Monday, 23 June 2014

Stampendous and DecoArt Blog Hop Day 1

Stampendous and DecoArt Blog Hop!

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All through this week DecoArt , Princeton Brushes, and inspired by Willow Wolfe are joining Stampendous to show you what you can do with stamps and acrylic paint!

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.

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

Please click to link to Facebook



Day 1 Project
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

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





I cut the butterfly shape from 300gsm card 3 times and applied each layer with DecoArt Americana Decou-Page Matt Glue and finished with a coat to seal
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

 Once Dry I applied traditions Aquamarine and then areas of Quinacridone Gold and Americana plum

I then applied the Mica Flakes and Powders from Frantage Encrusted Teal Jewel Kit applied with clear stamp ink and Decoart Texture Glass and fused with a heat tool

Then dry brushed with Dazzling Metallic Espresso, Peacock Pearl and Glorious Gold


The frame was covered with loose burlap applied with glue and seal and sealed with gesso

The next layer of torn card was stenciled with modelling paste using the Stencil included in with the Stamps and then coated with gesso

Followed with burnt umber and darkened at the edges with black, then dry brush of DecoArt Dazzling Metallics Espresso and Peacock Pearl


The background was stamped with Decoart Arcylic paint brushed onto the stamps, Aquamarine, Burnt Umber
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







63 comments:

  1. The textures you have created are amazing! Wow! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. The butterfly is so beautiful. The colors are vibrant and the embellish of his wings and body and wonderful. Great project. thanks for sharing.
    Andy's project is also interesting and would be a welcome addition to my home.

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  3. This is so fantastic. I was so intrigued as I followed your tutorial to see how this beautiful piece of art was created. The colors, the detail on the butterfly and the background all add up to a little bit of perfection.

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  4. Your butterfly art piece is just fabulous! The striking colors and your technique is so inspirational. I cannot wait to play with Deco Arts new acrylics, Stampendous stamps and try out some Princeton brushes. This is a great hop with great prizes. Thanks.

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  5. I love this butterfly Thank you for the inspiration

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  6. Truly inspirational! beautiful color palette I wonder if I could actually do something this pretty. Thank you for doing this tutorial - I've already pinned it:) -con

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  7. Your butterfly is simply amazing! The rest is awesome, too, but that butterfly is just over the top! Beautifully done! I love it!

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  8. Oh, Julie! Your butterfly is stunning, and your tutorial is just fantastic. Love the rich colors and the gorgeous look you've achieved! Thanks so much for sharing with our products this week!

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  9. Wow Jools, such great texture and colours, love it
    Love
    Amanda x

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  10. I am in love with your piece! AMAZING!

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  11. Stunning, although I'm not a butterfly fan, I love this piece. Thanks for sharing your techniques

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  12. Fab project Jools! Love all the clear steps; going to try stamping into paste. Congrats on your hop post. Suz xxx

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  13. Fab project Jools! Love all the clear steps; going to try stamping into paste. Congrats on your hop post. Suz xxx

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  14. This is just gorgeous. I love this technique. Stunning.

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  15. This just blew my mind away it is so gorgeous, Love it with a capital L!!!!! Just stunning.

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  16. I want to have a go. Thanks for sharing.

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  17. I totally love this! The colors you used are fabulous. I love it all. Some awesome products with so much inspiration!

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  18. Amazing! Thank you so much for the detailed instructions. I am definitely going to try making the butterfly. And what can I say about the burlap? Game changer. The finished piece combines texture, color, and movement brilliantly.

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  19. OMG! I am in total awe over this gorgeous piece of art! That butterfly is out of this world amazing! I have bookmarked this page because I am going to be giving this a try! Now I just need to get all the goodies so I can!! Fingers crossed that I win the luscious prize pack so I have a headstart on making this! TFS!

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  20. Amazing mixed media piece! I really like all the texture. Especially on the butterfly.

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  21. Stunning texture and delicious colors.

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  22. Wow! Love this! Such fun textures!!

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  23. Wow! Wow! Wow!

    Such an amazing piece with such wonderful layers of color and texture.

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  24. Awesome--love the colors and texture.

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  25. Beautiful project! I love seeing all the different ways to use all these fabulous products.

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  26. That's just a FABULOUS artwork Jools, you idea of butterfly is very clever, but not only, all is amazing.... I absolutely love this, you are a fantastic artist.
    Well, the new products look really fab too, also the piece of art offered by Andy Skinner, so that's a great blog hop today! (although I don't have much hope to in something, I'm usually very unlucky in blog hops... :))) Coco xx

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  27. Stunning!! Amazing texture. A great way to use the stamps and I LOVE how you use the embossing powders XX

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  28. Your butterfly is beautiful! I love your work of art. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  29. I love so much of what you do Jools. The butterfly is amazing. Thank you for sharing how to make it!

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  30. Honestly i have to take some heart pills before entering your blog because your creations are to die for. (:o)

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  31. Absolutely beautiful. Colours are amazing. Thanks for sharing.

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  32. Mica flakes are now on my MUST HAVE list! This is stunning! Thanks for sharing!

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  33. Jools, this is just simply awesome! I hate the use of that word but I can't think of another! I just love the way you created the butterfly with so many layers and techniques. This is unique and so creative.
    Julia x

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  34. thanks for sharing your project. each step was easy to understand, but i would need lots of practice (which i would love with these products) to even come close to creating such a beautiful creation.

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  35. Yummy texture on the flower with fabulous layers of paint!

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  36. Fabulous inspiration and thanks for a chance to win :)

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  37. Oh wow what great work would love to try this product...

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  38. Loved it ALL, even before the paint was added to the texturized butterfly!!

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  39. The butterfly is so beautiful. The colors are vibrant and the embellishment of the wings are interesting. Thanks Julie (Jools)!

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  40. How fabulous! I love all the textures and the jewel tones are wonderful!

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  41. Just LOVE this highly textural piece, Jools!
    Utterly inspiring and so wonderfully done!
    Hugs,
    Claudia x

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  42. Oh my goodness! Thanks for all the details!!! I love your piece and look forward to trying something like it.

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  43. Love the stamps and paints you used and the burlap around the edges is brilliant. Awesome texture on this mixed media piece. I love it!!!

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  44. I adore butterflies and love your project. Truly inspirational.

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  45. I'm speechless. This is an amazing piece.

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  46. Truly Incredible!!!! WOW!!! I love butterflies <3

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  47. I absolutely love this, truly beautiful. The texture and colours are fabulous x

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  48. A very creative project. Very, very nice.

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  49. This is so amazing. I think the burlap texture frame is wonderful & that butterfly ! What can I say ? Truly inspirational. Love the colours, texture & your unique artistic flair

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  50. Wow! I just love this butterfly :o)

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  51. I love the textures you created and the "patina" you developed on the butterfly. Just beautiful!!

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  52. Oh my. I hear Al Green singing in the background "I'm so in love with 'this'" -- how amazing. Now I think I understand what the modeling paste does. Thank you for the beauty!

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  53. Insanely brilliant, Jools - your textured butterfly is just a dream! So inspiring... want to play!
    Alison xx

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  54. thanks for the tutorial - your butterfly looks amazing

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