It’s Sneak Peek Week!

Polar bear sneak July 2017

Stampendous is super excited, as always, to offer a quick sneak peek into our July Catalog Products! July is always so fun because we release our new Holiday images, including Halloween and Christmas! We know you can’t wait to see what we have in store!

These cool products will be available in stores near you very soon, in fact, they’ve already shipped! And they’ll be available on our website at https://www.stampendous.com on Friday, June 30! And you know that our website orders are filled by local scrapbooking, craft, and stamp stores!

This week, our team will be sneaky peeking one card each from our wonderful July Catalog.

Today, we’d like to introduce our newest product, Decor Cling Rubber Stamps. You’ll see lots more of these great 8″ X 8″ images for home decor, decorative painters, scrapbookers and cardmakers alike. But we’d like to tease you with the first of five great designs.

Snowflake Decor Cling Rubber Sneak Peek

We know you’ll find dozens of projects that really need that bigger background design. These stamps are perfect for using with either ink or acrylic paints, and we’ll have lots of projects, hints and tips to help you use them to make wonderful projects.

Check out the projects our Design Team will be sneak peeking today! Then hurry back on Wednesday to discover even more treasures from our July 2017 Catalog!

 

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Join Us! Upcoming Events – 6/10/17

Join Us!

Stampendous is excited to be attending these upcoming events!

AFCI/SPC Mixed Media Event

AFCI/SPC Mixed media event

 

This first event is for the trade. The best mid-year buying event for the creative industries often features the newest holiday releases for many manufacturers, and Stampendous will be no exception. Come be the first to see our fantastic holiday line and stock your store for holiday card makers and gift creators. You’ll love our new images and products!  This event is being hosted by AFCI (Association For the Creative Industries, formerly CHA) and SPC (Sierra Pacific Crafts, a prominent association of craft sales professionals, stores, and manufacturers)

You can still register for this event HERE

Heart of Ohio Tole (HOOT)

Once again Stampendous Stamps and our own amazing Tammie Wilson are headed to the Heart of Ohio Tole Conference. Don’t miss the chance to register for great classes, see wonderful demonstrations, then stop by our booth in the marketplace to see our holiday offerings and pick up your favorites!

You can download the 2017 Convention Catalog HERE

You can register for the 2017 Convention HERE.

Ministry of Mixology

We sure hope you’ve registered for this amazing, upcoming event! You’ll learn so much, have so much fun, and you’ll just be astonished at what you can create, even if you’ve never done any mixed media art in your life! Join this dynamic pair for an amazing weekend of art and fun!

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Join Us! Upcoming Events – 4/11/17

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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Join Us! Upcoming Events – 4/4/17

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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Join Us! Upcoming Events – 3/28/17

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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Join Us! Upcoming Events – 3/21/17

Laurel Burch Fun with Monika Thomas – April 1, San Diego, California

Create four beautiful cards while exploring the newest addition to the Stampendous licensing family, Laurel Burch. Playing with this bright color palette will have you smiling in delight.
For reservations, see this class listing on our website by CLICKING HERE.

 

Stamps, Stencils and Paste with Monika Thomas – April 1, San Diego, California

Create four gorgeous cards using Stampendous stamps, stencils, and Dreamweaver Stencils Embossing Pastes. You’ll love these sparkly and elegant cards to send to friends and family. For reservations see this class listing on our Website by CLICKING HERE

 

 

Join Us! – May 16-20, Daytona Beach, Florida

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 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?

Monday

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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Decorative Painting can be a HOOT!!

If you give a Mouse a Paintbrush…. do you think he’ll paint candy canes??

Painting Stripes by Jamie Martin
Painting Stripes by Jamie Martin

Or do you think he’ll branch out into a Decorative Painting frenzy and create some wonderful projects with the latest Stampendous Holiday images? Well our artistic consultant Debbie Cole, CDA, while not a mouse, did just that. She creates some incredible projects for every one of our catalogs, but for our July 2016 Catalog she really surpassed even herself.

We’ll be sharing her projects on our blog all week this week, because it’s the Heart Of Ohio Tole convention in Columbus, Ohio! Stampendous is there with our latest Holiday products and projects. Come see us on the Exhibit Floor. No need for membership to shop, watch painting demonstrations, and learn, learn, learn.

Our wonderful Design Team are sharing on their blogs as well!! Check out how much fun we have when we play in the paint!! We bet you’d love it, too!! Join us each day to share in the fun! And if you’re in the Columbus area…be sure to head over to HOOT!

Heart of Ohio Tole

Monday

Stampendous Blog

Kristine Reynolds

Tenia Nelson

It’s a HOOT and it’s coming SOON!

Heart of Ohio Tole
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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!)

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We Have WINNERS!

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Wow! Wasn’t our blog hop with DecoArt and Princeton Artist Brushes amazing last week? We are still reeling from the gorgeous projects everyone made to show how perfectly these products mesh together! Can’t wait to work with the DecoArt team again!!

But we know you want to see who will take home our fantastic prizes (and sample packages from DecoArt).  To refresh your memory the prizes are:

CP811 Stampendous Creative Palette
CP811 Stampendous Creative Palette
Media Fluid Acrylics by DecoArt
Media Fluid Acrylics by DecoArt
Select Brush Set by Princeton Artist Brushes (selection may vary from photo)
Select Brush Set by Princeton Artist Brushes (selection may vary from photo)
A Catalyst Wedge from Princeton Artist Brush (actual model may vary)
A Catalyst Wedge from Princeton Artist Brush (actual model may vary)

 

So our three lucky U.S. winners were chosen by Random. org – first we counted all the blog posts M-F and chose three using Random.org. Then for each of those posts we eliminated the design team members (and duplicates) and chose one winner using Random.org. If we couldn’t tell that winner had a U.S. address, we chose another from that same blog post. (It pays to fill out those Blogger profiles!) – Here are the U.S. Mailing Address winners –

1st Post –

#1 – Claudia Neubacher – She had 79 comments – 9 were from DT members – so 70 comments

Random.org chose #1
Random.org chose #1
Suzy!!
Congrats, Suzi!!

2nd Post –

#38 – Iliane de Fockert (Elly Pirally) – She had 33 comments from folks outside design teams (plus one duplicate and one from Nathalie!)

Random.org chose #14
Random.org chose #14
Congrats, Jackie!  It sure wasn't easy to tell you were in the U.S.
Congrats, Jackie!
It sure wasn’t easy to tell you were in the U.S.

3rd Post –

#17 –Shannon Moyer-Szemenyei – she had 29 comments minus 2 from DT members – so 27 Comments

Random.org chose #4
Random.org chose #4
Congratulations, Tanya!
Congratulations, Tanya!

So there are our three U.S. Winners! Now to find 3 international folks to receive our “sample packs”!

1st Post –

#12 – Julie Robertson – she had 39 comments minus 6 DT comments = 33 comments

Random.org chose #8
Random.org chose #8
Congratulations, Betty! - You appear to be in the Netherlands!
Congratulations, Betty! – You appear to be in the Netherlands!

 

2nd Post –

 #21 – Julia Stratford-Wright – she had 42 comments minus 6 DT comments = 36 comments

Random.org chose #26
Random.org chose #26
Congrats, Vanessa!  You appear to be in the UK
Congrats, Vanessa!
You appear to be in the UK

 

3rd Post –

#24 – Tamiko McCurry – she had 38 comments minus 2 DT and 2 duplicate comments = 34 comments.

Random.org chose #22
Random.org chose #22
Congrats, Coco!  You appear to be in France.
Congrats, Coco!
You appear to be in France.

 

So all you lucky folks – please email us at submissions@stampendous.com with your mailing addresses, and we will pass along the international ones to the folks at DecoArt while mailing out the U.S. winners right away.

Congrats to everyone, and thank you to ALL you commenters for leaving some love for our hard working designers on this one! What a fantastic hop! We sure hope to play with this group of bloggers again soon!