Monday, 13 September 2010

New paints, new inks, new journal pages


Well, I had a lot of fun at the Papercraft Show on Saturday and by the end of the day my hands were more colourful than they have ever been before! That's the sign of a good day :-) It was great to see some bloggy friends at the show - thanks for popping over to say 'hello'.


Dyan at Art From the Heart has released a new range of paints WOOP WOOP! Just look at these babies in all their gorgeous brightness and lusciousness! :
  

I am really picky about paints. All acrylic paints are not the same. NO NO NO NO! These ones are particularly lovely for art journaling because they have a matte finish (perfect for writing on), the colours are beautiful, rich, bright and vibrant - just how I like it!, and most importantly they are semi-translucent. The transparency of paint is very important if you want to create layers in your backgrounds. Have you ever noticed that some paints get very 'muddy' when you try and layer them? Well, these won't - they layer up a dream :-)     

Can ya tell I'm in love?!

And look at this. They come in cute round pots, a bit like a shoe polish tin, and have a wide lid so you do things like this:


As if the new paints weren't enough to get me drooling, the Spray Inks (now renamed Dylusions) also come with added mica for lots of bling:


Here's a really quickie journal page I completed at the papercraft show on Saturday because I was really keen to try out the new paints .......


And another one, ready for some journaling..............



It feels like winter has arrived here in the north of England. It's cooler all of a sudden, and wet, and grey. Hmmmmm. It could soon be time to ditch the sandals and dig out the boots......

Byeeeeeeee for now

32 comments:

  1. WOw, I LOvE your latest pages....so brilliant vibrant! So inspiring!

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  2. You were an absolute pleasure to have on the stand, next time I am chaining you there for the full 2 days, lol. Ha ha can you believe I am the proud ?? owner of the Crafty Chef title.? I think its the first card I've made in years !!! See you Saturday. Oh BTW loved your book its gorgeous, was hoping you might forget to take it home, lol. xxx

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  3. i love your pages kates...these are bright and so full of expressions!!!!!!!

    i also use a card to paint :-)
    Take care
    kiss
    nessa

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  4. Awesome pages Kate the colours are fantastic so vibrant can't wait for Thurs when I'm at AFTH then I can buy some, better clean up that credit card I've been scraping paint with.
    Pat xx

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  5. Fab pages, was great to see everyone on Sunday. I know what you mean about the weather it just seems to have gone blerg today. Cyah on preview day.

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  6. fabulous and fabulous paints Kate!

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  7. Sounds like you had a fun day and did a little shopping always a good thing. I love how you can put a credit card in the lid of the paint jar, the best painting tool! Your new pages are wonderful.

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  8. Looks like you had a great time over the weekend the pages are just fab. Like the wide topped jars for credit card dipping! Colours lush. See you at the weekend. X C

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  9. Love your journal pages Kate....and loving those new paints...such vibrant colors... sounds like lots of fun at the papercraft show...

    Jenny x

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  10. Well, I am blown away!! I am loving these pages Kate, and the paints look sooooo good!! Love your work!
    Hugs!

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  11. It may be gray outside your window, but I'm LOVING the vibrant colors on your blog today! So happy that you "rainbowed" your fingers!!! Hugs, Terri xoxo

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  12. Okay, I want to buy those paints now too!!!! Ah! Your pages are fabulous, Kate!

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  13. Fabulous pages Kate, sounds as though you had a brilliant time at the weekend. Sorry I couldn't make it, very ill again, ugh, so won't be able to come to Art Journaling, but will be thinking of you all. Can't wait to get my hands on those paints, they look fabulous. xx

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  14. So pleased you had a great time, you must have inspired so many with your demo's. Your journals are always brilliant. And the new paints and spray inks, well, YUMMY!!!!!!! x

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  15. Great to meet you at the show Kate, I bought a set of those paints and they are exactly as you describe them, lovely to use and the colours are brill !! Those pages that you did look fab too !!

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  16. Amazing pages, colours are so vibrant...me wants some of those paints!!!!

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  17. Sorry I haven't been by in awhile. I'm so glad I stopped by now to see all your awesome new products by "Art From The Heart". BTW, thanks a lot. Now I want new paints and Spray Inks. I'm already over my head in art products that I want after the recent CHA show. But all kidding aside, thank you for showing me where to get some great matte finish acrylics. Your new pages are, as usual, bright, fun, inspiring and eye catching.

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  18. I just gush over your pages everytime. Pretty pretty pretty (did I say pretty already?).
    As for paints I prefer opaque colors myself, so I can cover up parts if I want to and it is also wonderful if you like to use lighter colors on top of dark ones. If I want translucent I just add some water and voilĂ  ;-)

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  19. Those paints look great - I WANT them! And I know what you mean talking about the weather ... we have a cold and rainy autumn here in Germany right now as well.

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  20. Oh! I love these colors. I love what you did with them. Very nice indeed. It's becoming cooler here in Chicago. I am less than thrilled! ;o( Have a lovely day, there! Kathy

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  21. Adore those pages Kate! It definitely seems you're back in the swing of things! And those paints look so lush. I want!

    And thanks for entering the giveaway! Don't forget to check back on the 26th.

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  22. those paints look gorgeous on your page, will be very tempted but just did massive pay out yesterday for Artsy Craft event, so the purse is empty for the mo, Im sure the money fairy will fill it up for me soon :)

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  23. Kate the pages are yummy...... love the paints, more goodies to get!!!

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  24. Fab, fab, fab :-) Love all the pages but particularly lurve the colour on the first ones. Ooh didn't know Dyan had brought out new paints, think it's a good job I didn't go to the show, but .... am thinking I could ask Pat http://patacake-patcrafts.blogspot.com/
    to get me some on Thursday LOL
    Anne xx

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  25. Good to see you on sunday at the show. Love the pages with yummy colours.
    Kate

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  26. love your pages as usual. Couldn't get to show from london this year..train fare too expensive...!Shame..you all sounded as if you had a whale of a time. I have just bought the in ks...they are fantastic folksxxlynda

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  27. I love your pages - they are always stunning. Funnily enough I finished a page yesterday where I'd stamped a Stampotique onto text paper!! x

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  28. Kate!!!!!!
    You always make me want to run out and catch a plane to where you are!!! Oh, those paints just look heavenly!! Your creations are always so fabulous! You truly inspire me!

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  29. Your pages are fantastic, so colourful and vibrant, stunning!

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