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Friday, December 12, 2014

Stampendous and Art Anthology Blog Hop

Welcome to the big HOP DAY with Stampendous and Art Anthology!

We are so very excited to have you with us today and share some of our fun projects with you! Thank you all for coming along the hop every day this week and leaving such nice and thoughtful comments. It's so fun to read them. :)

You have just come from Asia's blog, but if you are just getting started on my blog today scroll down to the bottom of the post and start from the beginning of the complete hop list. There are prizes for this hop, oh yeah Stampendous treats us all so well and now we get to have some amazing Art Anthology products, too! Here are the details about those prizes...
  • Three prize packages, 
    • Each package includes:
      • Stampendous Creative Palette Monoprinting Plate
      • $20 Stampendous Reward Card to spend on the website
      • Art Anthology Stencil
      • 1 - Art Anthology Dimensional Crystal Colorations Spray
      • 1 - Art Anthology Dimensional Paint (colors are random)
Wow!! Now that’s something to slip under the tree for yourself! (PLUS – a little reindeer told us that Art Anthology will be giving away EVEN MORE paints and goodies over on their blog!!) You have until the end of Sunday, December 14th to finish commenting on the blog posts for entry into the drawing. Good luck and have a good time!

My card today was going to have some step by step instructions and then I was SO involved in the process I forgot to take photos. That's just how fun this week has been creating with products from Stampendous and Art Anthology together.

I do have a few shots of the tree once I painted and sprayed it, but I'll give you the instructions from the beginning. I hope this doesn't confuse anyone.
  1. Stamp tree horizon from Jumbo Cling Forest Friends with Versafine Onyx Black ink onto watercolor paper.
  2. Mix a small amount of ultramarine acrylic paint with an airbrush medium and apply above the horizon line for a sky.
  3. Mix Art Anthology White Gesso and airbrush medium together and apply around branches of foreground tree. Let dry.
  4. Make a mask for the snowy hills and foreground tree trunks. Spray Art Anthology Plush Colorations Spray about 15 inches away from paper. Test this on another piece of paper to get the right level of spray. (I wasn't paying attention to my mask and the spray went below the mask onto the snowy area. See how I fix that later in the post.)
  5. Paint 1:1 mix of Salem Blue and airbrush medium onto rims of snow drifts.
  6. Color in the trunks of the tree with a black pen, I used PITT black brush tip pen.
  7. Stamp a second image on watercolor paper and paint trunk with 1:1:1 mix of raw umber, antique maroon and airbrush medium. Paint the branch needles with 1:1 mix of Plantation Pine and airbrush medium. Cut out image.
  8. Using a paintbrush dab Art Anthology Linen Dimensional Paint on snow drifts of both images. Let dry.
  9. Trim down background image.
  1. Now the magic begins. Use a stylus, or burnisher, to swirl white gesso around a few branches.
  2. Add foam squares to back of cut out tree.

  1. Place the cut out tree on top of the background tree.
  2. Dot white gesso onto a few place in the branches with a stylus and let dry.
  3. Dot Big Dip O-Ruby Sorbet Dimensional paint on top of gesso dots and let dry.
  1. Add tree panel to card base.
  2. Stamp sentiment in Versafine Onyx Black ink.

Do you see my fix for the Plush Colorations over spray area? I just stamped the horizon again, painted the snow and cut it out to cover the over spray. Card complete!

Thank you for stopping by today! You're next stop is Pam Hornschu's blog!

Stamps: Forest Friends, Believe Christmas (Stampendous)
Art Anthology: White Gesso, Linen Sorbet Dimensional Paint, Big Dip O-Ruby Sorbet Dimensional Paint
Paper: Watercolor paper, kraft cardstock (Hobby Lobby)
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black (Tsukineko), PITT Artist Black Pen (Faber-Castell), 
Accessories: Paintbrush, Acrylic paints (DecoArt), craft knife and cutting mat, stylus or burnisher, sponge applicator, paper towel for pulling off too much watery paint (I need this all the time when I paint)

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  1. This is one of my favorite cards! I love the gesso swirls, the snow drifts and the row of trees disappearing into the distance.

  2. Like the coloring/painting adnd the way you cut the ttree out to be the focus.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  3. a bit of Van Gogh here Janelle! beautiful! ")

  4. WOw, I love the swirls. Love it.

  5. Wonderful!! Spectacular work!! Thank you for sharing!!

  6. Cool card Janelle! Love the gesso swirls!!!

  7. I love dimensional cards...and this is a winner! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Super cute! I love this...thanks for sharing your process. I can't wait to try making the swirls

  9. Great card. Love the popped trees. Thanks for sharing the directions.

  10. Simply beautiful! LOVE the gesso circles and the scene you have set is so pretty and peaceful!! TFS!

  11. Beautiful card. I love the whimsy feel of this card. TFS

  12. Such great techniques you've shared! Simple with maximum impact. Great job!

  13. amazing card, is fantastic how you use the gesso, thanks for the technique!

  14. Great card and love
    all the techniques
    Carla from Utah

  15. Lovely card, especially the tree. I love it. Thanks for sharing.

  16. Beautiful card - love the trees
    isoscia at aol dot com

  17. I agree, the swirls definately give it a Van Gogh look. Very cool.

  18. PURE MAGIC!!!
    LOVE the scene & dimension, LOVE your sweet sentiment too!!!

  19. I love what you did with the trees. Popping them up and the windy snowy background.

  20. Love the Starry Night look of the swirly snow!! Oh, I see others thought the same thing!! Gorgeous card!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    GIVEAWAY at www.HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

  21. ooohhh, this is beautiful! I love your painting techniques. So pretty. Love the dimension too. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

  22. Amazing card! Such a nice way to make a tree shine with dimension and lights. Thank you for sharing in the hop with Art Anthology.


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