Monday, April 24, 2017

Woodburning with DecoArt Media Bling!

Howdy Honeys!

A bit of wood burning enhancement....


for a box hubby made for a friend. 

The verse was wood burned onto a piece of cedar and then enhanced with DecoArt products. 



DecoArt Copper Kettle Metallic Lustre was used to make the wood match the inside of the box. DecoArt Media Metallic Gold Fluid Acrylic was used to add bling to the inside of the lettering, the top and the sides. And the entire piece was covered with DecoArt Media Liquid Glass for shimmer and protection. 



It was a bit tedious but my very thin Dynasty liner brush made all the difference getting the Metallic Gold into those letters!  And the shimmer of the DecoArt products made the little plaque elegant.


Thanks for letting me share! 

This is only my second project using a wood burner. I'm a bit slow but it's rather interesting!! 
Have a super fine week! Xj.

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Monday, April 10, 2017

Easter Bunnies or Wild Hares? Abstract on Paper

Howdy Honeys!!! 

It's spring at the ranch and we have lots of real bunnies hopping all over the fields.  It's so fun to see their little nests here and there. 

Here is a Bunny Pair on 12x12 paper. 
Yes - abstract... as requested by my SIL.
For me... they are more like "Wild Hares"!!!
But she loves them. Whew!


The paper is: 
Elle's Studio, Flowers for You - Shine Collection.

I treated the front and the back of the paper with DecoArt Media Matt Medium. This helps with curling and protects paper.


Using DecoArt Media Misters and dabbing some DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic... the fun began!



The rabbits were sketched with a Faber Castell Big Brush Pitt Pen. 


Using a pencil and then a Dynasty brush/water to activate... the pink sketched lines were enhanced to give a bit of dimension.  Spraying the White Shimmer Mister onto my craft pad, I went over the top of the bunnies with the white mister paints and the Dynasty Brush.  Now bunnies have a white shimmer!!



Products Used: 
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics: Yellow Green Light
DecoArt Media Misters: Red, Yellow-Green
DecoArt Media Shimmer Misters: White, Yellow
DecoArt Media: Matt Medium
DecoArt Media: Gesso
Faber-Castell Big Brush Pitt Pens
Faber-Castell Grip 2001 Pencil
Dynasty Brushes: Black/Gold 5/0
Sponge Dabber
12x12 Paper




Here are the bunnies in the acrylic tray that we change out on holidays!  It's brighter in person - just the lights I guess!

HAPPY EASTER to those who celebrate...
and HAPPY SPRING to ALL! Xj.



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