New Jersey-based Suzi Blu is known for her folk art based designs that feature portaits, and for her offbeat personal style. On the transition to working with Stampavie, she commented:
Something happens when two people get together that are meant to be together, that’s me and Heidi. More than a working relationship we are friends of a like mind, and enthusiastic to take the stamp world and show them what mixed media is all about! We foresee not just creating beautiful stamps to be used in traditional ways, but transforming the occasional crafter into an artist. Our stamp line is the starting place that will inspire the limitless potential that is inside each one of us to create unique and personalized works of art worthy of decorating walls. I couldn’t be happier about collaborating with a company whose vision is not just to get by but in essence, to change the world.
France-based Stampavie, which was founded in 2007, has also produced signature lines by designers Sarah Kay, Tina Wenke, and Penny Johnson. All of the company’s stamps are photopolymer and produced in the U.S. Heidi Johnston, CEO of Stampavie, told Scrapbook Update about the new partnership with Suzi Blu:
Mixed Media is the perfect medium to explore, learn from one another and grow. Crafters will love the endless possibilities of Suzi’s stamps and the freedom they bring to try new techniques and styles. Suzi is an amazing artist and beautiful person and I am truly excited to be able to bring her stamps to Stampavie.
The new Suzi Blu products from Stampavie will launch at CHA Winter 2012 in Anaheim, CA in January. The artist also has several educational events planned in collaboration with Stampavie, including workshops and demos at CHA Winter 2012 and SMAC Paris 2012, as well as an event in the spring in Provence.
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