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Andy Skinner - Stampendous! Blog Hop [Day 1]

by: Andy Skinner
March 7, 2016

Andy Skinner - Stampendous! Blog Hop [Day 1]


We’re super excited this week to participate in a blog hop with our friends at Stampendous! I recently designed some fantastic stamps for Stampendous, and we’re going show them in use all week long. I think you'll love them!

There are also prizes involved! Leave a comment on each post this week to be entered. More details below! Now, on to my project!

I discovered these Tando Creative ATCs made from MDF a couple of weeks ago and are great to work with and no warping when going product heavy.

I wanted to show three simple techniques combining my Stampendous! stamps along with the DecoArt Media Line.

Items needed :

  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Blue Green Light
  • Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint 8oz - Everlasting
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Quinacridone Gold
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Raw Umber
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Titanium White
  • DecoArt Media Mediums and Specialty Products - Texture Sand Paste
  • DecoArt Media Mediums and Specialty Products - Gesso - Black
  • DecoArt Media Varnishes - Ultra-Matte Varnish
  • Stampendous Andy Skinner stamps: Toxic, Shabby, Curio
  • Tando Creative MDF ATCs
  • Hair Clay or Vaseline
  • StazOn Ink: Jet Black

Instructions :

Here’s my contribution to the hop. I've created three ATCs to share with you. The base for each is MDF and it's such a fantastic substrate to work with - it will take all the product you can throw at it and not complain!

The ATCs are a new product from Tando Creative and will be available soon.

 SHABBY CHIC ATC:

Step 1: Base coat the MDF ATC with DecoArt Media black gesso. Apply a resist where you want top coat to come away and distress. I use men's hair clay for this as I think it gives the best results but you can alternatively use Vaseline. I concentrated on the edges and added a few additional areas here and there over the surface.

Step 2: Apply one coat of Americana Chalky Finish - the colour I chose is Everlasting but you could choose any of the lighter colours you like.

Step 3: Stamp with 'clouterie' stamp from the Shabby Chic set using black StazOn.

Step 4: Heat set the ink (or leave to dry well) and then gently wipe back the areas of resist with a paper towel. The Chalky Finish paint won't have adhered where the hair clay was present so will wipe right off.

SCRATCHED ATC:

Step 1: Base coat the MDF ATC with Media fluid acrylic in Blue Green Light.

Step 2: Brush fluid acrylic onto palette paper. Press the scratch stamp from the Toxic set into the wet paint.

Step 3: Stamp the red paint over the ATC as shown.

Step 4: Use different paint colours with the scratch stamp to continue building the background. Make sure to keep cleaning your stamp so it doesn't get clogged with paint. Clean well when finished (scrub with a damp cloth or wash with warm soapy water).

Step 5: Finish with a collage of stamping in black StazOn.

ALL SEEING ATC:

Step 1: Apply Texture Sand Paste to edges of an MDF ATC and dry.

Step 2:  Base coat with Titanium White; just cover the top edges of the Texture Sand.

Step 3: Stamp with the crackle stamp from the Toxic set using black StazOn.

Step 4: Stamp with the all seeing eye from the Curio set using black StazOn.

Step 5: Paint the Texture Sand with Raw Umber fluid acrylic.

Step 6: Once Raw Umber is dry, apply a coat of Quinacridone Gold over the Raw Umber, again just working over the Texture Sand.

Step 6: Once Raw Umber is dry, apply a coat of Quinacridone Gold over the Raw Umber, again just working over the Texture Sand.

Use the edge of a flat brush to apply a little watered down Quinacridone Gold to the top edge of the Texture Sand Paste; this gives it extra definition. Finally, seal with Media Ultra Matte Varnish - this gives the whole piece a matt finish as the Quin Gold has a slightly shiny satin finish.

 

These are all quite easy techniques so don't be afraid to give them a go. I hope I've inspired you to create today!

Thanks for hopping over to the DecoArt Blog. Leave a comment for a chance to win an awesome prize pack from DecoArt Media and Stampendous! Three winners will be selected at the conclusion of the weeklong hop through a random number generator.

For more inspiration, and chances to win, make sure to visit the other hoppers on today's schedule:

1. Stampendous! Blog
2. Asia King
3. Pam Bray
4. Janelle Stollfus

While you're being inspired, check out this inspirational project by Design Team Member Felicity Greiner in the DecoArt Project Gallery. It also uses DecoArt Media Products and Andy's new Stampendous! stamps.

Be sure to visit Andy Skinner Blog for more projects and to learn more about Andy Skinner.

Comments

Oh my! I love these stamps and what you have created. After buying Fran's new book last week I am hooked on Stampendous and DecoArt products :)

Emma

March 7, 2016

Very nice projects. I really like crackle paint and that quinacridone gold is a beautiful color.

Bunny

March 7, 2016

Lovin' the ATC's especially the "All Seeing" ATC! I really love the grungy antique look of Andy's style!

Lyn Gill

March 7, 2016

So much fun! Hope I win some of these great products.

1aquagirl

March 7, 2016

Awesome! All of the art products are out of this world! Would love to own them all!

Jane

March 7, 2016

I love that crackle background stamp. I'll be using it a lot. thanks for the detailed instructions on making the ATCs I'll be trying to duplicate them.

Mary Holshouser

March 7, 2016

Oh I love how your ATC's turned out!!!

Sabrina Radican

March 7, 2016

Wow! Amazing techniques, thanks so much.

germaine fryc

March 7, 2016

All three of these are amazing but my absolute favorite is the scratch technique! Great color choices and I love the way it looks!!! Desperately in need of your new stamps!! They are all must haves in my opinion! Thanks for sharing these three techniques! Will be giving them a try!

barb macaskill

March 7, 2016

Wonderful creations with the ATC cards. Love all the texture. Carla from Utah

Carla Hundley

March 7, 2016

Fab trio of Atc's . Love the new stamps - gonna have to get me some of those along with a whole lot more decoart products ! Thanks for sharing 'how to' . x

Amanda Pink

March 7, 2016

Love the ATC, that Eye stamp is awesome

monique

March 7, 2016

Looking forward to using those ATC's - love all your techniques as usual -fab tutorials x

Carol

March 7, 2016

Fab techniques - thanks for sharing xx

Alison Carubia

March 7, 2016

I love these stamps..LOVE LOVe what you have done

Anonymous

March 7, 2016

These look like fun to create! I really like the look of that Sand Paste. These paints look quite thick, unlike most craft paints.

Victoria Banaszak

March 7, 2016

Great stamps - need to get these. Lovely work!

Toni

March 7, 2016

Not just one but THREE fabulous creations and tutorials... WOW. Such a treat and YES - definitely inspiring Andy. It is a tough choice but I thin the 'All Seeing' is my favorite. I love the sand texture - just used some of myself today!!! And I love the antiqued coloring too. But they are all just so interesting. Thanks bunches for such great step by steps. j.

Joi@RR

March 7, 2016

Oh I am liking these little beauties very much, my favourite being the scratch one. Thank you for telling us how they were done.

Kathy Gledsdale

March 7, 2016

Love the projects and all the amazing techniques! It is such fun to see and learn!

jean marmo

March 7, 2016

I just love seeing your work using these ATC cards. They are AWESOME and make mixed media SO easy to accomplish with your stamps and the Media line of paints! Can't wait to see the rest of the designers this week! It's going to be a great week!

Stampendous Stamps

March 7, 2016

Love how you have demonstrated these stamps, I learn so much from your posts, spend so much as a result too hehe. The eye stamp is top of my wish list.

jenny veale

March 7, 2016

Fun ATC. Love all of the texture. TFS

Teresa Godines #6857

March 7, 2016

Wow, I really like these projects! I love the style!

Susanne

March 7, 2016

Fabulous projects! I can't wait to give these techniques a try. Thanks for the inspiration and thanks for the opportunity to win such wonderful products!

Angela

March 7, 2016

Thanks for sharing tutorials on how to make these fabulous ATCs, Andy! I think the grungy ATC with the All Seeing Eye is my favorite! Thank you and DecoArt for the chance to win such a fabulous prize package! Angela aka Lady B

Angela aka Lady B

March 7, 2016

Oh great arting Andy, love that green!

Clare

March 7, 2016

AWESOME! Love the tutorials and product suggestions! I REALLY LOVE that crackle stamp and the texture sand. Decoart+AndySkinner=AWESOME!!!

Wanda Reynolds

March 7, 2016

Well I am hooked on DecoArt Media products as well your fabulous stamps from Stampendous!!! Oh my, all I can say is I am in love with it all. Fabulous ATCs by the way Andy!!!

Pam Bray

March 7, 2016

These are all really cool! Love your fabulous close up photography. Thank you for explaining your techniques so well.

Alison Heikkila

March 7, 2016

OMG, I love each of the techniques used on these ATCs. I am inspired and will be trying some of them in my projects. TFS

Barbara Rankin

March 7, 2016

I love all the different texture paints!

Amanda Rhodes

March 7, 2016

Wonderful projects. Thanks for sharing your techniques. I would like to try mixed media soon, so I need all the help I can get.

Anonymous

March 7, 2016

Love the All Seeing Atc! I just got some of these stamps, and looking forward to playing with some of your techniques!

Linda D

March 8, 2016

Wow, this stamps are fantastic and what you are created with them is gorgeous.

Heidi Schleimer

March 8, 2016

Live those new stamps especially the crackle one

Gareth smith

March 8, 2016

I love these products! It's cool how you can make things look aged!

Julie Curtis

March 8, 2016

Looking great, thanks for the step by step tuts x

Jan Hill

March 8, 2016

Wow, these were cool. I especially liked the last one with the crackle :)

Kristiina Majuri

March 8, 2016

WOW! Awesome job on these ATC's.

Natalie Godfrey

March 8, 2016

Love all of these tutorials, as I am new to this type of art and loving it, every little helps!

Kelly S

March 8, 2016

All pretty gorgeous ! Great techniques too ! Corrie x

corrie

March 8, 2016

These are soo cool! I especially like the scratched ATC! Thanks for sponsoring this fun hop!!

Anonymous

March 8, 2016

WOW!!! Wonderful as always! Thank's for a chance to win this beautiful prize!

Anita H

March 8, 2016

O wow Andy theses are great and I LOVE that crackled stamp...just brilliant!

Jane

March 8, 2016

3 great, original projects, with the "Clouterie" one being my favourite. Thank you for the inspiration and the detailed explanation.

Lieve

March 8, 2016

Need these stamps in my life! 😝

Anonymous

March 8, 2016

Need these stamps in my life! 😁

Lisa

March 8, 2016

Wow, Andy! You've done it again! These are fantastic. And LOVE the texture sand technique! Totally using that one!! Thanks so much for always sharing your art with all of us!

Laura Weed

March 8, 2016

Love this ATC, so awesome! Lovin' that eye and crackle stamp, wow! Amazing thanks so much for sharing your wonderful How-to' s! ~kim

kim

March 8, 2016

Oh Andy, i love your new stamps! And of course Media line is great. Cant wait to find mdf atcs too. Thanks for showing your techniques. I love blog hops, learn so much.

Denise Spillane

March 8, 2016

... love these stamps and what you have created is awesome! Stampendous products have already taken up some space in my craft room, and DecoArt products are always great to use! So - I'd love to win!

Ellie Knol

March 8, 2016

I love your stamps and the great techniques you have shown us. Especially like the scratched ATC.

Gilda (McStamper)

March 8, 2016

I love Andy's stamps. Thank you so much for the 3 tutorials ;-)

Tine

March 8, 2016

These are some really cool projects! I love these new Andy Skinner stamps and the really gorgeous paint shades. Thanks for sharing.

Judy B

March 8, 2016

Love the trio of ATC's........thanks for sharing the various techs used. Really love the scratched affect........great stamps!!

Gerrie

March 8, 2016

I am new to these products but look like such fun to play with. Love the different looks you showed. Thanks for a chance to win this awesome package.

Anonymous

March 8, 2016

Awesome sauce ATCs and such different techniques! Definitely ones to try out! Thanks for the info Andy! You Rock!

Niki

March 8, 2016

These are all brilliant projects xx

Brenda Brown

March 9, 2016

Seriously, how resist?

Valerie

March 9, 2016

Wow! beautiful projects!!!

Arianna Barbara

March 9, 2016

Starting here and today the blog hop, and that's a wonderful start... So happy to learn that I can use men's hair clay instead of Vaseline!!! :D LOVE the three ATCs,they look easy to do but are so impressive! Thank you Andy Skinner, DecoArt and Stampendous too for this new great blog hop, with so many fantastic products to win by lucky winners! :) Coco x

Corinne R.

March 9, 2016

Wow !! Wow !! Wow !! blown away by these projects, plus I'm a huge fan of anything vintage... One of the reasons I love blog hops, I get to find new and amazing things and I have discovered you, I live on the other side of the world, have a huge passion for paper craft, mixed media, I can't get to classes so my class is the internet and my crafty friends are from all over the world, so I get very excited when I find new people and stuff, so Thankyou so much for sharing your talent.....

Lindi

March 9, 2016

These are so beautiful. Working with all the different textures is so much fun.

Diane

March 9, 2016

Love each of these gorgeous ATC's . Your background stamps are such an effective way of adding texture. Andy I've never heard of hair clay, better have a look in boots because that wipe back technique is fabulous !

Toni

March 9, 2016

So much inspiration - think, I'll give it a go. /Tina M.

Tina M.

March 9, 2016

Wonderful inspiration and a generous prize to be won. Thank you for that. /Tina M.

Tina M.

March 9, 2016

These are gorgeous! I'm loving the crackle and the scratch backgrounds! Thanks so much for the chance to win! Hugs, Robin

Robin

March 10, 2016

Lovely projects! I am in love with that crackle stamp - a must have for all of us, I think. lol (And Felicity's project - super fun!).

Becca Yahrling

March 10, 2016

Great techniques! Love the toxic stamp!! Thank you

Gogo

March 10, 2016

Love love love your new stamps Andy! You really rocked out some gorgeous color with that scratched ATC! And I have to tell you, I am glad that you wrote or Vaseline, as i had no idea what hair putty was! heehee Best of luck to everyone! Jackie

Jackie PN

March 10, 2016

Wonderful project! Love the background stamps! Thanks for the hop and the chance to win such great products!

Rebecca

March 10, 2016

I love the scratched ATC. I've been doing ATC's for 13yrs and new techniques are always welcome. I love the grungy style. I have the texture stamps and can't wait to "rustify" them. The rusty textured edge with the texture sand on the all seeing eye card looks really authentic.

Amy

March 11, 2016

That crackle stamp from the toxic set is my most favorite of any stamps I own! Love the techniques and am excited to try the new stamps and the MDF ATCs! Great stuff!

Heather Hart Maxwell

March 11, 2016

Love it! I can't wait to try your techniques.

Alisa

March 11, 2016

Oh, did not know you could stamp with paint, learne something New to day. Great tutorial at all. This is a great bloghop and nice work done here. (✿◠‿◠) Ma (Merethe) http://majaapia.blogspot.no/

Merethe Arstein

March 11, 2016

Awesome hop, love the stamps, love and learnt more about some of your wonderful products. There are now another two must buy as soon as I can products and Andy's new stamps too: seriously awesome inspirations! Thanks for the fabulous inspiration and great hop Karen x

Karen Petitt

March 11, 2016

new techniques and inspiration,love the stamps Andy !!

Suman

March 11, 2016

Fabulous set of ATCs. I always learn so much from you!

Barbara Rankin

March 12, 2016

Fabulous projects!!! Love the scratch technique!!! <3 J jwoolbright at gmail dot com HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

Janis in ID

March 12, 2016

Really love all three ATC's such different effects on each one. Definitely need to try them all, and they all look so easy, but so effective. Thanks for all the lovely inspiration.

Sue P

March 12, 2016

Thank you DecoArt for the amazing blog hop and inspirations. I learnt so much from this Karen x

Karen Petitt

March 12, 2016

Cool project! Thanks for the imstructions. Can't wait to try.

Christy Flaherty

March 18, 2016

Very cool Techniques. I can see myself making the Parisian inspired picture for my friends French Salon.

Renee C

March 20, 2016

Very Cool techniques. I can see myself making the the Parisian themed picture for my friends French inspired salon.

Renee C

March 20, 2016

Great works !I am heaven.

Anonymous

March 21, 2016

Great works !I am heaven.

Anonymous

March 21, 2016

Great works !I am heaven.

Bisse

March 21, 2016

Very inspirational. Thank you.

Anonymous

August 29, 2016

All of your samples are great Andy. Each one looks amazing and relatively easy to do. Super fun techniques on each. Thanks for sharing.

Judy B

February 3, 2017

Just stunning projects. I must take some classes, I love these so much. Really, Thank you for sharing.

Tracey Magner

March 14, 2017

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