Sneak peeks of NEW stamps, inks, and daubers!

Hi everyone! It’s Lisa here with some 2014 Catalog sneak peeks for you! I had so much fun playing on this journal page — there’s nothing like NEW stamps, daubers and inks to get my creativity going! I thought I’d share my process with you — and the new goodies, too!

The littlest birds by Lisa Spangler for Hero Arts

I started out by making a background with the new Tiny Flags background stamp (S5581). I inked the top part in our existing Soft Yellow ink, and the lower portion in new Soft Vanilla Shadow Ink (AF275). Love this color so much! It kinda reminds me of vanilla pudding — YUM!

Hero Arts NEW Soft Vanilla Ink

Next I stamped some coordinating triangles from the already released Stamp And Build set. I used Mint Julep, Charcoal, and NEW Dark Quartz Mid-tone (AF260)! This color is a kind of dark blush — so on trend right now.

New "Dark Quartz" ink from Hero Arts

Isn’t Dark Quartz just gorgeous? It has a little more brown to it than existing Fresh Peach. Just love! And love how these colors overlap to make new ones. Mid-tone inks just rock.

Next I reached for the new wood Bird (D5890). I have a feeling I’ll be reaching for him again and again!

NEW Hero Arts 2014 Catalog Bird (D5890) Stamp

I used trusty Black ink to stamp Bird on the Tiny Flag background, then colored around him with NEW PASTEL — yes I said PASTEL daubers! Oh my these are so cool. They are kinda opaque like the White Dauber, but they have these lovely pastel shades. Look how they made a kind of resist over the triangle background:

NEW Hero Arts 2014 Catalog Stamp: Bird (D5890)

I used Pastel Peach (AD027), Pastel Yellow (AD028), Pastel Mint (AD030) and Pastel Blue (AD031). They blend together so well! There are six new pastel daubers in all. (In case you were wondering, not shown are Pastel Pink (AD026) and Pastel Green (AD029).) You can tell that these are just the prototype daubers since they don’t have the official labels on them ha ha.

And for fans of happy bright colors, never fear, we’ve got some new bright daubers in store for you! You’ll just have to wait and see. :)

After the daubers had dried, I drew some lines around the birdie to really make him pop! I used pencil first and then a black pen. Kinda loving all the different tones of black and gray on this page.

Next I grabbed the current Musical Background, inked it with Soft Granite, and stamped it without mounting it to an acrylic block here and there over the triangle background. I did this by curving the stamp and placing it where I wanted it to go, then giving it a little press with my fingers. I’ve found this method to work great when working on a journal page!

The littlest birds... by Lisa Spangler for Hero Arts

Then tore a sheet from on old field guide, brushed on a little Charcoal dauber, then broke out my typewriter to add a quote from one of my favorite songs. I was actually singing this song the whole time I was working on the page.

I finished it off by using a brush to splatter some Charcoal dauber here and there. And that was that!

Thanks so much for joining me today, and hope you enjoyed these peeks!  We’ll be revealing the whole catalog on December 17th, but until then stay tuned for more peeks! Annnnd, we’ll have a list of local stores participating in the Catalog Debut soon! Many stores placed their orders over the Thanksgiving weekend and we’re hard at work putting everything together.

So did any of the new daubers, inks or stamps catch your eye today? I’d love to hear what you think!

Have a great week,


Mint Julep Mid-Tone Shadow Ink Pad (AF246) Soft Yellow Shadow Ink (AF169) Charcoal Mid-Tone Shadow Ink (AF236) Stamp and Build (LP282) Music Background (CG222) Fresh Peach Mid-Tone Shadow Ink Pad (AF247)
Charcoal Ink Dauber (AD018)

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46 Responses to “Sneak peeks of NEW stamps, inks, and daubers!”

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    Tara Chaussee said:

    It all caught my eye! Love the new flag background stamp and can’t wait to try the new daubers!

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    Karina McQuistan said:

    I love this! Combining multiple stamps (new and old) and multiple inks (new and old) to maximize your supplies! I cannot wait to play now!

  3. 39

    Michelle M said:

    Love this page you created, the bird looks right at home on it. I love birds!

  4. 40

    leslie (crookedstamper) said:

    I’m loving the new ink colors!

  5. 41

    Diane said:

    Love the little bird.

  6. 42

    Lee Anne Owens said:

    Need to look into the daubers look the effect on your page . The timy flags need to be on my list to its awesome looking

  7. 43

    Fran Baker said:

    You better believe it all caught my eye. Your journal page is awesome.

  8. 44

    Cheryl F said:

    Really like the backgrounds and techniques that you used on your journal page. Loved the soft colors.

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    karen0k said:

    I love tour use of the pastel colors on this page!

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    On the Scene in Anaheim | Britta Swiderski Creative said:

    [...] New Colors of Mid-Tone Shadow Inks by Hero Arts (catalog) – These continue to be my favorite colored inks, day in and day out. New to the lineup are Ultra pink (a nice light fuchsia-pink), Lemon Yellow (bright and sunny yellow), Lime Green (a little darker and yellower than Green Hills), Dark Quartz (a perfect peachy orange companion, a bit darker than Fresh Peach) and Black (the perfect chalkboard black). You can order them all now from Simon Says and Ellen Hutson! [...]

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