We love what the design team has created this week sharing tutorials using stencils with watercolor to embossing pastes or applying the letterpress technique for dry embossing. It’s amazing what you can do with these metal stencils with the right care and a few tools. Earlier this week we talked mentioned properly removing the stencil from it’s packaging and easy cleaning after use, today it’s the tools that help make stenciling fun!
We have seven high quality embossing pastes to choose from on our website. Add almost any color medium to the white or clear pastes for even more options.
Use the Palette Knife to mix in coloring mediums, spread paste over smaller stencils or load the Paste Spreader to apply paste evenly across the larger stencils.
All that’s left is choosing stencils! You can purchase stencils from the Dreamweaver Stencils section of the Stampendous website where we are continually adding more. During the transition you can still shop the Stencil with Style website to access the entire collection.
Need some help getting started? There are great tips and techniques on how to use these wonderful products here.
With such fun new products being talked about, it’s only right to share some fantastic projects from these designers today!
Today is a double dose of inspiration with two teams posting Dreamweaver inspiration!
On Thursday’s we enjoy a weekly shower of inspiration from Dreamweaver Stencils’ Dream Team which is especially true this month’s challenge. Be inspired to design with showers themed projects from the A Team!
Stenciling can be fun when you have a system in place for each step of the process. Yesterday we mentioned how to properly remove the stencil from packaging and today it’s about cleaning the stencil. Being able to clean your stencils immediately after use helps you quickly move on to the rest of your project. Here’s some information to keep you stenciling in style.
Keep the stencil flat when cleaning.
Use a flat tray or flat bottom container like our Stufftainers with enough water to cover the stencil and tools. Set them into the water until you’re ready to clean.
Gently scrub with a soft brush while the stencil stays flat in the tray.
Place on a clean soft cloth to air dry or use a second cloth to dry while keeping it on a flat surface.
Here’s a fantastic project today from veteran stencil designer,
We’re celebrating our new acquisition of Dreamweaver Stencils again this week. There’s just so much to learn and enjoy with these new tools! So much new inspiration from new team members joining us, and so very many new products to play with and enjoy!
When you first get your Dreamweaver Stencils, it’s very important that you start taking care of them right away! Even taking them out of their packaging can be a little tricky. You want to avoid bending the stencil at all, so that you’ll have the flattest, smoothest surface to work with for all the great techniques. We’ve linked to a great video on YouTube on every one of our new stencils to remind you about opening the product carefully. Always BEND THE PAPER, NOT THE STENCIL! Take a look:
Now go have a look at the terrific inspiration we have for you today!!
Stampendous has been so blessed to have internationally acclaimed Mixed Media Artist and Instructor Nathalie Kalbach designing stamps for our collection. She created three image groups last year that were hot, hot, hot! Now we’ve added three more. We caught up with Nathalie at CHA and convinced her to demo in the booth. Her fun and textured art journals aren’t really formal demo material, but we had a great time showing layer after layer of added yumminess as she just played around with paint and her new stamps! Enjoy!
We have had so much fun with Core’dinations versatile paper and our great products the last two days and it’s incredible to think we are in the last day of our Christmas Mini Hop! We enjoyed bringing you great projects for inspirations and to see how versatile our products can be. We hope you have enjoyed stopping in each day and that you will come back around to keep up on all the fun projects our design team creates with each new weekly theme. Have you seen all those Santa’s on the hop? The team sure knows how to represent the man in the red suit and there will be three more who will be able to soon because we have prizes!
Our wonderful Dear Santa Stamp Set comes with a terrific border, plus a free mask/stencil to mask off the Santa and stencil a candy cane background! You’ll love it. And the gorgeous recycled cards from Darice (makers of Core’dinations Cardstock) are just gorgeous! They’re a big, A7 for your best greetings, and they’re two colors of kraft…so use the side you like best!! Plus they’ve got matching envelopes!
To be eligible to grab one of the three prize packages from our blog hop, comment each day on our blog and that of each designer in the list below. The winners will be chosen by random (random.org) and we’ll be looking for a way to notify the winners from their comment or profile information. Details on our Official Contest Rules can always be accessed on our Challenge Contest Page. If you are joining for the first time today you can catch up on the projects for MONDAY, TUESDAY and walk through today’s post for more ideas with Stampendous and Core’dinations.
We’re also hopping along with our friends at Art Anthology this week, so we don’t want to confuse you! If you’re looking for that hop here’s Monday, and Tuesday, and today’s hop.
It’s only day two of the hop and we’ve seen some amazing projects from both teams and there are even more to see today! We are having some fun along the hop that includes a chance to win a prize package that includes our Jumbo Cling Dear Santa Stamp Set plus Jumbo Stamp Handle and a set of Recycled Kraft cards and envelopes to create 50 – 5 x 7 greeting cards.
To be eligible to grab one of the three prize packages from our blog hop, comment each day on our blog and that of each designer in the list below. The winners will be chosen by random (random.org) and we’ll be looking for a way to notify the winners from their comment or profile information. Details on our Official Contest Rules can always be accessed on our Challenge Contest Page. If you are joining for the first time today you can catch up on the projects for MONDAY, walk through today’s post and come back again tomorrow for more ideas with Stampendous and Core’dinations.
We’re also hopping along with our friends at Art Anthology this week, so we don’t want to confuse you! If you’re looking for that hop here’s Monday, and today’s hop.
Here’s today line up of fabulous projects from today’s designers!
Welcome Everyone to our mini-hop with the folks from Core’dinations! We thought we’d bring you just a bit more fun and a great chance to win some more prizes this week! We’re hoppping with Core’dinations on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, and you’ve got the chance to win a great prize!! Our wonderful Dear Santa Stamp Set comes with a terrific border, plus a free mask/stencil to mask off the Santa and stencil a candy cane background! You’ll love it. And the gorgeous recycled cards from Darice (makers of Core’dinations Cardstock) are just gorgeous! They’re a big, A7 for your best greetings, and they’re two colors of kraft…so use the side you like best!! Plus they’ve got matching envelopes!
We’re also hopping along with our friends at Art Anthology this week, so we don’t want to confuse you! If you’re looking for that hop, and hoping to win some goodies there as well, you can check it out HERE.
But now it’s time to check out the gorgeous artwork from today’s designers!
Our Black Friday through Cyber Monday Sale is celebrating Small Business Saturday today!
We’re so delighted that our Shopatron website supports small scrapbooking and rubber stamp stores all over the United States. Each of our www.stampendous.com orders is filled by an independent retailer, helping them to grow and build a thriving business. Every time you order on our website, you’re supporting small businesses in our industry!
Our Black Friday Sale Feature Products can be found on the home page of our website. We’re featuring them here on our blog all weekend, so you can see the great projects our Design Teams have made with these products. If you missed the great post on making holiday tags with our Stack Art Products, check it out HERE.
Hopefully you’re back from shopping and ready to sit down with a warm cup of something sweet and contemplate your Holiday Card making! Our Black Friday Sale gives you terrific deals on the images you need for all your cards, plus our terrific Stack Art Kits for tags as well! (see earlier tag post here, if you missed it!)
We’re sharing ideas with you for the great Holiday Images we have on sale. You can find them on the Featured Items section of our website home page.
One of those great Stamp sets is our Dear Santa Jumbo Cling Rubber Set. This set includes Santa checking his list, or maybe reading a child’s letter, plus a terrific background/border of “santa” type Christmas words. There’s also a FREE template included, of course, and this includes a mask for Santa plus a terrific candy cane stencil pattern.
Here are some great samples featuring Dear Santa! Read all the way down for a SECRET!
PSSST… a little secret heads up for you… we’re doing a blog collaboration with Art Anthology Paints and Sprays on December 8-12. Dear Santa will be HEAVILY featured in this collaboration. You’re really going to wish you had him! And he won’t be on sale that week either!!