Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Making Texture Blog Hop Day 3!


We have a different sort of collaboration for you!

At Stampendous we’re very excited to be able to offer our products in many countries around the world. We’re able to do this thanks to our terrific distributors in those countries who help retail stores to stock our products. In the UK we have a very long and valued partnership with Woodware Craft Collection. These wonderful folks stock almost all of our products, and they even stock several classic items that have retired from our store here in the US. They also stock almost all of our new Dreamweaver Stencils line, so we thought it would be another great event to celebrate the addition of Dreamweaver to the Stampendousfamily.

This week we’re going to celebrate with the awesome Woodware Design Team and the Dreamweaver Stencils Dream Team all of the the great Stampendous and Dreamweaver Stencils products thatWoodware makes available to the UK market. This is good news for our crafty friends in the UK because we’ll be offering prizes and our UK friends are eligible to win!! We’ll be offering three prizes in the UK and three in the US. Each prize package will consist of  Nathalie Kalbach’s terrific Grunge Mixed Media Cling Rubber Stamp Sets and the beautiful Zen Butterfly Dreamweaver Stencil! Both products are ideal for adding texture and backgrounds to your projects!

And that’s our theme!! Making Texture. 
Here's what I "texturized" today:


  • Use the Creative Palette from Stampendous (I have the Rectangles one) to add layers of acrylic paint with a brayer
  • Add designs with stamps or stencils
  • Press a piece of Stampendous Mixed Media White Paper over the paint and rub gently
  • Add another layer of paint to the palette
  • Use a stencil or stamp to press into the design and "lift off" some color and create a design. I used LX7024  Zen Flower to create a design
  • Press your paper again
  • Keep playing until it looks awesome!
  • It did several pieces because it's highly addictive!
  • On one background, I laid the Zen Flower stencil and pasted with Dreamweaver Translucent Embossing Paste, removed the stencil and placed it in water for cleaning later
  • While the paste was still wet, I sprinkled it with a combination of Stampendous aged silver embossing enamel and a little Jeweled gold, let the paste dry, then heated the powders (although I think it would have been neat to heat right away too and have gotten more of the Molten Magic look for even more texture!)
  • I took a left over scrap of background paper and laid the Zen Flower on it and outlined the center openings with a Black Micro 02 pen
  • Cut out the to flowers, adhere them to yellow cardstock and recut around the edges
  • Layer into a beautiful card, embellished with some May Arts Ribbon
We hope you’ll enjoy the wonderful inspiration that three talented teams will bring you this week! Be sure to visit all the blog links listed and leave your comments! Each comment will count as an entry towards one of the terrific prize packages.



Happy Creating,
Louise

41 comments:

Stampendous said...

I love how you play until it's awesome! This is so gorgeous! Thanks for being in the hop with Woodware and us this week!

ricki kalp said...

That is a really cool technique! I will try it...do you make any videos on you tube? I would def watch ...this is my fav creation of today! Saved the best for last for me!! Tfs!

Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) said...

How neat is this. What a great technique. The texture is amazing, Well done.

Susan Falkler said...

It's hard to stop layering, it's such a fun technique. Card is lovely.

Amanda Rhodes said...

I love how you blended the colors! I just became a new follower here and on Pinterest (salncts).

Gavi S said...

Vey unique looking card!

cghundley said...

Love all the
layers and
textures!
Carla from Utah

Mary Holshouser said...

So pretty. Love all of the scallops in the circles.
thanks for sharing a beautiful design.

Lyn Bernatovich said...

This is so visually interesting to look at Louise! Reminds me of a dense rain forest or jungle. It's really cool.

stick said...

Wow, so gorgeous!

barbara macaskill said...

This is delicious! Makes me think of the deep forest with lots of shady spots that hide the wonderful secrets of Nature! TFS!

Christine Kiehl said...

Delightful flower card to welcome Spring! IT's very soothing to the eyes, nicely done

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Fabulous texture. Very lovely!

LaChelle Shown said...

The texture and depth is just fantastic! I really want to try this.

LaChelle Shown said...

The texture and depth is just fantastic! I really want to try this.

Carolina Kathy said...

Love the texture and depth you created!! Thx for inspiring us and for sharing.

Karen Petitt said...

Your playing with paint is fabulous! I love the texture you have achieved and thank you for telling us how you did it too.
Thank you for the blog hop and awesome inspirations Karen

BurningRubber said...

I love the texture you were able to achieve on this card. I also love the pops of orange and yellow. It's like seeing flowers in a forest.

graham Brand said...

WOW! This is fabulous, full of texture and gorgeous colours.

Pam Hornschu said...

Love the colors and texture, Louise! Awesome background.

CraftyJo said...

Wonderful textures and great colours, tfs.

rose s. said...

luv the earthy nature tones and all that texture. amazing

Christine Kaminski said...

Love the colors and all the texture - I'd love it if you would show each step too - that sure helps me when I want to recreate all the greats ideas everyone shares!! thanks again!

Anita Braddock said...

Beautiful card love the choice of colors and the layering. thanks for shairng

nattyboots said...

Wow ! so different, so lovely xx

Liz Lumsden said...

As green is my favorite color, I love the colors! Very unique texturizing, love it.

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

This is stunning Louise! Wish I could be there to see you do it!

Golda said...

Very nicely done! I love the layers and the beautiful paint.

Jean said...

So pretty! Love the layers and colors!

Amy M said...

Texture is fabulous, just want to touch it. Thanks for sharing

Sue D said...

Gorgeous colors and texture.

LChippy76 said...

W O W !!!
Sooooo Unique - PRETTY!!!
GREAT Technique!!! TFS!!!

Brenda said...

Absolutely Stunning!!

Julie Staves said...

Wow, you make it sound simple but it's very effective.
Love the colours you've used

Karen Denson said...

Wow! This card is absolutely stunning. I Love the texture and I love the colors you have used. Thank you for sharing!

Katie said...

Very cool! Love the different techniques used and the dimension created by layering the flower! Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Craftyfield said...

Gorgeous textures and colours!

Jan Castle said...

What a cool look....kind of like tapestry. It is beautiful!
TFS
Jan

Janis said...

Love the swirls of color and textures!!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

scrappykate said...

I love the way you created texture in the background by laying Zen Flower down on top of the wet acrylic and lifting it off. Thanks for sharing your techniques and your art.

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

WOW!! Love the rich colors, textures and dimension!!