Stampendous and DecoArt Blog Hop!
Visit each blog, leave a comment! • Like Stampendous, DecoArt, Princeton Artist Brushes and inspired by Willow Wolfe on Facebook! • We've also got a Pinterest Board started!
Please repin our projects on to your boards and be sure to tag us when you do (#Stampendous, #DecoArt, #PrincetonArtistBrushes, #byWillowWolfe) - we'll be tracking.
Your comments on the designers' blogs are your entry into the draw!We'll randomly choose three blog posts from all the designer posts this week and then choose a winner from each to receive a prize package. BUT I have a few bonus goodies hanging around my office for some lucky people who SHARE our Facebook posts and Pinterest Pins! We'll draw three winners with U.S. Mailing Addresses. BUT because we have so many international players this time, DecoArt has agreed to mail out three nice sample packages to international commenters as well. YAY! Ready for your trip around the world??? Let's get Hoppin!
Claudia Neubacher (Vienna, Austria)
Kristine Reynolds (California, USA)
Iliane de Fockert (Elly) (Niedersachsen, Germany)
Julia Stratford-Wright (near London, UK)
Julie Robertson (UK)
Asia King (Oxford, England)
Jessa Plant (Arizona, USA)
Kathi Rerek (New Jersey, 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 are here.
My first project for the Collaboration uses the fabulous exclusive Nathalie Kalabech Stampendous Stamps and Stampendous Frantage Embossing Powders and Mica Flakes from the amazing Encrusted Jewel Kits
Also up for grabs exclusively on the Decoart International Design Team Blog posts is a chance to win this amazing one off piece of artwork from internationally renowned mixed media Artist Andy Skinner DecoArts Executive Creative Consultant
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
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Day 1 Project
As soon as I saw stamps and amazing embossing and mica colours, I just new that I had to create a Butterfly the colours are so rich and sparkly
The butterfly body was made from paper clay and fixed to the card base and then everything coated with gesso
I then applied aprox 1mm of DecoArt modelling paste, and dried with a heat gun until it formed a skin
Then imprinted the Stampendous stamps, this should leave no modelling paste in the stamps, if it does dry more and try again
Then dry brushed with Dazzling Metallic Espresso, Peacock Pearl and Glorious Gold
Followed with burnt umber and darkened at the edges with black, then dry brush of DecoArt Dazzling Metallics Espresso and Peacock Pearl
Once dry I washed with Elegant Finish gold, Quinacridone Gold and Burnt Umber
The edges were distressed with the same colours as the washes
I managed to capture the wonderful sparkle that the powders and Mica Flakes give, I also used Stampendous Vintage embossing Tinsel in Vintage Mahogany which really dazzles!
Thanks for popping over and please check out the others on today's blog hop and leave a comment