Thursday, June 26, 2014

Stampendous and DecoArt Blog Hop Day!


 The excitement continues as conclude our grand tour of amazing artists playing with Stampendous, DecoArt, and Princeton Artist Brushes via inspired by Willow Wolfe products! The inspiration has been amazing, and today you'll be even more astonished! If you missed the beginning of our journey, be sure to go back and check it out! MONDAY - TUESDAY - WEDNESDAY - THURSDAY Of course, there are 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. This week we've shown you how to use Stampendous Rubber Stamps to transfer a terrific pattern for painting. Did you know you can sell your projects made with our images? As long as you hand stamp each one, you can sell as many as you like of any kind of project anywhere you want. You can find our detailed Angel Policy on our website. One of the terrific prizes is a Catalyst Wedge from Princeton Artist Brushes and inspired by Willow Wolfe. These wedges are terrific for using with our Creative Palette and DecoArt paints. In this video Stampendous owner Fran Seiford demonstrates how easy it is to make amazing backgrounds with these tools. [youtube] 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!

I wanted to do a canvas for today's project.  I had something totally different in mine when I started this but as I was looking through my stamps, I decided I wanted to do something entirely different.  Funny how that happens!

Gesso'd and Background Done

Stamped face on

Painted Girl

Finished Project

Well, I say finished project but I think I may go back and do some more shading on her face as well as in her hair.  I want to hang her in my craft room when I' done.  I kinda like her!

Here's what I used to create this canvas:

Stampendous® Cling Blossom Beauty Stamp Set
Stampendous® Cling Hydrangea Garden Stamp Set
Stampendous® Creative Palette
Stampendous® Blossom Beauty Die Set
DecoArt® Americana™ Acrylic Paints - Variety of colors
DecoArt® Glamour Dust™ Glitter Paint
DecoArt® Dimensional Effects™
Ranger® Archival Ink™ - Jet Black
Speedball® Brayer
Foam Mounting Squares

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 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??? Pack your bags, get a cup of coffee and a kitten, and get comfy. You have until the end of Sunday, June 29 PDT to comment on all the blog posts.

Louise Crosbie (Scotland, UK)

Lea Kimmel (North Carolina, USA)

Claudia Neubacher (Vienna, Austria)

Asia King (Oxford, UK)

Iliane de Fockert (Elly) (Niedersachsen, Germany)

Suzanne Czosek (Illinois, USA)

Julia Stratford-Wright (near London, UK)

Kristine Reynolds (California, USA)

Angelica Stark (Hudiksvall, Sweden)

Mark Gould (West Sussex, UK)

Debbie Cole (California, USA)

Jamie Martin (Oklahoma, USA)

Tobi Crawford (BC, Canada)

Wendy Price (New Jersey, USA)

Jessa Plant (Arizona, 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.


  1. Beautiful. You can see her hair blowing in the wind. Love the big flowers. I have to get those stamps. I've seen them all week and have admired them.
    thanks for a great week of hopping.

  2. This is beautiful! I love the flowers and her hair is gorgeous! I can almost feel the wind on my face as I look at this. TFS!

  3. This has been one fascinating blog hop and I'm so appreciative of all the artistic talent I've seen. Your canvas is lovely and definitely should be on display in your home.

  4. Lea, she's exquisite! You've done a beautiful job with her...what if I want to hang her in MY craft room? :) Thanks so much for sharing her with us, she reminds me of you!!

  5. WOW how did you learn how to do the face? you did a great job of it! thank you, -con

  6. Beautiful. Many thanks for this week of sharing x

  7. Thanks for sharing this delightful piece with us

  8. Great project using the fab products. Such fun! Erin xx

  9. She is beautiful. I have never been able to capture a good bone structure & shading on a human face but you have just knocked it out of the park ! My hat goes off to you

  10. Lea, she is just beautiful! thank you for sharing!

  11. Great painting! I love this creative project:)

  12. That's a delicate and very beautiful painting, with stamping at first wow! Thank you Lea.

  13. She is standing out there with no fear ! Make ART !!! Love your project.

  14. This will be such an inspiring piece in your studio! I was thinking how cool it would have been to have 3 on your wall to show the progression - the first without flower, the one with flowers and the one you plan to shade more!! Too late now but I think I may try that with something I do in the future!! Thank you!

  15. She is gorgeous! I think she will look awesome in your creative space.

  16. I love the Stampendous face stamps. Bought Glance yesterday. Hummm....wonder which one next.

  17. Brandi (@Fitzysmom)June 27, 2014 at 3:00 PM

    I love the idea of the face stamp. I'm going to have to look for one. Great project.

  18. You created a beautiful canvas Lea!

  19. A beautiful canvas.....loved seeing these stamps used as they are so her hair!!

  20. Beautiful Lea, absolutely terrific project! Your Blossom Beauty really shines!

  21. Beautiful! Love the flowing hair and the gorgeous flowers!

  22. Oh my gosh she is so beautiful! And the flowers are fantastic!

  23. Fabulous I just got this stamp and love it ...

  24. Wow, this is beautiful! Her face and hair are so striking, wonderful job painting! Great idea, love the flowers too! Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

  25. She fits into my life just fine. .....

  26. this is so beautiful! what a lovely creation. xo

  27. Great work on the painting and the flowers are fabulous.
    Alison x

  28. Wonderful, face and hair are so terrific, wonderful job painting, love the colors too. TFS.

  29. This project is totally beautiful! I love her hair blowing in the wind.

  30. Shirley said:
    This is beautiful. She looks so real.

  31. Her eyes are so expressive, I love this piece!!!


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