Monday, March 7, 2016

Curious Hop with DecoArt and Stampendous


Welcome to the hop! The Stampendous design team is hopping along this week with Andy Skinner and DecoArt plus a few European artists! Stop by the Stampendous blog each day for a new list of links to visit and get new information about products and the prize packages that are up for grabs! Yep, there are three and they are awesome!


My project today is a Curiosity Canvas. It uses Andy Skinner's Cling Curiosity Rubber Stamp Set by Stampendous and a plethora of paint and specialty products from DecoArt in the Mixed Media product line!


The canvas was primed and that meant I jumped right in with a 1:2 wash mix of Primary Yellow and Primary Cyan Media Fluid Acrylics. The second layer is a few brush strokes of Cadmium Red Hue and then once dry another base layer of water-thinned Titanium White.


Now our team had a discussion about getting stamped images onto a stretched canvas and there were many suggestions, all viable, so I decided to try something different that was mentioned with a DecoArt twist. I painted Matte Medium onto my craft mat in 2 - 3 layers letting each layer dry completely. Then I stamped the image with Versafine Onyx Black ink and shot some hot air at it with my heat tool. Then I just peeled and carefully patted it down onto the canvas that had a thin layer of Matte Medium.

So in short, the stamped images on the canvas are a gel medium transfer technique with DecoArt Matte Medium. Next came layering of modeling paste applied with a Dreamweaver Palette Knife, English Red Oxide Antiquing Cream, and then a wonderful random splat of Turquoise Shimmer Mister. The spots of black were accidental, dropped the canvas into a puddle of paint and then just kept doing it to make it look intentional.


The sign is something I've wanted to do every since I saw Pam Hornschu's stenciled holiday sign last winter made out foam board! I painted a layer of Payne's Grey on all sides, then English Red Oxide Antiquing Cream, a dry brush of Titanium White and then a thin layer of Antiquing Cream again, but before that dried I did a heavy wash of Titanium White that created puddles of the mixture. Loved it! I scored and scraped out pieces and parts with a craft knife and went over the exposed foam with the same paint mediums as before.

The eye screws and chain received the same paint layering and attached to the canvas.

Thanks for staying with me in my long project instructions. I'm sure there's some tidbit I've forgotten, but the most of it is covered. Now...

Here is our line up for today if you are just getting started here on my blog or if you have rather pop on over to the DecoArt blog to see some fantastic projects there!

Stampendous Blog

Asia King

Pam Bray

Janelle Stollfus - you are here!

DecoArt Blog

Details:
Stamps: ASCRS04 Cling Curiousity Rubber Stamp Set (Stampendous)
DecoArt Paints: Media Fluid Acrylics from the Starter Kit - Primary Cyan, Cadmium Red Hue, Titanium White, Antiquing Cream - English Red Oxide, Matte Medium, Modeling Paste, Shimmer Mist - Turquoise, Mister - Carbon Black, Plus Media Fluid Acrylics in my stash - Raw Umber, Phthalo Green-Blue, Payne's Grey)
Paper: white foam core
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black by Tsukineko
Accessories: Dreamweaver Palette Knife, Eye screws, necklace chain, canvas, heat tool and paint brushes

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64 comments:

  1. Oh, this is great. We love antiquing. The colors are beautiful. Really nice project.

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  2. Ooo this project is right up my alley, grungy & vintage! I love it!

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  3. Beautiful textures & composition.

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  4. Love the canvas.
    It's free and loose - just a fun project.
    thanks for sharing.

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  5. Oh wow!!!! Your canvas is fabulous and so beautiful!!!

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  6. Excellent canvas. I love how you made it vintage. tfs Germaine

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  7. Love the gel medium transfer technique!!! Definitely going to give this a go!! I am a DecoArt and Stampendous lover and you have used these products in a unique and beautiful way!! LOVING IT!!! I have been wanting to make a sign and I think that NOW is the time!! I am going to give your technique a try and hope that my results are as beautiful as yours are! Your color palette is right up my alley and I know my granddaughter will love doing this too! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  8. This is so cool!!! I love the little sign! The antiqued look is perfect on here.

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  9. Terrific looking canvas
    art! Love the little
    sign hanging from the
    top.
    Carla from Utah

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  10. Love your curiosity canvas! Janelle Love the colours and the real grungy feel . x

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  11. 2 "new" techniques for me to try - the foam board sign and medium transfers really make the canvas AWESOME xx

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  12. Fantastic canvas, Janelle. Love that embossed signage against the cool colored canvas. Thanks for sharing today!

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  13. Love the colors of this! Such fun!

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  14. This is just GREAT Janelle. I LOVE artwork on canvas so this is a TREAT for me. Your stamping idea is amazing. I will have to try it. I always just stamp right onto the canvas!!! Your paint blending is so pretty and the 'accidental' spots look like they were planned. REALLY really enjoyed seeing your FAB creations. j.

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  15. Love the canvas........great distressed look and feel!

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  16. A lovely canvas, great layers and lots of things to catch the eye each time I look.

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  17. Wonderful canvas. Love the colors. TFS

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  18. What an awesome canvas! I like all the layers

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  19. I love the grungy, textured look of your canvas. Fantastic make!
    ~Angela aka Lady B

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  20. Stunning canvas, love all the depth and textures that you used to achieve such a stunning work of art.

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  21. Awesome! Love the colors. Especially the rusted corners.

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  22. A fabulous canvas Janelle. I really am inspired by your gel medium transfer, too. I might have to give that a try. TFS

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  23. Wonderfully weathered canvas! Neat idea transferring the stamp! The black is great!!!

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  24. I love all the details on your sign!

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  25. Great job on this. Thanks for sharing your techniques!

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  26. Beautiful canvas. Love all the details.

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  27. T this looks like it has been around for years! I love how you can make it look aged with these products!

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  28. Great canvas!! Can't wait to try this line out.

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  29. Great job! Love the color and your design.
    natgodfrey4@gmail.com

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  30. What a brilliant idea with the transfer from craft matt to canvas, I'm going to give it a go... Thankyou for sharing the it .....

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  31. That sign is fabulous and I love the canvas colors!

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  32. Brilliant canvas and wow the matt medium transfer sound fab....I usually stamp onto tissue, I will try your way...great idea x

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  33. Your canvas (with the accidental spots) turned out great ! Beautiful combination of colours, materials, stamps, ...

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  34. ooo I love all this grungy goodness! So awesome! Adore that Antique mini sign you made, great!~kim

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  35. What a wonderful canvas. Just love how you accomplished the antique look. Color and texture is wonderful. Love Andy's stamps.

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  36. Gorgeous canvas - you've used beautiful colors, and there's gorgeous details!

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  37. I just love your wonderful project. Amazing art.

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  38. What a lovely canvas. Your little antique sign is awesome on the project. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  39. I have not worked on canvas but love how your project turned out. I really love this distressed/aged look.

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  40. Haha! Happy accidents become intention art. Fantabulous! Genius way to stamp onto canvas. I too had that thought process today. I ended up using Ultra may varnish and it worked out okay. Really enjoyed this grungy and distressed canvas! ~Niki

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  41. Wow! Absolutely gorgeus!!! I love the colours!!!!

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  42. Oh, this is a fabulous (new for me) technique to transfer images onto canvas!!! I have to give it a try!! :D
    Thanks so much for the great details on your make and instructions, I have loved reading you and your curiosity canvas is totally gorgeous!!! Coco x

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  43. Nice!! Very cool canvas.
    /Tina M.

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  44. Fabulous project! Loving the background you created! Hugs, Robin

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  45. I have bought some small canvases that are begging to be used. I've never worked on canvas so I thank you for the beautiful inspiration!

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  46. The technique with the stamp on the medium I think is genius!!!! Can't wait to try it! The whole end result is amazing. Thanks for sharing

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  47. Janelle, what a gorgeous rustic,shabby canvas! I love your palette and the layers you added!! Well done!
    Jackie ")

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  48. The small sign looks totally like wood. I love it! It was a fantastic idea. I like the fact that you made the chain rusty as well.

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  49. OMG! You are brilliant for coming up with that idea for the stamp transfer! I'm definitely trying that soon. Love the canvas!

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  50. Thanks for sharing how to transfer the stamp to the canvas, useful to know. This is a great bloghop and nice work done here.

    (✿◠‿◠) Ma (Merethe)
    http://majaapia.blogspot.no/

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  51. Oh my goodness! That is most definitely a WOW to you for such a beautiful vintage canvas! Love, love, love it! Everything about it is fantastic and the colours, I am breathless with how much I love this! Thanks for the fabulous inspiration and great hop Karen x

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  52. This is perfectly grungy and artsy, love reading about all the happy accidents and then the process to make it intentional !!

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  53. Great colors and I love the sign!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  54. I never thought I would be a fan of this type of mixed media, but I absolutely love your canvas! Thanks for sharing.

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  55. Oh this is so ADORABLE, I can see it hanging in my living room. It would look stunning. I love it. Thanks for sharing. Tracey Magner

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  56. Your canvas really rocks! Love the colors and textures you achieved. Thank you so very much for the blurb about the gel transfer stamping. I had not seen that before and am very anxious to try it. hugs

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