Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Fashion With Stampendous And DecoArt. . . . . .

Hello everyone. Day two of the blog hop with Stampendous, DecoArt and the Princeton Brush Co.


Stampendous continue their weeklong blog collaboration with DecoArt Paints, Princeton Artist Brushes, and inspired by Willow Wolfe. If you missed Monday's excitement, here's the LINK.

DecoArt creates so many fantastic paint products, our team was excited to try so many! We know you'll be stunned when you see what these great products add to your stamping! When you combine them with Princeton Artist Brushes and Catalyst Wedges used on the Stampendous Creative Palette, well WOW!

To take part all you have to do is:

What's in it for you: 

  • Stampendous will choose three blog posts from all the designer posts this week and then choose a winner from each to receive a prize package - Princeton Artist Brushes, through Willow Wolfe, is sending a Select 3750 Brush Set and a Catalyst Wedge, and we'll be adding a Stampendous Creative Palette so you can use all the new techniques you'll learn here this week.  (America and Canada only)
  • Bonus goodies are on offer for some lucky people who SHARE our Facebook posts and Pinterest Pins.
  • For International commenters: DecoArt has agreed to mail out three fab Media Paint sample packages to international bloggers as well. YAY! 

                     Ready for your trip around the world??? Let's get Hoppin!

Here's the artists who are taking part today:

Louise Crosbie (Scotland, UK)

Iliane de Fockert (Elly) (Niedersachsen, Germany)

Julia Stratford-Wright (Suffolk, UK)

Julie Robertson (UK)

Leadonna Kimmel (North Carolina, USA)

Angelica Stark (Hudiksvall, Sweden)

Debbie Cole (California, USA)

If you find one of the links doesn't work, simply click on the blog header or look for 'Home'. Broken links will be mended as soon as possible throughout the day.

The Official Rules are here.

For my second project, I've used this Frantage encrusted Jewel Kit in Teal along with the stamp and stencil set shown here - both are by Stampendous:

Frantage Encrusted Jewel Technique 5-Jar KitsMixed Media Cling Rubber Dress Form (CRS7002)

I know I made a tag yesterday, but I couldn't resist making another with that lovely dress form stamp! I was listening to some old music whilst creating and a few David Bowie tracks came on - you'll see how one of these inspired me when you scroll down:

Tag and lower section given two coats of DecoArt gesso (old style!)
Stencil some numbers randomly on the tag using DecoArt Media Modelling Paste (not shown). Leave to dry. Colour the tag using the shades shown in a random but blended fashion.
Die cut the edge of the lower tag piece. Add pieces of Washi tape randomly to the project.

Using the stencil supplied free in the Stampendous set, add DecoArt titanium white fluid acrylic with a stippling action. Keep the stencil in place and stamp one of the fabric texture images over the white area using chosen shades of DecoArt fluid acrylic paints. Scroll down for method:
Add stamped texture to lower edge.
I used the DecoArt Tinting Base with my chosen colours to ensure that the custom colour I created was permanent. Always use a brush to create a thin layer of paint on your craft mat. Tap the stamp lightly onto the paint a few times then apply to your project. Clean stamp immediately to avoid dry paint clogging the stamp.
Colour the naked edges of the die cut edge with chosen colour.
Die cut a label plate and create desired finish using the products shown.
Prepare a painted scrap of card for the label plate and add label made using label maker - I've done mine on clear tape so the background shows through.Add painted brads before attaching the label plate to the tag extension. Apply some mica flakes from the Stampendous set.
Loving those mica flakes from Stampendous!
The tag extension is held in place with some pieces of cotton tape which have been coloured with the DecoArt Media fluid acrylic colours.
DecoArt Media Interference paint has been added here and there to add a wonderfully subtle sheen - I LOVE this range of interference colours! Anybody recognised the Bowie track from my little labels yet??
Detailed image showing use of Stampendous Frantage encrusted jewel kit products. DecoArt Media Interference paint has been used on some of the embossed areas to subtly change their look. A stencil from another Stampendous stamp set was used to create the embossed circles.
Stamping detail showing paint effects underneath. The blue / green background was given a light coat of DecoArt Media Quinacridone Gold fluid acrylic - this changes the appearance of the colours in such a fab way!
The edges of the tag were sponged with some Prussian Blue fluid acrylic to frame the piece. Don't you just love how that Stampendous Frantage powder works? Another product I LOVE!
Some curled rusty wire and more coloured cotton tape finish the top of the tag.

Want to know which David Bowie track inspired me? Click HERE to have a listen!

Don't forget that Andy Skinner is also giving this gorgeous piece of work to one lucky blogger who comments on our blogs this week:

Could you find a home for this little beauty? If you want it, you'll have to visit everyone in the hop and leave a comment!

Thanks so much to everyone who left such wonderful comments for my project yesterday - it's much appreciated!


  1. Love the color and details.

  2. What an amazing tag! Thanks for a tutorial of how you created all the detail. This is really lovely and worth the time and effort!

  3. Great tune!! LOVE David Bowie! Your tag is absolutely spectacular! I am in love with all the shimmer and sparkle on it! The layers of textures are also quite incredible and the colors are just amazing!! Love the tutorial and I am now trying to figure out how to get the goodies to make something similar! I would die if I got a goodie package with all of these amazing goodies in it!! TFS!

  4. We are the goon squad and we're coming to town! FASHION!! Love that song! Love your tag, too! It's gorgeous and that's one of my favorite jumbo stamps! Nicely done!

  5. She is a lovely piece. Great color choice too... thank you so much for sharing it with me. -con

  6. Love those colours. Such detail in a tag, inspiring

  7. Wow - just love this tag. Than you so much for the inspiration and a great blog hop. Best regards from Kirsten

  8. This is so gorgeous. My favorite colors too.

  9. Thank you for sharing all those fantastic close ups of your brilliant tag, Julia!
    They are like the most wonderful landscape photographs to me! And the tag is utterly beautiful!

    Claudia x

  10. I love the colors and design...

  11. Wow you are on a roll Julia, lovely

  12. Loving all the detail and arty touches on this tag (is it still called a tag when its so awesome and mixed media?)

  13. The tag extension is a great idea and I adore how you've attached it! The closeups really show the texture and detail. Beautiful work :)

  14. Beautiful tag. Love the stamps. All of the embellishing makes the tag so pretty.
    I'd love to win Andy's piece.

  15. I love tags and this has inspired me to get my box of bits out, because I can cope with this size with my foot up.

  16. Cool process. Tags are so fun and are instant gratification.

  17. Wow! Such a fabulous tutorial, really cool photos amazing quality
    I just love the colours and the variety of textures and colour you have created
    The label plate and the detail on the dress form is beautiful!

    Jools x

  18. THanks for showing all the detail. This is such a fun piece. Can't wait to try out some of these products myself!

  19. ab fab Julia - love this to bits xx

  20. Do you observe me? You've created a daily shot in front of the mirror with my customers. This would be a nice pin for my office to remember all my assistants at *Customer First* (:o) Brilliant ♥

  21. Wow!!! I am a lover of tags, and this one is just FAB-U-LOUS. Thank you so much Julia!! Coco x

  22. WOW, fabulous tutorial. I need to try some of those techniques. very pretty!!!

  23. Fantastic tag, Julia! Such gorgeous texture and absolutely luminous color. A terrific share for our blog hop today, thanks so much for participating!

  24. Beautiful! Love the colors. Love the distressing to the label. Love the stamping. Awesome work! Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

  25. Tags are one of my favorite things, and yours have been beautiful...and I LOVE the beautiful colors of this one...wow!!

  26. You all look like you are having so much fun, I am so jealous! Fantastic project!!!!! Love!!!! Go Fashion!

  27. So fun - love it! Those close ups really inspire me. Love all the textures.

  28. So many lovely bits on this. The texture (love the crackle glaze especially!) and colors..yum.

  29. Beautiful - love the ocean colours and those little splatters of gilding - a delight of a tag!
    Alison xx

  30. Fabulous ideas for using the products! Thanks for sharing!

    Carol B

  31. Amazing colour and texture...

  32. Awesome tag! The texture is fabulous, and love the words!

  33. She is lovely. What great turquoise shades & textures you've created. I just adore tone on tone work. Fabulous

  34. I love the mannequin stamp. Tag is so cute.

  35. I think it has already been said but this tag is very uplifting Julia, love it!

  36. Julia I love the way you incorporated two things you love in the tag. I love the colors and the mixed media aspect is gorgeous. I had a cat just like your Frankie ( could be a twin) his name was George. That breed are such loves. I am glad you get to do things that keep you healthy now. I really enjoys your blog post. Thank you so much for sharing your talents with us.

  37. Wow! Another fab make - loving the colours on this!

  38. Wow! Another fab make - loving the colours on this!

  39. Beauteous! Love the texture and how the dressform looks so lovely on your art!

  40. I have seen many dress form stamps, but this form is outstanding! The textures, colours, are in rare form! 3 thumbs up!

  41. Beautiful tag design! I like how you cut off the bottom portion and reattached it. Great job :)


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