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Saturday, November 26, 2016

Let it Snow Paint Classes


Let it Snow!! 

I had 2 classes in November with this fun design.

Was tons of fun!

The smiling faces says it all!!

 










 Thank you to Social Art-working for such a wonderful design!!


Paint the Day Away Fundraiser-Success!!


The Southern VA Child Advocacy Center provides services for child victims and their non-offending family members as well as educational prevention initiatives for the entire community.  

I was honored to hold a fundraiser for them this month.  We started the day at 10AM painting The Grinch. Such a fun and light hearted painting.









 The afternoon class started at 1PM. We painted the Snowman.








We raised money and had fun -huge success!!


Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Love Snow Flurries Stencils by Rebecca Baer


I love to paint snow scenes.  The Snow Flurries Stencil by Rebecca Baer really captures the delicacy of the snowflake. 


The 16x20 painting below I had already painted by background and went over the 5.75x5.75 Snow Flurries stencil with white paint pretty heavily.

 "Church in Winter" by Karen Conner

The Snowman below I used the Snow Flurries stencil (size 5.75x5.75) in the background using glazing medium with white paint so you can't see it until the bottom.

 I wanted the bottom design to be darker so I used the glazing medium with the Ultramarine blue paint to stencil the Snow Flurries stencil.  I blended the darker blue into the background.



 This is my last post on Rebecca Baer's design team.  I have so enjoyed using her intricate stencils and especially the brushes!!  I hope you've been inspired to shop with her and find your own stencils to use in your designs!

Thanks so much Rebecca for great DT year!!


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.