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Meet the Exhibitor: Meet Stampendous

Who is exhibiting at Oceans of Color, the 45th Annual Society of Decorative Painters International Conference & Expo in Daytona Beach in May? We’ll be featuring the companies that are exhibiting right here on the SDP Blog! Make sure you get an Expo ticket so you can see their latest products and shop their Expo specials, May 19-20, 2017 at the Ocean Center Convention Center.

Today we’re featuring Stampendous, who will be in booth #204! Read on and learn why you should plan to visit their booth.

Why should attendees stop by your booth?

Join Tammie Wilson as she demonstrates how to use and combine stamps into your decorative painting. No more tedious tracing, transferring or basecoating. Simply stamp, shade, highlight and you’re done!

What product(s) are you most excited about featuring at the SDP Expo?

We will be featuring stamps from our April release, including new designs from our one and only Fran Seiford, more enchanting images from our new licensee Laurel Burch™, as well as more fun and whimsical designs from House-Mouse Designs and Pink Your Life.

Can you give us a preview of what you’re planning at your booth?

Receive a free stamp with any purchase of $35 or more.

What is something that our attendees might not know about your company?

Stampendous was founded 36 years ago by Fran Seiford, who still designs 85% of our stamp images. Stampendous purchased Dreamweaver Stencils in 2015, and produces licensed images for Laurel Burch™, House-Mouse Designs, Andy Skinner and Pink Your Life. Finally, 80% of our product is manufactured in the USA!

Is there anything else you want us to promote to our attendees?

Join Chris Haughey and Tammie Wilson for Magical Media Bouquets (class 101), on Wednesday May 17 from 8:00am-Noon. Create two beautiful floral projects for just $40. Class includes surfaces, two stamp sets and stencil.

Not registered yet? Click here to sign up for our conference class and/or an expo ticket!

Meet the Teacher: Meet Sue Bowers

Registration for Oceans of Color, our 45th Annual SDP International Conference & Expo, is open! Over the next several weeks, we’ll be introducing you to some of our class teachers so you can learn about the projects they’ll be teaching and why you should register for their classes.

Today we meet Sue Bowers!

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Take Sue’s acrylic class, Some Assembly Required, and paint this snowman to use for next year’s winter decorations! Read our interview with Sue to learn more about why you should join her in Daytona Beach!

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Tell us a little bit about yourself.

I started taking classes in 1985 and started teaching in 1986. It was by chance that I was asked to teach, and I found how much I enjoyed sharing things I had learned with students. Over the years I have come to specialize in designing Santa, but as you can see at Conference I will be teaching how to paint winter’s other friend – a snowman!

One of the things I’ve learned is the techniques for one medium can carry over to many others. I continue to take classes because I believe we should always continue learning. I love mixed media, and I have done many projects in that area, both teaching and taking.

I’ve served on the SDP Board of Directors as President and Treasurer. I also have been very active in many SDP Committees and Chapters. I work a full-time job, but it allows for flexible hours so I try to fit painting into that. Recently, I started teaching fun canvas classes at work, and they love it; many have never touched a brush before.

My husband and I live in Oklahoma City with our two dogs, a two-year-old Golden Retriever/Lab mix, Zoey, and a six-month-old Chocolate Lab, Stella.

In a few words, tell us about the class you’re teaching at Oceans of Color.

This is a fun class in which you’ll learn to space out the area and tape it off to get nice results of a border and window panes. In always looking for something a little different – why not mix up the parts and put them back together? A puzzle so to speak, any way you want.

Why should someone take your class?

Let’s make something that looks hard so very easy! The finished project is easy to pack to get home, so don’t worry about the size. You’ll have a new decoration for next winter, and a new project that’s easy enough to make again for gift giving.

What are you looking forward to the most at Oceans of Color?

I always look forward to seeing so many of my friends that I only get to see once a year. I also always seem to meet someone new to add to that list for the next year!

What do you love most about the painting industry?

I have moved a few times around the states and can always find someone who paints and makes me feel welcome in my new home. Having been in the same place now for 12 years I enjoy attending conventions when I can; there are always people I know and everyone is part of the great, wonderful, big group of painters.

Register for Sue’s class and our other classes and events at Oceans of Color. Stay tuned to meet another teacher next week right here on the SDP Blog!

Meet the Teacher: Meet Wendy Watson

Registration for Oceans of Color, our 45th Annual SDP International Conference & Expo, is open! Over the next several weeks, we’ll be introducing you to some of our class teachers so you can learn about the projects they’ll be teaching and why you should register for their classes.

Today we meet Wendy Watson ADP!

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In Wendy’s class Keep Your Fork, you’ll use colored pencils and acrylics to paint a fancy fork! Read our interview with Wendy to learn more about why you should join her in Daytona Beach!

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Tell us a little bit about yourself.

I began my art “career” at the ripe old age of seven with a box of pastels from my grandmother. Art has always been a part of my life. I often included illustrations with school reports and projects. I obtained a degree in theater and costume design, and was active in community theater for many years. I discovered decorative painting in 1986 and have been addicted ever since. I began teaching in 1987 when friends asked me to “show them how to do that!” I have my own teaching studio a few steps from my home and teach on a regular basis.

In a few words, tell us about the class you’re teaching at Oceans of Color.

Several years ago, I heard a story entitled “Keep Your Fork, the Best is Yet to Come.” Ever since that time I have wanted to design something with a fork. I found an old fork that was perfect for what I wanted to do and at 3am, I woke up with the color palette and techniques that I wanted to try.

Why should someone take your class?

This project involves acrylic and colored pencil. Although I will have the painting portion of the project completed for you; you will have the opportunity to try basic colored pencil techniques to create the detailed values and shapes of the fork. The neutral color palette goes with most decorating schemes and is a wonderful value study. I have a surprise technique that I used for the background and will demonstrate before we start using the pencils!

What are you looking forward to the most at Oceans of Color?

For me, the best part of going to the annual SDP Conference & Expo is meeting up with all the friends that I have made over the years. This year, I am really looking forward to a few walks on the beach and sinking my toes into the sand!

What do you love most about the painting industry?

What I love most about the painting industry are the people. They speak my language! Of course I love all the great products that stimulate my creative juices and motivate me to try new things.

Register for Wendy’s class and our other classes and events at Oceans of Color. Stay tuned to meet another teacher next week right here on the SDP Blog!