Friday 27 June 2014

Stampendous and DecoArt Blog Hop - Day 5

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!


Stampendous say:

"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!

Materials used: 

- 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,
Claudia xx


  1. The shrine is beautiful. You could probably down-size and make a charm for a necklace.
    Love this. thanks for your inspiration this week.

  2. Very cool! I like the book pages decoupaged on, I love that look!

  3. This is a very intriguing piece! Love the frozen charlotte doll and the use of the dictionary pages just fits so nicely with this. LOVE all the golds. TFS!

  4. Hi :D and thank you for sharing your project Altered Art is a new project that I need to learn and I've been soaking everything up. -con

  5. ein Traum liebe Clauia!
    Schöne Ferienzeit!

  6. A lovely project to finish the week. Thanks for sharing your beautiful works. x

  7. Great make...I find decoupage addictive

  8. Stunning ! I love the book pages & the gold detail & what a great idea using the twine bound around the open box to keep the wording strips in place

  9. Love the stamping and the whole design. Thanks for showing.
    Very inspiring. Have a creative weekend Anneke.

  10. WoW! Too cool Claudia! I love both pieces but am so glad you showed the tut on how you did the second! That Charlotte in the tin is totally FAB!

  11. Очень красиво и по-творчески прекрасно :)

  12. Love all the layers to this piece, well thought out.

  13. What a great shrine! Love the use of old pages :o)

  14. Bilding up from scrap to a shrine like this! Beautiful done.

  15. I love your shrine!! I enjoyed seeing your creations this week, all are amazing. Thank you!

  16. Grandios- gefällt mir sehr!!! und vielen Dank, dass Du mein Wired-StampSet verwendet hast - ich freue mich sehr darüber.

  17. Interesting vintage look - I like your use of the paints! The white fluid acrylic looks like something I definitely need to add to my paint supplies!! :) Thank you!

  18. Such an awesome piece! I love the unique way that you attached the banners.

  19. So many good ideas! I love these blogs!

  20. Love your background on the pendant.

  21. My goodness, Claudia, what a tiny treasure you have created here! So much detail, and so much work you've done on it. WOW! Just adore this project! Thanks so much for sharing all your talent with us this week!

  22. It's always a treat to see what new project you've created. This is another stunner.

  23. I like this because it is so unique! Thanks for the inspiration! This has been a fun and fabulous blog hop as we've traveled around the world!

  24. Brandi (@Fitzysmom)27 June 2014 at 21:03

    Love all of the elements you used to create this. Thanks for sharing it with us!

  25. Im glad someone used a doll ;) How cute. xxx Love it Claudia x

  26. very beautiful altered art, so much detail.

  27. So beautiful, I love the all the finishes and the metal embellishments are amazing

    Jools x

  28. Adorable little shrine and wow, look at all the work you put into many pretty little details!!

  29. I like the gold and turquoise together.

  30. What a wonderful project I love it thanks

  31. Very cool idea! I love the gold! And the lace around the edge and the teal fragments. Love all of the neat details! Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

  32. The translucent white certainly looks like a must-have - and you know I love anything using book pages - this is a brilliant little box!
    Alison x

  33. Würd ich sofort als Kette tragen, total schönes Teilchen liebe Claudia. Geniale Gestaltung! Kleinkunst vom Feinsten.
    Liebe Grüße

  34. Wonderful, love the colors, the dictionary pages, the gold, the lace around the edge and the teal. fagments. TFS.

  35. What an interesting piece! Love the decoupage.

  36. This is lovely, so glad you shared this with us.

  37. Lovely little shrine Claudia, I'm sad as it looks as though I have missed the Blog hop, been busy making things (as usual Lol!) and other life stuff. Still I can have a look round.
    Happy crafting, Angela x

  38. Way fun! What an awesome pendant. Gorgeous color and love how you attached the sentiments with string. Fabulous Claudia. -- ME


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