Phew! What an amazing week this has been! I am so glad that you stop by my little creative corner again to see the finale of the fabulous blog hop week!
"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.
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 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??? Then get a cup of coffee 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)
If you haven't already checked them out - here are the Official Rules."
So welcome back to day 5 of the inspiring blog hop featuring the DecoArt International Design Team - with the one and only Andy Skinner - who is giving away this terrific make to one of the commentors on the DecoArt DT members' blogs only and reveils the lucky winner today over here!!!!
Day 5 sees the grand final of a week full of inspirational posts from both - the Stampendous and DecoArt design teams and I hope you have enjoyed visiting all the teamies blogs so far!
My final piece for this blog hop has the wonderful Stampendous Fran-tage embossing enamels and mica flakes used on it as well as a lot of the new DecoArt media
like for example their awesome new formula white Gesso and the "Iridiscent Gold" and "- Turquoise" alongside some "Metallic Gold" from the new DecoArt media fluid acrylics line.
I also used DecoArt's fabulous new "Translucent White" fluid acrylic to tone some dictionary pages I used to create the box for my shrine pendant.
As you can see the pages I used on the inside of the shrine are a lot lighter than the ones I left in their original state to use on the outside.
On the shrine's edges I used Fran-tage embossing enamels and I really love those teal and tea-stained mica flakes that surround the frozen charlotte. (You find a full materials list at the end of this post).
I also stamped some texture to the outside of the shrine to add some interest.
The hook and the ornament at the bottom were metal smithed from copper wire and blended in with DecoArt Metallic Lustre "Gold Rush", which I also used on the word bands which I hammered and stamped from aluminium wire.
The box was made from thick corrugated card, which I glued together with some masking tape and covered with dictionary pages (using the DecoArt Decou-Page matte glue and sealant).
The frozen charlotte was given a coat of DecoArt Media "Interference Gold" which creates a light and most delicate shimmer. I also added some to the shrine's outside (but honestly didn't manage to capture really well with any of my photographs I am afraid). At least the sheen is visible on the frozen charlotte (the other effects get visible as the pendant moves and turns).
The background the frozen charlotte and mica flakes are added to was done with adding a heavy coat of the DecoArt media white Gesso with a palette knife, before I stuck a dictionary scrap to it.
The dictionary scrap I placed the doll on was coloured with washes made from various DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics like the fab "Transparent Yellow Iron Oxide".
I hope you like my little shrine pendant! I definitely enjoyed creating with all the fabby stuff I was given and really hope that you leave my place inspired to hop over to the others' blogs (and maybe even create some Stampendous-DecoArt goodness too)!
Make sure to check out all the blogs from today's blog hop (and those you haven't visited throughout the week already)! It really is worth hopping!
- thick corrugated card (collected from old packaging materials)
- DecoArt Decou-Page matte glue and sealant
- dictionary pages
- DecoArt media white Gesso
- DecoArt media Fluid Acrylics: "Interference Gold", "Interference Turquoise", "Translucent White", "Transparent Yellow Iron Oxide", "English Red Oxide", "Dioxazine Purple"
- DecoArt Metallic Lustre "Gold Rush"
- Stampendous Fran-tage embossing enamels "Aged Gold" and "Aged Teal", mica flakes "Teal" and "Tea Stained"
- Stampendous stamp from the "Wired" stamp set
- a frozen charlotte, aluminium wire, copper wire, beads, hammer and anvil, round nose pliers, palette knife, brushes, water, cloth
Hugs and happy crafting,