Saturday, 25 April 2015

Finale Day Of Paperbabe Stamps April Release

Welcome, I'm so pleased you stopped by today,
Well you'll be pleased to know the new releases are now in the Shop... YAY!
But before we go there let me introduce the last little treasure, the gorgeous

Mayleedee in Wonderland
It has been quite some time since Mayleedee graced us and what better way than to help celebrate Alice in Wonderlands 150th Anniversary(isn't she's doing well?)
  • The Details:
  • The digi will be available for purchase on Sat 25th April(today).
  • It will retail for £3.50
  • She is currently available as a digital stamp, she comes in JPEG & PNG format. She is created large enough for you to print large OR scale down to a smaller size! I'm providing you with six images, three in jpeg and their counterparts as png.
One is the outline drawing ready for you to add your creative colour to.
One has my signature faint outline version of the black and white image to help with the no line colouring technique. 
One has a checkered background from the scene she's depicted in as a bonus.

Here's my sample
I've coloured her using copic markers I've tried to keep it clean and simple,
I've added the quote using the Watercolour alphabet stamp set.

Here's the April release, 
just click on the pictures to take you there...

I would love you to pop by the rest of the team blogs and check out their gorgeous projects...


Please leave a comment for your chance to win Mayleedee in Wonderland digi stamp.

Enjoy a wonderfully creative day, Thank you for sharing our April release, I hope you've enjoying everything we've shown you...

HuGs Kim & the Team x



Friday, 24 April 2015

Introducing Paperbabe Stamps ~ Profile Face & Mixed Media Templates

Today I'm introducing a new stamp set, also with a coordinating mixed media template collection...

Profile Face
I designed this set to expand the doll face collection, it includes all you should need to build a profile face, four eye shapes, three lip shapes with solid stamp too, two variations of iris' and pupils. The idea is, I've tried to be as anatomically correct with the pupil placement in the eyes facing forward, but on the occasion where you may need the eye to look the other way, the ovals pupils and iris are for that. It includes two ear types, tell me you don't need them? Then the usual nostrils, eyebrow and some pretty stars.

The Details:
  • Profile Face Stamp set will be available for purchase on Sat 25th April.
  • The set will retail for £9.00
  • Profile Face contains a total of 37 images, there are iris', pupils', open eyes, closed eye, ears, lips, stars and even freckles. The images are all separate for more stamping variations. 

Now you can create profile portraits for card fronts, mixed media and so many more arty possibilities.

Next let me introduce the profile Mixed Media Templates
These work the same as the portrait mixed media templates that I introduced yesterday each hairstyle is broken into steps to make creating portraits easier. They coordinate with the Profile Face stamp set, they are printed onto Mylar for durability and ease of use. The advantages of mylar is that you can see through enough if you wanted a specific piece of pattern from patterned paper to use in paper piecing, they are tear resistant and ink resistant. They are also very useful as masks when stamping the face.

The Details:
  • Profile Mixed Media Templates will be available for purchase on Sat 25th April.
  • They will sell individually and will retail from £3.00 up to £4.50
  • There are five templates in this collection: a head and torso, Four Hairstyles to choose from... Pony & Fringe, Long & Fringe, Curly Fringe, Wavy Hair. Each hairstyle coordinates with the Profile Face stamp set.

Here's a little sample using the Profile face with the profile Mixed Media template 'Long & Fringe'.
I traced around the first step with black copic multiliner, then used a little washi tape to hold the template in place while I inked up the face and stamped in position, I love how the templates can be used as a mask as well, then the ink simply wipes off. A little tip for the face after peeling it gently from the backing, place on the image indexing and it should bounce to it's intended shape you should see it match the image before placing your acrylic block to pick it up. It fits on my A6 block perfectly. 
I used the curve template included to create a mask for the pointy ear so just part of it would be sticky out of the hair. A little pencil mark on the jaw line helps to line the earlobe in the best position.
It's been some time since I had a good go with my copic markers and so I thought I would try them on some kraft cardstock. I used a white Stabilo aquarellable pencil to bring the highlights out and a white posca paint pen(think I have a slight addiction) to give whiter highlights on the facial features. 
I've added freckles, stars and extra sparkle dots in white which I thought looked a little fantasy so I used the sentiment was from the Dillon Magic, I may have placed the hair template back over the artwork to stamp a little discreet tattoo.

I would love you pop by the rest of the team blogs and check out their gorgeous projects...


Please leave a comment for your chance to win the Profile Face Stamp set and coordinating Mixed Media Templates.

Enjoy a wonderfully creative day, see you tomorrow for our finale introductions...

HuGs Kim x


Thursday, 23 April 2015

Introducing Paperbabe Stamps ~ Mini Doll Face & Mixed Media Templates

Happy St George's Day, and welcome to our first day of introductions for this months new release...

Today I'm introducing a stamp set, which you're very familiar with and a coordinating mixed media template collection...
You have all fallen in love with the Doll Face stamp set, but now it's coming to you as a mini version, it has all the same stamps as it's larger counterpart. Now even more possibilities, great for smaller dolls, great size for stamping onto cards and of course for smaller mixed media.

The Details:
  • Doll Face Mini will be available for purchase on Sat 25th April.
  • The set will retail for £5.00
  • Doll Face contains a total of 31 images, there there are iris', pupils', open eyes, closed eyes, the white of the eye, lips, hearts and even freckles. The images are all separate for more stamping variations.
I wanted to give you a visual of the size comparison, I actually measured the mini eye(with lashes) and it's approx 2cm compared to the large set which is 3cm.

Next...

This next product, I am so excited to be bringing you, it's my mixed media templates, yes for those who struggle drawing the face, neck, shoulders, torso and especially the hair this one is the most asked for. 

Here is a collection of templates, each broken down into steps that will not only compliment the doll face stamp set, but it's great for drawing exercises too.
The Details:
  • Portrait Mixed Media Templates will be available for purchase on Sat 25th April.
  • They will sell individually, in two sizes and will retail from £1.50 upto £3.00
  • There are five templates in this collection: a head and torso, Four Hairstyles to choose from... Wavy central parting, Short & fringe, Loose Plait, Flick & Fringe. Each hairstyle coordinates with their Doll Face stamp set.
I would have posted earlier but after uploading a whole bunch of photo for this post I decided to create a slideshow as well, less scrolling I hope...


Well, I took so many pictures that I have to break them up into sections so, 

here is the templates explained...
There are Five mixed media templates altogether(with more alternatives in the making) for both sizes of doll face stamp sets.
The main template is the head and torso, this is the base for the stamping and posing etc... 
It's printed onto Mylar, ready for you to cut, it is tear resistant and ink resistant, so wipe clean yay!
I would suggest punching holes in the cross section marked on the face templates, this will make lining the templates and stamps much easier.

Hairstyles
There are currently four...
I thought I would just show you one style today the Flick & Fringe, every template will have the image printed on, as a helpful reminder.
Here it is cut out, each piece is labelled, and numbered with a brief instruction, but I'm sure after a few uses these will become second nature!
I like to place all the template parts together and get an idea of the placements, this is particularly helpful before going ahead and cutting your gorgeous patterned paper or precious watercolour papers.
I have a central line through each step, this will help lining up the different parts. It also means you can flip the design to suit what you're designing. The numbers show you roughly the order to use them, either by drawing around or paper piecing.
Don't feel you have to keep all the features central to each other, I love hair flowing to the side, or the face tilted slightly for a more natural look.
There are two face shapes in the set both fit well with the hairstyle templates and the doll face stamps.
I have also included a little template for the collarbone placement.

Using your templates...
I like to begin by marking my central line, just a little mark as we will be rubbing them out later.
It also means if you move the template while drawing around it, it will be easy to line up again(I would know lol!).
If you need to, draw a line joining the two central marks.
Line up one of the face templates, I like to mark in the holes that we punched, these act as guides for stamping later on.
When drawing the fringe, try and stop on the curve. The straight lines simply lead to the top of the head mark and central marks.
Add any additional hairlines, use the template as a guide or leave as an outline, entirely up to you.
The neck can be as long as you want, mark the collar area on the shoulders if your planning collarbones.
And there we have our drawn outline, simple... now rub out those markings we no longer need.

Stamping the face

The template really helps here let me show you...
First place the eye stamps along the eyeline, leaving about an eye width between, I line up between the tear duct and the lash corner.

Now press your block onto the stamps, 
see? now you have the perfect stamp, complete with both eyes, this works with all the eyes in the set, try swapping with a closed eye for a cheeky wink etc...
I ink both together, you have the option of stamping multiple faces with the eye placement the same on each.
Simply line up with those little pencils marks you drew earlier and stamp the first step.
I would advise creating a little mask, just restamp the eyes again on post it note and cut the pupil area out, but save those for future creating!
There are four varieties of iris in the set, just for versatility, I'm using the patterned one for this tutorial.
Notice how there are two little circles in the iris? these will actually match up with the pupils, so the highlights will remain untouched.
Place the mask over the eye area and stamp the iris.
I have also included the circle that goes around the iris, you could use this image on it's own if you would prefer coloring your eyes yourself.
Now, the nose and mouth are really very small in this set so to line up with the template I simply reversed the previous steps... I place my thin acrylic block over the template to then line up the stamps.
She looks a little funny with only the mouth line lol, but I will stamp the lip from the set after I've painted her.
Just a matter of drawing those collarbones and rubbing out the mark lines and she's ready for some paint/ink/pencils whatever takes your fancy.

Here she is painted
 I'm quite taken to watercolours right now, and couldn't resist a little play, her hair was created using rock salt on the wet paint I had to leave it to dry.
I've painted the rest in watercolours and trimmed to 5x7 for a large card front, stamped a sentiment.

If you're still here, thank you, I would love you pop by the rest of the team blogs and check out their gorgeous projects...



Please leave a comment for your chance to win the Mini Doll Face Stamp set and coordinating Mixed Media Templates.

Enjoy a wonderfully creative day, see you tomorrow for more introductions...
HuGs Kim x