I have to say I was really excited about the new paint colours they are really my kind of colour palette, earthy neutrals. All four of the limited colour range are devine, Tikka is a lovely base colour as is Chutney. Seaweed is very different and transparent and Chartreuse is a great wash. They work really well with the oranges and browns in the fresco range and mixing with Old Gold gives a great metallic sheen.
They also work really well with a number of Treasure Golds as well, win win all round.
The stencils that Lin has designed really complete the leaves and flowers of her stamps and can be used to great effect to make backgrounds, as under layers for die cut flowers or with grunge paste. I'm really looking forward to playing more with the dahlia stencil and I know Lin has some great techniques to show you.
These are some of the samples I made:
This one was designed to be a card. It had a base of Kraft card roughly painted in Brown Shed and then a the top layer was the lovely Smoothy card from PaperArtsy crackled glazed with mixture of Tikka and Snowflake. The circles were sponged using Chutney.
This one has the lovely dahlia stencil in Chutney and again a background with Seaweed and Chartreuse. The text is one of Lin's new word stamps and all of them are gorgeous fonts and sentiments.
More leaves using Mark's new designs for Lin's die cuts and another one of those gorgeous text stamps. This tag uses the complimentary Autumn Fire and Pumpkin Soup to make the background along with Tikka.
And finally and 8x8 with the gorgeous tulips. I photographed this late in the day and you can see some shadow but I think it works as it shows the depth you can get layering the tulip petals with the 3 part die (got lots more ideas for these tulips, expect a field of them!)
Pop over to the PaperArtsy blog to see more great designs using Lin's new products, you'll love them, I did.