Stampendous and DecoArt Blog Hop Day 2

Welcome back, everyone! We have a special post today for our hop coming from DecoArt design team member Kitty Miller. She has an incredible Shakespeare-themed project to share with us for her guest post! Welcome, Kitty!

I was so excited when I received my Stampendous Stamps by Andy Skinner. I immediately thought of Shakespeare and the set props and costumes and decided to make a set of themed blocks to showcase some of my favorite quotes and to celebrate literature.

Shakespeare Block 1
First I painted all of the blocks with a thin coat of DecoArt Matte Medium and let that dry. While that was drying, I ripped up a bunch of papers that I liked from books, song hymnals, scrapbook paper and letters. I rip the pieces towards me so that I do not get that white edge on any of the papers that I am collaging down as that will draw paint into it and attract the eye.
Once I get all of the blocks covered in torn papers, I collage down the images I am using and then coat the blocks with two coats of matte medium letting them dry in between coats. After the blocks are all covered with the matte medium and dry, I like to paint the backgrounds with a thin watered down coat of the DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics in a variety of colors, drying between colors, so the colors don’t mix and make mud. I also like to take some Paynes Grey and shade around the collaged items with a flat brush and the watered down paint.
Next, I stamped a bunch of the images onto the blocks that coordinated with the images and the quotes that I was using.
Once all of the images are collaged down the stamps need to be painted. I use small detail brushes and the DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics to paint over all of the images, to bring them to life and make them my own. Paint all eyes, hair, feathers, etc.
I wanted some texture and interest on the top of the blocks too. So for this one I spread DecoArt Modeling Paste and spread a thin layer on top of the block with a palette knife, once the modeling paste was almost dry I sprayed the Andy Skinner Rubber Stamp with water and pressed it into the modeling paste to make an impression and then dried with the craft dryer. I the painted it with thin coats of DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics in Raw Umber, Paynes Grey, and Burnt Umber. I let that dry and then I super glued on a knob.
For this block, I painted the Andy Skinner Stamp with The DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics in Paynes Grey, White, and Burnt Umber. Them I sprayed a bit of DecoArt Media Misters in Red.

Take the DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic Paint in Carbon Black on your finger and rub it around all of the edges.

 

Shakespeare Block 2
For the side of block two I used DecoArt Liquid Glass over the bottles to give them dimension. I spread DecoArt Crackle Paste mixed with just a couple of drops of the DecoArt Media Fluid acrylic in Burnt Umber. Once that was dry I brushed DecoArt Media fluid acrylics watered down a tiny bit in Gold and Burnt Umber letting it dry between coats. I also rubbed the edges with some of the DecoArt Metallic Lustre in Cosmic Blue and then also did the edges with Carbon Black DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic with my finger.
For this side, I just glued down my character and did the sides with the Metallic Lustre and the Carbon Black paint mentioned for the previous side. I didn’t do much else as I did not want to cover the bugs.
 For this side, I glued down my fashion model image and painted the face, and hair and added some antlers. Then I made a mask out of deli paper to protect her and put the DecoArt doily stencil down and applied Indigo Blu FlitterGlu with a sponge through the stencil and applied gold leaf to it. I also rubbed the edges with DecoArt Fluid Acrylic Paint in Carbon Black and DecoArt Metallic Lustre in Cosmic Blue with my fingers.
For this side of the block, I painted the birds with a small detail brush and DecoArt Fluid Acrylics. I also rubbed more of the Metallic Lustre in Cosmic Blue on it, sprayed a tiny bit of the DecoArt Media Mister in Red and rubbed the sides with my finger and the Carbon Black DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic.
For the top of block two, I applied the DecoArt Crackle Paste mixed with a tiny bit of the DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic in Phthalo Turquoise. One DryI rubbed it with DecoArtFluid Acrylics in Phthalo Turquoise, Burnt Umber and Ultramarine Blue letting dry between colors and wiping off excess. Once dry I applied gold and copper leaf and then glued on a knob.

 

Shakespeare Block 3
  For block 3 first side I used a medallion for a cupboard from the hardware store and dry brushed it with DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics in Prussian Blue, Cobalt Turquoise, and Paynes Grey till I got a color I like.

I covered the side of the block with DecoArt Texture Paste mixed with a little bit of the burnt umber in the Media Fluid acrylic. once that is dry I brushed on the DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics in Cobalt Turquoise, Phthalo Turquoise and Burnt Umber letting dry between colors and wiping off excess with a baby wipe. Then glue the medallion to the block with glue I used E6000. Glue little fake half pearls where the nail holes are and paint in Paynes reGy and Cobalt turquoise until they look like aged nail heads.

For the top of this block I applied DecoArt Crackle Paste mixed with a bit of Paynes Grey, when it was dry I rubbed on Burnt Umber and Phthalo Turquoise DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics letting dry between coats and rubbing off the excess.
 For the rest of the sides, I just collaged the images down and shaded around them with Paynes Grey. I painted my Day of the Dead fashion model.

 

Shakespeare Block 4
 For block 4 I used the same techniques, I shaded around the collaged images, painted all of the collaged images
used DecoArt Crackle Paste and then rubbed paint over them removing the excess when dry with diaper wipes I used several of the DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics in the Magenta and Red hues. I rubbed the Carbon Black on with my finger and then stamped words from the Andy Skinner stamp collection.

 

Shakespeare Block 5
For block 5 the top was done exactly like block 4. The collaged images were all painted with the DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics, and the corners were done with the Crackle Paste and stained with the Media Fluid Acrylics drying and wiping off excess with baby wipes as mentioned above.

 

Shakespeare Block 6
For block 6 I really just collaged down the images, Stamped on the words in the Andy Skinner Stampendous stamps and painted the background around the collaged owl. I rubbed all of the corners with the DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic in Black.

Once all the blocks were dry, I sprayed them with DecoArt Glossy Spray Finish.

These blocks were so fun to make. I hope you make a set you can enjoy too.

Thank you, Kitty! These blocks are amazing and showcase Andy’s stamps with the DecoArt Media products that just happen to be a part of our prizes for the hop!

Prizes!!!!! Comment to win one of three HUGE prize packages that include Andy Skinner stamps and DecoArt Media™ Paint plus more! All the products are sneak peeked in the banner at the top of this post, but a full list is available on Monday’s post.  US winners only, see Stampendous Official Contest Rules here for more details.

Here are the designer’s participating in today’s hop –

Tuesday

Tracy Easson
DecoArt Blog

Did you miss Monday’s post?

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Stampendous Blog
Pam Bray
Louise Healy
Asia King
Janelle Stollfus
Alison Heikkila
DecoArt Blog

 

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Join Us!

Stampendous and DecoArt are teaming up to bring you a wonderful class opportunity, open to the public!

The Society of Decorative Painters (SDP) show has joined the Association for Creative Industries (AFCI)(formerly CHA) in presenting a fantastic Spring crafting opportunity. If you’re in or near Daytona Beach, Florida, don’t miss this wonderful chance to paint along with the amazing Chris Haughey and our own Tammie Wilson. This class will be fantastic.

You can register for this class by CLICKING HERE!

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Stampendous and DecoArt Blog Hop!

We are super excited about this week and the collaboration we have together with DecoArt and their fabulous design team. We have an incredible line-up of projects from both teams, and they are going to knock your socks off!

Our hop showcases the new Andy Skinner’s Stamp Set that released in January and the incredible line of DecoArt Media™ Fluid Acrylic Paints, plus more!

Prizes??? Yes, with all the great products that are being used you’ll surely want to try them out on your own!!!!! Comment to win on participating blog hop posts for a chance of one of three HUGE prize packages that include Andy Skinner stamps and DecoArt Media™ Paint plus more!  US winners only, see Stampendous Official Contest Rules here for more details.

Want to see all that’s in each prize package? Take a look below:

Stampendous:

  • ASCRS07 Cling Handle with Care
  • ASCRS08 Cling Skuldoggery
  • ASCRS09 Cling Unexplained
DecoArt:

  • Quinacridone Magenta
  • Cobalt Turquoise Hue
  • Cobalt Teal Hue
  • Primary Magenta
  • Transparent Yellow Iron Oxide
  • Paynes Gray
  • Carbon Black
  • Titanium White
  • Prussian Blue Hue
  • Phthalo Blue
 

  • Quinacridone Gold
  • Diarylide Yellow
  • Pyrrole Red
  • Green Gold
  • Primary Yellow Media Mister
  • Titanium White Antiquing Cream
  • Patina Antiquing Cream
  • 8oz Bottle Lamp Black Americana Acrylic Paint

Here are the designers participating in today’s hop –

Stampendous Blog
Pam Bray
Louise Healy
Asia King
Janelle Stollfus
Alison Heikkila
DecoArt Blog

Superstar Birthday Wrap-up

Our superstar birthday theme is wrapping up today, but not without a bit of decorative fanfare! Any celebration needs decorations and presents, right?

Check out these stamps to gather up balloons, gifts and party favors to add to your celebration projects.

We couldn’t resist adding in these little superstar mice to add to the theme. They sure know how to have fun!

And our talented designer’s are excited to share their stellar projects too.

Pam Bray

Jamie Martin

Louise Healy

Lea Fritts

Janelle Stollfus

Catch up on the superstar posts earlier this week from the links below.

Wednesday

Kristine Reynolds

Jamie Martin

Louise Healy

Monday

Stampendous Blog

Kristine Reynolds

Jamie Martin

Alison Heikkila

Louise Healy

That is all from the Stampendous blog today, we hope you’ll join us next week with DecoArt and their design team for tons of mixed media inspiration.

Sweet Superstar Birthdays!

If you are wondering what goes with Superstar birthdays, we have the answer, desserts! After all, a party isn’t a party without cake, and we have plenty to choose between our stamps and stencils.

The most recent of our sweet stamp treats are the Dessert Display and Cupcake Tiers available in both wood mount and cling mount (shown below) rubber stamps.

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CRW181 Cling Dessert Display Stamp (also in wood mount)

 

 

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CRM331 Cling Cupcake Tiers Stamp (also in wood mount)

We also released Cake Tiers Perfectly Clear Stamps complete with numbers and sentiments to celebrate those milestones for birthdays, anniversaries and more!

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SSC1256 Cake Tiers Perfectly Clear Stamp Set

To make this set even more exciting, Fran Seiford paired Cake Tiers with our Pop Up Stages Die Set for a superstar card insert, and we have a quick video for you to see how well it all comes together, plus a link to the cards printable project page on our website!

Ready for more inspiration? Hop on over to see what our designers have baked up for a superstar birthday theme.

Kristine Reynolds

Jamie Martin

Louise Healy

Catch up on the superstar birthday theme earlier this week from the links below.

Stampendous Blog

Kristine Reynolds

Jamie Martin

Alison Heikkila

Louise Healy

You may see stenciled sweets on the designer’s post this week, but we didn’t want you to miss the sweet stencil products that go along with our desserts theme today. Stop by last Friday’s Stencil Palooza post for a gallery full of them!

Superstar Birthday with Stampendous

superstar_birthdayIt is going to be a stellar week around here as we celebrate the superstars in our lives. We’ll be highlighting stamps, stencils and more that will produce the most cheerful memory-making projects for a superstar birthday!

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CRV331 Cling Superstar Birthday
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CRR287 Cling Oh My Stars

Superstar Birthday and Oh My Stars stamps work together for a star-studded card or scrapbook page plus they work with so many stamps and stencils in our birthday collections, too!

Take a look at these striking designs from two of our design team members, Lea Fritts and Janelle Stollfus.

And there are more creations from our designers today that will inspire you to create oodles of birthday cards using our new released products! Enjoy!

Kristine Reynolds

Jamie Martin

Alison Heikkila

Louise Healy

Creative Painting 2017 Is A Hit!

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Stampendous is excited to be teaching classes and sharing our newest products in the expo at Creative Painting in Las Vegas.

The Tropicana Hotel is the home for this fantastic event celebrating Decorative Painting, and we’ve attended each year for the last several years to show decorative painters how easy it is to use stamps. Rubber stamps make wonderful and easy background patterns for painted, home décor projects. In addition, they are an easy way to transfer a pattern to a piece for painting. Some of our large images like this Bird Blossom stamp are perfect for stamping, painting, and outlining to save loads of time on a gorgeous project.

This project was designed by Debbie Cole and taught by Tammie Wilson at this year’s Creative Paint event.

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The other class taught by Sue Thornton was a fantastic Steampunk Jingle Bell plaque that used Train Postcard stamp.

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CRR187 Train Postcard Stamp

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It was a great turn out for both classes and all attendees worked hard to complete their projects. We can’t wait until next year!

Stencil Palooza Finale!

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Our Palooza has one more hurrah with all the new fabulous celebration stencils!

Enjoy a tasty project with cupcakes or a chocolate bar stencil, and you may be hungry for more creative projects! Just take a look at what our team has cooked up with them!

And we are thrilled to have new stencils, designed by Fran, that are perfect for a whole card in one swipe of embossing paste! Choose to add color for a really special design.

Need a greeting that pops off a card? We have oodles of them to choose from in our stencil collection. Here are just a few newly added to our website.

More projects are waiting to be seen over on our designer’s blog posts today, so hop on over and enjoy some stenciling ideas!

Pam Bray

Jamie Martin

Janelle Stollfus

Alison Heikkila

Louise Healy

If you want to peruse our posts earlier this week for ideas with our stencil palooza theme, just keep clicking on the links below. Enjoy, and we’ll see you back here next week.

Monday

Stampendous Blog

Kristine Reynolds

Jamie Martin

Alison Heikkila

Wednesday

Stampendous Blog

Kristine Reynolds

Jamie Martin

Katy Leitch

Louise Healy

 

More Stencil Palooza!

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Today we have a BIG post of fabulous stencils with flowers, leaves and beautiful pattern backgrounds and plenty of project inspiration.

Our latest in flowers and leaves range from fun succulents to a royal thicket crest.

Every project deserves a strong foundation, and our most recent background stencils are sure to help out in that category. Let’s take a glimpse at a few of the new Background Stencils and some projects ideas, too. Want to know more? Click on a caption underneath a stencil to see more detailed information on our website.

We cannot wait for you to see the inspiration from our design team today! Grab a little time before your busy day and stop by these designer’s blogs for some fabulous ideas with our metal stencils!

Kristine Reynolds

Jamie Martin

Katy Leitch

Louise Healy

Monday

Stampendous Blog

Kristine Reynolds

Jamie Martin

Alison Heikkila

There are oodles of ideas on our website!

Stencil Palooza!

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It’s a whole new week, and we are so excited to dive into the fantastic selection of new stencils in our January catalog.  From animals and flowers to celebrations and fancy backgrounds, it is going to be a grand stencil palooza!

Our fabulous stencil designs today are flying and roaming the land in animal fashion. Take a look at the gallery below and click on a caption to see more about each stencil over on our website, you may even find a sample that is perfect for your next project idea!

 

We have over 15 videos on our YouTube channel to help you get started with tons of tips, techniques, and inspiration to keep you creating great stencil projects! Click the video below to start watching and be sure to follow our Stampendous YouTube channel to be notified when new videos are posted.

As always our design team will be sharing a few of their favorite projects using the new stencils. Hop on over to see what they have made and give them a little comment love while you’re there, they do appreciate knowing you stopped by!

Kristine Reynolds

Jamie Martin

Alison Heikkila

 

Spring House-Mouse Treats

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We have a real treat for you today! You are going to squeak in delight over the House-Mouse Designs in this post.

These celebratory mice are paired up with a delectable treat whether it be creating one of their own or finding a special treat around them.

Are you inspired to get crafty with House-Mouse stamps? We would love to see your creations on social media! Just hashtag Stampendous, and we’ll find it plus remember to add your House-Mouse character creations over at House-Mouse and Friends Monday Blog Challenge too. Plus, they always have the alternate option to play along with an Anything Goes theme so whatever you decide to make you can add it to their gallery! Plus, plus, we are sponsoring the current challenge, so that means a chance to shop for more mice!

Stop by our design team blogs from this week where you’ll find fun and fantastic ideas to go with all these Spring mice stamps.

Jamie Martin

Janelle Stollfus

If you missed our posts earlier this week, why not hop a little longer for more inspiration!

Wednesday

Stampendous Blog

Louise Healy

Kristine Reynolds

Jamie Martin

Alison Heikkila

Monday

Stampendous Blog

Pam Bray

Kristine Reynolds

Jamie Martin

Enjoy your weekend, and we hope you get some crafting time as well! Meet us back here next week as we will be sharing a big palooza of stencils!