Freitag, 27. Juni 2014

Stampendous! / DecoArt - Blog Hop - Day 5

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 The excitement continues as conclude our grand tour of amazing artists playing with Stampendous, DecoArt, and Princeton Artist Brushes via inspired by Willow Wolfe products! The inspiration has been amazing, and today you'll be even more astonished! If you missed the beginning of our journey, be sure to go back and check it out! MONDAY - TUESDAY - WEDNESDAY - THURSDAY Of course, there are prizes! DecoArt is sending three sets of their Media Fluid Acrylics, Princeton Artist Brushes via inspired by Willow Wolfe is donating Select 3750 Brushes and some Catalyst Wedges, and Stampendous is adding a Stampendous Creative Palette so you can practice all the techniques you'll see this week. Stampendous will be sending three prize packages to commenters with U.S. Mailing Addresses, and DecoArt will be sending three generous sample packages to international commenters, so all our friends can play.

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Welcome to the final inspiration day of a fantastic collaboration week
Today i want to share a funky owl with you


In consideration that you have to read so many information i'll place my tutorial for those of you who are interested in the *making of* a little bit more below (:o)

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Visit each blog, leave a comment! • Like Stampendous, DecoArt, Princeton Artist Brushes, and inspired by Willow Wolfe on Facebook! • They've also got a Pinterest Board started!

Please repin our projects on to your boards and be sure to tag it when you do (#Stampendous, #DecoArt, #PrincetonArtistBrushes, #byWillowWolfe) - they'll be tracking. Your comments on the blogs are your entry into the drawing! AND  Stampendous has a few bonus goodies hanging around the office for some lucky people who SHARE their Facebook posts and Pinterest Pins! Ready for your trip around the world??? Pack your bags, get a cup of coffee and a kitten, and get comfy. You have until the end of Sunday, June 29 PDT to comment on all the blog posts.

Louise Crosbie (Edinburgh, Scotland)

Lea Kimmel (North Carolina, USA)

Claudia Neubacher (Austria)

Asia King (UK)

Iliane de Fockert (Elly) (Germany) you are here

Suzanne Czosek (Illinois, USA)

Julia Stratford-Wright (UK)

Kristine Reynolds (California, USA)

Angelica Stark (Sweden)

Mark Gould (UK)

Debbie Cole (California, USA)

Jamie Martin (Oklahoma, USA)

Tobi Crawford (BC, Canada)

Wendy Price (New Jersey, USA)

Jessa Plant (Arizona, USA)

A few of the bloggers this week are new to hopping, so if you have an issue with any of the links, here's a little tip! If you get a page that says "Sorry that Page is not here" or something similar, try clicking on the header of the blog, or look for something that says Home. The hop page should be near the top of the day's posts. We will fix broken links as the day goes on, as well, so check back here if you are really lost.
The Official Rules.


Step by step

Supplies:
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics Translucent White, Hansa Yellow Medium, Cadmium Orange Hue, Cadmium Red Hue, Cobalt Teal Hue, Quinacridone Gold, Media Matte Medium, Traditions Artist Acrylic Raw Umber and Weathered Wood Crackle Medium
Stampendous Mish Mesh Cling Rubber Stamps and Wired Cling Rubber Stamps by Nathalie Kalbach Studio

Click on the picture for a larger view (:o)


I hope you can identify an owl shape from cotton fabric. Two pieces of fabric roughly sewn by hand. Don't worry too much about the sewing part because the main thing is...it's shut and you can fill it with batting. The seam will be hidden with paint


Cut two pieces for arms, too. Apply a layer of Matte Medium and let dry


Paint the body and the arms with acrylic paint raw umber


Next i've used pieces of newspaper and stamped with StazOn


Go wild with painting in different colours. Use the free templates from the stampsets and create different patterns. Stamp with StazOn on top again


Rip the newspaper in little pieces and glue to the body with Matte Medium


I've glued the newspaper to the front only and applied a layer of Matte Medium to the back on top of the painted fabric to seal the body


Apply Weathered Wood Crackle Medium to the arms and let dry


Paint Media Cobalt Teal Hue on top and watch the cracks appearing. When the paint is dry glue on some little strips of the painted newspaper with Matte Medium


Stamp on cardstock for eyes and beak. Use the paint on top. The fluids are translucent and the stamping is still showing thru


Glue eyes and beak to the body with Matte Medium. Sew the arms to the body


Glue or sew on some nice buttons. I wish i had an US button :)


I used the hotglue gun to attach the skirt which had a paint treatment, too just to fit the colours of the owl and i sewed on a belly belt made from pearls of old -fashion earrings


Well crafty friends...it's time to say thank you for your huge interest and your appreciated comments.
Maybe you come back once a while to get some mixed media inspiration.
Good Luck for the prize

xoxo
Elly






Donnerstag, 26. Juni 2014

Stampendous! / DecoArt - Blog Hop - Day 4


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 The excitement continues
as we lead you on a world tour of amazing artists playing with Stampendous, DecoArt, and Princeton Artist Brushes via inspired by Willow Wolfe products together! You'll be amazed at what they've created! If you missed the beginning of our journey, be sure to go back and check it out! MONDAY - TUESDAY - WEDNESDAY
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Welcome back and i hope you had fun hopping so far (:o)

Today i'm sharing an ATB (artist trading block) with you
Supplies:
DecoArt Media Gesso and Modeling Paste, Traditions Faux Finish Medium, Texture Glass, Crafters Acrylic Gloss *white*, Acrylic Paint *pebbles* and Patio Paint Metallic *rich espresso*
Stampendous Frantage Encrusted Jewel Technique Kits *bronce, teal* and Frantage Embossing Powder


Step by step

I've created an artist trading block by mounting some coaster and primed the block with Gesso


I've mixed a bit of Acrylic Paint *pebbles* with the Media Modeling Paste and applied the coloured paste to the coaster. I also pressed halfpearls and lasercut gears into the paste


Dusted a mix of the Frantage Powders on top


Melted with low blow heat tool from above. Started 8" away by slowly going down


Next I've made a mixture of Texture Glass and Frantage embossing powders. This mixture was applied to all corners.....


...and to the lid of the box. I also dusted some Frantage Embossing powders on top of this mixture and started the melting process with the low blow heat tool.
The inside lid had the same treatment with different colours of embossing powders


Two lasercut wings got a treatment with Crafters Acrylic Gloss in white. I applied a generous layer of Faux Finish Medium and sprinkled Frantage Embossing powders on top. During the melting process with the heat tool, i've dusted more colours on


The metal embellishments had a blow with the heat tool....


...then the powders are dusted onto the hot metal and heated again


A closer view on the lid


The lasercut gears and clock hands had a layer of Faux Finish Medium and the powders on top before heating


Inside the metal embellishments i've used some epoxy stickers


For the fancy curling feets of the box i've spinned some wire around a wooden stick and cut in four pieces


The wire pieces are hot - glued to a round piece of wood and these are hot - glued to the box


The inside of the box is painted with Patio Paint Metallic *rich espresso* and i drybrushed the same colour on some spots of the block and to the halfpearls


I've created some fancy flowers from the leftover pieces


I hope you enjoyed my tutorial
Notice:
 Your comments on the blogs ( monday - friday) are your entry into the drawing! Ready for your trip around the world??? Climb on board!

Louise Crosbie (Edinburgh, Scotland)

Debbie Cole (California, USA)

Iliane de Fockert (Elly) (Germany) you are here

Julia Stratford-Wright (UK)

Suzanne Czosek (Illinois, USA)

Kathi Rerek (New Jersey, USA)

Wendy Price (New Jersey, USA)

Tobi Crawford (BC, Canada)

  A few of the bloggers this week are new to hopping, so if you have an issue with any of the links, here's a little tip! If you get a page that says "Sorry that Page is not here" or something similar, try clicking on the header of the blog, or look for something that says Home. The hop page should be near the top of the day's posts. We will fix broken links as the day goes on, as well, so check back here if you are really lost.

Finally..... one more attraktive message


Also up for your grabs exclusively on the Decoart International Design Team Blog posts is a chance to win  this one off piece of artwork from Andy Skinner who will choose one winner from the comments ( Monday - Thursday) on our blog posts at the end of the day and will announce the winner on his Facebook page tomorrow
Facebook page link is: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Andy-Skinner/191986214169432?ref=hl

Have fun hopping and Good Luck!
By tomorrow
Elly


Mittwoch, 25. Juni 2014

Stampendous! / DecoArt - Blog Hop - Day 3

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 If you're just joining , don't miss the great inspiration from Monday's Post and Tuesday's Post. Artists from DecoArt's International Design Team are joining the Stampendous team to create some astonishing inspiration for you. Prepare to be amazed! Of course, there are PRIZES! DecoArt is sending sets of their Media Fluid Acrylics, Stampendous is adding a Stampendous Creative Palette, and Decorative Painter Willow Wolfe has persuaded Princeton Artist Brushes to donate some Select 3750 Brushes and a Catalyst Wedge to each prize package. Stampendous will mail three prize packages to commenters with U.S. Mailing Addresses, and Deco Art will mail three sample packages to international commenters so all of our friends can play!

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My creation for you today is an envelope box
You'll find a step by step and a list of supplies further down also as an info about another great giveaway

Visit each blog, leave a comment! • Like Stampendous, DecoArt, Princeton Artist Brushes and inspired by Willow Wolfe on Facebook! • Stampendous also got a Pinterest Board started!

Please repin our projects on to your boards and be sure to tag it when you do (#Stampendous, #DecoArt, #PrincetonArtistBrushes, #byWillowWolfe) - they'll be tracking. Your comments on the blogs are your entry into the drawing! They'll randomly choose three blog posts from all the designer posts this week and then choose one commenter from each with a U.S. Mailing Address to receive a prize package. THEN they'll choose three international commenters to receive a generous sample pack courtesy of DecoArt, so everybody can play this time! AND Stampendous has a few bonus goodies hanging around the office for some lucky people who SHARE their Facebook posts and Pinterest Pins! Ready for your trip around the world??? Let's get Hoppin!

DecoArt Blog

Stampendous Blog

Claudia Neubacher (Austria)

Kristine Reynolds (California, USA)

Iliane de Fockert (Elly) (Germany)   you are here

Julia Stratford-Wright (UK)

Julie Robertson (UK)

Jamie Martin (Oklahoma, USA)

Debbie Cole (California, USA)

Shannon Moyer-Szemenyei (Canada)

Tamiko McCurry (Illinois, USA)

A few of the bloggers this week are new to hopping, so if you have an issue with any of the links, here's a little tip! If you get a page that says "Sorry that Page is not here" or something similar, try clicking on the header picture at the top of the blog, or look for something that says Home. The hop page should be near the top of the day's posts. We will fix broken links as the day goes on, as well, so check back here if you are really lost.
The Official Rules are here.


Step by step


First i've created a template from cardboard for an envelopebox. I also used the template to cut cotton fabric


Supplies:


DecoArt Media Acrylics Hansa Yellow Medium, Diarylide Yellow, Cadmium Orange Hue, Yellow Green Light, Cobalt Teal Hue, Phthalo Blue and Translucent White mixed with water as spraypaint. DecoArt Media Gesso, Media Modeling Paste and Media Fluid Acrylics Interference Turqoise
Stampendous Wired Cling Rubber Stamps by Nathalie Kahlbach also as the Grunge Cling Rubber Stamps and the musical dictionary stamp from the Mixed Media Cling Rubber Musical Motif and Frantage Encrusted Jewel Technique Kits.


I've applied Gesso on both sides of my fabric and stamped the music dictionary with StazOn.
Next was the fun part and i used the bright colours of my homemade spraypaints


Finished with translucent white on top


Next i used the free template which is included with the Stampendous stampsets and used it to apply the Media Modeling Paste


I randomly stamped with Media Fluid Acrylics, Gesso, StazOn and also heat embossed some areas with embossing powder out of the Frantage Encrusted Kits


I've finished with two layers of Media Acrylics Interference Turqoise on top and glued the painted fabric to the cardboard envelopebox


I've painted and stamped the inside of the envelopebox, too and glued the box together


I hope i don't send you off to sleep with all these informations (:o)
Remember you can win this outstanding piece of art, too


Also up for your grabs exclusively on the Decoart International Design Team Blog posts is a chance to win  this one off piece of artwork from Andy Skinner who will choose one winner from the comments on our blog posts on Thursday and will announce the winner on his Facebook page on Friday
Facebook page link is: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Andy-Skinner/191986214169432?ref=hl

Have fun hopping!
By tomorrow

Elly