Artistry in Painting with Powder

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The Glance and PenPattern Turtle by Fran Seiford

It’s pretty exciting to see how embossing powder can be used beyond the basics and even more exciting is that these techniques have been compiled into a book by Fran Seiford for easy access to reference when using any of our line of Essentials.

Our 5-Jar Kits are great starter kits and the 14-Jar Scenic Selection Embossing Powder Set is as well. You can even pick and choose your color favorites by individual jars in clear, opaque, sparkly and the satiny shine of our PearLustre powders for your own creative favorites. There is plenty to fill your powdery needs.

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If you are just getting started or a veteran with embossing powders, you will enjoy our Painting with Powder videos that encourage a little more random sprinkles and embossed layers than the basics.

In no time, you’ll be adding more Essentials to your new embossing talents with Mica Fragments, Color Fragments, Glass Glitter, and more!

Ready for some inspiration on techniques from Fran’s book? Let’s hop on over to the design team blogs sharing their embossing powder projects today.

Wendy Price

Pam Bray

Lea Fritts

Kristine Reynolds

Embossing Techniques Dreamweaver-Style

Dreamweaver Thursday is going puffy…and sparkly…and shiny…and textured…and cracked, all with the magic of Embossing Powders and Enamels! This week we’ve shown you wonderful examples of just a few of  the techniques in Fran Seiford’s new book as shown below, demonstrated with predominantly Stampendous images. Today we have plenty of embossing love to share with our Dreamweaver stencils!

Here are a few examples from the team…

Created by Louise Healy, featuring the Dreamweaver Dragon stencil, using the “Faux Cloisonné” technique found in Section F, page 24.

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Created by Pam Hornschu featuring the Swirly Heart stencil design with glittery pink embossing powder from the Spring Sparkle Kit, using the “Painting with Powder” technique, found in section Y, pages 90-94.

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Another “Painting with Powder” creation by Laura Drahozal. She really demonstrates the “painterly” feel to be achieved by this technique with the Dreamweaver Tree Line stencil.

LauraD_PWPTreelineFinally, another creation by Pam Hornschu, featuring the Peacock Stencil using the “Molten Magic” Technique, as found in section P, pages 38-39, with Fran•tagé Aged Enamels.

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I bet we’ve surprised you today with the variety of techniques from the new book that can be easily used with Dreamweaver Stencils. We have a few more to share, but first a reminder…you can purchase the book online at Stampendous, or from crafting retail stores in your area…but wouldn’t it be awesome to win one? We are giving away THREE AUTOGRAPHED copies of the new Embossing Powder Techniques from A to Z by Fran Seiford. For a chance to be a randomly selected winner, leave comments on everyone’s posts for this week, and double check the Prize Rules HERE.

Lea Fritts (DW and Embossing)

Jamie Martin (DW and Embossing)

Laura Drahozal (DW and Embossing)

Pam Hornschu (DW and Embossing)

Louise Healy (DW and Embossing)

and in case you missed it yesterday…

Kristine Reynolds (DW and Embossing)

 

 

Melting Beautiful Embossing Puddles

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Vintage Contract Canvas by Fran Seiford

We are turning up the heat on our sprinkles of embossing powders and letting them puddle into works of art. It is time to shine a creative light on our beloved embossing powders with Fran’s new Embossing Powder Techniques from A to Z book for new and innovative uses as well as remembering those tried and true basics.

Not sure where to get one of these books? Purchase on our website or comment all throughout the week on our blog and that of each designer’s blog posting with our embossing powder theme and it may be you with a new book of you very own! See Official Contest Rules. We will announce winners next week.

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In the meantime, here is a video showing freeform puddle painting using embossing powders, just play!

The designs can be so incredible with this freeform technique that you will want to frame it!

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Butterfly Post Framed Puddle Paint by Fran Seiford

Here are the designer’s sharing their favorite embossing letter from Fran’s Embossing Powder Techniques from A to Z.

Jamie Martin (Tuesday post)

Wendy Price

Kristine Reynolds

Jamie Martin

Pam Hornschu

Embossing Powder Techniques from A to Z

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Are you a craft hoarder? Saving your stash for the perfect occasion? When it comes to embossing powders and enamels, this week IS the perfect occasion! There is such a ginormous (technical term!) variety of ways to use these jars of powdery and/or chunky perfection, and our own Fran Seiford has just published a book with ALL of them! You could have this book sitting next to you, and use a different technique for every day of the year! Fran has over 35 years of experience in the crafting industry, and she’s happy to share her skills with embossing powders and other tools of the trade in her new book…Embossing Powder Techniques from A to Z. In the video below, Fran introduces you to her book at the CHA Mega Show.

Want one of your very own? You can purchase it online at Stampendous, or from crafting retail stores in your area…but wouldn’t it be awesome to win one? Three commenters from this week’s blog posts on our blog, and that of each designer’s blog post about the book will be randomly chosen to receive a copy of their own! See Official Contest Rules.

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This week the design team is sharing their favorite techniques from the book and here is today’s participant.

Alison Heikkila

 

National Polka Dot Day

According to my email from the Disney Store, today is National Polka Dot Day! Wow… well, if you’re a huge fan of polka dots, you’re in luck, because we have a really fun option for you!

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Our Graduated Dot Stencil from Dreamweaver Stencils is perfect for adding polka dots to any project you’d like. This stencil is awesome because it really lends itself to all the terrific stenciling techniques, plus it makes a perfect background for any of our wonderful Stampendous Images. Let’s take a look (you can click on the pictures to be taken to the project on our website with complete supply lists and instructions) –

This darling card using House-Mouse Designs® Baby Blanket image was created by Kristine Reynolds using the Graduated Dot stencil. She pasted it with regular embossing paste then stenciled it with Paintsticks and a stencil brush. She used it in a landscape position to provide a quick and darling background.

Baby Blanket by Kristine ReynoldsIn this sweet card, Kristine used Dreamweaver Regular Paste and a Paste Spreader to create a background with the Graduated Dot Stencil that really makes the rest of the card pop! The card features our Garden Frog Stamp and our Spring Sentiments Perfectly Clear Stamps™ Set.

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In this wonderful card by Lyn Bernatovich, the Graduated Dot Stencil has been dry embossed using a Big Shot die cutting machine. To do this, place the stencil, copyright side down, on the Multipurpose Platform of your Big Shot. Then spritz the back of your card with a bit of water and place it on the stencil. Next add a rubber embossing mat and two new, uncut, clear plates on top. Then run it through. The little spritz of water gives you a crisp embossed finish.

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Another terrific card by Amy Hurley-Purdie shows that adding some Crystal Micro Glitter to the pasted stencil design can make a really dynamic finish when you’re using a smaller stamp on a larger card.

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Finally, a quick stenciling with ink has made a terrific, simple background for this wonderful Christmas card by Tenia Nelson.

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Need more ideas? Check out our website at http://www.stampendous.com and just search Gradated Dot Stencil. You’ll find a tab for product then a tab for projects that will help you find just the things you need.  Happy Polka Dot Day!!

31 Days of Halloween – Day 30

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Some of our designers are loving this 31 days of Halloween and you might have guessed which ones as today we have Amy Hurley-Purdie returning with a spectacular project.

This fantastic event involves tons of Halloween inspiration for those of you who love the spooky side. Tons of crafty bloggers will be posting a Halloween project each day in October 2015. And our Design Team has accepted the Challenge.

Visit us each day to see the new list of who is posting, plus a tease of their project. Every project for this blog hop will be brand new!

And of course there are PRIZES!!! There will be scavenger hunts and heaps of prizes hidden all over the interwebs. These will all be given out by the folks at www.smearedink.com who are in charge of the event. And there will be a Grand Prize Drawing as well. Be sure to visit them to find out all about the prizes!

 

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Playing today from the Stampendous Design Team –

Amy Hurley-Purdie

Here is the complete hop list for those who want to start at the beginning! Happy hopping!

Terra

Black Dragon

Alison

Julia

Lyneen

Kelli

Maureen

Sue

DominoART

Lost Coast Portal To Creativity

Susan

Sarah

Keren

Lisa F

Teresa

Fiona

Lisa H

Stampendous Stamps

Shell

Sarah S

Airless Chambers

Susan R

Dream In Darkness

De Stempelwinkel

Leslie Rahye

Kat

Rebecca

Lee

Suzi

Sara

DeeDee

31 Days of Halloween – Day 29

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It’s getting pretty spooky around here today as designer Amy Hurley-Purdie and Pam Hornschu are back with projects that are sure to grab your attention.

This fantastic event involves tons of Halloween inspiration for those of you who love the spooky side. Tons of crafty bloggers will be posting a Halloween project each day in October 2015. And our Design Team has accepted the Challenge.

Visit us each day to see the new list of who is posting, plus a tease of their project. Every project for this blog hop will be brand new!

And of course there are PRIZES!!! There will be scavenger hunts and heaps of prizes hidden all over the interwebs. These will all be given out by the folks at www.smearedink.com who are in charge of the event. And there will be a Grand Prize Drawing as well. Be sure to visit them to find out all about the prizes!

 

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Playing today from the Stampendous Design Team –

Amy Hurley-Purdie

and

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Pam Hornschu

Here is the complete hop list for those who want to start at the beginning! Happy hopping!

Terra

Black Dragon

Alison

Julia

Lyneen

Kelli

Maureen

Sue

DominoART

Lost Coast Portal To Creativity

Susan

Sarah

Keren

Lisa F

Teresa

Fiona

Lisa H

Stampendous Stamps

Shell

Sarah S

Airless Chambers

Susan R

Dream In Darkness

De Stempelwinkel

Leslie Rahye

Kat

Rebecca

Lee

Suzi

Sara

DeeDee

31 Days of Halloween – Day 28

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Thank you for stopping in today for another day of Smeared Ink’s 31 Days of Halloween!

This fantastic event will involve tons of Halloween inspiration for those of you who love the spooky side. Tons of crafty bloggers will be posting a Halloween project each day in October 2015. And our Design Team has accepted the Challenge.

Visit us each day to see the new list of who is posting, plus a tease of their project. Every project for this blog hop will be brand new!

And of course there are PRIZES!!! There will be scavenger hunts and heaps of prizes hidden all over the interwebs. These will all be given out by the folks at www.smearedink.com who are in charge of the event. And there will be a Grand Prize Drawing as well. Be sure to visit them to find out all about the prizes!

 

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Playing today from the Stampendous Design Team –

Laura Drahozal

Here is the complete hop list for those who want to start at the beginning! Happy hopping!

Terra

Black Dragon

Alison

Julia

Lyneen

Kelli

Maureen

Sue

DominoART

Lost Coast Portal To Creativity

Susan

Sarah

Keren

Lisa F

Teresa

Fiona

Lisa H

Stampendous Stamps

Shell

Sarah S

Airless Chambers

Susan R

Dream In Darkness

De Stempelwinkel

Leslie Rahye

Kat

Rebecca

Lee

Suzi

Sara

DeeDee

31 Days of Halloween – Day 27

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Oh this designer has a love for the season, Amy Hurley-Purdie is around with another project for our 31 days of  Halloween.

This fantastic event involves tons of Halloween inspiration for those of you who love the spooky side. Tons of crafty bloggers will be posting a Halloween project each day in October 2015. And our Design Team has accepted the Challenge.

Visit us each day to see the new list of who is posting, plus a tease of their project. Every project for this blog hop will be brand new!

And of course there are PRIZES!!! There will be scavenger hunts and heaps of prizes hidden all over the interwebs. These will all be given out by the folks at www.smearedink.com who are in charge of the event. And there will be a Grand Prize Drawing as well. Be sure to visit them to find out all about the prizes!

 

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Playing today from the Stampendous Design Team –

Amy Hurley-Purdie

Here is the complete hop list for those who want to start at the beginning! Happy hopping!

Terra

Black Dragon

Alison

Julia

Lyneen

Kelli

Maureen

Sue

DominoART

Lost Coast Portal To Creativity

Susan

Sarah

Keren

Lisa F

Teresa

Fiona

Lisa H

Stampendous Stamps

Shell

Sarah S

Airless Chambers

Susan R

Dream In Darkness

De Stempelwinkel

Leslie Rahye

Kat

Rebecca

Lee

Suzi

Sara

DeeDee

31 Days of Halloween – Day 26

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Here for a third day in a row, Amy Hurley-Purdie has got a transformation of a squash kind. You are going to love it!

This fantastic event involves tons of Halloween inspiration for those of you who love the spooky side. Tons of crafty bloggers will be posting a Halloween project each day in October 2015. And our Design Team has accepted the Challenge.

Visit us each day to see the new list of who is posting, plus a tease of their project. Every project for this blog hop will be brand new!

And of course there are PRIZES!!! There will be scavenger hunts and heaps of prizes hidden all over the interwebs. These will all be given out by the folks at www.smearedink.com who are in charge of the event. And there will be a Grand Prize Drawing as well. Be sure to visit them to find out all about the prizes!

 

Playing today from the Stampendous Design Team –

Amy Hurley-Purdie

Here is the complete hop list for those who want to start at the beginning! Happy hopping!

Terra

Black Dragon

Alison

Julia

Lyneen

Kelli

Maureen

Sue

DominoART

Lost Coast Portal To Creativity

Susan

Sarah

Keren

Lisa F

Teresa

Fiona

Lisa H

Stampendous Stamps

Shell

Sarah S

Airless Chambers

Susan R

Dream In Darkness

De Stempelwinkel

Leslie Rahye

Kat

Rebecca

Lee

Suzi

Sara

DeeDee

Join us this week for our blog hop with the designers from Glue Dots company. We are sure you’ll want to stick around with us!