Thursday, June 26, 2014

DecoArt and Stampendous Blog Hop!


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The excitement continues on the fourth day of the world tour of amazing artists that have been playing with Stampendous, DecoArt, and Princeton Artist Brushes via inspired by Willow Wolfe products!

If you missed the beginning of this journey, be sure to go back and check it out! MONDAY - TUESDAY - WEDNESDAY

At the recent Society of Decorative Painters Convention in San Diego Stampendous personnel had the chance to meet with the folks at DecoArt and really gush over their products! There we met Susie Wolfe and we had a chance to catch her in action demonstrating our very own Stampendous Creative Palette! Susie showed us how easy it is to use the palette as a practice pad for decorative painting strokes which is just one more way the Creative Palette makes it easier for painters to get to the fun parts of painting. Here, Susie shows you her technique. She's using a practice sheet created by Helen and Noreen of Just For You. These ladies hand paint each practice sheet and sell them at SDP events.

Oh yes! This blog hop has 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 we'll be adding a Stampendous Creative Palette so you can practice all the techniques you'll see this week. We'll 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.

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! AND Stampendous has a few bonus goodies hanging around the office for some lucky people who SHARE our Facebook posts and Pinterest Pins! Ready for your trip around the world??? Climb on board!

You should have arrived here from Suzanne Czosek's blog!


Here's my notebook!


Floral Lady by Stampendous was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink and colored with Copic markers. Clear Gelly Glaze pen was used to give her pearls dimension and shine. I used a Nestabilities Petite Oval die to die-cut the image panel, which was set aside while I worked on my notebook cover.

My notebook started life as a kraft colored notebook. I removed the covers, coated them with gesso, then set them aside to let the gesso dry.

140 lb. Mixed Media cardstock by Strathmore was cut to fit the cover of the notebook. A Martha Stewart Border punch was used to punch a polka dotted scalloped border from generic white cardstock, which was adhered to the bottom of the cardstock panel with Matte Multi Medium. I used the Fancy Floral Corner die from SCACD's Fancy Floral and Key Corner die set to die-cut white cardstock. These two Fancy Floral Corner die-cuts were adhered to the upper corner. A variety of flower punches and QuicKutz dies were used to die-cut and/or punch white cardstock. These flowers were adhered to the Mixed Media cardstock panel.

Primary Cyan and Pthalo Green/Yellow Media Fluid Acrylic paints were each mixed with Titanium White Media Fluid Acrylic paint on a palette. The light blue was brushed from the top of the
Mixed Media cardstock panel towards the bottom and the light green was brushed from the bottom of the Mixed Media cardstock panel towards the top. The light blue and green met and blended together beautifully! I used a pouncy tool (its technical name) to add some Magenta and Titanium White Media Fluid Acrylic paints flecks here and there.

Two Petite Oval Nestabilities were used to create a white cardstock frame. A Petite Oval Scalloped Nestabilities die was used to die-cut white cardstock to mat the frame and the colored image. The frame and the scalloped oval were sponged with the same colors mentioned above. This was set aside to dry.

The Fancy Floral Corner die from SCACD's Fancy Floral and Key Corner die set was used to die-cut another two corners from generic white cardstock. Interference Green Media Fluid Acrylic paint was mixed with Pthalo Green/Yellow Media Fluid Acrylic paint on a palette, then painted over the Fancy Floral Corner die-cuts. Interference Media Fluid Acrylic paint was mixed with Primary Magenta Media Fluid Acrylic paint and painted over the flower parts  of the Fancy Floral Corner die-cuts. These corners were adhered over their counterparts on the painted panel.

The combo of Interference Green Media Fluid Acrylic paint and Pthalo Green/Yellow Media Fluid Acrylic paint were used to paint an old Doodlebug circle-patterned frill as well as die-cut letters. The combination of Interference Magenta Media Fluid Acrylic and Primary Magenta Media Fluid Acrylic was used to paint a Fancy Tag die-cut by Spellbinders. The letters were adhered to the tag, which was in turn adhered to the dotted border.

Glue was used to adhere Tarnished Mica from the Survival Stack Elements set to the top of the notebook and the framed Floral Lady image die-cut.

The pen was painted with Magenta Media Fluid Acrylic paint, which had been mixed with Titanium White Media Fluid Acrylic paint. Red-liner tape was adhered along the seam of the pen and Medium Gold Halo Glitter from the Survival Stack Elements set was sprinkled over the tape.

Die-Namics dies were used to die-cut white cardstock. The die-cut flowers were painted with Magenta Media Fluid Acrylic paint, which had been mixed with Titanium White Media Fluid Acrylic paint and Primary Cyan Media Fluid Acrylic paint that had been mixed with Titanium White Media Fluid Acrylic paint. The flowers were molded and stacked. A pink-glittered brad was changed to black with a marker, then used to hold the flower layers together. Silvery ribbon was threaded through the brad and used to attach the flower to the pen.

Thanks for visiting today! Your next stop on the hop is Wendy Price (New Jersey, USA).

Here's the Blog Hop list which shows you where everyone is from and to help in case you get lost!

Louise Crosbie (Scotland, UK)

Debbie Cole (California, USA)

Iliane de Fockert (Elly) (Niedersachsen, Germany)

Julia Stratford-Wright (near London, 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.

31 comments:

  1. What a great idea for a note book. It would even make a great gift if you could bare to part with it.

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  2. It's beautiful - the colours are wonderful .

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  3. Beautifully done....love the gorgeous background colors and the gorgeous coloring of the "sweet miss"!

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  4. GORGEOUS! Love the colors and texture! TFS!

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  5. this is beautiful. You get an under-water feel. the coloring is great. I love the blues.
    Wonderful project.

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  6. Wow, way cool, Kathi! Really great image! Love the coloring, embossing, die cuts, and fab flecks of color! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

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  7. Wow, way cool, Kathi! Really great image! Love the coloring, embossing, die cuts, and fab flecks of color! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

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  8. I am really enjoying seeing all the different ways to use these fabulous products together. Thanks for the inspiration!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  9. What a sweet idea. I love the colors.

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  10. Amazing notebook. The art work on the cover is fabulous. Thanks for the details. It was interesting to learn about the creative process.

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  11. My oldest granddaughter would love this!

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  12. great noted book, I like the color combo!!! TFS!

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  13. That's a wonderful notebook Kathi!!(And I see you have used your copics again on this piece! :))

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  14. Love it, love it, did I tell you I LOVE IT! Awesome job!

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  15. Oh fantastic I have this stamp and I love the way you have used it...

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  16. Oh, your notebook is so sweet! It's something any girl would treasure. A great place for heart felt dreaming or even shopping lists! Love the glitter everywhere!!! :) Thanks so much for sharing with us this week, Kathi!

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  17. What a cute notebook! Thank you for sharing it!

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  18. Beautiful job. I have a journal to make for my niece's 16th birthday & your post & tutorial is going to be so helpful. Can't thank you enough. Your cover is just so sweet & adorable

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  19. very pretty way to decorate a notebook.

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  20. Wow, beautiful cover! Anyone would treasure this - the girl image is precious!

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  21. Again it's that background that's caught my eye - such pretty colours, and I love the splatter over the texture - very cool.
    Alison x

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  22. Beautiful and fresh color palette. Great notebook, Kathi! :)

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  23. What a great notebook! Anyone would be lucky to receive this! Love the colors and the lovely girl on front!

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