Mixing the Media with Stampendous and Imagine Crafts!
Does your stamping and stenciling "Go to eleven"*? After this week it sure will! All this week the Stampendous/Dreamweaver team are "amping" up their projects with products from Imagine Crafts®...specifically the new Radiant Neon Amplify inks, and their counterpart, the Radiant Neon inks. The first are wonderful colors that soften and grow when heated, adding incredible dimension to all your creations! You can learn about them HERE. And the second are a brighter, more vivid version of the colors.
As usual there will be fantastic prizes as shown below. All you need to do is visit the Stampendous Blog each day this week, following the links, and leaving comments about what YOU love best!
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Here is what I've created using the Radiant Neon inks along with the Stampendous Round Creative Palette, and "The Look" Cling Rubber Stamp Set, and one of my favorite sentiments from Stampendous..."Color Outside the Lines". Oh, and bright Color Fragments as well.
The base canvas is a 12 inch pre-gessoed one. I started by squirting Electric Pink, Coral, Orange, and Yellow Radiant Neon inks onto the surface of my ROUND Creative Palette. (If you have one, and it's not been used yet, soak it in warm water for several minutes before using.) I sprayed the surface with a bit of water (using one of my handy-dandy Spatter/Spray bottles from Stampendous), and let the colors swirl a bit. Then I placed the canvas on the surface of the Creative Palette, pressing from behind, but NOT moving it, to transfer all the color and the round shape to the canvas. This was set aside to dry for a while, and encouraged to dry faster with quick passes of a heat tool over the surface. Once dry, I stamped the "bubble wrap" image that comes with the palette randomly over the canvas with Rich Cocoa Memento ink, and stamped the sentiment as well.
Meanwhile, I took a page of poetry from an old (and beat up book), and lightly brushed over it with a bit of thinned gesso. You notice that parts of the poetry can be seen through the image, yes? When dry, I stamped the main image in Rich Cocoa Memento ink by Tsukineko®, and broke out my alcohol markers to color and shade as desired. The image was torn around the edge and ink-distressed before adhering to the canvas with Fast Finish Decoupage medium from Beacon Adhesives®. I love this product, and use it A LOT! It's thin, and is easy to lay down a coat on the surface before placing the item to be decoupaged onto the wet surface, and brushing on another coat. If you want extra shine, brush on more coats, but just one is perfect in this case, and dries SO FAST! I brushed more on the canvas, and sprinkled liberally with the Stampendous Color Fragments in the "Party" colors, which perfectly match the colors of the Radiant Neon inks.
The flower was created by stamping the floral images from the stamp set on a clear piece of mold-able plastic and cutting them out. I added the Radiant Neon inks on back, and heated each piece to make it mold-able, creating ruffles and dimension in the flowers and leaves. All were layered and adhered together and to the canvas using Beacon Adhesives "Quick Grip".
Go check out how "bright" the rest of the team can be, after leaving me a comment, please!