Monday, June 23, 2014

Decorate with DecoArt and Stampendous!


 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, well WOW!

While Debbie Cole, CDA is an expert at adding paint to your stamped creations, the real excitement happens when she shows Decorative Painters how to use stamps to minimize their prep time in astonishing ways! In fact, she's made a series of five videos featuring the Stampendous Creative Palette and DecoArt paints. You can check them out on our YouTube channel here! Here's my project for today:

In normal lighting

Lights off with some outdoor light coming through

Lights off and exterior lighting blocked

I loved using the glow in the dark paint on this project!  The paint absorbs the light and then gives off this fantastic glow and these were taken rather soon after applying all the paint.  If I had waited to take the photos another day, the stars and moon would have been even brighter.  This idea just popped into my head over the weekend and I had to use this stamp with this paint, it was screaming at me, begging me to!  The Twisted Tree stamp isn't available on the Stampendous site just yet but it's possible it may already be in your local stamp store.  It will be available on the Stampendous site beginning July 6th.

Here's what I used to create this project:

Stampendous® Stamps Twisted Tree (Available July 6, 2014 on-line, may already be in your LSS)
DecoArt® Americana™ Glow in the Dark Paint
DecoArt® Americana™ Paints in Navy Blue, Burnt Umber, Snow (Titanium) White, Pineapple, Flesh Tone, French Vanilla, Hauser Light Green
DecoArt® Traditions™ Paint in Carbon Black
Ranger® Archival Ink™ in Jet Black
Artist's Loft™ 6"x6" Canvas Board
Circle Die
Neenah® Classic Crest™ Solar White Cover Stock
Scotch® Double-Sided Tape

Here's what I did to create this project:

Chose a circle die the size of the moon you want to create and cut it
Decide where you wish to place the moon and adhere die-cut circle with tape to canvas
Paint sky first being sure to leave room at the bottom for grass
Remove die-cut piece and dry paint with heat gun
Paint moon next and dry, one you've dried the paint, go back and add glow in the dark paint, dry
Paint grass at bottom and dry
Ink image and stamp onto canvas being sure to press hard to get the best impression
Paint details of stamp, heat dry
Add "stars" with glow in the dark paint

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!  Here's what you have to do for a chance to win:

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.

So that's it for me today, I'll be posting again on Friday and the next time I plan to use my Creative Palette for my project.  Thanks for stopping by today and please don't forget to comment if you want to be eligible to win a prize.  See you again soon.



  1. Really neat! Love the glow in the dark paint!

  2. This is so cool! I love using glow in the dark paints and I agree that this stamp screams to be done with it! TOTALLY AWESOME!! TFS!

  3. was screaming at me, begging me to! - I LOVE THAT STATEMENT! totally wonderful project. I hope that even more projects start begging you because you did a terrific job bringing it to live. thank you -con

  4. Hmmm...interesting....I have some stamps that would work well with the glow in the dark paints. Thanks for a neat project.

  5. Stunning thanks for sharing your beautiful work

  6. What a great project! Love that you used glow in the dark paint. Great blog hop. Best regards from Kirsten

  7. I absolutely love that! I NEED to find that stamp asap so I can do one for halloween.

  8. Love the effect of the glow in the dark paint! And the theme is perfectly chosen!
    Claudia x

  9. What a great idea for glow in the dark paint. That tree stamp is now a must have :)

  10. What a fun project. Didn't know there was glow in the dark paint but I'll be out looking for it.
    Makes a great Halloween project here but could be used for so many different occasions.
    thanks for sharing.

  11. Fun way to use those glow in the dark paints!

  12. Brandi (@Fitzysmom)June 24, 2014 at 3:09 PM

    I've never used the glow in the dark paint, but now I must! Thanks for sharing!!!

  13. What a creative idea. I was always thinking about painted stars in a childrens room glowing in the dark with this paint. Love the spooky scene you've created (:o)

  14. Wow, fabulous moon!! And great demonstration of how we can use those glow in paints especially dark, very clever. Thanks for sharing!! Coco x

  15. That is such a cool project!!! very awesome. Love it.

  16. Thanks for using the Glow in the Dark paint, Lea! I'm proud of you for trying it and achieving such a great result! This came out terrific and is a wonderful Halloween project. I will need a good photo for the website now, thank you. :)

  17. Wow, love this paint and the different looks you achieved. Great job! Love this stamp too. Very cool. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

  18. How fun is this...glow in the dark paint...awesome...awesome project!!

  19. WOW!!!!!!! What are they going to come up with next? Fantastic picture!

  20. Very cool project! Love the glow in the dark effect with the tree. This would make a wonderful idea for Halloween. Thanks for sharing.

  21. Oh you clever girl! This project is fantastic and you are right, that stamp is perfect for it - it's all clear to me now! :)

  22. Glow in the dark paint sounds so fun! I really need to try it. Great project :)

  23. How fun! I'd love to play around with glow in the dark paint. Adding it to my shopping list...

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

    Carol B

  25. Oh wow very clever idea...

  26. What a great spin on glow in the dark.... I love it, so clever

  27. The twisted tree stamp is spectacular. Can't wait til it comes out.

  28. I love your tree, the contrast of light to dark is really wonderful. I love all the cats and the one big Owl high in the tree. My grandson would really enjoy this fantastic piece of Art. Thank you for sharing your amazing talents with us.

  29. Brilliant! What a fun Halloween inspired card. Someone is going to love the surprise with the glowing moon.

  30. This is an amazing concept! You explained it very well. Thank you!..I'll try it when I win some supplies...chuckles

  31. Very cool to see a project with glow in the dark paint! Great job!

  32. Love that tree silhouette - great image - and perfect to use with the glowing paint!
    Alison x


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