Thursday, March 10, 2016

Deco Art and Andy Skinner Hop


This is a very exciting week for the Stampendous team! We are hanging out with the ultra cool Deco Art Mixed Media team, each using each other's products to share some incredible creations with you. These companies go hand in hand, so using each other's products is easy. And the results are amazing. We are of course featuring Andy Skinner's stamps, who is the DecoArt International Education Coordinator.  And yup, there are prizes! But I want you to go to the Stampendous Blog for all of that info. The link is at the bottom of the post. Now, on to my project.



I made a cool wall hanging today. I started off with a piece of MDF and I drilled 2 holes, and covered it with DecoArt's white Gesso. After it dried, I used Andy's Alcohol and Media fluid Acrylics Layering Technique. You can check out his how-to video HERE. Needless to say, it's a great technique, and I loved doing it.
Once I finished with the aforementioned technique, I sealed the piece with Matte Varnish. Next, I stamped the Seeing Eye image from the Curiosity set with Black StazOn. I then stamped the MDF with the scratchy stamp from Andy's Toxic set. I used it with 2 Imagine Crafts Encore Metallic Inks (Blue and Copper)

I used the Cathedral Windows stencil and Matte Black Embossing Paste with a palette knife and applied the image here and there on the piece. Once it dried, I used DecoArt's Gold Interference paint and dry brushed it sporadically on the stenciled areas.  Lastly, I braided 3 cords from May Arts together and tied them to the piece. 


I had so much fun making this. It has certainly rekindled my desire to create mixed media pieces and paint. Please be sure to visit all of the fantastic blogs below. Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!

Alison Heikkila (that's me!)

58 comments:

LynzCraftz said...

Such a fun project! Great work!

Bunny said...

Nice wall hanging. The colors in this blend so well.

Robin said...

Fabulous decor! All these elements are just amazing! Hugs, Robin

Pam B said...

nice composition

D.Ann C said...

Fab background color and stenciling!!

Amanda Rhodes said...

I love the background!

Pam Hornschu said...

Wonderful color and texture on this hanging, Alison!

Joi at RR said...

SUPER FINE wall hanging Alison. Your background turned out just lovely and you did these great stamp sets up proud. Wonderful inspiration - for sure!! j.

Valรฉrie Gueguin said...

Fabulous, I love it!!! ♥♥♥

Lea said...

Love how your wall plaque turned out!! Very cool!

Celia said...

Love the colours - makes a nice change from rust!

barbara macaskill said...

LOVE the softness of the background colors with the bold black images!!! Very eye catching! TFS!

Jean said...

Lovely colors and wonderful project!!!

Judy said...

When I first saw the photo, I thought I was looking at a purse. That said, great job on the wall hanging. Thanks for sharing with us.

Stampendous said...

This is SO colorful with that Andy Skinner technique and the beautiful contrast with the stenciling. It really looks lovely, great job and thanks for sharing your creativity with us!

NicoleN said...

I like the wall hanging & the mix of colors used.

Monique Van dijk said...

that eye stamp is awesome

Tina M. said...

This looks so very cool!
/Tina M.

Heidi Schleimer said...

Love the background, lovely project

Lieve said...

Great combination of colours, materials, stamps, ... ! Thanks for sharing your creativity !

Rebecca Yahrling said...

That IS a cool wall hanging - love it!

monica kuehn said...

Love these colors

Nikki Killinger said...

Love this, so cool! x

Kathi said...

It's gorgeous. I love the rainbow effect you got using Andy's alcohol/acrylic technique. Makes me want to give it another go.

Of course, I love Andy's Stampendous stamps. Thankfully, they're in my stash. *big grin*

So many other great details too. Thanks for sharing your creative process!

cghundley said...

Terrific wall
hanging. Love
the colors.
Carla from Utah

Viki Banaszak said...

That's so pretty! I love all the colors in the background. They look awesome with the black.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Great colors and designs. TFS

McStamper said...

Love your amazing art.

Susanne said...

Awesome wallhanger! Like the colours and pattern a lot!

Jane said...

A rainbow of colours, lovely work

Mary Holshouser said...

Your piece encourages me to get out the canvas bags
that I bought several months ago and start doing
some of these techniques on them.
Great project.
Love the all-seeing eye.
thanks for sharing

Sheryl N said...

Great color and movement here!

Sheryl N said...

Great color and movement here!

kim TangledBlueRose said...

Fabulous! really love the stained glass look you created. Such awesome color!~kim

Jackie P Neal said...

Alison, such a cool hanger! Love the colors and textures you have used!
Jackie ")

Sabrina said...

I love the colors!!!

~Lady B~ said...

Wickedly cool, my Twisted Sistah! Your wall hanging makes me want to play with this stamp set so badly!

Angela aka Lady B

Aimee said...

Thanks for sharing!

Kristiina Majuri said...

The black really makes the colours pop! Thanks for sharing :)

A Pink said...

Fabulous wall hanging . Love the blend of the delicate colour tones that allow the wonderful black stencilling and focal image to really pop x

Coco said...

Hello Louise, I want to tell you that I LOVE your project... Thank you for the clear instructions and great step-by-step too, fabulous little wall hanging and techniques here. I never tried yet this fun technique with the great video made by Andy (thanks for the link!:), I must have a go! But the extra layers here and wonderful stamps and stamping with the metallic inks really make the difference. Thanks! :) Coco x

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Stunning project!!!!

Shari said...

Very cool. ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—

Vee said...

Techniques that you can do is great!!!

Amy Kastan said...

I like the colorful background (looks like TH paper to me, but am not sure). The stencils placed around the seeing eye really draws focus to the eye. I love the scratching texture as well.

Alisa Barott said...

Wow, wonderful piece. Thanks for the link to Andys video. Very helpful.

Lindi Phillips said...

What a fantastic project.... Love the catherdral stencil, But the gorgeous blending of colours underneath is beautiful... Thankyou for sharing this project !!!!!

Heather Maxwell said...

Beautiful background! Love that metallic ink!

Sheryll Bentley said...

Love this, would be perfect for a friend of mine, yep, on my to do list!!!

Julie Curtis said...

That looks so cool! I can see a lot of things I can use this technique on.

Karen Petitt said...

Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful art and the link to the technique too. I know exactly what I will be experimenting with the next week or so! Love your hanging, the rich yet bright colours and the superb stamping. Thank you for the top notch inspiration, for sharing your gorgeous art with us and the fabulous blog hop Karen x

Merethe Arstein said...

This is a great bloghop and nice work done here.
(✿◠‿◠) Ma (Merethe)
http://majaapia.blogspot.no/

Suman Pandit said...

beautiful wall hanging, your background is fantastic !!

Rebecca/Sydney's Sentiments said...

Such a great art piece! I love all the textures!

Barbara Rankin said...

I love your wall hanging and how you used those stamps and stencils. Just amazing!

Jean Bullock said...

Very cool wall hanging. I love the background treatment.

Claret Belle said...

Lovely and thanks for a great tutorial.

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Love your wall hanging! The techniques, products and colors you used all came together perfectly! I have wall space for this! lol