Friday, 1 February 2013

Craft Stamper Blog Hop!

Hello!
Welcome to my little part of the Craft Stamper Blog Hop! If you have landed here from Kims blog , then you're right on track! If not, not to worry...click on the blog hop logo at the top of the post, which will take you to the full list of participants. (Not that you HAVE to do things in order.....of course!)

So, if you're new here, my name is Trish Latimer and I've been on the CS design team for aproximately a hundred years..... :) My passion is paint, although I do possess every ink pad and spray known to man and a good few thousand stamps too! If its a messy technique, I'm your woman to try it!
Today I want to share a painty messy project with you. Grab a cuppa and a comfy chair as I've plenty of pictures to show exactly how I made it, and if you make it to the end of the post I have details on how to win a fantastic prize!
So, without further ado...
The theme for this Blog Hop is 'Looking Back'. This past year I've rediscovered some long forgotten bits and bobs from my stash, and now they've become must have items that I use all the time! Take puff paint for instance. I remember years ago getting very excited watching the paint puff up and go all lumpy when you heated it. Then the excitement wore off, and you were left thinking, "um, how many sheep, clouds or Santa suits am I really going to be using this for?" Back then I wasn't into messy textured art, so that was about the extent of its uses! NOW though, oh my goodness! The possibilities are endless......
Before we get to the puff paint part of my project though, we need to get the background done!
Firstly, add some interest to a square bit of chipboard or thick card. I've used some text tissue, a die cut strip and some corrugated card.
Next, cover it all with a wash of white paint or gesso to give some uniformity in colour and surface, ready to apply colour. Not too much, you still want to see glimpses of text through the paint.
The base colour is next. I've used a Pool Adirondack paint dabber (although not the dabber part, the paint goes straight onto a palette and I use my fingers to smear it on!)
 I added some pale lime ('Lemonade' Americana Acrylic by Deco Art), and some orange ('Smoked Paprika' Fresco Finish by PaperArtsy) highlights here and there..
I also gently brayered some white paint over the base too. Next, its stamping time! For this kind of background stamping I use unmounted stamps without an acrylic block. This way I get just a hint or piece of the design on my project. I use VersaMagic black ink for all my black stamping. Just find it works best for me!
The stamps I've used are a grid background by The Artistic Stamper, tiny Polka Dots by Technique Tuesday, and bubbles and an alphabet by Sam Poole for Creative Expressions.
Printing next! I've used bottle tops and the edge of an old store card to create lines and circles. I've used orange and my 'pop' colour, bright pink (Pebeo Studio 'Primary Magenta')...
I've also added a few tiny white dots here and there for some detail...
Now we're ready for the puff paint!! Yay! I use white puff paint, as then I can tint it to the shade I'm after. Squeeze some into a pot...
Add a small amount of paint to colour (I've used DoCrafts Lush Pink)
And mix well. This isn't like colour mixing though, the white of the puff paint only affects the colour of the paint you are adding very very slightly. You might imagine such a small amount of pink paint and all that white would result in a very pale shade. nope..............
Once its mixed up, you can apply to your substrate. My favourite method of doing this is scraping it through a stencil using a palette knife....
Carefully (you don't want to smear the pattern) remove the stencil...
And then the magic part... heat the paint with a heat tool!
Can you see the texture starting to develop?! Once done, you can gently highlight the lumps and bumps with more paint...
To finish off my piece I added black paint splats by flicking a paintbrush full of watered down paint at the background. I also added my stamped figure (Zettiology) to the corrugated card...
The final touch is the word 'smile'..created from AlphaPart letters..
And there you have it...all finished!
Phew! Hope you've all made it this far!
Now, on to the fun part....Free stuff!! I have a whole bundle of prizes for you to win, take a little look here..
There is... some puff paint, a stencil, some paint and some palette knives so you can have a go at exactly the technique I've shown you above! My project was done on a bit of chipboard, but that's a bit rubbish to offer as a prize so I've included two box canvases instead, a 4" x 5" and a square 5" x 5". Annnnnnnnd, there is also a copy of my 'Create With Paint' DVD too!
To win couldn't be easier, all you need to do is to leave a comment here, on THIS POST, by midnight on Friday February 8th 2013. I will draw a winner at random on the morning of Monday February 11th 2013. I'll be announcing the winner here on my blog that afternoon, so make sure to check back to see if you are the lucky one! Overseas players are welcome, posting outside the UK not a problem.
There will be prizes all over the place during the Blog Hop, so make sure you check out the main Craft Stamper blog and the  Craft Stamper Blog Event Facebook Page too!
To win the main, very very large and fabulous prize (really...go check out the list of what you could win on the main blog site..its massive!!), Blog Hoppers have been asked to collect a letter from each of us participating in the hop. Once you have all the letters, they will form a phrase. Email the phrase to Craft Stamper magazine to be in with a chance of winning! (Full details on the main Craft Stamper Blog) The Letter that you need to collect from me is....... F !
I hope you're having fun on the hop! The next stop on your way is.....
Have fun, and see you soon!
Trish 
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175 comments:

  1. Oh this is gorgeous, I love the step-by-step as well, you have inspired me to have a try :) Off to hop.

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  2. Ooooh, fantastic, and the chance to win some puff paint too, brill! Love the idea of putting texture on first, I'm definitely going to try that!

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  3. This is awesome to see how you created it with pictures step-by step. So clear ,thank you so much for sharing!
    Greetings,Stempelientje

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  4. Love your work in CS, And love the breakdown of the above piece, it's awesome to see how a piece comes together step by step.
    Great giveaway too {really want that DVD} Thanks for the chance to win x

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  5. Hi, Trish. Amazing creation and lovely tutorial, thank you for sharing, Miria from Italy x

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  6. Fabulous project Trish, thank you for the tutorial I must give it a go. Would love to win your DVD so thanks for the generous giveaway. Pat x

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  7. Puff paint, seriously? That is absolutely brilliant! I would never have guessed to use puff paint...wow. :D Thank you so much for such a brilliant tut - loved all the pictures.

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  8. Oh WOW, this is amazing! So much work, and so many details, it is stunning. I would never have thought to use my puffy stuff like that, thank you :)

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  9. Oooooh. I love your style. Thank you for the tutorial. Wish I could do that. Thank you for the chance to win too.

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  10. Fabulous canvas! I love the puff paint effect! brilliant!

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  11. Fabulous, I have some puff paint lurking in a cupboard so will fish it out and have a play.
    Thanks for the chance of a fabby prize:)

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  12. wow loving the puff paint - shall find some out and try it on a page

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  13. Wow Trish I can't wait to give this a go ... now, where is my puffy paint ... !! Thanks for the inspiration and for the chance to win your fab prize x

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  14. Fantastic tutorial and lovely canvas! Puff paint is new to me, need to try.Great giveaway too!

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  15. Wow this is absolutely beautiful! xxx

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  16. Wow Trish this is just gorgeous and I love your simple step by step instructions which make it easy for even a numptie like me to have a go. I had forgotten all about puff paint lol - I remember well using it on Santa suits

    Thanks for the tutorial and the opportunity to win such a fab prize

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  17. Fantastic technique !!! I would have never thought of using puff paint !

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  18. A great tutorial with a lovely project.

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  19. Wow Trish, your canvas is beautiful and thank you for the fab tutorial, you make it all look so easy! Loving my puff paint all over again now - thank you!

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  20. Hi Trish, and step by step tutorial.
    Love the project. Great way to use puff paint. Will have to look in my stash as think I have some in a box! Anne

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  21. I never thought of using puff paint through a stencil. What a cracking idea. Now I'm going to see if I can make a background that looks half decent.

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  22. Wow what a fantastic prize...and I must try that technique win or not.....love it...many thanks for sharing...x

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  23. Wow, what a great give away ! Thanks for the inspiration. I decided that this year I have to start using all the stuff that's around here for years. So this tutorial is just perfect for me ! Thanks !

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  24. Awe Trish!!!! I love that you found your puff paints again! I would never have thought to use it for my journalling. Off to search mine out now, thank you x

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  25. Oh Now I love this... Right up my street! Love it.. just had a peek at the rest of your blog too.. I think I have found myself a new idol! LOL Seriously loving your work! Off to find the "follow" button!

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  26. Ohhh love that "cooked" paint technique! TFS!

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  27. Must havea go at this, gorgeous

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  28. Love the effect and the whole overall look of your art work ;) Will have to give this a go. Thanks for sharing.
    xoxo Sioux

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  29. Wow this is fantastic! Never thought of using puff paint, will have to give it a go! Love all the textures you have used xx

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  30. This is the first time I visited your blog but will surely return to look at all the great stuff you make !
    Great giveaway.

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  31. Wow Trish..love your style... Fab tute and beautiful inspiration...I can't wait to give this a try now..I'm sure I have some puffy paint collecting cobwebs somewhere in my stash...just hope it's not all dried up !! ...and Thanks for the chance to win your awesome prize x

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  32. I love the step by step approach - you make it easy to see just how you've achieved the finished result. And your use of puff paint ... so clever! Thanks for taking the time to be so detailed and clear.

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  33. Totally inspiring Trish, I've only worked on a canvas once before but didn't add texture. Your step by step has totally inspired me, thanks so much!
    Val x

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  34. Fantastic artwork Trish! Thanks for the brilliant step-by-step, & the great prizes!
    Alison x

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  35. that puff paint looks fun - I've never tried it - but I never tire of seeing my heat gun make magical things happen .... am now getting the urge to play with shrink plastic and metallic embossing powders :)

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  36. Love this! You have set my painters mind in motion. Thank you for sharing!

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  37. This is fantastic! I'm just getting into exploring mixed media and art journaling, so your step by step is great. :)

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  38. Thisis amazing and thanks for the step by step of how you built up your layers! Wow what a wonderful pile of goodies too! I have never tried puff paint , looks like I need some!! Trace x

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  39. wow, you made a beautifull project, love it.

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  40. I get a real feeling of Deja Vu when i look at this blog hop!

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  41. I love your work in CS, and it's just as wonderful on your blog! I shall be following your blog now - thanks for sharing!

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  42. Thanks so much for this wonderful tutorial!! I LOVE it and it gives me so much inspiration!

    XXXJenneke

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  43. I can imagine everyone searching out their puff paint now! What a great idea - definitely one to try! Love the tutorial!

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  44. Fantastic. I've not heard of puff paint and you've got me intrigue. Must investigate.

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  45. Loved the tutorial. Great pics to show everyone how to achieve this fab effect.

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  46. Wow! I just love that. Puff paints, I NEED those. I've only just started with the messy stuff and LOVE it!

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  47. Hello Trish, I love the tutorial thank you! love the textures and colors. I am new at this type of techniques, and love to learn. Enjoying the Hop very much. Cheers from MOntreal. Hugs.

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  48. Fabulous project Trish ! Love how you've combined the paints and the puff paint, well who knew !! Sue C x

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  49. Fabulous piece. I rarely get chance to get so inky! Need to give it a try here in sunny Blackpool! :D x

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  50. I TOTALLY LOVE this project, am just starting out with mixed media n art journaling and you have given me sooooo many idea's thank you soooooo much. I've become a follower and will keep coming by to have a nosy through your creations to get inspired hehehehe xxx

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  51. Great piece Trish. I would so love to win your Dvd, you are such an inspiration

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  52. That turned out really great! Nice tutorial!

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  53. Thank you so much for a great tutorial, Trish,

    Lucy x

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  54. Love your fun painting techniques Trish and the wonderful results you achieve, - this one being a prime example, fabulous tutorial too!!

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  55. I loved your walk through tutorial Trish, the result is gorgeous, beautiful colours and textures. Thanks for the chance of winning these goodies. I'd love to see you DVD too.

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  56. I love your background and puffing the diamonds is a idea I have not thought about and I love it. I alos love the little art piece you have in your prize, so pretty.
    Hugs Kelly

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  57. What a fabulous project! Thank you so much for sharing the step by steps too! I've never seen puffy paint used like this - so awesome!! Hugs, Sem x

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  58. Puff paint now I remember buying that back in the day same as you did the Santa clothes and sheep and left it on the self(or box)lol your project has sparked the memory not sure if I still have it....great tutorial and pics can't wait to have a play always follow your work in CS. Thanks for the chance to win didn't know you had a dvd out!
    Maggie

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  59. Love this project, must try using puff paint!!

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  60. I have enjoyed my visit to your page today as part of the bloghop. Fascinating techniques - thank you x

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  61. Wow, such a stunning creation, love the textues and colours.

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  62. Love that puff paint, I've never used it before but I think I might have to try it!
    Helen

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  63. Trish, like you I have rediscovered puff paint, and love how you've coloured it and stencilled with it here!

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  64. What a stunning project Trish, love all the texture and layers. Puff paint - I'd forgotten all about that stuff, there's a bottle somewhere in my stash. Off now to turn the craft room upside down, this looks like fun. xx

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  65. WOOOWW, I love your canvas, just fastastic !!! And thank you so much for this detailed step-by-step, I will keep it ! Thanks also for the chance to win your great prize ! :) Coco x

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  66. Just dropping by all the DT blogs to see what everyone else has done for this. I love your canvas Trish, obviously skip me for the draw. Carol x

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  67. Oh lovely tutorial, so great wath you did, thanx fot al the pictures you showd us!

    groetjes Coby

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  68. What a fantastic project, I can't wait to have a go.
    Have a great week
    Rx

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  69. Wow Trish, love your project, how very clever to think of colouring the puff paint .... loving that technique. Thank you for sharing! I feel a spot of shopping and then some crafting time is calling for the weekend.
    Gayna

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  70. Totally fabulous - the puff paint looks such fun... I have some and haven't opened it yet (boo!!) so this is a fantastic kick in the pants!! Hope you have a great weekend, Trish.
    Alison xx

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  71. Gorgeosu project, love the colours

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  72. Lovely as always! I do admire the freedom you seem to have playing with the colours! Great chance to see how you work!

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  73. You make it look so easy. I love the colours you have used

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  74. Fabulous project Trish (as always) - I love your arty pieces

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  75. Great LO. Puff paint was new to me but love it. Here's hoping..... and here's hopping.......

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  76. What a beautiful project you have made. Love the step-by-step photographs. They show the results of every addition very well.
    Margriet

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  77. Puff paint?!? So cool to see an "old" product brought out and reinvented for your current work. Love it!

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  78. What a fabulous piece of art! Thanks so much for sharing your technique.
    Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

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  79. I love reading and looking at your projects in CS Trish - thank you for the inspiration you have provided over the years! I think I have some of that somewhere, and yes it's years old - I got bored of adding snow and fur lol! I'm going to have to dig it out and mix is with some paint - love this idea! thank you for the inspiration, the blog hop and the chance to win some goodies hugs Karen

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  80. Fabulous artwork Trish and great tutorial. Thanks so much for chance to win. Nicola x

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  81. Wow! That looked like so much fun to make! I'd love to watch your DVD as I've tons of paint languishing in my craft room. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  82. Fantastic ideas, having my first at an art journal so in need of inspiration thanks x

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  83. Great technique for the puff paint and I love the page.

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  84. Thanks for the brilliant tutorial, you have such a readable style and the pics are so helpful too - this is on my To Do list!

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  85. This is my favourite so far! Excellent tutorial and I would love to have a go! I've never blog hopped before so this is all new to me but it's great to learn all these new techniques and learn a bit about all the designers too! X

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  86. Wow this is fabulous - great project and tutorial. Love the fact you mix and match everyone's paints!! Never tried puff paint - it certainly looks like fun so thanks for the chance to win some!!

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  87. Trish that is incredible, and really arty! I have never managed to get my hands on puff paint and it looks like a lot of fun how you used it! Love the stamp, love the background, love everything you did!

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  88. Love this project , the colours are great. Will be trying out the puff paint. Thanks for the chance to win such a marvellous prize.

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  89. OMG...what a great pleasure to see your work step by step. Your card looks stunning and not only because you used some of my favorite colours. Thanks for this tutorial (:o)

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  90. Stunning project! Thanks for sharing the techniques you used and for the chance to win some fab goodies!

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  91. Wow thanks for showing all the steps of your wonderful project. I also have not used puff paint for years....now I wonder where it is..LOL!

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  92. thank you so much for sharing your project. It was fascinating seeing it come together.
    thanks for the chance to win your spot prize. I'd love to win your DVD especially.
    Hugs
    Sandra x

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  93. Thanks for sharing this, the kids have some puffy paint so I'll be stealing it ;) x

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  94. WOW awesome project. I didn't realize the puff paint would work as well...need to try this technique. Thanks for sharing.

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  95. Absolutely incredible project! Wow...love it!!! Thanks for sharing, and for the chance to win - would love to have your CD!

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  96. Thanks for all the ideas about adding texture, I was recently wondering how to add texture to card for an unsighted friend.

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  97. Oh, my, what a delightful project, and thanks for the great step-by-step instructions! Judy D.

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  98. Your work is always so inspirational. Will dig out the puff paint I never thought I'd use again now!

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  99. Trish this is wonderful, thank you so much for the step by step. I have puff paint too lol xx

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  100. Hi Trish, I totally LOVE your work! I'm a newby at mixed media, but I love it! So much so I had a workshop with Donna Downey last Sunday, she was here in the Netherlands and I couldn't let that opportunity pass. Love this puff paint technique! I had that stuff too, at the time the kids were small and I used to paind t-shirts and sweatshirts wit all this Tri Chem paint, do you remember that stuff?? Maybe I still have some somewhere, I will have to look it up! Thanks for the inspiration. Hugs Frea

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  101. i have always wanted to do stuff like this, thank you for the step by step instructions.

    Stella xx

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  102. Well I'll be giving this a try for sure! As soon as I find my puff paint...:) thanks for the step by step, you make look so easy. Thanks too for the chance at a fab prize!

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  103. I love this piece so different. Would love the chance to win this fab prize to be able to give it a go xxx

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  104. Wow what exciting stuff that puff paint is! Reminds me of the Stay Puft Marshamallow man from the Ghostbusters film, hehe. Wishing me luck in your prize draw :0) Mo

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  105. Fabulous canvas, so creative with the puff paint :)

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  106. Now Trish, you know I'm going to absolutely love your grungy board, because we are just about two peas in a very painty pod! We love our paints and our stamping too. Yes indeed I live this card, it's right up my street. So happy to join in with the hop and see your gorgeous creation. I have mine hanging on my wall right now. I love it xxxxxxxxxxxxx Michelle x

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  107. What an amazing canvas! You have inpired me pull out my craft supplies and get dirty.
    Nicole F.

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  108. Thanks for all the step by step instructions, great techniques and I love how fun and quirky the piece is!

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  109. Fantastic step by step and good way to start experimenting as not to complex, getting my puff paint out today and stencils, thanks!

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  110. awesome... I definatley need to look through some of my old stash now.
    Hugs Kaylou xx

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  111. Now I know just how to use up my forgotten "Fluffy Stuff". Thank you so much.

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  112. Oh WOW what an amazing piece! Love it! Now I'm going to have to try this. Thank you for the inspiration

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  113. Wow, that is a stunning project, really gorgeous. And thank you for the excellent tutorial.

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  114. An amazing piece of art. Love puff paint, rediscovered this product at Christmas and love the effect it gives. Thank you for being part of the blog hop.

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  115. Love the look of your project - the colours and the texture are amazing. Thanks for sharing.

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  116. Wow Trish! What an awesome giveaway. I had to re-read the list twice as I couldn't quite believe you were giving away a copy of your awesome create with paint DVD. I know this is really cheeky, but if I'm lucky enough to win please, please, please autograph it for me. With love, Barbara

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  117. Wow! Love the effect of the puff paint. Gotta get me some of that :-). Thanks Trish for the inspiration.

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  118. Wow this is absolutely amazing. I loved your detailed step by step, and the colours are so pretty. I had the same thoughts on puff paint too, so much so I binned it when I moved house last year. You are so making me regret that decision!

    Lin xx

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  119. Stunning piece of work, the puff paint is a great idea.
    Linbyx

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  120. Great project and thanks for the tutorial..never heard of puff paint so off to google i go!!!

    Sylvia xx

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  121. This looks great! Thank you very much for the step-by-step photos, now I can try it myself! And thank you very much for a chance to win your goodies! I always admire your work in CS magazine.
    Ellen.

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  122. It is great to use things you already have in your stock!

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  123. mmmm what a brilliant project I reckon youve just single handedly increased puff paint sales x 1000%, so to save me trying to find some pick me for the spot prize, ppretty please :)

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  124. Thank you for the really comprehensive and clear instructions. Will be getting out that hidden bottle of puff paint to give it a go
    Carol E

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  125. This is so cool! You have taken puffy paint to a whole new level! I love all the bits and texture you have layered. And the colors are soooo pretty!

    Thanks for the chance to win such a fabby prize:0)

    Hopping along;
    Janette

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  126. Thanks for sharing this fab project. I just love the puff paint. I have just got to get me some of that!!!!!

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  127. Fabulous techniques, beautiful colours. Love Helen

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  128. Wonderful pictures on how you created your piece. Really inspired me to give it ago myself. Thank You :o)

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  129. Thanks for the very inspirational tutorial detailing how you created this piece. I've never tried puff paint but would love to give it a go so thrilled that there is a chance to win some too!! Maddy x

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  130. Wow great tutorial, very inspirational. Thanks for sharing it with us. Great giveaway too x

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  131. Love you card! Thank you so much for the tutorial! I'll certainly try that.

    Gerd

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  132. Puff paint I remember that stuff must have a dig around I am sure I have it somewhere. This looks fab & very generous of you too. Thanks so for sharing.

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  133. Wow - I LOVE this piece! Love all the painted-over cardboard - hardly recognize it & the great stamp. Fantastic tutorial with easy to follow fotos & instructions! Thanks so much -- I'm always looking for new products to add dimension with stencils. I remember using that puffy paint on sweatshirts!!!

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  134. Hi Trish....WOW...Love this, thank you so much for showing the step by step 'how to' I'm sorry now that I got rid of my puff paint!!! Might just have to get some more. It's my first visit to you..but won't be my last! S x

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  135. What a fantastic and clear tutorial (even I could follow it)....I'll certainly be trying some of your techniques and popping by regularly to see what else you're doing. I always like your creations in the CS mag. Thanks for the inspiration xx

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  136. What an amazing tutorial. Will definitely be trying some of those techniques

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  137. Thank you for the step-by-step! I've used the modeling paste for texture but I've not used puff paints - I have some so this might be something to work with today!

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  138. Thank you ......stunning!

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  139. A great step-by-step for those of us not quite so artistically endowed. Thanks!

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  140. great tutorial Trish - I lovel the messy techniques but never thought of puff paint - I have some in my stash of course and now i have an idea to use it on, thanks :)

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  141. very informative, thankyou :) x

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  142. had forgotten all about puff paint, I have some stashed away somewhere ! thanks for the step by step, I shall be giving this a go x Lavinia

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  143. This is wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!

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  144. hi, fabulous project - thanks for sharing!

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  145. This is amazing, love the colours on the canvas and the puff paint idea, so clever and looks amazing!!

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  146. Fabulous and fantastic love the technique and colour's
    Hugs Dianne xx :)

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  147. Amazing canvas! I love all your techniques, thank you for the tutorial and thank you for the chance to win such a fabulous prize! I am inspired to have a go at a canvas xxx

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  148. Hiya... i just love everything about this and the bit about getting messy i can total relate to that! puff paint is fab but i hadn't thought about using it this way but i'm deffo going to give it a whirl :)thanks for sharing
    Elx

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  149. Great tip with colouring the puff paint, I must give it a go :). TFS and for a chance to win :)

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  150. Fantastic...thanks so much for sharing.. the idea of colouring puffy paint simply did not occur to me at all and it works so well on your project. I have serious plans to get messy...

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  151. Fabulous work in your signature style. Love the use of the puff paint for added texture x

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  152. This is awesome! I love this project and thanks so much for the step by step photos showing how you did it. Fabulous! :)

    Ali

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  153. Thanks for the step by step instructions. It's really useful to see how things have been put together. Looking forward to trying the puff paint trough a stencil!

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  154. What a great idea to use puff paint through a stencil....and to colour it too.

    My birthday on Monday so hopefully I will have a chance for a b'day trip to an art shop to buy some....then play time!

    Thanks for inspiring me
    Kyla

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  155. What a beautiful page again, Trish, I really enjoy coming to your blog!

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  156. Hahaha, i have the puff paint, brought for clouds, sheep and santa!, maybe i should get them back out and give them a new lease of life, TY x

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  157. Wow stunning creation I really love all your work and jewellery and love all the tutorials you do. I'm half way through your dvd and really appreciate when I mention a post you visit which is so nice of you. I wish I could have you for tea to play lol (eeek that doesn't sound right lol, I'm not a stalker promise lol). Love the candy :-) Kezzy xx

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  158. Oo love this inky creation.

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  159. Just love the project and using thankfully all the paints I have. Will give it a go, but without puff paint, only thing I don't have.

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  160. Oh WOW! How fun! Love the step by step tut. thanks so much. your project rcks! xxD

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  161. Love the puff paint! Great tutorial too! Thanks for sharing
    Maggie x

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  162. Very creative piece! I love all that texture!
    DeniseB

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  163. The tut is great! Thanks for showing thw puff paint. Never seen that before but what a lovely result! The textures you made are great!

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  164. A fabulous background! Thank you for the tutorial.

    Maggie

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  165. So glad I came here... like you I have puff paint lying unloved in my stash ! Now I know what to do with it, so thank you for sharing. Your piece of art is gorgeous too...

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  166. Love the canvas. Thanks for the insrructions. x

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  167. I just loved what you did and especially how specific you were with the instructions, I feel like I could recreate your page easily. the prizes are amazing and I thank you so much for the chance to win them. this blog hop is fun even though I have started late I hope to make it to the end in time, it is hard cause I want to look at everyones blog and projects. xox

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  168. Fantastic painty creation Trish and love that trick with the puff paint. Gorgeous textured effects and love that image too.
    Thanks for sharing, it's like having an extra CS mag doing the hop!
    Fliss x

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  169. Hello Trish. Thank you for taking the mystery out of 'puff paint' for me. I love the fact that it can be coloured so easily using other paints from my stash. My bank manager says 'thank you' I love your work - it is so delicate. Keep it up. Elaine

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