The wonderful Heart of Ohio Tole painting convention is one of our favorite events. Amazing folks from the world of Decorative Painting meet with manufacturers of some of our favorite products each year in Ohio for a wonderful event full of classes, shopping, and painting demonstrations. NO membership is required to attend, although you must pre-register for the classes!
If you find yourself near Columbus, Ohio August 8-13, do stop in and give us a Hoot. Stampendous will be there with our latest products and lots of Holiday goodness for you. Plus some special images celebrating this year’s theme – If you give a Mouse a Paintbrush… What could be more up our alley??!!
If you won’t be in Ohio in August, join us here on the Stampendous blog as we celebrate that week with all things painty + stampy + stencily! You’ll absolutely love what we do with our paintbrushes here! (and fingers, and sponges, and… mice for that matter!)
Here we are on our last, and biggest hop day with international mixed media artist Andy Skinner and his wonderful Design Team at DecoArt. We hope you’ve been amazed and delighted at the inspiration we’ve shared with you. Andy’s stamps are just so exciting and fun to use, and we know you’ve loved seeing the range of the DecoArt Fluid Media line as well.
One reason we focused on the Media range for this blog hop, is that it’s the perfect acrylic paint to use when tinting your Dreamweaver Embossing Pastes! Just one drop of these pigment-rich media paints is enough to tint a generous quantity of paste for making your favorite backgrounds. Don’t be afraid to color your pastes to match your projects. Most Dreamweaver Embossing Pastes can be tinted very easily. Here are some examples from our own Leadonna Fritts! You might just recognize some of these made into projects on her blog this week.
Now get hopping and be sure to leave a trail of comments on each of the designer blogs. Each comment gets you one entry for a great prize package (open to everyone) of all three of Andy Skinner’s newest stamps for Stampendous PLUS a Fluid Media Acrylic Starter Kit.
Hope you’ve been enjoying some mad mixed media skills as we hop this week with Andy Skinner and his fantastic international design team from DecoArt. Even if mixed media, grunge, shabby isn’t your favorite look, we want you to know that Andy’s stamps, designed exclusively for Stampendous, can be used for some really fun and adorable art.
How about this darling card from Pam Bray?
Or this elegant and chic Chocolate Box by Asia King?
Or the sweet distressed frame on this darling wall hanging by Debbie Cole, CDA?
A great set of backgrounds is one of the most versatile things you can have, and Andy Skinner’s stamp sets just hit the mark perfectly! We know you’ll reach for these again and again to add a little texture to your art!
Right now, reach for your mouse and start clicking on the links below! Each featured Design Team member has a great project to inspire and amaze you. Leave a comment on each one to be entered to win a wonderful prize package of each of Andy Skinner’s newest stamp sets from Stampendous plus a Fluid Media Acrylic Starter Kit from DecoArt!
Being it a painterly kind of week and all we are mixing it up a notch or two with stencils and paint today. Debbie Cole, Creative Decorative Artist, has made a beautiful background mix of stencil embossing, painting and stamping that dance around the canvas as happy as can be.
Debbie’s artistic viewfinder focused on key branches from the Bare Trees Stencil to give this pendant necklace an interesting design. Just think of all the great pendants that can be created using various sections from a single stencil!
There are more stencil and paint ideas from our team. Louise Healy combined embossed Maidenhair Fern Stencil and Honeycomb Stencil with paint to an excellent wall hanging. It is one of her favorite projects and I can see why.
Pam Hornschu wowed our stencil loving hearts with this box in October. That Quatrefoil Stenciled box lid is jaw-dropping awesome with the complementing black Small Damask stenciling on the side of the box!
We are at Creative Paint right now with a busy hub of painters learning how to use our products with Debbie Cole and looking at the Dreamweaver Stencils displayed in our booth too! Stop by and say hello if you’re on the show floor, we are booth #402 – 406.
The show floor is open at the Creative Painting Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada and so is our Stampendous booth! Stop by and catch accredited CDA, Debbie Cole stamp and paint, you’ll be so glad you did. Her fabulous technique of pendant making will be on display as well, so don’t miss out on seeing and learning just how fun it is to combine stamps with decorative and creative painting.
Here are a few of Debbie’s amazing jewelry pieces that just might be in our booth. You’ll have to stop by and see.
Need to make a bezel and all you have is paper, cutting dies and paint? This video shows you how easy it is to create stunning pendant necklaces. Take a look!
Remember to stop by our booth #402 – 406 at Creative Painting Convention, March 2 -4
This week we will be at Creative Painting Convention in Vegas, Nevada. We we love the look of combining painting with the our stamps and this week we’ll show you the basics to getting started as well as some excellent examples by accredited and certified Decorative Painter, Debbie Cole
If this combination of stamping and painting is new to you or you are just getting started with the technique, Debbie has videos teaching the basics of stamping and decorative painting that we will be sharing throughout the week. Let’s take a look at the different ways you can stamp with paint in today’s video.
Stop by our booth #402 – 406 at Creative Painting Convention, March 2 -4
It’s time for more puzzle inspiration and a dose of sugar plum wishes and angel kisses!
If you missed our hops so far this week go to Monday’s post for details on the hop and deadlines to comment for prizes, then hop on over to Wednesday and Thursday for more inspiration!
Before you are taken away to today’s designer’s projects, there are queens and angels to meet.
This snow queen will create fun and magical moments on greeting cards, scrapbook layouts and home decor. Take a look at this magical canvas by Debbie Cole our artist consultant for decorative painting. There are so many wonderful glistening layers to this piece we could look at it all day!
Hello and welcome to another day of our mashup with Santa and wobbly action projects. Our team is having way too much fun making a wide range of wobbly cards AND there are a few video clips to see just how they wobble. Catch up on them from Monday if you haven’t already and check out today’s list of designers who are ready to dazzle you with Santa’s, wobbly cards or both!
Since it IS about Santa this week too, we have some projects from our catalog with a few bag issues! They are brimming full of presents that are just begging to be seen. First up is this amazing book box by Debbie Cole who captures the vintage and country vibe of our Quilted Santa stamp. Isn’t this just amazing!
And then there is a classic version of Santa, as Classic Santa in wood or cling rubber mount.
Asia King created this gorgeous Classic Santa card and those young at heart believe the sentiment says is all. Get all the details on how Asia created this card over on our website HERE.
We can’t get enough of the big fat man with the long white beard around this time of year, so let’s hop on over to these designer’s projects and see if we can find him!
The month of October has been a celebration of all things Halloween, but did you know that it has also been Decorative Painters’ Month? We are very fortunate at Stampendous to have a highly accredited, respected, and loved member of the Society of Decorative Painters…Debbie Cole. She has been one of several that have enjoyed incorporating Stampendous designs and products into her artwork. Here are just a few of her creations…
These are just three of her winter holiday designs based on Stampendous images! You can view these and more, including instructions on her website/blog HERE. For more inspiration on decorative painting with Stampendous products, check out our Pinterest board filled with wonderful ideas. For more info on the Society of Decorative Painters, you can visit their site HERE. Now, we’ll leave you with an amazing tutorial from Debbie, sure to get your creative juices flowing. Remember, we’d love for you to share your creations on the Stampendous Facebook Page.