Looking Old and Worn Out

Welcome to another day of that distressing feeling! We mean the kind when you make a new project then add the right touches to make it look old and worn.  Our team is using the fantastic Stampendous Cling Rubber Stamps designed by DecoArt‘s Executive Creative Consultant, Andy Skinner. We’ve got a special guest today, too! Terri Sproul is playing along with the Industrial Stamp Set, DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics, and her Proxxon tools to create a visionary piece. She’s made a video so you can follow along with the process! Check it out!!

Terri Sproul Distressed Project

Terri Sproul

Of course the Stampendous Design Team is playing along as well! Be sure to leave comments on Terri’s blog post, her YouTube video, and the designer projects below for your chance to win a terrific prize package from Stampendous and DecoArt!

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Here’s how the prize packages look for three lucky commenters this week.

1 Bottle/Jar each from DecoArt:

  • Media Fluid Acrylics Payne’s Gray
  • Media Fluid AcrylicsPrussian Blue
  • Media Fluid AcrylicsQuinacridone Gold
  • Media Fluid Acrylics Titan Buff
  • UltraMatte Medium
  • White Chalky Finish

Plus 1 each Stampendous Stamp Set:

  • ASCRS01 Cling Nature by Andy Skinner
  • ASCRS02 Cling Steampunk by Andy Skinner
  • ASCRSgb03 Cling Industrial by Andy Skinner

Just comment on all the Distressing posts this week on our blog and our Designer’s blogs (and our Guest Designers’ blogs). We’ll count each comment as a separate entry. That’s a lot of opportunities to win some distressing products for your stash!

Amy Hurley-Purdie

Pam Hornschu

Jamie Martin

Janelle Stollfus

Last Day for Comments – DecoArt Blog Hop


Just a quick reminder to finish up your comments on our blog hop to be entered for the terrific prizes being offered!

All the links have been refreshed so it should be smooth sailing through the hop if you need to check blogs that you may have missed.

Every comment counts, but finish up by 11:59 pm Pacific Daylight Time Sunday, June 29, 2014 to be eligible.  Here are the hop posts in case you missed any:






Good Luck!!! Be sure to subscribe to our blog above so you don’t miss our regular, exciting contests and hops!

CORRECTION!! Stampendous-DecoArt World Tour!

In our post for the Stampendous/DecoArt/Princeton Artists Brushes hop on Thursday we made a mistake! The video we posted as Susie Wolfe is actually Noreen Burgess of Just Us! Susie’s projects for DecoArt were completely different! So here’s a corrected version for you! So sorry to Susie and Noreen for confusing your projects!! Both are amazing!

We recently had a chance at the Society of Decorative Painters Convention in San Diego to meet with the folks at DecoArt and really gush over their products! There we met Susie Wolfe and we had a chance to catch her in action demonstrating our very own Stampendous Stack Art! Susie showed us how easy it is to make fantastic Mixed Media pieces with DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics.

Susie Wolfe from DecoArt
Susie Wolfe from DecoArt
Mixed Media Doll by Susie Wolfe featuring Stampendous Stack Art and DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics
Mixed Media Doll by Susie Wolfe featuring Stampendous Stack Art and DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics

Check out Susie creating her mixed media marvels with DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics here –

Below, Noreen Burgess, CDA of Just for You shows you her technique using the Stampendous Creative Palette over a practice sheet as a practice pad. Noreen and her friend Helen Stadter hand paint each practice sheet and sell them at SDP events. Just one more way the Creative Palette makes it easier for painters to get to the fun parts of painting.

Noreen Burgess of Just Us
Noreen Burgess of Just Us