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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Butterly Scene /Art Journal


Happy Wednesday!!
Are you ready for some art journal inspiration??

I used Deco Art Media Fluid Acrylics and Rebecca Baer stencil Enchanted Vine-LG
I always gesso my pages before I start my page.The fluid acrylics are used sparingly.  One drop goes a long way!  I used my fingers to rub it around my page.I laid the stencil down and did additional rubbing of paint in the stencil after freehand sketching the butterfly in. I wanted to be sure the main stenciling was done around the butterfly.

 I painted several coats of the fluid acrylics on the butterly.  The carbon black covers extremely well!
To finish it up-I painted in all the white parts.

 I hope you'll try the stencils in your journals or canvas projects! They have lots of good details.
Thanks for stopping by!

Deco Art Products Used:
Interference Violet and Green
Glazing Mediums
Cadmium Red Hue
Viridian
Dioxazine Purple
Quinacridone Magenta
Diarylide Yellow
Vermillion
Carbon Black
White

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Mother's Day Mixed Media/Layered card


Mother's Day is just a couple of weeks away.

Time to get busy!!

I started with a gelli plate background. Used Rebecca Baer Stencil 
Used Colored pencils on a Unity Stamp-Eloise Girl and added her.
Then embellished with Wild Orchid flowers.


  Entering the following challenge:

Layered Graduation Mixed Media Cards


Been working on graduation cards.
Bassett High School colors are orange and blue.

This first card I cut the 2016 out from black cardstock (using Cricut) and layered the blue behind it.
Then added layers and layers of stars (cut with Cricut)
For finishing touches-added glitter glue to the stars that were raised with dimensional's.
 
 I used my Cricut for cutting out this boat/wave.  This young man is going on a cruise for his graduation present!!
 I was inspired from Pintrerst for this card design.  I did add some bling though!  I dry embossed the blue and ran the orange strip thru the Big Shot with Swiss Dot folder.

 Entering the follow challenge:
Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #23

 

 

Monday, April 11, 2016

Faith/Hope/Love Mixed Media Canvas

I am super excited to share my first post as a Design Team member for Rebecca Baer!!
I've used several of her beautiful stencils on this mixed media canvas along with her specially designed stenciler brush.
 I started out with a 16x20 canvas that I paint with lots of white and burnt umber tones. I divided the canvas into rectangles using washi tape and painters tape and painted solid blocks of red and brown.
 Then I got out my stencils! Today I've combined four different stencils using the stenciler.
 As I moved the stencils around the canvas, only using sections of some of the stencils, but the whole stencil in some areas, I repeated the main colors. Some area were overlapped with multiple stencils. Some area after the paint had dried, I added some Metallic Lustre in matching colors in random areas.
Rebecca's Stenciler does such an awesome job allowing you get get a crisp image from the stencil.
 Once I was happy with my layout, I used some background stencils from my stash with some Black Archival ink and dabbed in random areas. This is how you start bringing the whole canvas together. I even did some dabbing with bubble wrap and white paint.
 After deciding what inspirational words I'd use, I cut Faith, Hope and Love with my Cricut. To add more dimension and variety, I used the negative to do more stenciling with white paint on top of the words.
 I attached the cut out words with Matte Medium. Went around the letters with burnt umber and black to highlight them. To tone down the white paper, I painted on top of the words with a mix of white paint and Rose Gold Metallic Lustre.


 I'm already displaying my finished piece on my mantle! I love how it turned out.  I hope you'll be inspired to layer your stencils and mix them up!

Rebecca Baer Stencils Used:
Dragonfly Fantasy/Large
Flights of Fancy/Large
Paisley Garden/small
Jamboree/small

Deco Art Products:
Traditions Acrylic Paint
Burnt Umber
Yellow Oxide
Hansa Yellow Medium
Titanium White
Blue Grey
Natphrhol Red

Metallic Lustre
Rose Gold
Orange Flicker
Iced Expresso
Radiant Red

Americana Acrylic Sealer/gloss
Matte Medium

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Mixed Media Birthday Cards


 I wanted to share how I created a mixed media card using 
Rebecca Baer and DecoArt Stencils, Stamping and embellishments.

Using Gelli Plate is one of my favorite ways to make my own deisgns. I laid the part of the stencil over the plate that I wanted to use. Rebecca Baer Dragonfly Fantasy stencil.

I applied two shades of Americana acrylic paint with my brayer. Pulled print number one.
Allow the design on the plate to dry.



Brayer white on top of dried design and pull print number two.
 On the first card I used watercolor pencils to add some dimension to the dragonfly.
I stamped the Prima girl and fussy cut her out. Added her with dimensions. Coloring was done with watercolor pencils.

 Heres a close up showing the glitter glue I added to the dragonfly.
 For the 2nd card I started with Heartfelt Creations designer paper. Heat embossed the doily using white embossing powder.

I wanted spring colors. The Close to the Heart Country Life stamp set from  was perfect! 
I stamped the cute lamp with the sentiment. The back circle was cut from the first gelli print.
Love the orange and purple colors!


 I'm entering Craft Stamper Magazine challenge
and Word Art Wednesday.


Saturday, March 5, 2016

Cowboy Girl Birthday!







Happy Saturday!
I've designed a custom birthday card.
The request was for a 17 year old girl using cowboy boots.




I hand drew the boot on tan SU cardstock. Ran it thru Big Shot using Sizzix Flourish embossing folder. I inked up one side with SU Bravo Burgundy which created this cool two toned look.

 I used Zig Artist Sketching Pen to outline the boot and draw the heel.
 Next, I applied Metallic Lustre -Fab Fushia with my finger.
Shiny highlights!

                     I knew I wanted to show both boots standing up. I designed a Z-Fold.
                   Started with 10x7 white cardstock. Scored at 2 3/4 and 5 inches.
             Covered with designer paper.
             folded and attached the boots with SU dimensionals.

This is did dots using Liquid Pearl White Opal

Then I decorated with Flourish with a Bling pearls and 
Wild Orchid flowers. 
The sentiments were stamped on tan cardstock and punched the edges with scallop punch.


Thanks for stopping by. Have a terrific weekend!

Sunday, February 28, 2016

RRR Challenge with Unity Gal and WOF


Hope you are having a terrific Sunday.
I designed this birthday card today for a special young lady turning 12! 
I've combined my love of Wild Orchid flowers, Unity Stamp Girl and ribbon.
The colors are wonderful!!


 Entering RRR Challenge #135

Monday, February 15, 2016

My Snow Day Painting


My snow-day activity: 



 I combined two video tutorials to create this beautiful painting today.

Cinnamon Cooney has so many great tutorials.  I've been following her for quite some time.
Find the Art Sherpa -Wine and Glass Painting

My friend Sandy McTier is also an excellent painter.  You can find her channel -
Vine of Grapes

I used DecoArt Traditions paints and their Cafe Paris and French Script stencils.






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.