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Monday, October 24, 2016

Fall Stencil love with Rebecca Baer

Warning!! Picture heavy! Well-just 6 of them!! LOL

I totally LOVE how this card turned out and wanted to share each step with you.


 I started with 140lb Strathmore watercolor paper and embossed the sentiment and scarecrow with black embossing powder.  Colored it in with watercolors.

 Did detailing of coloring on the scarecrow.

 I applied DecoArt Texture paste using Rebecca Baer's Moroccan Tile and Vine stencil ST-604b (size 5.75x5.75) and allowed to completely dry.

 To finish, I used faber castell gelatos in red first-blending in with my finger in an oval on the outside of the figure and then brown on top.

 Here's a close up of the stencil pattern!! Gorgeous!!

 I hope you'll go over to Rebecca Baer's website and do some shopping for your own stencils.  They add character and pizazz to every design!!

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Father Christmas Paint Class

My new favorite painting by Social Networking: Father Christmas! 

He's vintage looking with the teal and golds. Just makes you happy looking at him! And did we have fun painting!!

 The gals were concentrating----HARD!  LOL! They had plenty of laughs and jokes too.

 Their finished product was amazing!!  We figured out if we ran our finger around the edge with Phat-lo green-we got an extra POP of pizzaz!

Here's my other two painters!! 

 Thanks ladies for a great afternoon of fun!! 

If you've never went to a class, I hope you'll try a painting class soon!!

DecoArt Brush Cleaner

I teach paint classes and use my set of 20 Social Networking brushes a lot!  I clean them after each class-you know with soap and water.  But every once in a while, I send them to the spa!! 

I soap them overnight in DecoArt Brush and Stencil Cleaner.

What's the difference you ask?  

The cleaner totally reconditions the bristles and they are soft and flexible as the first time you used them when they are washed and dried!

You've got to get some today!!

Here's the link-----DecoArt Brush Magic

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

#internationalArt Mixed Media Gift Bag with video

It's been a while since I have been able to participate with the Art Collaberation group I'm a member in. This month we were to do our art inspired by an International artist.  I chose Picasso. I was inspired by his cubism period.

I used DecoArt stencil Dangles and Americana acrylic paint on my gelli plate.

Here's the YouTube video n how I created these bags.

Friday, October 7, 2016

Christmas Tag /Rebecca Baer Stencil

I know it's October, but it's time to get started on Christmas tags!!! 

Here's my first one for the year!

 I started the base of the tag using my gelli plate and Rebecca Baer's 5.75x5.75 Cascade stencil . I used Naphtali red on top of the stencil, pulled stencil off and let the paint dry. Then added the butterscotch color and pulled the print on the tag.

I used Deco Art Americana acrylic paint-totally awesome for gelli prints!

 I embellished the tag with Wild Orchid flowers, Really Reasonable lace, Unity stamp image and sentiment.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Paint Class X2

Paint Class Fun!!

Saturday was one of my scheduled paint classes.

Had planned on doing the beach painting only.

A friend is moving in to a Saltbox house and wanted something primitive.

I did some research on our favorite tool-Pinterest. Came up with a really cute fall painting that she made her own! 

This is my painting.

This is Tammy's!  I love her lighter shading. We worked on the shape of her bird which I like better than mine too!

 I created this beach scene from several pictures on Pinterest. I definitely wanted it to be different. I added the grasses on the side. Loved the chain link on the fence posts.

 These beautiful ladies wanted to do the beach painting I offered. They did a fabulous job!

 I'm so proud to be a Social Art Networking Artist for DecoArt!  They have some fabulous designers.  I try to do 2 classes in month at a local shop Custom Creations.  Try to do the 2nd and 4th Saturday.  I also travel to homes when I have a hostess with friends.  

Painting has become a real favorite past-time for me!

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


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