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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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