The hop will run for two days...
(March 4 and 5, 2016)
with a list of participants on the Ken Oliver and Impression Obsession blogs each day at 8:00 AM EST.
Visit the fabulous designers from both teams blogs for a chance to win.
(only one comment per blog please)
The more blogs you visit the better your chances to win.
Ken Oliver will be giving away a set of Color Burst to two lucky winners and
Impression Obsession will be giving away a $25 to two lucky winners!
Comment entries will be open until 9:00 PM EST Sunday March 6th.
Winners will be announced March 7 on Ken Oliver and Impression Obsession blogs.
So sit back, grab a cup of tea and follow the links...you are sure to find lots of lovely inspiration.
I am pretty giddy about this hop as I design stamps for Impression Obsession and
I am over the moon to be on Ken's Media Team.
Today I am kicking off this hop with a piece of home decor.
To get started I lightly spritzed the watercolor paper with a bit of water.
I then sprinkled some of the Turquoise Color Burst and using a paint brush painted it out.
I like to keep the strokes going in the same direction...once I had the watercolor paper covered I sprinkled just a tad more to get the darker areas...it gives it more texture.
Next I lightly spritzed some water droplets so I had some lighter drop areas...then dry with your heating tool.
Don't you just love that yummy texture???
I then cut the colorized watercolor paper into 1 3/4 strips.
Then it was ready to be adhered down with just a bit of the paper beneath showing.
I think this adds not only texture but some dimension as well.
Setting my background aside as now it was time to work on some embellishments!
I cut out the Butterfly Block..one of IO's new dies...oh, do I love this one, wink.
I used my handy dandy Tool-it-all...Ken's fabulous new tool...I will be doing a post about this thing.
There is SO many tools in this one gadget...but I have to save something for another time..hehehe.
It works great to take out all those trash pieces from the intricate dies...you will love it.
Once I had the die all nice and ready to be painted, I put a bit of Metallic Mandarin
on a clear block and dabbed the color on to the butterfly with my finger.
I needed some words...I used on of my newest sentiment stamps with Impression Obsession.
(It is stamped using Jet Black Archival)
Some of these sentiment stamps are made bigger for use in art journaling and home decor projects...
This is one of those...it is Delight in the Beauty.
I used the Metallic Mandarin to cover the entire sentiment piece and then a touch of the Copper around the edges just to give it some variation.
The flowers needed to go with everything else so I painted on Copper.
(I put a bit on an acrylic block and spritzed it with some water before adding to the flower.)
Once all the components were done it was time to put it together!
So there you have it...I added it into a frame and have a lovely, dimensional piece of art.
Now it's time to see what everyone else has been up to...
Hop on over and check the next hopper out!
Hope you have a fabulous time hopping around today...thanks for stopping by!
Ken Oliver's Color Burst
Sepia, Turquoise, Lime Green, Chartreuse, Terre Verte
Ken Oliver's Liquid Metals
Metallic Mandarin, Copper, Iron Oxide
Ken Oliver's Stick-It
Ken Oliver's Tool-it-all
Ken Oliver's Best Ever Craft Sheet
Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive, Jet Black Archival Ink, Flowers, Black shipping tag, Lace,
Doily, Acrylic Block and Heat-it tool
(You can order stamps and dies from Impression Obsession)