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New Pierrot Sheets and Romantic Papers

Filed under Collage Sheets, New Products, Paper Dolls/Theatres, Pierrot/Harlequin/Carnival, Rubber Stamps

After recently watching Children of Paradise (the last time I saw it was probably 20 years ago), I felt compelled to make some romantic Pierrot collage sheets. That film may be the most romantic ever made.

– First, a Sad Pierrot sheet, as Pierrot’s longing for Columbine is, for me, the classic story of unrequited love.

– A Moon & Stars sheet, with a mixture of images from Children’s books and vintage postcards (a few Pierrot images, too).

– And a Pierrot #3 sheet, drawn from the wonderous postcard collection at Polliwog & Dragonfly (links to the earlier Pierrot #1 and #2 sheets are listed, too).

New Clown Rubber Stamps

A few new stamps in the Commedia/clown theme:

Circus Parts Sheet (Red Rubber). I’ve resized the popular clear set and had it made in red rubber (and added a few more images, like the striped legs and fan shown at right — there are many more images than the few shown).

– A Buckle My Shoe stamp. I’ve seen a couple versions of this rhyme (and didn’t realize there were verses for numbers 11-20). Here’s the (odd) end of the rhyme, from the vintage book that inspired this stamp:

Eleven, twelve, who will delve;

Thirteen, fourteen, maid’s a-courting;

Fifteen, sixteen, maids a-kissing;

Seventeen, eighteen, maids a-waiting;

Nineteen, twenty, my stomach’s empty.

– Pulcinella, often called Punch or Punchinello in English, is a classical character that originated in the Commedia dell’arte of the 17th century. This and the following stamp are also on the Toby/Punch Stamp Sheet, but are now available individually and/or wood-mounted.

– And Punch with Tamborine, more of a British Victorian Punch (than the Italian Pulcinella stamp).

New Romantic Papers, Flowers Page

– “Angelique” Scrapbook Papers:
2 doubled-sided sheets of heavy 12" scrapbook paper. Rich maroon with pink, light lime green and turquoise.
– A whole new page of Flowers & Leaves:
Pretty, embossed mulberry paper and fabric leaves and flowers (paper Hydrangeas, Fabric Flowers, paper Ivy Leaves — at left — and Velvet Leaves).

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Posted by Leslie, June 20th, 2008

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