I have a wicked fun post for you today! Stampendous contacted me and asked if I wanted to participate in their Stack Art Challenge and to create some projects using their Stack Art Kits… and I said “Heck yea!” 🙂 I love the concept of these kits because they are great for a beginner crafter or a more advanced mixed media artist. I don’t know where I fit in, but somewhere in the middle works for me. There is 3 components to these kits.
- The Stack Art Kraftboard Kit which includes all the kraftboard pieces you’ll need to make at least 4 amazing creations; die cut, double-sided adhesive for all the kraftboard pieces; and sentiments you can use to make each piece a special gift or card embellishment. The one they sent me can be seen here
- The Stack Art Stamp Sets which include an assortment of terrific background stamps and other images plus an acrylic handle. The one they sent me can be seen here
- The Stack Art Elements Kits which each include five jars of embellishing goodness to stick to your adhesive covered kraftboard pieces. The one they sent me can be seen here
These are great for making tags, shrines, books, art dolls, jewelry etc. They are ATC sized and I found them very easy to use and work with. I have created 3 fun projects with the kits and I still have a TON of product left to play with!
For this shrine I painted the back layer with some Night paint by Dina Wakley, then pressed my versamark pad all over and sprinkled some of the Stampendous shabby blue embossing enamel. Heat with my heat tool. Then I painted the front frame with Blackberry paint by Dina Wakley, Painted the wings with Lemon paint. I then used the double sided adhesive that came with the kit for the wings and adhered the Medium Gold Halo Glitter that came in the elements kit. I painted the heart with some white gesso and used Ranger Archival ink to stamp the face from the stamp set. I used some Dusty Concord distress ink to ink a backing piece of cardstock to peek through the window and to Wild Honey distress ink to ink the journaling words that were included in the Kraftboard kit.
For the second piece of art I created I started by gessoing the background layer, then inking it with Dusty Concord Distress ink. I then used Ranger archival ink and stamped the background design from the Stampendous stamp kit. Using Multi-Medium I adhered the Taupe Color Fragments. Once this was dry I inked over the taupe color with the Dusty Concord Distress Ink. I used the stick adhesive that comes with the kit to cover the smaller frame and then covered it with the Copper Micro Glitter. I covered the wings with Ranger Texture Paste and the heart with Gesso. Once both were dry I inked the wings with Dusty Concord Distress Ink and I stamped a face from the stamp kit with Archival Ink on the heart.
And for my last project I wanted to create a card, hopefully showing you how universal these Stack Art Kits are and how they can truly fit all styles. I inked up one of the background stamps from the kit with Peacock Feather Distress Ink. I stamped it on Distress Watercolor paper. Using a small paint brush I painted water over the whole design, making the design bleed and react to the water a bit giving it a water color look. I did the same thing with the wings stamp using Wild Honey Distress Ink. On the chipboard heart I covered it with Ranger Texture paste and let dry. I inked the sentiment that came in the kit with Wild Honey Distress Ink. Then I assembled the card. I really love how this came out!
I hope you have enjoyed these projects I am sharing with you 🙂 Be sure to pop on over to the Stampendous Blog as they are having a blog hop all week to inspire you with these kits. Leave comments on my blog and all the other fabulous artist blogs for a chance to win three Stack Art prize packages this week.