Hi everyone and welcome to our Make Art blog hop featuring art from the eclectic Paperie eTeam and special guest, Wendy Vecchi! We're delighted to have Wendy joining us today, to not only share her products but also to share in her unique artistic style and to be inspired by each of the hop participants.
During the hop the team is going to be sharing the projects that they created with Studio 490 products but maybe more importantly we'll be sharing our experience of working with the products, how we created our projects, and what inspired us to create our piece.
The eTeam is a wonderful group of talented women, each with their own style. Some of us are clean and simple card makers, others love scrapbooking, and still others are drawn to altered art and mixed media projects. The goal of our hop is bring each of these designers and their favorite mediums together and to share how we've used these products to express our own individual styles through our work.
But...that's not all...eclectic Paperie is also offering a few specials during our hop.
- This week only save 25% on all Studio 490 products, this includes Wendy's stamps, stencils, Art Parts, Book, and Blossom Bucket embellishments. Use code WENDY25 when checking out.
- During the hop, comment on each blog and you'll be entered into a drawing for a prize package worth $50! Your package will include a collection of Studio 490 products as well as paper and embellishments from the store.
- We want to hear about what inspires you! Share your thoughts about why you create, what styles you're drawn to, even share a favorite project on our Facebook page. Next week we'll randomly select a winner from those who have commented on our Make Art Facebook posts and give away a $25 gift certificate to eP! Now...are you ready for some crafty goodness? Let's get hopping!
Tammy Hersberger **you are here!**
Thank you so much for joining us and make some time this week to create art and craft your story...
Now, here’s a snippet of my project with a little bit about how it came together!
I started out with Wendy’s Studio 490 Art Parts “Florals”, but I decided I wanted a nice vibrant color on mine so I prepped by coating the pieces with some Snow Cap White Adirondack Acrylic Paint so they’d have a white base. See…
Then, using some blending foam, I colored my flowers with Wild Honey, Peeled Paint and Walnut Stain distress ink. I sprinkled the center of each flower with some glitter for a little bling and dimension.
This white frame was in my stash of alterables, and I used an Idea-ology Sanding Block to distress the white finish, then painted on some Sail Boat Blue Adirondack Paint from the dabber, let it dry a little bit, wiped most of it off with some paper towels then swiped on some Tea Dye ink for instant aging. Then I moved on to my focal image, this great sentiment from an old Tim Holtz Stampers’ Anonymous stamp set… as soon as I saw what this says, I knew it had to be a part of my project for today because I was SO stumped as to what I was going to do! (This particular set isn’t in the eP store, but if you like it you can always drop an email to Kim to see about getting it… this one is called Urban Tapestry.) The flourish stamped on the upper left corner is from another Stampers’ Anonymous set called Nature’s Discovery. I sponged some Antique Linen ink around the edges of my focal piece, and used a Mini Basket Weave template from The Crafter’s Workshop on the lower left corner with some Tea Dye ink for added interest. To finish up my piece, I used some papers from the new Farmhouse Paper Company “Market Square” paper pad, some crocheted lace, and a few Maya Road Vintage Leaf stick pins.
If you can’t clearly read the sentiment, it says… “The creative is the place where no one else has ever been. You have to leave the city of your comfort and venture into the wilderness of your intuition. You can’t get there any other way, only by taking risks and by not quite knowing what you’re doing… what you’ll discover will be wonderful, what you’ll discover will be yourself.” I thought that was REALLY appropriate since I was having a lot of trouble getting started on this project! :)
Hope you enjoy this hop today! Thanks for stopping by, and happy stamping!