Friday, March 11, 2016

The Final Day of the Andy Skinner Blog Hop

Stampendous and Media March 2016 Blog Hop-01
Today is the last day that we play with our friends at DecoArt. Mixed Media Artist and DecoArt International Education Coordinator Andy Skinner has designed some fantastic stamps for Stampendous, and we have shown them off all week long.
Andy joined us with his team of international mixed media artists including Julia Stratford-Wright, Mark Gould, Mel Hookham, and Jools Robertson. There were posts this week on the DecoArt and Stampendous blogs as well. 


Each comment on a post this week will enter you to win a fabulous prize package! (one comment per post, per person).  The contest open to everyone!!
We have three packages and each has a Fluid Media Starter Kit, all three of Andy Skinner’s new Stampendous Stamp sets, and a Jumbo Acrylic Handle. Look at this great prize!
Here is my post for the day:
  1. Cling Toxic Rubber Stamp Set
  2. Deco Art Media Fluid Acrylics in Carbon Black, Titanium White, Prussian Blue Hue, Primary Cyan, and Metallic Silver
  3. Deco Art White Modeling Paste
  4. Large Nautilus Stencil DWLM104
  5. Waves Stencil DWLJ838
  6. Dreamweaver Palette Knife
  7. Stencil Brush
  8. Stazon in Midnight Blue
  9. Sizzix Scoreboards XL Dies--Canister
  10. Sizzix Little Sizzles 6 x 13 Mat Board Pack Cream
  11. Removable Tape
  12. Paint Brush
  13. Raffia
  14. Zip Dry
  15. Black Card Stock
  16. Small Gems
  1. Cut the mat board with the die to create the canister and assemble.
  2. Paint the canister with the blues, white, and a little black.  Let dry.
  3. Use stamps and Stazon ink to create texture in the background.
  4. Use the Waves Stencil, white paint and the stencil brush to create waves in random places around the box.
  5. Tape down the Nautilus Stencil with removable tape.  Use the palette knife to spread the Modeling Paste over the stencil.  Remove it and let the paste dry. Don't worry about the image being perfect.  The imperfect paste makes the project look more interesting and ancient.
  6. Repeat step 4 in various places around the canister.
  7. Paint over the tops of the modeling paste and let dry.

Now that you have seen my post, make a quick comment, and then head over for more inspiration and additional chances to enter prize drawings at the following places:


  1. Absolutely love these, anything ocean/beach themed is right up my alley!

  2. Beautiful blue. I love this project.

  3. I love the shells and the pretty blue!

  4. Lovely. You sure make those stamps looks SUPER!!! j.

  5. I love the crackle! Beautiful project.

  6. This is gorgeous!! It would be a great way to save some sand and shells from your beach vacation so that you can sidft through it later on and remember your trip! Or, you could even gift it with the sand and shells to share with someone else!! TFS!

  7. what a lovely , functional cannister in that gorgeous blue with a fab crackle stamp effect .

  8. I have been looking for new things to put in the bath, this would be perfect!!!

  9. Love the beach theme. The blues in your crackle are perfect. TFS

  10. I love this! the blue is so pretty!!

  11. Beautiful box, pretty colours, great crackled background !

  12. Beautiful art, love the textures on your box, and the colours are fantastic! Thanks for the awesome art and wonderful blog hop too Karen x

  13. love the shells and the beautiful blue !!

  14. What pretty boxes love the blue

  15. Great project! Love that gorgeous blue and the background. Thanks for sharing.

  16. This is a beautiful box! I love the sea shell. Hugs, Robin

  17. Gorgeous project, I love love this new Nautilus stencil and the whole is perfect here!! Thanks for the inspiration!
    Coco x

  18. Love your box! The texture and colours! So nice!

  19. Nice Box. This has been a lovely bloghop, so many great tips trix and tutorials.
    (✿◠‿◠) Ma (Merethe)

  20. I love the Nautilus! I have this stencil and use it a lot and now you have given me another wonderful idea.

  21. Such a pretty box! I love the colors and the sea shell!

  22. Gorgeous! Makes me feel the hot sun on my back with cool waves hitting my legs as my toes sink into the sandy beach. Can you tell I want summer to come? Fabulous nautical project!

    Angela aka Lady B

  23. Blue make me think sea and your box is very wonderful!

  24. Very beautiful and very ocean like.
    /Tina M.

  25. Love the unique design.
    The shell is amazing.
    The coloring is great and the
    water/waves are wonderful.
    thanks for sharing.

  26. Wow is this ever gorgeous!!

  27. Wow! Very cool!!! Love your projects!

  28. Love using stencils , I could make a set for an engagement present... Thanks for the inspiration..

  29. I love it! I pinned!