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 Stampendous, DecoArt, Princeton 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:
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. The Official Rules are here.