Friday 27 June 2014

Decoart/Stampendous Blog Hop - Mixed Media Canvas. The New Media Line Is Here.

 The excitement continues as we conclude our grand tour of amazing artists playing with Stampendous, DecoArt, and Princeton Artist Brushes via inspired by Willow Wolfe products! The inspiration has been amazing, and today you'll be even more astonished! If you missed the beginning of our journey, be sure to go back and check it out! MONDAY - TUESDAY - WEDNESDAY - THURSDAY Of course, there are prizes! DecoArt is sending three sets of their Media Fluid Acrylics, Princeton Artist Brushes via inspired by Willow Wolfe is donating Select 3750 Brushes and some Catalyst Wedges, and we'll be adding a Stampendous Creative Palette so you can practice all the techniques you'll see this week. We'll be sending three prize packages to commenters with U.S. Mailing Addresses, and DecoArt will be sending three generous sample packages to international commenters, so all our friends can play. 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. One of the terrific prizes is a Catalyst Wedge from Princeton Artist Brushes and inspired by Willow Wolfe. These wedges are terrific for using with our Creative Palette and DecoArt paints. In this video Stampendous owner Fran Seiford demonstrates how easy it is to make amazing backgrounds with these tools. [youtube] Wait until you see what our other artists have created!

Visit each blog, leave a comment! • Like Stampendous, DecoArt, Princeton Artist Brushes, and inspired by Willow Wolfe on Facebook! • We've also got a Pinterest Board started!

Please repin our projects on to your boards and be sure to tag us when you do (#Stampendous, #DecoArt, #PrincetonArtistBrushes, #byWillowWolfe) - we'll be tracking. Your comments on the blogs are your entry into the drawing! AND I have a few bonus goodies hanging around my office for some lucky people who SHARE our Facebook posts and Pinterest Pins! Ready for your trip around the world??? Pack your bags, get a cup of coffee and a kitten, and get comfy. You have until the end of Sunday, June 29 PDT to comment on all the blog posts.

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 (near London, 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.

Morning all, thanks for stopping by, as you can see there is something a little different going on today. With the launch of the new Decoart Media line the Decoart International DT are very pleased to be taking part in the week long blog hop held by Stampendous,we are also joined by Princeton Artist Brush Co.
Today is the last day of the hop, if you have missed out on the beginning of the week you really have missed out on some amazing creativity.
I am sharing a  canvas this morning. Here are the Products I have used.

Using the Decoart modelling paste I gave some texture to the canvas leaving a central panel around a section of text tissue paper that was glued down.
Once the modelling paste had started to dry out I used the Circle image from Stampendous and stamped gently into the surface, I also used the circles stencil from their stamp set and applied more modelling paste.
Some Burlap was also pushed into the paste as were some half pearls. I added some of Stampedous's mica fragments to add even more texture.You can see a couple of them in the pic below.They add a beautiful flaky look.The edges were finished of with some texture sand.

After a coat of Gesso the colour was built up with washes. I am amazed at how little of the fluid acrylic is needed, One drop of each colour was needed to get the blue tones, using a wet brush I picked up a little colour and started to apply randomly mixing the shades together varying the intensity of colour.

The spots were painted carefully with white and the hand was added as the focal point.
To tidy everything up the edged of the canvas were painted black and the whole piece was given a coat of the satin varnish.

Thanks fo stopping by, Hopefully you have liked what you have seen and will be eager to get to the next blog. 
Happy Hopping ;)

Wednesday 25 June 2014

De Stempelwinkel - Mixed Media Board Tag

Morning All, Thanks for stopping by, It's my turn over at De Stempelwinkel today and I have a little mixed media board tag I made using the new fluid acrylics and mixed media products from the new media line by Decoart.
If you have time I would love to see you over there where you can see the full tag x
Thanks for stopping by xx.

Thursday 19 June 2014

De Stempelwinkel - Fat Book Cover

Afternoon Another little teaser pic for today's make over at De Stempelwinkel.
I picked up a kids Postman Pat book from the charity shop as I thought the chunky pages would be great for a new Fat Book.
If you have time I would love to see you over there where you can see more pics and the whole thing xx.

Friday 13 June 2014

De Stempelwinkel - Simple Wedding Invites

Afternoon all, I am running late today with my share over at De Stempelwinkel.
My make today are these wedding invites that I some how got roped into making for one of our friends.
Thanks for stopping by. x

Saturday 7 June 2014

De Stempelwinkel - Book Stationary Caddy

Morning all, thanks for stopping by, another quick post today as I am sharing over at De Stempelwinkel.
If you have time it would be great to see you over there, You can see the full project and more pics. 

Thursday 5 June 2014

Two Become One Rescued Shabby Table Tutorial And A Demo Day In Burnley

Just a little post to share my latest blog post over on my new Shabby Chic blog Spesh-chic.
If you have time it would be great to see you over there, I have lots more Photos and a step by step of what was done x

I am also very excited to share that I will be demoing the chalk paints at The CraftRange in Burnley as part of their Big Craft Event, there are several other artists demoing products including Andy Skinner and Lindsay Mason.
If you have the day free I would love to see you and if you do make it up come and say hi.

Photo: Good Afternoon,  where did my morning go !!  Just putting the final orders into action for our Demonstration Day on Saturday 14th June 2014,  I am Soooooo Excited about this demonstration day it promises to be the best yet, x

Sunday 1 June 2014

De Stempelwinkel - June Calendar Pages Kate Crane style ish ;)

Morning all, here is a little teaser post form my June Calendar pages over at De Stempelwinkel, I have used Decoart Chalk Paints for the background, to see the full images and a little what's what it would be great to see you over there xx.
Thanks for stopping by.