Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Stampendous and DecoArt Blog Hop Day 3

 We're using terrific products from our generous friends at DecoArt and Princeton Artist Brushes, via inspired by Willow Wolfe, this week to show you that "if it will sit still long enough, you can paint it and stamp it!" If you're just joining us, 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, we'll be 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. We'll 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!

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 one commenter from each with a U.S. Mailing Address to receive a prize package.
THEN we'll choose three international commenters to receive a generous sample pack courtesy of DecoArt
So everybody can play this time! AND I have a few bonus goodies hanging around my office for some lucky people who SHARE our Facebook posts and Pinterest Pins! Ready for your trip around the world??? Let's get Hoppin!

DecoArt Blog

Stampendous Blog

Claudia Neubacher (Vienna, Austria)

Kristine Reynolds (California, USA)

Iliane de Fockert (Elly) (Niedersachsen, Germany)

Julia Stratford-Wright (near London, 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.

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


Day 3 Project

My final project for the blog hop and I needed somewhere to store my lovely Embossing powders and Mica Flakes 
 I decorated a small ATC book box using the Dress form and Mish mesh stamps

I covered with Gesso and then stamped onto tissue paper and applied with Deco-Page Glue Matt finish

 I applied a wash of Quinacridone Gold, heavier around the edges and paler on the interior

Once Dry, I applied DecoArt Crackle Glaze to all external surfaces and then painted over with Burnt Umber and wiped back to reveal the most amazing crackle effect

The inside Cover was done in the same way stamping onto tissue paper
I decorated a button to embellish, painted with Gesso and Burnt Umber, then applied the embossing powder and a little embossing tinsel

The heart was made from UTEE and the Mica Flakes put into a mould made from a pendant, the surround was a piece of burlap distressed with burnt umber 

I applied the decorative metal corners and then dry brushed all of the edges with Burnt Umber
then  highlighted with DecoArt Dazzling Metallics Espresso and Glorious Gold 

I hope you have enjoyed my project, please hop over to the other amazing creations and leave a comment



  1. Stunning! Love the beautiful effect on the box. he heart is gorgeous!

  2. Jools, this is just gorgeous! You've found the secret of tissue, so forgiving and easy to manipulate around tough corners! Love the effect you've achieved with the heart, and very happy that the powders we sent you have a terrific home! Thanks so much for playing with us this week. We sure hope you'll continue to use our products!

  3. Wonderful altered the vintage look and the awesome heart on top!!

  4. THis is absolutely AMAZING! I love every single detail of it!! The heart is stunning and I am in love with the finished product!! WOW! I really NEED to try the Crackle Glaze and the Media Fluid Acrylics!! My fingers are just itching to give all of these techniques a try! Fingers crossed and thank you for sharing this beauty with me!

  5. Wow, what a beautiful box! Love it!

  6. Stunning box Jools, love the whole look and feel of this
    Amanda x

  7. A terrific alteration of the ATC box, Jools!
    LOVE the aged look and all the yummy texture you have created! Wow!

    Claudia xx

  8. Loved it! I always look forward to your posts, and your unique art forms.

  9. Stunning, beautiful work. Total inspiration

  10. wow, so much detail, what a great keepsake box!!!

  11. I am fairly new to DecoArt products having been introduced to them in the UK by their Patio Paints so thankyou for opening my eyes to see more that can be done with them

  12. Very cool alteration! Your approach looks great- I really like how you added all those textures under the heart.Thanks for sharing!

  13. Fabulous Jools, totally adore this!!
    I hate blog hops and was actually going to boycott this one, specially seeing some of the links don't work (have heard a bit about all the back ground stuff going on lol) but could not help but leave a comment here, this is so gorgeous!! Love how you used the stamps!!

  14. This is awesome, I love it!

  15. Gorgeous--i like how you made the heart.

  16. Oh my goodness, I am absolutely in love with your box art work. You did a wonderful job. I love everything about it. I had no idea that DecoArt had so many wonderful paints and such to work with. All we have here is a Walmart and absolutely no craft or art stores. You make me want to just jump right in and give this a try.......but unfortunately I have none of what you used. Beautiful project. Thank you so much for sharing.

  17. What a great way to store your jewels. It is absolutely beautiful. It looks like it came from an antique store.

  18. Gorgeous! What a delight to have this to store your goodies.

  19. I love all the details you put into this piece! Need to find me a box to try it all on.

  20. Great altered box. Love that heart.

  21. Amazing! Who knew that with a little tissue paper, some stamps, some adhesives, some great paint and a lot of could create such a beautiful work of art. Thanks for sharing the details!

  22. So amazing! I just love every bit of it. I'm dying to get my hands on the media range from DecoArts. It's coming to TCP in early July...I'll have to make sure Lisa puts a Quinacridone Gold aside for me. Fab, fab, fab project! Erin xx

  23. Absolutely gorgeous, adore the heart and the stamping. The paints are fabulous. Tracy x

  24. Another masterpiece, wow for the box and its stunning heart made with mica and UTEE!!!!! Wonderful project, thanks Jools. Coco x

  25. I am so going to try this. It looks fabulous x

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

    Carol B

  27. Love the rustic effect here amazing...

  28. The box is beautiful. It has the patina of an antique box. Love the big red heart.
    thanks for sharing.

  29. <3 it! The heart pulled my eye right toward your project. It looks like you enjoyed making it. thank you for sharing -con

  30. Your project is stunning ! I must try that crackle medium !

  31. Lovin this jools. You did an awesome job, then again you always do. I especially love the crackle on this Fabulous result.

  32. Wonderful contrast between the shining red heart & the burlap surround - great textures side by side. What a great decorated box, it has such character & interest

  33. Wow! Love it! Thanks so much!

  34. Another wonderful project :o) thanks for sharing

  35. Out of this world vintage crackle - a fabulous make. Can't wait for the workshop I'm booked on with Andy in October to play with some of this stuff... thanks for making the wait that little bit harder!! Brilliant!
    Alison xx

  36. Still playing "catch up" with blog surfing.

    This is a gorgeous and functional piece.

    I love what you've done and also love that you've shared your creative process!

    Thank you!