Friday, August 1, 2014

How Do You Stack Art?

All this week, the Stampendous Design Team and several guest designers have been showing off a lot of fun things you can create with the new Stampendous Stack Art Kits.  Truly, you are only limited by your imagination with these fun kits!  I've created two different projects with similar themes but two very different looks!  We'll get to my projects momentarily, first, here's an explanation of our Stack Art Kits to help you better understand what they consist of.

Our Stack Art Kits have three components:
  • The Stack Art Kraftboard Kit which includes all the kraftboard pieces you’ll need to make at least 4 amazing creations; die cut, double-sided adhesive for all the kraftboard pieces; and sentiments you can use to make each piece a special gift or card embellishment.
  • The Stack Art Stamp Sets which include an assortment of terrific background stamps and other images plus an acrylic handle.
  • The Stack Art Elements Kits which each include five jars of embellishing goodness to stick to your adhesive covered kraftboard pieces.
Since so many others have shown you projects using the larger kraftboard pieces, I decided to show you a couple of different ways to use the smaller accent pieces and the adhesive pieces.  Here's my first project:

Here's what I used to create this project:

DecoArt® Americana® Winter Blue Acrylic Paint
DecoArt® Americana® Baby Blue Acrylic Paint
DecoArt® Americana® Snow White
DecoArt® Traditions® Carbon Black
StāzOn® Cloudy Sky Ink Pad
Faber-Castell® Pitt Pen in Warm Grey III
Faber-Castell® Pitt Pen in Black Medium Point
Beacon® Gem-Tac
Artist's Loft™ Canvas Panel

Here's what I did to create this project:

Mix both blue paints and cover canvas
Paint on some clouds and allow to dry
Once clouds have dry, mix a tiny amount of black to some white paint and add some subtle shading in the clouds
Paint the wings with the white paint and set aside to dry
Cover the fronts of two hearts with glue and add the red glitter, set aside to dry
Using gray ink, cover wing stamp with ink, stamp off once and then stamp onto painted wings
Write sentiment on canvas panel
Glue wings and hearts onto canvas panel 

For my second project, I wanted to make a little something different that I could set on my desk or on a shelf around the house.  I have a thing for hearts, I love them!  Hearts with wings remind me of my dad, I bought him a pillow that was a heart with wings attached right after he had quadruple by-pass surgery on his heart.  This project is dedicated to my dad whom I miss dearly!

Here's what I used to create this project:

Bo Bunny® Love Letters Collection 6x6 Paper Pad
Neenah® Classic Crest™ Solar White Cover Stock
DecoArt® Americana® Coral Blush Acrylic Paint
Tim Holtz® Distress Inks® in Antique Linen and Tea Dye
StāzOn® Cloudy Sky Ink Pad
Beacon® Gem-Tac®
Frames & Moore™ Medford 3.5 in x 5 in Frame

Here's what I did to create this project:

Stamp background image onto white cs and trim to desired size
Add distress inks to stamped image
Apply wings die-cut, double-sided adhesive  to image as shown
Add embossing enamel over wings and heat
Paint heart with coral paint, set aside to dry, apply additional coats of paint as needed
Trim patterned paper to fit frame
Adhere stamped image to center of patterned paper
Adhere heart to wings
Assemble into frame

That's it for me today!  I do hope you've enjoyed my projects and have found a little inspiration along the way!  Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope to see you again soon.  Have a blessed day!



  1. Love both of these but the first one is my favorite! LOVE the saying!!! TFS!

  2. Both projects are awesome!!! Love those clouds you painted! As Bob Ross would say " happy little clouds"

  3. Great projects, both are
    so nicely done. Fun to
    look at.
    Carla from Utah

  4. I smiled when I saw your first card--so creative & fun! Love your beautiful framed piece--I also miss my wonderful dad every day.

  5. Wow! I love your fabulous artsy card and that wonderful framed art! Both are amazing and super duper inspiring!!! I'm loving all these awesome ideas for the Stack Art Kits!! Very cool!

  6. I love the wings. My puppy name is Angel. Anything with wings would be great to scrapbook her with.

  7. Such beautiful creations and inspiring ways to use the kit!

  8. Super creations! Now I want to play with paper and ink and paint and glue!

  9. So unique, it is hard to believe they came from a kit.

  10. Your two projects are so nice. I especially like the heart and wings in the frame. Thanks for sharing with us how you made them.

  11. Those clouds are just amazing, so realistic on that first project. WOW

  12. the heart wings fit into the clouds/sky so well. Love it.
    the framed piece is so pretty too.
    Got hop. thanks for sharing.

  13. I love your canvas. The clouds are wonderful and your framed piece is great too.

  14. Lea! I love your Love1 Both of them actually! heehee Truly the cloud and wings is my fav- well done! ")

  15. I really like the canvas. love to see mixed media projects.

  16. This project is a 'hug'... :D
    When I opened your page I saw the 'pink' one first and it made me happy.
    thanks, -con

  17. LOVE the hearts with wings!!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  18. Beautiful work! Love the framed piece but the clouds on the first canvas are awesome! Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

  19. Love how you did the clouds on ur card and ur framed piece is lovely!

  20. love your painted clouds! great to see the stackables used another way!

  21. Great job, love the clouds, the winged hearts and the framed piece. TFS.


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