Hello, hello!! I’m beyond excited this week as the Stampendous Design Team is playing with our BFFs over at DecoArt! As you probably already know, Andy Skinner has designed some amazing stamps for Stampendous. What you might not know, Andy just happens to be the DecoArt International Education Coordinator. How cool is that job!?
Andy and his band of merry mixed media artists are playing along with us, including Julia Stratford-Wright, Mark Gould, Mel Hookham, and Jools Robertson. Plus, there will be posts this week on the DecoArt blog, too. Since, I know you’ve already been wowed by my teammates earlier this week, I hope today’s posts will be just as awesome! I've prepared some step-out photos just for you!
Once stencil is taped down, sponge on ink in a random fashion. I purposely did not cover the entire area the stencil covered.
Squeeze one drop of Diarylide Yellow Media Fluid Acrylic into Regular Embossing Paste. As you can see here, I've only used one drop of Fluid Acrylic. Since they're so highly pigmented, it only takes one drop to get amazing color results.
Mix paste and paint thoroughly.
The paste is a little lighter than I wanted so I'm going to darken it some.
So, I've added a little drop of Cadmium Orange hue and mixed it up. Notice, I've used the tiniest of drops to get the perfect color!
Here's my paste, the perfect shade I wanted and ready to spread! Because it takes so little paint to tint the paste, there's not much needed
Here it is, all pasted and drying!
In the meantime, I've stamped my images, created my card base, snipped a flower stem and cut out a leaf that I stamped my sentiment on! Once my paste dried, I added some distress ink and layered it all to form my card!
So, here's my card with a rather fun and funky sunflower!
Here's the complete list of products I've used to create this card:
DecoArt® Media Fluid Acrylics™ in Diarylide Yellow and Cadmium Orange Hue
Memento™ Cantaloupe, Dandelion and Rich Cocoa Ink Pads by Imagine Crafts®
Vintage Photo ID Distress Ink™ by Ranger®
My Colors® Desert Cactus Cardstock
Faber-Castell® PITT™ Artist Pen in Green Gold
Scrapbook Adhesives® 3D Foam Mounting Squares by 3L®
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesive
WE HAVE AWESOME PRIZES!!
You’ll want to get your commenting fingers ready…so put down your paintbrushes! Each comment on a post this week will enter you to win a fabulous prize package! (One comment per post, per person.) This contest is open to everyone!! We have three packages and each has a Fluid Media Starter Kit, all three of Andy Skinner’s new Stampendous Stamp Sets, and a Jumbo Acrylic Handle. Look at this great prize!
Here's a list of my teammates that are playing along today, be sure to leave them some love:
Thanks so much for stopping by today. I'll have another project for you tomorrow so make sure to come back. In the meantime, have a wonderful day, I'll see you again soon!