A Very "Distressing" Week with Stampendous

Who says that distressing your creations has to be stressful? Stampendous carries a perfect line of products, and fifteen amazingly talented team members, to help you create whatever look you want. From CAS (clean and simple), to distressed, to OMGeee over-the-top, we've got it all!

One of the industry's favorite artists, Andy Skinner, has designed some über-cool Cling Stamp images for Stampendous, and the distressed look is pretty much a given when using his designs. Below is a video where he shares his love of mixed media design:

I created the above mixed media piece using Andy Skinner's Cling Industrial and Nature sets. See the crackle edging all around the "frame"? It's just the crackle image from the Industrial set stamped in Rich Cocoa Memento ink on sage green cardstock. Period. How cool is that? What appears to be an artist's canvas is simply Core'dinations Vintage cardstock, sanded a bit here and there, and inked around the edges. The barn, fence, trees, and birds are all elements from Andy's Nature set, and were stamped in black ink, as well as a second tree on another piece of cardstock. All were colored with a wash of a wet paintbrush and Inktense Watercolor Pencils from Derwent, with more Inktense coloring and shading here and there.

Spoonfuls of Stampendous' Fran•tagé Spoonful of Rust mixture were added at the bottom, and heated from underneath to save all the yummy texture and color from blowing all over the workspace! All the essential elements for Fran•tagé-style distressing comes in just that one cool container...various sizes and colors of embossing enamels, Color Fragments, Mica chips, etc. You seriously NEED to have this product...well, and so many other products under the "Fran•tagé" category on the website. They're a distressing extravaganza! Oh, and all of those strange bits of ephemera that you've been saving for the perfect mixed media project? Just throw some Essentials over the top, and heat from underneath, and your ephemera becomes one with your project, just as you envisioned.

So, head on over to the other team members links, check them out, leave some love, order the cool stuff HERE, and begin to DE-STRESS yourself with a bit of DISTRESSING!

Pam Hornschu (you're here)


Pam Beatty said…
Love the distress look! Makes everything look more real and less sterile!
Shari said…
Wow! This is so awesome. I love that peeled paint look.
This is an absolutely gorgeous piece! LOVE the colors and the scene is so peaceful!! Wonderful job! TFS!
Love everything about this! So amazing!
BurningRubber said…

This is gorgeous! I love the depth that you achieved.
Stampendous said…
Stunning! Absolutely love this piece!
Louise said…
Love, love, love this!
TracyM #6773 said…
I get distressed when I attempt to distress and am always in AWE of AWESOME distressing like yours - LOVE IT!!!
Mary Holshouser said…
Love aura of the canvas. Looks like the time is going into evening.
The colors are muted but still bright and distinct.
I'd be proud to display this in my home.
thanks for sharing.
Fishlady said…
Love your card with the tree and barn. The distressing just makes it!
D.Ann C said…
What a gorgeous scene - fab colors!!
Sue D said…
I am in love with this scene you created!
Sue in Ohio
Karen L K said…
Very nice scene! The canvas adds nice texture.

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