of these glorious creations! xxx

Wanda Hentges said...

Alison, all your projects are really gorgeous!!!!

Nikki Acton said...

Stunning work Alison - going on a trip to Paper Artsy right now! Nikki xx

Valerie-Jael said...

Fantastic work Alison, love the stained glass look! Hugs, Valerie
PS Thanks for your visits of my blog!!

Julia said...

A stunning set of projects using the new stamps. I particularly like the stone wall tag and of course the candle jar. Great colours too. X

JackieP Neal said...

Alison, I just came over by way of Paper Artsy- all I can say is Incredible! I love every piece that you have created to showcase Lynne's stamps.Your colors are so rich and full of pigment and you really have brought each image out to shine(pun intended with the candle light!)You really did well by Lynne! xoxo

Ruth said...

Absolutely love all your PA samples but adore your Lynne Perella designs and think these stamps are just wonderful especially in brights! Beautiful, stunning art Alison!! Ruth x

Fliss said...

I'm in total awe Alison, these are all amazing and so sumptuous in design and colour - stunning!
Fliss xx

Sue C said...

Beautiful samples Alison ! The bright blue is really stunning and when they're all together what a feast for the eyes ! Sue C x

Redanne said...

If you head a thud just now, it was my chin banging on the floor....... these are some of the most beautiful creations I think I have ever seen! I love stained glass and you have made all your samples look so realistic, the colours are superb and the wall you created is incredible. As for your candle holder - all I can say is WOW! I hope Leandra takes these to Port Sunlight (hopefully she will be going) as she often displays your work there and it is always lovely to see them 'in the flesh'. Hugs, Anne xx

Amanda said...

Saw these on Paperartsy blog and had to pop over to say that they are absolutely stunning, what a fabulous collection using these new stamps, so just a big WOW! From me
Love
Amanda x

Lucy Edmondson said...

I'm blown away by your samples, Alison. You have captured the look of stained glass perfectly. I am really struggling deciding which set to get!

Lucy x

Astrid Maclean said...

Fabulous samples Alison, specially love the jar! Another beauty to add to your collection I was going to say, but then you had to send them off of course.... well maybe one day you will get them back.

Meggymay said...

Stunning projects to showcase the new stamps, the candle jars are amazing.
yvonne xx

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

How can you find the time to make so many creations day by day Alison...I love it, no prob....because every time you amaze me with with your lovely artwork. The creations with the new stamps look stunning again!
Have a great weekend, Alie :-)

Etsuko Noguchi said...

Alison, These are absolutely gorgeous and very fascinating creations! Many fab techniques and love the lot of colours. That's amazing. I'll play along when the stamps arrives. xxx

Lynn Price said...

I have jumped here in the midst of watching Leandra's PA parade of designer work to say how incredibly beautiful and different these are, Alison! You have totally captured the stained glass image, and one reason I jumped is to see if this was actually Butterfly Alison... your color here is so authentic, but so not your usual palette (which I love - thank you forever for introducing me to Smalt Hue!) And though I suspect (or hope!) you were in the zone, I am nonetheless in awe of your ability to create so many wonderful samples for us - thank you so much for sharing your time and talents!

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

I just watched Leandra's video...and drooling over those beautiful stamps and your creations with new stamps. Gorgeous work, Alison, loved especially 'Brick wall with cracked glass stamp' and mason jar and corrugated board one....ok I liked all :)
Thanks for inspiration Alison.
Pls share that wall texture technique.

Gio said...

Wow, I'm in awe, Alison! Those stamps are amazing as always, and you made a great use of them. Toally in love with the jar, outside and inside!

chrissies said...

Stunning Collection! I have looked at them three times and I am still stunned, These pieces show off the stamps so well and I love the embellishments you added. What a wonderful quote from Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Have a nice weekend Alison and thank you for your visits to my blog

Love Chrissie

Annie said...

Gorgeous LP makes Alison. Love the colour palette and layers that you hav created.
Have a lovely weekend x

Deborah said...

Just been looking at everything on the PA blog. Love this bright, multicolour you (not that I don't love your muted blues and browns).Your enjoyment of these Lynne Perrella stamps shines through (no pun intended).

Kimberly Cobb said...

Alison, your samples are stunning. Love the blues and the gloss finish. Your stone wall is so realistic. Your really made the Lynne Perrella stamps shine.

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow, what a great collection Alison! What an amazing stamp set and you have used them brilliantly, so many fantastical colours and whimsical embellishments! It's like transported back in time or to Hogwarts! hugs :)

cathylynn said...

Wowzers Alison what can I say other than phenomenal!!! I'm speechless.....
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Anneke said...

Very impressive. You can be proud of yourself.
Thanks for sharing Anneke.

Terry said...

And another WOW all the way from CA! Alison, this is an amazing collection of artwork! I love every project and all the details. The stained glass look is incredible! LOVE!!! Hugs and enjoy the weekend!

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

Have a standing ovation from me Alison, they are all utterly gorgeous. The candle jar - WOW.

Coco said...

Wow WOOOW!!!! You have made an amazing work for PA, they must be very thankful to you, all these samples are stunning and so beautiful Alison, I'm in awe!!!
Speaking of something else, I was very sorry to read that you suffer from a bad sore throat yourself... I've not totally recovered from the flu myself, I keep also a very bad cough... Everyone at home has been ill and all aroung I have many friends also full of viruses... We need Spring quickly!! :) Wishing you a good week-end anyway Alison. Coco xx

Matilde said...

Your projects are so unique!!!!

Chrissy said...

That was fun!!..blogger told me we had a conflict of interest as we were posting at the same time and you won..lol..so I will start again and hope I don't post a comment twice..Your samples are stunning Alison and I love the first one with all the gorgeous metal details and the jar all lit up is devine..beautiful work.

luv CHRISSYxx

Anna-Karin said...

These are gorgeous! Love the stained glass effects and all the colours you used.

sam21ski said...

Fabulous selection Alison xx

Sue said...

Wow, what can I say, these are gorgeous samples, and I need these blues now! xx

craftytrog said...

Absolutely stunning! The stained glass effects look amazing Alison, such perfect colours! Showed my daughter...she was very impressed!
Alison xxx

Julia Aston said...

What lovely stamps and beautiful creations Alison!

maria's knutselplezier said...

Wow Alison, your really made some masterpieces with these beautiful stamps!!! Great Art!!

Greetings
Maria

Ingrid Kristina V said...

Absolutely fabulous! Gorgeous work! I've just seen the YouTube video, those stamps are awesome. Xx

Dorthe said...

Alison, words can not explain how very beautiful those samples are. You made masterpieces from L.P. stamps .
The first stained glass window piece is so stunning, -og what beautiful colours you found ,to add to the stamp , and your glass jar is my other favorite, here,-it is magic seing from inside, and all the wonderful stamps on each side ,making it glow and dance. So beautiful my friend,- I love your samples !!
Hugs,Dorthe

sally said...

Such delights in this post, I cannot pick which is my favourite :-) love them all!

Sally

pearshapedcrafting said...

Hi Alison! Green eyes here!!! So jealous that you got an early play with these! These samples are absolutely gorgeous - love those bright colours! Chrisx

Kay Wallace said...

You have taken Lynne's beautiful stamps and actually created amazing artful projects with them. The blue hues lured me in, for sure! Great triptych!

craftimamma said...

Absolutely amazing samples Alison. It's a double edge sword having to send them away on the one hand being proud that they are going to be seen by many people in the flesh so to speak and on the other having to part with them! So much to see, admire and store away for future reference in your fabulous work.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Anita Houston said...

These are all gorgeous! It's like an old church window...just colored wonderfully!

Paper Profusion said...

A brilliant display Alison with tremendous impact. You are showing these stamps to their very best indeed. Wonderful medieval effects. You know the sort of peaceful feeling that one gets upon entering a church with beautiful jewel toned stained glass, well the same sense of peace emits here. Really lovely feeling. I know I've missed several posts, will try to catch up again. Nicola x

Hettie said...

These are all beautiful but the candle jar appeals to me most.
Well done Alison.
xx

Shari Trumbull said...

WOW, Alison!! These are spectacular pieces!! Oh, and there's another candle holder--I love the jars you've been altering (you've inspired me to try my hand at altering glass things!) and I have a loooong way to go for my alterations to look this AWESOME!! :) Just amazing creations, Alison! I love them all!! XOXO-Shari

daqadoodles said...

Gorgeous again! Haven't been around in a while, but I know it's always a treat to see what you've made.
Do you sell your work someplace?

Silvia(Barnie) said...

You've been really a busy bee. These are wonderful pieces.

Ruth said...

Your PA work has been stunning Alison, I've been thoroughly enjoying the launch and some new stash has arrived today, I'm inspired to play this weekend...can't wait! You've weaved magic with these new LP stamps, gorgeous work Alison. Hugs Ruth xx

Margaret said...

Oh my goodness! These are beautiful! The stained glass effect is perfect on all of these, but especially the candle holder! I am sure it is gorgeous all lit up!

Buttons said...

Boy you've been busy with these fabulous images. LOVE the way you've altered the metal embellishments. Jenny x

Kezzy said...

Wow wow wow super stunning LP creations, her stamps are always so detailed and wow you really have made such unique pieces with her stamps, totally awesome. Happy Art :-) Kezzy xxx

Mary Elizabeth said...

I'm so grateful to Paper Artsy for inspiring you. I love your stained glass coloring. Then to layer them with the torn book pages. It reminds me of illuminated manuscripts. And that candle jar ... that's just insanely beautiful. It even photographed well. Fantastic job!! -- ME