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DecoArt Design Team - Stampendous! Blog Hop [Day 3]

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March 9, 2016

DecoArt Design Team - Stampendous! Blog Hop [Day 3]


Welcome to day three of the DecoArt Media & Stampendous! Blog Hop! Today Micaela Spiggle of the DecoArt Design Team shows you how stamps by mixed media artist Andy Skinner add meaning to the cover of an art journal.

Don't forget, there are prizes involved! Leave a comment on each post this week to be entered. More details below. Now, on to Micaela's project.

Items needed :

  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Cobalt Teal Hue
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Cerulean Blue
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Cobalt Turquoise Hue
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Carbon Black
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Titanium White
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Vermillion Hue
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics Interference - Gold Interference
  • DecoArt Media Mediums and Specialty Products - Crackle Glaze - Clear
  • DecoArt Media Antiquing Creams - English Red Oxide
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Medium Grey Value 6
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Transparent Red Iron Oxide
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Diarylide Yellow
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Dioxazine Purple
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Green Gold
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Cadmium Orange Hue
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Primary Magenta
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Hansa Yellow Medium
  • Water container
  • Palette or plastic plate
  • Paper towels
  • Tracing paper
  • Transfer paper
  • Scissors
  • #6 flat brush
  • #10 flat brush
  • #1 liner brush
  • #1 round brush
  • Cosmetic sponges
  • Pen or pencil
  • Jute (or hemp cord)
  • Andy Skinner Stampendous! rubber stamp, Curiosity
  • Glass block (square)
  • Art journal (with scalloped edges) from Want2Scrap

Instructions :

NOTE: Let dry completely between painting steps.

Separate the pages of the art journal and keep the rings, if you choose to use them.

Use a #6 flat brush to mix (5) parts Green Gold, (2) parts Medium Grey Value 6, (1) part Titanium White, and a small amount of Cobalt Turquoise Hue. Use the mix to paint the front of the journal. Rinse brush.

Use a pen or pencil and the tracing and transfer papers to trace and transfer the pattern onto the front of the journal.

Use a #1 round brush to outline the hand in Titanium White. Rinse brush.

Use the #1 round brush and Hansa Yellow Medium with a small amount of Titanium White to basecoat the fish. Let dry. Use the same brush to paint just Hansa Yellow Medium. Use the same brush to shade with Diarylide Yellow. Shade last with Cadmium Orange Hue. Rinse brush.

Use the #1 round brush to add Gold (Interference) to the fish. Rinse brush.

Use the #1 round brush to mix (2) parts Titanium White with (1) part Cobalt Teal Hue. Use the mix with the same brush to paint the background of one fish. Rinse brush. Use the same brush to mix (2) parts Titanium White with (1) part Dioxazine Purple. Use this mix with the same brush to paint behind the second fish. Save mix for later step. Rinse brush.

Use the #1 liner brush and Transparent Red Iron Oxide to fill in the middle finger, omitting the pattern. Rinse brush.

Use the #1 round brush and Cobalt Turquoise Hue to paint the palm of the hand around the circle pattern, omitting the pinkie and thumb. Rinse brush. Use the #1 liner brush and Cobalt Turquoise Hue to paint the swirls in the background of the fish. Rinse brush.

Use the #1 liner brush and Dioxazine Purple to paint the swirls in the Dioxazine Purple/Titanium White background of the fish painted in Step 7.

Use the #1 liner brush to mix (1) part Hansa Yellow Medium with a small amount of Titanium White. Use mix to paint the moon. Rinse brush. Use the same brush to mix (1) part Hansa Yellow Medium, (1) part Green Gold, and a small amount of Titanium White to paint the leaves and stem. Rinse brush. Use the same brush to paint the star with Diarylide Yellow. Rinse brush.

Use the #1 liner brush to mix Cobalt Teal Hue and a small amount of Titanium White. Use the mix to paint designs on the middle finger. Rinse brush. Use the same brush with Cobalt Turquoise Hue to outline the shape above the moon. Rinse brush.

Use the #1 round brush and Cobalt Turquoise Hue thinned with a small amount of water to shade around the background behind the fish. Rinse brush. Use the same brush and Dioxazine Purple thinned with a small amount of water to shade around the finger with the matching background of the fish. Rinse brush.

Use the #1 liner brush and Titanium White to add details to the middle finger. Rinse brush. Use the same brush with Primary Magenta to paint the background of the chevron on both end fingers; the three petals in the middle finger; and the flowers on top of the stems. Rinse brush.

Use the #1 round brush and Medium Grey Value 6 to fill in the circle on the palm of hand and a band on the two end fingers. Rinse brush.

Use the #1 liner brush and Vermilion to paint around the flower petals in the palm of the hand and the tips of the two end fingers. Rinse brush.

Use the #1 liner brush and Hansa Yellow Medium to paint the petals on the palm of the hand and the chevron on the two outer fingers. Rinse brush.

Use the #1 liner brush and Diarylide Yellow to outline the outer circle of the palm of the hand. Rinse brush.

Use the #1 liner brush and Transparent Red Iron Oxide in the petals on the palm of hand and to outline the middle finger, inner circle, and two outer fingers. Rinse brush.

Use a cosmetic sponge to dab Carbon Black onto the "all-seeing eye" from the Andy Skinner Curiosity stamp set. Carefully and quickly place the stamp centered in the Medium Grey Value 6 circle on the palm of hand. Wash stamp.

Use the #1 round brush to mix (1) part Cerulean Blue with (1) part Cobalt Turquoise Hue. Use the mix to shade around the palm of the hand and to paint the eye of the "all-seeing eye" stamp. Rinse brush. Dip the handle end of the brush into Cobalt Turquoise Hue and make dots on the fish eyes, between the leaves on the middle finger, and on the two outer fingers. Wipe off handle end.

Place the swirl stamp from the Curiosity stamp set onto the glass block, using Carbon Black and a clean cosmetic sponge. Stamp the swirls onto the bottom of the palm of the hand. Wash the stamp and glass block.

Use a #10 flat brush and Media Crackle Glaze to apply all around the hand. Rinse brush. Let dry. (Do not dry with fan or hairdryer; it must air-dry.)

Use the #1 liner brush and Medium Grey Value 6 to paint dashes on the Titanium White outline on the outer hand. Rinse brush.

After Media Crackle Glaze has fully dried, use the #10 flat brush and English Red Oxide Antiquing Cream to paint over all of the crackle. Let dry completely. Rinse brush.

After completely dry, use a damp paper towel to remove some of the English Red Oxide Antiquing Cream so that all the color left is in the cracks of the crackle.

Use the #1 liner brush and Gold (Interference) to paint in between the scroll stamped design. Rinse brush. Use the same brush and load separately with Diarylide Yellow and Hansa Yellow Medium to paint the rays in the pyramid. Rinse brush. (You do not have to wash in between colors, only at the end.) Use the same brush to water down Transparent Red Iron Oxide and use to paint the scroll where it says "All Seeing". Rinse brush.

Use the #1 round brush and Transparent Red Iron Oxide to paint paint a border following the contour of the outer edge of the journal. Rinse brush.

Use scissors to cut a total of 9- 2" pieces of jute or hemp cord. Use three pieces at a time to tie around each binder hole.

Thanks for hopping over to the DecoArt Blog. Leave a comment for a chance to win an awesome prize pack from DecoArt Media and Stampendous! Three winners will be selected at the conclusion of the weeklong hop through a random number generator.

For more inspiration, and chances to win, make sure to visit the other hoppers on today's schedule:

1. Stampendous! Blog
2. Jamie Martin

Comments

OMG! So fabulous, so brilliant!!!

Valerie

March 9, 2016

love those vibrant colors

Tanja

March 9, 2016

This piece is fantastic! Love the colors!

Lyn Gill

March 9, 2016

Great project with beautiful colors. Thanks for sharing!

Pam B

March 9, 2016

Those colors are so rich and I LOVE the crackle background!

D.Ann C

March 9, 2016

Amazing detail and great instructions. Thank you.

Holly

March 9, 2016

fantastic ! Love the rich colours and fab crackle x

Amanda Pink

March 9, 2016

Wow.. This is so neat. You are very talented. 💗💗💗

Shari

March 9, 2016

Your painting talents are amazing! This turned out so pretty!! What a great gift for someone.

Julie Curtis

March 9, 2016

That art journal itself is a piece of art !

Lieve

March 9, 2016

Wow! Absolutely fantastic! Love it!!!!

Arianna Barbara

March 9, 2016

Wow. Love it. Fabulous!!

monique

March 9, 2016

I am mesmerized by this gorgeous creation!! You are an amazing painter and anyone would be proud to display this beauty in their home!I know I would be!!! TFS!

barb macaskill

March 9, 2016

love the colours so vibrant and happy beautiful project...

Lindi

March 9, 2016

I love all the details and enjoyed the tutorial! I looked forward to see how the colors made each element pop! :)

Amanda Rhodes

March 9, 2016

Wow, that's a lot of work on this, but it is very pretty. Carla from Utah

Carla Hundley

March 9, 2016

I really like how you made your art journal, and with showing how you used fun products for this..thks

barbara c

March 9, 2016

Amazing job!! SO In love with this! <3 I cannot wait to purchase the supply list and go for it ;-D Thank you so much for sharing!

Rachel

March 9, 2016

Fantastic project. Love those gold fish - so realistic. I'd be thrilled to have this for my house. thanks for such detailed instructions.

Mary Holshouser

March 9, 2016

Fabulous use of the paints combined to these new great stamps by Andy wooooow!!!!

Coco

March 9, 2016

Wow that is a real labour of love. Such gorgeous bright colours and that crackle is fabulous. Thanks for sharing x

Jane

March 9, 2016

Simply stunning!!

jean marmo

March 9, 2016

Wow! Your painting on this is absolutely fabulous!!! I love the bright colors that you used.

Victoria Banaszak

March 9, 2016

Wow, quite a job, but stunning result :)

Kristiina

March 9, 2016

Fabulous project. Love the design you used.

Teresa Godines #6857

March 9, 2016

Beautiful!

Sue Adams

March 9, 2016

Oh THIS is fantastic, absolutely love all the color and the mix of painting with the stamped designs in the sun. What a beautiful album cover for a wedding or anniversary!

Stampendous Stamps

March 9, 2016

Wow fabulous, It must be gold fish weather as I just posted a gold fish post. I could of done with a lesson from you as to how to paint gold fish.

Kathy Gledsdale

March 9, 2016

Wow, such a great piece of art, so much work!

Susanne

March 9, 2016

Wow! What a nice project - really beautiful. /Tina M.

Tina M.

March 9, 2016

What a fantastic project! It reminds me somewhat of folk art. Thanks for sharing with us.

Judy B

March 9, 2016

Awesome job! You are very talented.

Natalie Godfrey

March 9, 2016

What an amazing project.

Gilda (McStamper)

March 9, 2016

GORGEOUS texture and colors. So INTRICATE. So UNIQUE. Andy's stencil looks so fabulous on your creation too. So loved your antiquing cream photos. You showed the process off so well and it seriously just "made" your project perfect!! SUPER art work. j.

Joi@RR

March 9, 2016

Fabulous project. Awesome coloring.

Becca Yahrling

March 9, 2016

Great tutorial. You're very talented. I don't know how you could part with this journal if you do.

Bunny

March 9, 2016

So cool and beautiful!!!

Anonymous

March 9, 2016

Wickedly awesome journal cover! TFS the step-by-step tutorial on the making of your project. Beyond amazing and extremely inspirational!

Angela aka Lady B

March 9, 2016

Wow! Outstanding! I love your Hamsa! Thanks so much for the clear instructions and step-out photos.

Kathi R

March 9, 2016

What an amazing project! I just love all these colors! Hugs, Robin

Robin

March 10, 2016

So much detail! Love the colours

Celia Low

March 10, 2016

Oh m.y...such detail. Nice work.

Beverly

March 10, 2016

Very interesting! Love this!

Linda D

March 10, 2016

Gorgeous piece of art, love how you have shown such versatility in the use of Andy's stamp.

Lisa

March 10, 2016

Stunning painting, wow! Love it. Really love how the stamp is the focal point. I adore the crackle, so awesome. Thanks so much for inspiring!~kim

kim

March 10, 2016

Micaela, What an outstanding piece!! Your sketch and color palette- extraordinary!! And you paired Any's stamp perfectly with your design!! I am a fan! Jackie P Neal ")

Jackie PN

March 10, 2016

Awesome detail!

Aimee

March 10, 2016

The Media fluid paint colors really pop. I like the subtle background crackle texture.

Amy

March 11, 2016

These products are going to be really fun to use!!!

Vee

March 11, 2016

Wow! Such a beautiful piece of art! Love this and love the techniques you shared with us. Thanks for the fabulous tutorials, inspirations and great hop Karen x

Karen Petitt

March 11, 2016

Fun to see this step by step.

Merethe Arstein

March 11, 2016

what an amazing project,love the doodling coloring and the placement of the stamped image!!

Anonymous

March 11, 2016

This is fabulous! Love the fish especially! Thanks for the chance to win such amazing products!

Rebecca

March 11, 2016

This is fabulous, and your coloring is amazing!

Barbara Rankin

March 12, 2016

This is fabulous. A real work of art.

Jean Bullock

March 13, 2016

Im like obsessed with the hamsa and this is just a gorgeous project!

Gavi S

March 16, 2016

Very talented, So pretty!

Renee

March 20, 2016

The drawing.........colors used..........perfect painting..........and final outcome of this journal blows me away! WOW!

Gerrie Johnnic

March 16, 2017

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