If You Give a Mouse a Paintbrush….

Heart of Ohio Tole
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He’ll head to the Heart of Ohio Tole painting convention. Each year Decorative Painters, Manufacturers, Designers and Crafters meet in Ohio for a terrific 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 see us. Stampendous will be there with our latest products for Holiday 2016. Plus, we’ll have 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!)

Happy Holidays by Kristine Reynolds
Happy Holidays by Kristine Reynolds

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Come out for a HOOT!!

Heart of Ohio Tole
              Click Picture to be taken to Event Website

The wonderful Heart of Ohio Tole painting convention is coming up fast. Decorative Painters, Manufacturers, Designers and Crafters meet each year in Columbus, Ohio for a glorious event 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 Holiday goodness. Plus, we’ll have 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!)  It’ll be a HOOT!!

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Stampendous and DecoArt Winners!

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What a fantastic week! Thank you for hopping along with us and we hope as well that you were inspired to create with Stampendous and DecoArt! We loved hearing from the comments that were left on each blog post over the week.

Now for prizes! We have three packages to giveaway and each has a Fluid Media Starter Kit, all three of Andy Skinner’s new Stampendous Stamp sets, and a Jumbo Acrylic Handle. Look at this great prize!

Blog Prize Package

Pam Bray’s Monday Post

Jean Bullock

Wendy Price’s Tuesday Post

Lindi Phillips

DecoArt’s Wednesday Post

Kathy Gledsdale

Congratulations winners! Please email your mailing address with a subject line “DecoArt Blog Hop Winner” to submissions@stampendous.com

Stampendous and DecoArt Blog Hop Day 5

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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.

Blog Prize Package

 

Wendy Price

Asia King

Pam Hornschu

Janelle Stollfus

Pam Bray

Jamie Martin

Louise Healy

Alison Heikkila

Lea Fritts

Amy Hurley-Purdie

Tenia Nelson

Debbie Cole

Laura Drahozal

DecoArt Blog

If you missed stopping by the other days of the hop we gathered up the links lists below for convenience.

Thursday

Stampendous Blog
Pam Hornschu
Alison Heikkila
Louise Healy
Lea Fritts
Debbie Cole
Laura Drahozal
DecoArt Blog

Wednesday

Stampendous Blog
Jamie Martin
DecoArt Blog

Tuesday

Stampendous Blog
Wendy Price
Tenia Nelson
DecoArt Blog

Monday

Stampendous Blog
Asia King
Pam Bray
Janelle Stollfus
DecoArt Blog

Stampendous and DecoArt Blog Hop Day 4

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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?

Sunflower Nap by Pam Bray
Sunflower Nap by Pam Bray

 

Or this elegant and chic Chocolate Box by Asia King?

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Chocolatier by Asia King

 

Or the sweet distressed frame on this darling wall hanging by Debbie Cole, CDA?

Piglet Pals by Debbie Cole
Piglet Pals by Debbie Cole

 

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!

Blog Prize Package

 

Pam Hornschu

Alison Heikkila

Louise Healy

Lea Fritts

Debbie Cole

Laura Drahozal

DecoArt Blog

Stampendous and DecoArt Blog Hop Day 3

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Still hopping this week with our good friends at DecoArt and mixed media artist Andy Skinner. Wow, we sure love the resources DecoArt provides on their website for using their products. They are so awesome. Please take a few moments and check out the DecoArt website. Particularly their Mixed Media Education page. Here you’ll find quick video tutorials on all of the Media line products, wonderful techniques and projects, PLUS you can sign up for their Mixed Media Newsletter (hint, hint…tons of giveaways and prizes… easy to win… ohmygoodness)

Of course we have a chance to win HERE today! Just check out the links below and visit all the blogs. Leave a comment about how wonderful the projects are, and you’re entered each time (one per post) to win one of three prize packages of Andy Skinner’s Mixed Media Stamps designed for Stampendous AND a Media Fluid Acrylic Starter Kit! uh… wow!

Blog Prize Package

Here’s something great from the master himself using these products:

Cling Toxic Tag by Andy Skinner
Cling Toxic Tag by Andy Skinner

 

And more inspiration awaits on these terrific blogs…

Jamie Martin

DecoArt Blog

Stampendous and DecoArt Blog Hop Day 2

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We’re playing with Andy Skinner and DecoArt this week! Did you know that Andy Skinner has started a Facebook Group? “Groups” on Facebook are a great way to communicate directly with artists and companies as well as share your projects you make with their products. On a “Page” you can see what the company is sharing and what their focus is for that day. But in a group you can share with other fans and the focus is on you and your interaction with the company or artist. If you’re a Facebook Member you may want to check out these groups and pages, be sure to click on the links when you’re logged in to Facebook:

Andy Skinner and Friends – Group

Stampendous – Group

Stampendous – Page

DecoArt Media – Page

Also remember, in a group you have to wait to be admitted. So be patient, that can take a day or so for the administrator to add you, especially if you’re in another time zone!

Shabby Chic Box by Andy Skinner
Shabby Chic Box by Andy Skinner

Meanwhile – whether or not you’re on Facebook, you’ll want to visit these designer blogs today because you could win a wonderful set of Andy Skinner’s stamp sets designed for Stampendous PLUS a Fluid Media Starter Kit from DecoArt! Each comment on a participating blog is an entry for one of three prize packages!

Blog Prize Package

Wendy Price

Tenia Nelson

DecoArt Blog

Stampendous and DecoArt Blog Hop Day 1

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We’re super excited this week to play with our friends at DecoArt. Mixed Media Artist and DecoArt International Education Coordinator Andy Skinner has designed some fantastic stamps for Stampendous, and we’re going to be showing them off all week long.

Andy will join us along with his team of international mixed media artists including Julia Stratford-Wright, Mark Gould, Mel Hookham, and Jools Robertson. Plus there will be posts this week on the DecoArt blog as well. Naturally the Stampendous Design Team will be checking in as well.

You’ll want to get your commenting fingers ready…so put down your paintbrushes! Each comment on a post this week will enter you to win a fabulous prize package! (one comment per post, per person)  Contest open to everyone!!
We have three packages and each has a Fluid Media Starter Kit, all three of Andy Skinner’s new Stampendous Stamp sets, and a Jumbo Acrylic Handle. Look at this great prize!

Blog Prize Package

Andy himself was kind enough to visit our booth at CHA and demonstrate his new stamps for us as well as showing us how to use DecoArt’s Media Antiquing Cream. You’ll love this product (which is included in the prize!) and you’ll just be wow’d. Take a look at the video of Andy’s Demonstration –

 

Now click on the links below and let’s get hoppin’!!! What a week we have in store!

Asia King

Pam Bray

Janelle Stollfus

DecoArt Blog

Decorative Painting with Debbie Cole, CDA

We’re winding up our wonderful week at the Vegas Paint show at the beautiful Tropicana Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Blessed with the so talented Debbie Cole in our booth each day, demonstrating her art to tons of excited painters and fans.

We caught her on video at the January CHA trade show, demonstrating some mixed media techniques and creating a wonderful masterpiece.

Check out this terrific video here:

 

Please share anything you’ve created with our products and your mad painting skills with us over on our Facebook Group – https://www.facebook.com/groups/Stampendous/

We’d love to see what you’ve made!!

And be sure to join us next week when we team up with the DecoArt Mixed Media team to create some amazing masterpieces of our own!

An OOPS!

On January 6th we published our Butterflies and Dies, Oh My! post. In it we attributed this beautiful mixed media canvas to our fabulous Fran Seiford. But it turns out (oops!!) it was created by our Artist Consultant Debbie Cole, CDA!   So sorry, Debbie, for the boo boo! We’re so glad you brought it to our attention. And this gives all of you another chance to view it’s Springtime wonder!

Butterfly Meadow by Debbie Cole, CDA
Butterfly Meadow by Debbie Cole, CDA