Monday, November 30, 2015

Puzzle on This!

The Stampendous Design Team is having fun this week playing with foam puzzle pieces provided to us by Patty Pop Ons. These fun pieces can be used individually or together to form a whole picture and come in different sizes. Check out their website for more info about these great products. A portion of all sales of this product benefits Cornerstone for K•I•D•S a non-profit charity.


– it’s a box of 12 pieces plus velcro dots to hang them and a flyer of ideas. (expertly packaged by adults with special needs)

The BACK side is the loop side of velcro applied in their factory. The front side is a foam surface that will accept acrylic paint, permanent markers, stamping, stencil paste, etc. You can heat it to press a stamp in for a pattern. Alcohol sprays should work on it as well. When you've finished decorating the piece, just use a velcro dot to adhere it where you want it.  I was thinking about gluing a magnet to the back and putting mine on my refrigerator.

Here's how I decorated my first piece:

  • I used a combination of Deco Art Media Fluid Acrylics to paint the background (1 drop Prussian Blue, 3-4 drops of Titan Buff, lightened up with a little Americana Decor Chalky Finish everlasting). 
  • After the light blue was dry, I used my finger to wipe a little more of the the everlasting Chalky Finish over it to give a more "frosty" look. 
  • The little snowflake is from the Build a Snowman set (SSC1184) and is stamped with Memento Bahama Blue.
  • While all that dried well, I stamped a snowman from the same set on Mixed Media White Paper using Memento Tuxedo Black, and colored him with Copic markers and cut him out
  • I used ZipDry from Beacon Adhesives to add the snowman to the puzzle piece, then stamped the "arms" using Memento Rich Cocoa.
  • The snow at the bottom is Dreamweaver Regular Embossing Paste applied with a palette knife and swirled around a little to look like drifts.
  • While the paste was still wet, I sprinkled it with Stampendous Crystal Snow glitter. This takes a little while to dry completely, but if you're careful, you can keep working.
  • I painted on dries clear glue to the snowman's body using a small brush and working in sections, then sprinkled the glue with Stampendous Crystal UltraFine glitter. I really gives him a Frosty look!
  • My final step was to paint each edge with the glue and sprinkle it with the Crystal UltraFine glitter.
I just love the glitter on the Snowman!

They are very light weight so I've been thinking about looping a thin ribbon around the top knob and using it as a tree ornament! 

See what the other Designer's have puzzled out for you today:

Louise Healy

Be sure to stop by the Stampendous Blog each day this week for a complete list of who's hopping!
Happy Creating,


Jamie Martin said...

What a cute Christmas decoration with your glittery snowman and embossing paste snow :)

Jamie Martin said...

What a cute Christmas decoration with your glittery snowman and embossing paste snow :)

Stampendous said...

How adorable! Absolutely love the way your snowman scene turned out! Thank you for sharing today!

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Viki Banaszak said...

This is so adorable! I think it would make an awesome tree ornament!

barbara macaskill said...

So adorable!! LOVE that you can make it your own and they would make great ornaments!!! TFS@

vintagegirl said...

So Awesome, Love this. Can think of many places to use this. So talented, thanks for sharing. Tracey Magner