Wednesday 4 May 2016

Experimenting with my new Stampendous Goodies

Afternoon, Today I am sharing more of an experiment/ playing post rather than a truly finished piece.
If you saw my Facebook post earlier in the week I received a wonderful package from Stampendous full of stamps embossing powders and more. More about that soon ;)
I had time for a quick play the other day nothing really in mind more just to get a feel of the new products.  I am loving the aged frantage embossing enamels.

The new elephant foam stamp grabbed my eye straight away as it put m in mind of the wood blocks that are used for fabric printing.

It's quite an impressive kit you get the Foam stamp, one side is patterned the other is a plain silhouette, you also get the Rubber stamp that can be stamped over the silhouette and a little stencil to finish things off.

I painted a piece of canvas board using Decoart Media Fluids and a light spray of their black Media Mister. I used the stencil and did some random background stamping using the Vintage Note stamp from stampendous.

Next I stamped using Decoarts chalk paint, I wanted to use this as a shadow effect.

I off set and over stamped using versamark ink and heat embossed the Aged Teal embossing enamel.

Still playing around I offset and over stamped again using Stazon ink and sprinkled some rose gold embossing powder randomly, I also edged the canvas board with the aged teal.

Playing with the same ideas I used an off cut of wood this time and Decoart Chalky Finish paints for the background, stamped first with Stazon ink and then offset with the aged spice powder. I did the same with the Decorative Borders stamps.
Im still not quite there with the correct colour combos of powders but i'm having fun and learning ;)

Finally I had a couple of bisque hanging ornaments.

The bisque was painted black and then triple embossed using the Verdigris powder. This powder is made up of several different colours and shades and once heat set you get a beautifully speckled finish.

For this one I triple embossed using the chunky copper powder and stamped into the final layer using Andy Skinners clock stamp.
I let it dry and filled in the recessed areas with the verdigris powder and gave it a final blast with the heat gun.

Thanks for stopping by. xx


  1. So here is your play results! Great stuff Mark... Loving the shadow and teal highlights X

  2. What a great play time you had Mark and the end result is fab-u-lous! Gorgeous colours too. Not sure if you got Fran's new book with your parcel, it has every one of Fran's embossing techniques over the years (Embossing Powder Techniques from A to Z - Fran Seiford) and is well worth having as a reference. Anne x

    1. Thanks Anne. And yes I got the book as well. It's very good, lots of ideas. I shall try and work my way through it. X

  3. Adore this project, Mark! The Elephant has such dimension with this technique!! Thanks so much for sharing with Stampendous!

  4. I love this- the offset shadow effect suits the elephant well - yum! Thank you for sharing your magic using my elephant design,Mark!!!

  5. These look fabulous Mark and I do love Nataliie's stamps. You've done such lovely things lately I couldn't resist joining your band of followers :D
    Fliss x