Morning everyone. Today is the final day of our amazing blog hop across the world. There has been some wonderful inspiration from hugely talented artists and I feel very proud to be amongst them. Here are the final words from Stampendous our blog hop hosts:
If you missed the beginning of our journey, be sure to go back and check it out! MONDAY - TUESDAY - WEDNESDAY - THURSDAY
This week we've shown you how to use Stampendous Rubber Stamps to transfer a terrific pattern for painting. Did you know you can sell your projects made with our images? As long as you hand stamp each one, you can sell as many as you like of any kind of project anywhere you want. You can find our detailed Angel Policy on our website.
- 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!
- Don't forget you also have the chance to own this amazing piece of art produced by Andy Skinner - you can only do that if you leave a comment on EACH blog post though!
|Stunning isn't it? It could be yours. . . . . .
To take part all you have to do is:
- Visit each blog and leave a comment
- Like Stampendous, DecoArt, Princeton Artist Brushes, and inspired by Willow Wolfe on Facebook!
- Repin our projects onto your Pinterest boards and tag us when you do (#Stampendous, #DecoArt, #PrincetonArtistBrushes, #byWillowWolfe) we'll be tracking!
- We've also got a Pinterest Board started!
- You have until the end of Sunday, June 29 PDT to comment on all the blog posts.
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Here's my final piece using Stampendous and DecoArt products. Again, I hope you like it!
|I got a plain white mirror from Ikea and removed the mirror part whilst I worked on the frame. It was sanded, given two layers of DecoArt gesso and sanded again. Some textured grunge board was die cut and placed in position. Another coat of gesso followed to seal the grunge board.
|One of the Stampendous stencils was used to apply DecoArt Media modelling paste in several areas on the frame. This was left to air dry.
|Two colours of DecoArt Media acrylic are applied to give a base coat.
|Some washi tape was added followed by fairly random application of the colours shown.
|Some areas were brushed with a dark colour to give them depth.
|A wash was applied to the textured areas and left to dry.
|Layers of colour were then gradually built up - too many to show or mention.
Once I was happy with the layers, some DecoArt Interference paint was used to highlight the same areas. this is not the finished look shown!
The Stampendous Music Terms stamp was used to randomly add stamped paint to the frame.
|Another two Stampendous stamps were combined on an acrylic block and stamped in paint onto the frame. This was treated with DecoArt crackle glaze, antiquing cream and then buffed with a cloth. You can see the stamped script here and the washi tape.
|The die cut grunge board was painted with two colours of DecoArt Media Interference paint which gives a rich almost pearlised look without being overpowering. You can see here how the wash applied to the stencilled paste gives a great range and depth of tones. This section was also crackled.
|The small green circles were stamped with a paintbrush protector and the same colour acrylic as the stamping. More crackle glaze applied followed by antiquing cream.
Well that's my last post for Stampendous and DecoArt and I like to say a very big thank you to all those who made this blog hop possible and to all the other wonderful artists who took part - particularly my DecoArt International Design team friends!
Your turn now - lets get hopping and enjoy the work of these wonderful artists!
Louise Crosbie (Scotland, UK)
Lea Kimmel (North Carolina, USA)
Claudia Neubacher (Vienna, Austria)
Asia King (Oxford, UK)
Iliane de Fockert (Elly) (Niedersachsen, Germany)
Suzanne Czosek (Illinois, USA)
Julia Stratford-Wright (Suffolk, UK)
Kristine Reynolds (California, USA)
Angelica Stark (Hudiksvall, Sweden)
Mark Gould (West Sussex, UK)
Debbie Cole (California, USA)
Jamie Martin (Oklahoma, USA)
Tobi Crawford (BC, Canada)
Wendy Price (New Jersey, USA)
Jessa Plant (Arizona, USA)A few of the bloggers this week are new to hopping, so if you have an issue with any of the links, here's a little tip! If you get a page that says "Sorry that Page is not here" or something similar, try clicking on the header of the blog, or look for something that says Home. The hop page should be near the top of the day's posts. We will fix broken links as the day goes on, as well, so check back here if you are really lost.
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