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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Distressing A Project Choice

There are more prizes to be had this week while we are distressing projects.

Details for this fabulous prize package for TWO winners can be found on the Stampendous blog today.

The team is being joined by two fabulous industry artists this week, Tracy Weinzapfel and Terry Sproul, who have rusted out some projects and you will want to make sure you stop by their blogs to say hi and see what amazing projects they have done. Find a link to their project on the Stampendous blog this week.

Now it's my turn to show off some distressing magic. I apologize right this minute for not have step by step photos. I had my camera all set up to take snaps along the way, but this rust technique by Andy Skinner is the BOMB!

For those that want to see a work in progress...

After this step I just went to town and had a blast following all the stamping and painting steps in the rusty technique video. Here is the finished stack of Artist Trading blocks, which are the fun cherished memories box dies by Sizzix (link below).

Andy some more pics to show off the boxes in different arrangements. Haha. I used the heart from the box die and stamped the word "you" onto chipboard painted the same way as the boxes. I added a doorknob even, punching out chipboard with a crop-a-dile and gluing them together before paint distressing.

Every product that is part of the prize package was used on my project, with the exception of Andy Skinner's Cling Nature Stamps Set. That set I used on another ATB during the blog hop back in February.

Click the picture if you'd like to see that project as well. No guarantees that I made step out photos though.

Here are the other hops today for some distressing projects!

Stampendous Blog

Amy Hurley-Purdie

Pam Hornschu

Jamie Martin

Janelle Stollfus

Thank you for stopping by!

Stamps: Cling Industrial, Cling Steampunk (Stampendous)
Paper: Littles Sizzles Matte board (Sizzix)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black Ink (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Media Fluid Acyrlic Paints (Payne's Gray, Prussian Blue, Quinacrodine Red, Titan Buff, White Chalky Finish, Media Ultra Matte Varnish (DecoArt), 

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  1. What a fabulous set! I'm in love with that heart! and, I remember that GORGEOUS scene from Feb... I still have projects from that hop on my 'some-day' fun list! : )

  2. Wonderful thinking "outside the box" so to speak!

  3. Oh wow!! Absolutely fabulous and very stunning boxes!!!

  4. What a different take on the project. Love it. Thanks.

  5. LOVELOVELOVE these boxes!! I am somewhat of a box addict and hubby tells me I need to stop hoarding them but I have never met a box I didn't envision altering! They are the perfect place to stash my goodies, give as gifts, use as gift packaging and oh so many other incredible ways to use them!
    Your box from February is absolutely scrumptious!! I am keeping my fingers tightly crossed in hopes of winning this prize package so I can give these awesome stamps a try!! TFS!

  6. Love your distress technique and delightful boxes

  7. OMG!!! LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! The colors are perfect! That blue is so delicious with the creamy white.

  8. I know it's supposed to be an article about distressing but I really like the second box (it's not distressed but very bright and beautiful) The scene is wonderful.
    The distressed box is great too. Love the map on the biggest box. A box inside a box inside....... is a fun idea.
    thanks for sharing

  9. Wow--love how these all turned out!
    Sue in Ohio

  10. Love the distressed trio of cubes! You nailed the rusty looking paper! I adored the cube project from last Feb and I still love it! The colors work so beautifully with the scenery.

  11. WOW - your boxes look FABULOUS Janelle!!!
    The rust looks SO REAL, LOVE the colours & textures!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing, I feel the need to get distressed NOW :)

  12. Love all the distressing! The cubes are very cool!

  13. Your boxes look really great and are a fun idea!


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