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Sunday, January 10, 2016

Snow? What snow?


Happy New Year!
Faber-Castell's first challenge in 2016 is mother nature's SNOW!  We haven't had any snow this winter yet, but I've been painting snow this winter for the first time and love it! I did this design in my art journal first and my son liked it so I decided to paint him a canvas 16x20.



I love Faber Castel gelato's. They have a creamy consistency. Who's kidding here? I love to use my fingers to create and gelato's are perfect for that! ha!

They are so easy to use.  I had already gotten my canvas ready by using Rebecca Baer's stencil in the corners with her stencil gel and a layer of white gesso. It had dried overnight before I started coloring my gelato's on. I used 3 different blues.
 I spritzed some water and went to work with my fingers!  the fun part!!  I tried to keep the center the lightest color.  Forgot to take more pictures-got carried away creating!!
 I lightly sketched my church with a water color pencil. I used white, black and gray gelatos to do my church and tree.  Once done, I used a second stencil from Rebecca Baer (snowflakes) and white gesso them in various areas of the canvas.  Love how it turned out!!  The gelato's give the church a softness.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a healthy, happy and prosperous 2016!



Monday, December 28, 2015

Wings of Faith with DecoArt Products

Enjoyed some relaxation in my studio this afternoon.
This is a 5x7 flat canvas.
 
The background was made by dipping the canvas in a shaving cream mixture and allowed it to dry.
I dropped purple and blue and swirled it around the shaving cream.
 I used Deco Art gesso to block in where I wanted the flowers and butterfly to go.  I added the colors on top once it was dry.  Once done, I used a stencil to add the word faith at the top.
Deco Art Media Fluid Acrylics I used:
Hansa Yellow, Yellow Oxide, Cadium Red Hue, Green Yellow Light, Carbon Black, Viridian.




 

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Mixed Media Shadow Box Canvas with DecoArt

Two posts in one day!! I just had to share with you this awesome shadowbox picture I made with the backside of a 11x14 canvas and DecoArt products.
 
I started the beginning of the canvas by using a brick wall stencil and DecoArt Modeling Paste. Allow it to dry really well.  Then apply two coats of DA Gesso. Allow to dry overnight.,
 
Then I used DA Misters.  Yellow first.  Then I needed brown.  They don't have a brown-so I made one!!  That's right-I poured some Orange out of the bottle and added some Primary Cyan and Red -shook the bottle up well and viola' I had brown!!
 
The misters have a lot of pigment in them-so keep a water bottle handy to spray them immediately so they'll run and spread.  I kept layering until I achieved the color I wanted.
Then I decided I'd add some Metallic Lustre to the inside. Lavish Green, Iced Espresso & Cosmic Blue.  Talk about shimmer!!
 I used the Cosmic Blue, Majestic Purple and Champagne Ice to the butterflies (after coating them with gesso) Talk about beautiful!!!


 Added some Designer paper from KaiserCraft, mulberry flowers from Wild Orchid Flowers, some lace and twill from my stash.  This photo really does do it justice!!  It's gorgeous!!
Entering Blue Fern Studio December Challenge.

Christmas Blessings to YOU!

Wow! it's been over a month since I've posted!!
I have been crazy busy.  I guess we all are.
 
This week I've gotten back to my roots-doing some card making. Relaxing and fun!
 
With Christmas almost here-I get to use all sorts of combinations-traditional and nontraditional.
 
My first card is using die cuts. Spellbinders Oval and Tim Holtz Snowman.
 

This next one uses my beautiful Poinsettia die and my cricut sentiment. (NO stamping!!)

My greens and joy sentiment are from my cricut. LOVE the wood embossing folder from Stampin Up. I did cut them in "planks" and attach them to my white background piece. Vintage photo was rubbed on the folder before I put my plain tan cardstock in.

To get the shimmer and shine I used DecoArt Metallic Lustre in Emerald and gold.
                                          

                                               I'm entering the following challenges:
                                               Simon Says: Die Crazy
                                               Craft Stamper Magazine: stamping on the first card-snowman
                                               Word Art Wednesday: anything goes

I hope you and your family have a BLESSED CHRISTMAS!!!!!!


 

Saturday, November 14, 2015

DecoArt Glass Products


DecoArt has a whole line of products to use for painting on glass. 
I've been on Pinterest looking for ideas.

The cute snowmen below have a couple of the products.

using a pouncher I put blue on the entire glass and allowed to dry.
I used several different colors painting the snowman
i did the outlining with the black marker.
 The glass enamel paint also has a silver and gold metallic!

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Shaving Cream Technique with YouTube video-Mixed media Canvas



Hello everyone!
I'm participating in the Creative Art Collaboration-a monthly event where we post YouTube video's with a specific hashtag and a common theme.  When you type in the hashtag-everyone's art shows up that in our group. And there are hundreds of artist!!  Doing multiple types of art.  You've got to CHECK-IT-OUT!!
  This month's hashtag is #thinkpinkart
It's in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness.
Needless to say-pink needs to be in the piece.
My piece today doesn't have a ton of pink-I was more inspired by the picture I saw that I wanted to recreate showing God's hand with another person's hand. I loved it.

 Here's the canvas I created.



 You can see my YouTube video here:

I used Word Art Wednesday Scripture by Karen Murray. So I'm entering their weekly challenge with this piece.  You can find them -Word Art Wednesday. Every week they have FREE scripture that is artfully done by Karen Murray.  Check them out!!

Thanks for stopping by-if you have any questions or comments-please leave them here & I'll answer you.
 

Thursday, October 15, 2015

#thinkpinkart-Paint on Glass tutorial with DecoArt products



Hello Everyone!  Hope you're having a great October. It's going to be over soon. Time is flying by! 

I'm sharing with you today with my Creative Arts Collaboration group.
This month our hashtag is #thinkpinkart
You can use the hashtag in the YouTube search engine and find all the artists that are creating this month.  Our theme is cancer awareness.

I've done some painting on glass!  I used a store bought frame, painted the glass and put it back together with a gelli print background. I love how it turned out!
I rubbed some DecoArt metallic lustre on the edge of the frame.



Here's my YouTube Video

 I love the effects!!  Hope you'll go over to DecoArt and get your products today!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

#lovefallart Scarecrow Mixed Media Canvas Video Tutorial



I love fall for the colors and textures we get in Mother Nature. God blesses us with beautiful colors. They warm the soul. 

Create ARt Colloberation group's theme this month was fall.
If you go to YouTube and type in #lovefallart you will find lots of video's from all types of artists that will inspire you.



 To see how I created this canvas check out my video:

 I'm entering Word Art Wednesday challenge.  Every week you can get FREE Word Art.

 

Saturday, September 19, 2015

#lovefallart Color SVG cuts with paint!


Happy Saturday!!

This card was created with white cardstock and DecoArt Media Fluid Paint and my gelli plate. Gives lots of texture and I love the feel of the paper.
I used a SVG file from Miss Kate's SVG's. 

Check out my YouTube video below to see the process.

Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge is to use orange.  The brown netting under the cupcake is from RRR.  The orange bow is from my stash.





 I'm entering this card in Really Reasonable Challenge-Orange
 

Thursday, September 17, 2015

#lovefallart Mixed Media Textured Leaves Canvas Video



Today begins 3 days of YouTube video's created by a group of artist that are combining their love of art -in all forms to one common hashtag with a common theme.
#lovefallart

Type the hashtag into a YouTube browser and you'll find LOTS of inspiration!! 

Here's my video:










I'm entering this weeks Simon Says Die Crazy Wednesday Challenge.  I think all the leaf die cuts will qualify!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a BLESSED DAY!