Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
I'm not sure why I like to do faces, but I do. In this one I was trying to capture the eyes. She has a haunting look doesn't she? Almost sad.
Girls today are pressured into thinking they have to look a certain way. I was made fun of in school growing up-1st because I wore glasses, then because I was over weight. I wish I could take the hurt away from young people. I wish they could really understand they are uniquely made by God-and he loves them just as they are!
I love using DecoArt products. In this piece, I used the Traditions paint. Heavy body. Coverage is excellent. After it was done, it was a little flat looking and I added Metallic Lustre to her hair and shirt. DecoArt brushes are really great tools too!
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Monday, September 5, 2016
I love making gelli prints. I've used a variety of types of paints. The best I've found is DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paints. The consistency of the paint is perfect for spreading on the gelli plate.
On all the background gelli prints I used DecoArt Jacobean Floral stencil and the following Americana paint: Autumn Red, Antique Rose, Cadmium Yellow, and Moon Yellow. I changed which order I was putting them on the plate.
This first one I embellished with Unity Stamps I'm so Happy and
Ribbon by Really Reasonable Ribbon.
New Dawn Rooster by Unity Stamps and Wild Orchid Flowers.
This last card-you can really tell how using numerous gelli prints together is like having matching designer paper!! Except you created it yourself!
The sentiment is from Unity Stamps, flowers from Wild Orchid and Flourishes.
I hope you're inspired to design your own cards. Everyone loves getting a handmade card!
Entering the following challenges:
Mojo Monday challenge 464-last card is using their sketch of the week.
Word Art Wednesday 246-247- Anything goes
Really Reasonable Ribbon 148- Autumn Theme with ribbon
Happy Labor Day!!
Fall is here! I am so ready! I love the colors of fall, the weather, pumpkin spice mix-I love it all!
Today I'm sharing with you a 5x7 canvas I quickly made with Rebecca Baer stencil and DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint. It's so easy -but makes a great statement!
Here's what your going to learn how to make!!
I started with a coat of Autumn Red. Dry thoroughly.
Next using a palette knife, I applied a coat of Rebecca Baer's Stenciling Gel
over top RB Honeycomb Stencil -I used the 5.75x5.75, but they come in 3 different sizes.
It's white when you put it on, but allow it to dry overnight and this is the result! Like magic!!
Then I painted a coat of DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint Moon Yellow. Wipe it off with baby wipe. Apply another coat and wipe off. The stencil gel is a resist to the top coat of paint. Everywhere you've applied the gel is going to show the first layer of paint used.
This I added some embellishments and voila! My finished product. This 5x7 canvas will fit in a 5x7 frame -just take the glass out and display for all to enjoy.
I hope this will inspire you to make some fall themed decorations for your home!
Happy Fall Y'all!!
Friday, August 19, 2016
I'm definitely in the fall mood! I've been wanting to do some pumpkins for some time.
I wanted to highlight Rebecca Baer's stencils in the design.
I started by taping off a border around the canvas. I didn't measure-just eyeballed it.
The painted the whole inside with burnt umber. I used a "X" stroke to give more texture.
Then I stenciled warm white on top with Dragonfly Fantasy 12x12 stencil. When I got to the bottom, just flip the stencil over and connect the pattern.
Cascade Stencil size 5.75x5.75 to do the border. I turned it while going around the edge.
I sketched my pumpkins out with a white charcoal pencil, then painted them in.
I hope you're inspired to use your stencils in your artwork.
Monday, August 8, 2016
How do I love Deco Art products??
Let me count the ways!
I wanted to use a black canvas for something. (Actually I messed a picture up and painted the whole thing black!) I knew when I saw the scripture at Word Art Wednesday, I wanted to use it.
I printed the scripture out 8x10 and transferred to the canvas. Using a white posca pen, I outlined the scritpure.
Then I started searching Pinterest! My favorite place for inspiration.
I found a picture of a Cherry Blossom tree., and that's why I wanted to do.
Challenge #242-243. Please join in!!
I used the following Traditions paint by Deco Art-found here
Ligth Grey Value 98.
Medium Grey Value 6,
Hansa Yellow Medium
Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Karen here to inspire you to use your Rebecca Baer stencils!
While it was still damp, I spritzed Delusions yellow and coffee. I rolled a paper towel roll over top-it creates a great texture.
Then using Rebecca Baer stencil Flights of Fancy, I added Hansa Yellow Medium and Naphtol Red.
Once dry, I added some metal accents, pearls and wild orchid flowers.
I love how it turned out!
Sunday, July 31, 2016
DecoArt is having a challenge "Under the Sea"
I love mermaids. I knew what I wanted to do immediately. Using DecoArt Metallic Lustre products was a must!!.
I used Traditions acrylics and did the background. Painted my mermaid totally with Metallic Lustres. You can purchase any and all DecoArt products-HERE.
List of Metallic Lustre Colors by DecoArt:
List of Traditions Acrylic paint by DecoArt:
Monday, July 18, 2016
I tried a new technique for me. Stenciling on cloth. I didn't realize how easy it would be!!
I had this red t-shirt that was plain. I'm not really into wearing solid colored shirts. So I thought I'd jazz it up with one of Rebecca's stencils. Call Stars & Stripes. By using her specially designed Stenciler brushes, the paint just glided right on.
Before starting, I put a piece of cardboard inside the shirt. It also helps keep the surface flat. I stenciled blue for the stripes and white for the starsI accidentally got a little spot of white on the sleeve-so I added stenciling to one sleeve. Turned out being a "happy" mistake!!
I hope this will inspire you to do a little creating on your clothes!!
Have a great week!!