Friday, 27 June 2014

Decoart/Stampendous Blog Hop - Mixed Media Canvas. The New Media Line Is Here.




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 The excitement continues as we 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. This week we've shown you how to use Stampendous Rubber Stamps to transfer a terrific pattern for painting. Did you know you can sell your projects made with our images? As long as you hand stamp each one, you can sell as many as you like of any kind of project anywhere you want. You can find our detailed Angel Policy on our website. One of the terrific prizes is a Catalyst Wedge from Princeton Artist Brushes and inspired by Willow Wolfe. These wedges are terrific for using with our Creative Palette and DecoArt paints. In this video Stampendous owner Fran Seiford demonstrates how easy it is to make amazing backgrounds with these tools. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7UqUFDrTXg&w=560&h=315] Wait until you see what our other artists have created!

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??? Pack your bags, get a cup of coffee and a kitten, 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)

A few of the bloggers this week are new to hopping, so if you have an issue with any of the links, here's a little tip! If you get a page that says "Sorry that Page is not here" or something similar, try clicking on the header of the blog, or look for something that says Home.





Morning all, thanks for stopping by, as you can see there is something a little different going on today. With the launch of the new Decoart Media line the Decoart International DT are very pleased to be taking part in the week long blog hop held by Stampendous,we are also joined by Princeton Artist Brush Co.
Today is the last day of the hop, if you have missed out on the beginning of the week you really have missed out on some amazing creativity.
I am sharing a  canvas this morning. Here are the Products I have used.



Using the Decoart modelling paste I gave some texture to the canvas leaving a central panel around a section of text tissue paper that was glued down.
Once the modelling paste had started to dry out I used the Circle image from Stampendous and stamped gently into the surface, I also used the circles stencil from their stamp set and applied more modelling paste.
Some Burlap was also pushed into the paste as were some half pearls. I added some of Stampedous's mica fragments to add even more texture.You can see a couple of them in the pic below.They add a beautiful flaky look.The edges were finished of with some texture sand.



After a coat of Gesso the colour was built up with washes. I am amazed at how little of the fluid acrylic is needed, One drop of each colour was needed to get the blue tones, using a wet brush I picked up a little colour and started to apply randomly mixing the shades together varying the intensity of colour.



The spots were painted carefully with white and the hand was added as the focal point.
To tidy everything up the edged of the canvas were painted black and the whole piece was given a coat of the satin varnish.

Thanks fo stopping by, Hopefully you have liked what you have seen and will be eager to get to the next blog. 
Happy Hopping ;)
xx



41 comments:

  1. What a cool canvas, Mark... the textures are stunning, and colours right up my street, and that hand makes a fabulous focal point - wow!
    Alison x

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  2. Very different but very striking and elegant. Love all of the textures and designs.
    thanks for sharing with us this week.

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  3. I am so impressed with all the beautiful art that has been featured on this blog hop. Your canvas is no exception! It's gorgeous. Thanks and it's been so fun traveling the world viewing all this creativity!

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  4. Marvelous textures and the colors are amazing! The hand is absolutely genius! LOVE it! TFS!

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  5. This is cool and freaky all at the same time. I really like it! The color combo is perfect for it! I love the impressions you made in the modeling paste.

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  6. Love the canvas Mark. Where did you get the hand?

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    1. Thanks blue boy. The hand came from one of those new age shops, I think it held a crystal ball but was incomplete so I got it cheap ;-)

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  7. Ooooh, Mark that is very special. The whole composition works wonderfully and the colours blend beautifully. Pinned! Jenny x

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  8. Fantastic Mark, I love it. Great textures, great effects, great colours and I even like the creepy hand!

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  9. I love this canvas and it's colours but the hand is freaky

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  10. A beautiful canvas. Thank you for sharing with us this week, it has been truly amazing and I am so sorry that it is over x

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  11. Fabulous as always! I agree with Lea, it is cool and freaky all at the same time! I'm a bit scared of what goes on in your head...you've got a bit of Stephen King in you methinks! lol Absolutely great ideas though...ones I'm going to steal if I may? Erin xx

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  12. This is fabulous. Love the co-ordination of your colours & textures & that hand is just great. It makes you want to reach out & touch it & become a part of the artwork. You are fantastically talented

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  13. Wow Mark, this is my new favourite of your work! Your canvas is amazing, I love the background colours and detail and the hand is fantastic! A stunning piece of art. Anne x

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  14. i love this piece Mark. the way the hand is emerging from the canvas and breaking through the surface as if it had been buried under there... or is it sinking in and reaching up for its last grasp of the world looking to be rescued? very thought provoking

    (its most uplifting.)

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  15. OMGosh How cool!!! I really love your art!!

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  16. Beautiful Mark, really beautiful. A very different side of you. Love all the textures and colours. Excellent work.

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  17. Love this canvas, great structures, and the hand popping out is really great!

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  18. Aaah!!! This is so cool, I absolutely love it!!

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  19. Great layering of textures and lovely color combination. Like to see al the MM-art on this hop.

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  20. Sooooo interesting..... I wondered about the hand also because it does look like there is a hole in the hand, so I thought it depicted a hand of Jesus. With or without the hand, the work is stunning! Thank you!

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    1. Lol, I'm glad this is making people think lol, but no hole in the hand just shadow From the dodgy photos ;-) x

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  21. This is gorgeous, Mark! Your texture and color are just delicious. The white dots add just the perfect pop, and the hand is such a delightful addition. Love the way you just say, "I added the hand" like it's not the most amazing thing!! Thanks so much for playing with us this week!!

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  22. This is amazing! Texture, depth, color and a surprise. What could be better.

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  23. Wooow. What a striking design, Mark. Love your canvas and the textures on the background look fantastic! x

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  24. What an uplifting make, Mark!
    Adore all the texture you have created and the "added hand" is absolutely brilliant.
    Hugs, cutie!

    Claudia x

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  25. Brandi (@Fitzysmom)27 June 2014 20:27

    Wow! Love the dimensional aspect of this piece. Now you've got my wheels turning!

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  26. What a stunning and striking canvas, wow!! The texture is fantastic!!!!

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  27. that is awesome altered art!!! love the colors.

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  28. Fantastic! Love the array of textures you have created with the stamps, modelling paste and fabric
    Gorgeous colours, got to hand it to you! One cool canvas!!

    Jools x

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  29. Wow, so unique and amazing colors and background!!

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  30. Very creative and unique.

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  31. Beautiful patina effect on your background with all the fabulous texture! Striking!

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  32. So very tactile love works that make me want to touch them...

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  33. What a cool project! I love the hand reaching out/or pulling back in. And the colors and textures are awesome. Love the pop of white too. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  34. Ohhh! Breath grabber. Love the effect this has. The colors, the techture the whole inage iw wonderul. TFS.

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  35. I love the colors and textures in your project, Mark. The hand is really freaky but the pose it's in doesn't make it halloweenish. It's pretty darn cool!

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  36. This is spectacular Mark. I am loving the colors, designs and textures. And that hand is the perfect addition.

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  37. Fabulous work as always Mark, I love textures and the colours are beautiful. The hand is the crowning glory! I love it!

    Jan x

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  38. Love your choice of finishes on this mixed media piece and that hand it awesome!

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  39. Suer canvas! Love the mix of textures and patterns.

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