tisdag 24 juni 2014

Stampendous & Decoart Art Journal

This week the DecoArt International design team is joining the Stampendous blog hop along with Princeton Brushes, and Inspired by Willow Wolfe. Artists from around the world are joining together to show you what you can do with stamps and acrylic paint! Of course, there are prizes! DecoArt is sending three sets of their Media Fluid Acrylics, Princeton Artist Brushes, through Willow Wolfe, is sending a Select 3750 Brush Set and a Catalyst Wedge, and Stampendous be adding a Stampendous Creative Palette


And here is what I created with stamps and embossing powders from Stampendous
and acrylic paint from DecoArts new Media Line

I altered the cover of an art journal. Lots of stamping, embossing and acrylic paint.

Chipboard letters painted with Fluid Acrylics, stamped with VersaFine using the
same stamp as on the background. Gloss Varnish on top.

I covered the spine with embossing powder, shabby blue.

I used a lot of different Stampendous stamps from the n*studio Mixed Media Line all 
designed by Nathalie Kalbach

The back....the metal corners also got a makeover using the Shabby
Blue embossing powder from Stampendous.

And here's how I created the background:

I started by adding  acrylic paint to a sheet of cardstock using a brayer...

I used four different colors from the the new Media Line from Decoart, allowing each 
coat to dry before applying the next. Then I stamped different texture stamps randomly
all over the page using VersaMark and embossed them with clear embossing powder.

I covered the whole page with black acrylic paint and let it set for a minute, then I used a 
baby wipe to wipe off the paint from the stamped and embossed patterns.
Don't wait to long, if you do you will have a hard time getting the paint off.
Then some more stamping and embossing...

This time i covered the whole thing in white paint, and rubbed the paint off once again 
before it cured. Finally i applied two coats of DecoArt Gloss Varnish.

For a chance to win some great prizes and get a lot of inspiration on how to use stamps, embossing powders and acrylic paint together...Let's get Hoppin!

Louise Crosbie (Scotland, UK)

Iliane de Fockert (Elly) (Niedersachsen, Germany)

Julia Stratford-Wright (near London, UK)

Julie Robertson (UK)

Leadonna Kimmel (North Carolina, USA)

Angelica Stark (Hudiksvall, Sweden)

Debbie Cole (California, USA)

For a chance to win, Simply hop to each blog and leave a comment! 

Your comments on the blogs are your entry into the drawing! Stampendous will randomly choose three blog posts from all the designer posts this week and then choose a winner from each to receive a prize package. BUT there are few bonus goodies for some lucky people who SHARE our Facebook posts and Pinterest Pins! Stampendous will send three prize packages to commenters with a U.S. Mailing Address, DecoArt will send three Sample Packs to international commenters so they can play, too!! 

Like StampendousDecoArtPrinceton Artist Brushes and inspired by Willow Wolfe on Facebook!  We've also got a Pinterest Board started! 

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

Also up for grabs exclusively on the Decoart International Design Team Blog posts 
is a chance to win this one off piece of artwork from Andy Skinner who will choose one winner from the comments on our blog post on Thursday and will announce the winner on his Facebook page on Friday Facebook page link is:

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45 kommentarer:

  1. This is an amazing blog hop with an outstanding collection of art work! I'm so glad I decided to follow along. Your journal cover is gorgeous and I appreciate the tutorial you shared for it's creation.

  2. This is just gorgeous! I love the colors and how it is simple yet oh so gorgeous! Great tutorial also! TFS!

  3. This is fantastic! I love, love, love it! I love the colors used and the awesome texture. You've done a fabulous job!

  4. Very nice colors in your mixed media. So enjoyed looking at it;) thanks, -con

  5. Great technique and i love your yummy colour combination. I have to try this white on black combination. ♥

  6. Wow great cover, love the colours. Thanks for sharing the technique

  7. Supert prosjekt som alltid! Du er utrolig dyktig og inspirerende!

    Super project - as always. Love to follow your work - you really inspire me. Best regards from Kirsten

  8. I totally adore this! The colors and texture is great!

  9. Awesomely done, Angelica!
    Thanks for sharing the stepxstep too - I loved seeing your brilliant journal cover come to life! The embossing looks soo fab and the lettering is perfect!

    Claudia x

  10. Very nice; like the colors...

  11. Applaud, applaud, applaud, applaud!! This is GORGEOUS. I've never seen a cover page done this way. I love the colored, black and white bits and the way you describe the technique was so easy to understand. This is so beautiful and I LOVE all the paints and stamps and inks you used. As always your work stuns me.
    Lisa x

  12. Such a gorgeous journal! I love your use of the clear embossing to keep that fabulous color.

  13. this hop is getting me excited to get my art journal out and start filling it up.
    The pages have been blank for too long.
    thanks for helping me get into the mood for doing some art - rather than just concentrating on greeting cards.
    Love your page.

  14. An absolutely brilliant tutorial Angelica and that journal cover is really, really gorgeous! I'm going to have to try that technique on something before I forget!

  15. I am so enjoying this week's contributions.

  16. What a fun piece. These blog hops are a hoot.

  17. Fabulous tutorial, I love how you did the different layers of colours
    I was very intrigued as to how you had done it!
    Beautiful colours and the embossed spine and decoartive strip is fabulous

    Jools x

  18. Brandi (@Fitzysmom)24 juni 2014 kl. 21:12

    I've never done an art journal, but this makes me want to! Thanks for sharing it with us.

  19. What a fun technique...I will try this for sure!

  20. Fab tutorial, the Stampendous stamps are really beautiful, and what you did with them on this AJ cover combined with some wonderful paints is amazing!!! Thank you! Coco x

  21. Such a neat idea with the embossing powder!! very cool, I love how it turned out.

  22. Wow, Angelica, this is just incredible! Your texture and color are fantastic and your background technique is just stunning! Thanks so much for sharing with us this week!!

  23. Very cool techniques! I would have never thought to do that. Awesome covers and I love the spine too. Love these stamps! Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

  24. Awesome piece of altered art...LOVE all the textures!!

  25. This looks like so much FUNNNNNNNN! Love it!!! The texture, colors, and images will MAKE you want to write in this gorgeous journal!

  26. Gorgeous work! I love the embossing on the cover. Your choice of colors and stamping look beautiful together. Thanks for sharing.

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  28. Love this! Great techniques.

  29. I love this! The bright colors under the embossing are perfect. Going to have to try this...

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

    Carol B

  31. Great effect for a journal cover thanks

  32. Wonderful colours on this cover & I adore the introduction of the black. I really like the shine from the embossing & the swirly feel to the circles. Great project

  33. I want to try the technique of embossing and then covering with the black. It really brings out the colors.

  34. Omg this is so beautiful. I love these mixed media stamps and the way you positioned the colors and placed the circles is just gorgeous. This is simply stunning. I can't think of enough words to describe the feeling I had when I first saw your piece. It is truly a work of ART. Thank you for sharing you are an amazing artist.

  35. What beautiful textures and colours here - I love it!
    Alison x

  36. Hi Angelica :) your background technique, using the embossing powders, is very clever! Beautiful work!

  37. Striking art journal! The depth of texture is fantastic!

  38. These products are amazing, and you proved that to be true!