Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Stampendous and DecoArt Blog Hop Day 2


WELCOME - to our weeklong blog collaboration with DecoArt Paints, Princeton Artist Brushes, and inspired by Willow Wolfe. If you missed Monday's excitement, here's the LINK. DecoArt creates so many fantastic paint products, our team was excited to try so many!
We know you'll be stunned when you see what these great products add to your stamping!
When you combine them with Princeton Artist Brushes and Catalyst Wedges used on the Stampendous Creative Palette,
Artists from all over the world are playing with us this week. Prepare to be amazed!
Of course, there are prizes!
DecoArt is sending three sets of their Media Fluid Acrylics, Princeton Artist Brushes, through Willow Wolfe, is sending a Select 3750 Brush Set and a Catalyst Wedge, and we'll be adding a Stampendous Creative Palette so you can use all the new techniques you'll learn here this week!
 Wait until you see what our other artists have created!

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 blogs are your entry into the drawing! 
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 send three prize packages to commenters with a U.S. Mailing Address,

DecoArt will send three Sample Packs to international commenters so they can play, too!!
Ready for your trip around the world??? Let's get Hoppin!

Louise Crosbie (Scotland, UK)

Iliane de Fockert (Elly) (Niedersachsen, Germany)

Julia Stratford-Wright (near London, UK)

Julie Robertson (UK)

Leadonna Kimmel (North Carolina, USA)

Angelica Stark (Hudiksvall, Sweden)

Debbie Cole (California, 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.

Andy Skinner Art Work
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 2 Project
This week’s Collaboration and we have been using the fabulous Stampendous Stamps and Stampendous Frantage Embossing Powders and Mica Flakes from the amazing Encrusted Jewel Kits

I decided to do some Home Decor for this project as the stamps are so beautiful, and it was about time I put my hand to some sewing!
I used the stamps with DecoArt So Soft fabric paints, these are cool just like acrylics
I brushed the colours directly onto the stamps randomly and mixed up as I wanted a shaded effect and not one solid colour they dry pretty quick
They are soft, like fabric dyes, but do not require the addition of a medium or heat setting

I used a light weight fabric as I wanted it to fray, then cut roughly into circles and used a wire distressing tool and scissors
These were applied with machine sewing straight, zig zag and some embroidery stitches
I also used a very fine light weight silver grey voile fabric sometimes stitched under the shapes or over the top 
Sometimes as overlays in the centre  to create pockets to hold the Frantage Mica flakes I used very tiny stitches on these and stitched around a couple of times to secure
This creates a purely decorative finish and would be wipe clean only

The buttons were made using the same stamps and shrink plastic, stamp them then use a hole punch for the holes before you use the heat tool to shrink! I have a lot with no holes!!

These were coloured with Alcohol inks and hand stitched with embroidery cotton

Thank for hopping over and please check out the others on today's blog hop
and leave a comment


  1. Oh my goodness! This is fantastic. What a clever way to use these products and you have one of a kind pillows to decorate your home. Thanks!

  2. This is so cool! I love the ragged edges to the circles and love the "buttons"! TFS!

  3. Wow! What a cool pillow! Love how you did this! The silver/gray shimmery fabric was the perfect touch!

  4. WOW I've never seen anything like this before; it is so beautiful! thank you so much, -con

  5. This is stunning Jools, great art and great techniques. TFS. Chris xxx

  6. What a great project! Have to try this! Great blog hop. Best regards from Kirsten

  7. That's a great idea for home decor.

  8. I love this second project, really awesome! Love your fab addition of the shrink plastic buttons too, very clever and beautiful! Coco x

  9. Soooo adore this, Jools!
    Thank you for revealing the secret of how you managed to fix the mica flakes to your fabric circles! A brilliant idea, which I might well borrow some time! Thank you so much for the beautiful inspiration! Makes me want to sew too!

    Claudia x

  10. Wowzer! This is fabulous, I would love to have this in my home. Well done.

  11. Kudos for the most original take on the products so far. and what a stunning designer look your cushion has. (Claudia and I have put in orders for this to be made into a bag... ;) )

  12. Beautiful! The voile "pocket"overlays are a great touch. They're like a shaker window :)

  13. A fun decorative piece. Love the free-form nature of the design. The layers are great.
    thanks for sharing.

  14. As you know Jools, I absolutely love this cushion!! Fabric is my thing and I wish so much that I'd thought of this idea!! A stand out project for me in these first two days (oh, including my own of course tee heee!!).
    Julia x

  15. Wow! What a beautiful piece of art, it makes me want to try getting down and messy, and to join in.

  16. What a fun project! Thanks for showing all the steps and details.

  17. Great outside the box thinking for stamping!!

  18. Jools....there's nothing more to say than I LOVE IT!!! ♥

  19. very very neat, great project!

  20. Wow, Jools! We haven't played with the So Soft paints yet, but they look absolutely amazing! What gorgeous colors you've achieved and such a fun, texture-filled look! This pillow is absolutely YUMMY!! Thanks so much for sharing it with us today!

  21. Very creative and unique.

  22. What a neat idea! Gorgeous pillow! I love the stamp and colors you chose. And the buttons are very cool too. Awesome work! Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

  23. Love the frayed edges!!! What a great idea to make a pillow out of this fantastic stamp project! The extra button makes it really pop! Great job!

  24. Very pretty and elegant looking. Thanks for sharing.

  25. Wow, this is beautiful! I love the colors you used!!

  26. Incredible! I love the way you worked outside the box and made a pillow. Really, really stunning. I am absolutely inspired to try my hand at this.

  27. I would never have thought you could use frantage on material like this. Inspirational!

    1. Vanessa, you won our international prize package! Can you contact us at submissions@stampendous.com to give us your mailing information. We've tried finding you online with no luck.

  28. Fabulous ideas for using the products! Thanks for sharing!

    Carol B

  29. Oh got to try this it's stunning...

  30. What a great idea. I just love those peacock colours at the centre

  31. I love your pillow. the colors are stunning I love using paints in new and different ways and I will have to pick up some of these for the next baby shower I host. One of my favorite things is to paint on Onesies and these paints are perfect. Thank you for sharing, you are so talented.

  32. Cool effect! Very textural!

  33. This is a textured piece of beautiful art!

  34. Wow! What a cool pillow! I love combining art with sewing projects, too. Thanks for sharing detailed photos. Great job :)

  35. So, so clever - to bring those stamps into fabric reality - they look amazing! I'm not much good with fabric, but this makes me long to be!
    Alison xx

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