Saturday, May 27, 2017

Memorial Day Project, Acrylic on Wood

Happy Memorial Day to my U.S. friends and Wishing a Peaceful Weekend to all the rest of my sweeties! 

I saw a similar heart online but there was no artist listed to give thanks to for the idea. I adapted it to make a gift for one of our ranch hands. 

The big discussion was which way the word 'Fun' should have been placed!! I like it as is but others say it should have been upside down like the other words. And so is the way of creativity - right???!!! 

Hubby put the wood slats together for me. I added a bit of paint for a more even texture. 

The project begin by drawing the design onto the wood and then adding DecoArt Media Gesso with the DecoArt Americana Stencil - Pixelated.

If you follow me - you know I love shimmer and glitz! The cross was painted with DecoArt Bronze Dazzling Metallics. 

DecoArt Media Texture Sand Paste was added to the stars and the cross. Love that texture.  The stars were just painted in with Gesso - free hand. They are a bit wonky - I agree - but fun and free!! 

To give the stars a bit more 'rustic' feel DecoArt Metallic Lustre was added. 

The variation of blue for the 'flag' was done with the DecoArt Cosmic Blue Metallic Lustre and the Primary Cyan DecoArt Media Mister. 

The Cosmic Blue Metallic Lustre was also added around the words. I am thrilled to own Dynasty liner brushes because now I can more successfully paint those tiny straight lines!!

The family name was done with DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics Prussian Blue Hue (one of my fav colors!) topped with Metallic Lustre Silver Spark. 

Products Used: 

Some close-ups for you!

Here you can see a bit of the luscious shimmer!!! 

Can you see the Texture Sand Paste in the cross? 

THANKS BUNCHES for stopping by. 
I love seeing your art and also sharing mine. Xj. 

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Really excited to share this with:



Monday, May 8, 2017

Embossing Sin City Stamps, Walnut Hollow Wood, DecoArt Media

Using a fabulous ornate Walnut Hollow Chippendale 8x10 piece of wood - the project began. 

DecoArt Media Crackle Paste was spread from top to bottom.  The Sin City Stamps in the photo were pushed into the crackle paste to form the flower pattern. With a pointed stick I drew in the fence and some earthy lines. 

After dry - spray with DecoArt Media Yellow Shimmer Mister. 

Have fun embossing!! 
Lindy's Stamp Gang Embossing Powders:
Twilight Bronze Slate & Sweet Yellow Orange
Wow Embossing Powder:
Vintage Champagne
Ranger Archival Ink:Watering Can
Ranger Emboss It Dabber

The sky and the flowers were embossed. 

With the shimmering embossed flowers in the background, out came the flower stamp again.  This time it was coated with DecoArt Media Gesso and stamped right on top the other flowers.  

Time to paint the first layer!! 
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics
Cadmium Orange Hue, 
Quinacridone Gold, 
Diarylide Yellow
Dynasty Brush

And just keep repeating layers of paint until your flowers have the look that you can enjoy!
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics:
Paynes Grey, 
Transparent Red Iron Oxide, 
Sap Green, 
Green Gold

Love the natural background texture that you get when painting on wood. Here are some close-ups!

It's hard to see the shimmer of the embossing powders but it looks so pretty in person!

More crackle and embossing shimmer in the sky!  


Here are the products used.  The Yellow DecoArt Media Shimmer Mister isn't pictured. 

 Thanks bunches for stopping by to share some fun art with me! Xj.

I feel lucky to share with the following challenges:
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Sin City Stamps
Arts and Crafts made with Sin City Stamps

Craft Stamper Magazine
May: Anything Goes Stamping Challenge
Anything Goes + Embossing

May: Backgrounds
Mine is a 'Scenic Background'!


Tuesday, May 2, 2017

DecoArt Media Design Team Post - SUNRISE FISHING

Here's a Sneak Peek!!!

TODAY is the DAY: the great honor of a post on the DecoArt Media Blog.  Only six times a year and it's soooo exciting for me!! 

This time you will find:
  • Image Transfer (using Andy Skinner's process)
  • Stamping
  • Stencils
  • Textures
  • Bright Fluid Acrylics on Large Canvas
  • Water, Mountains, Foliage, Wildlife, and more!!
Please hop on over to the DecoArt Media blog and PLEASE...leave me a comment. :) 
Here is the link: 

Joi's DecoArt Media Blog Post!!

Thanks bunches to each of you! Xj.