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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Paint Glass with Rebecca Baer Stencils


Happy Wednesday!

I've been playing with my Snow Flurries Stencil from Rebecca Baer.

I used 5.75x5.75 sized stencil.  It does come in 3 sizes.

 It was hard to get a good picture!

I did two layers.  One using a frosted silver and blue enamel glass paint by DecoArt.


 As you can see below-I had some trouble with this side. But it didn't matter once I did the 2nd stenciling layer. It was covered right up!

 After the first layer was dry, I did a 2nd layer with a stenciling brush.

 Here's the finished product!  Can be used as a candy dish, or put a lighted candle inside for some sparkling light!

To finish off the top edge, I dabbed frosted silver all the way around.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Technique-Stencil Designing

Stencil Designing

I wanted to tape the neat way to use stencils for some amazing texture and interest on your canvas.






 Here's a 2nd example that I did.

Whimsey girl: Beauty within

Whimsey

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!

See all DecoArt products HERE

Monday, September 5, 2016

DecoArt Americana Paint is best for Gelli Prints


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


Thanksgiving art with Rebecca Baer Stencil




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

Masked and stenciled background. Frame style.


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.
 Then I peeled the tape off and put it on the inside block. Used Cascade Stencil size 5.75x5.75 to do the border. I turned it while going around the edge.

 In order to tone down the brightness, I painted watered down gold over top the canvas.
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

Mark 11:22 Inspired Canvas with Deco Art


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.
 I love having scripture around the house. This free scripture is available to Word Art Wednesday.
Challenge #242-243. Please join in!!

I used the following Traditions paint by Deco Art-found here
Blue Grey
Ligth Grey Value 98.
Medium Grey Value 6,
Opaque White
Light Pearl
Hansa Yellow Medium

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Flight of Fancy Mixed Media


Happy Wednesday!
Karen here to inspire you to use your Rebecca Baer stencils!
 To start, I put a coat of gesso on the 8x10 canvas with a spatula (or you can use a credit card)
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

Under the Sea with DecoArt


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:
Fab Fuchia
Black Shimmer
Rose Gold
Magestic Purple
Elegant Emerald
Iced Espresso
Cosmic Blue

List of Traditions Acrylic paint by DecoArt:
Hansa Yellow
Naphtol Red
Cobalt Blue
White


Monday, July 18, 2016

Stars and Stripes stenciling on T-shirt

Happy Monday!!
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 stars 
I 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!!
Karen Conner