Thursday, 29 January 2015

Decoart Art

Hi everyone,

Today I am really happy to get to show you some wonderful Decoart products....

I must admit I adore Decoart paints and mediums....right back when I tried that first bottle of one step crackle I was totally devoted....

For this project I decorated a box canvas - and this is how I did it.

I stuck some text paper onto the canvas with multi-medium and dabbed some gesso over the canvas to knock back the vividness of the text and make a good base for the crackle paint

Next came a layer of Decoart Media Line Crackle Paint...I adore this as it is so easy to use - thick layer for heavy crackle, thin layer for fine crackle and it dries quickly!

 Once dry I covered it with Raw Umber Antiquing cream...I cannot work without Antiquing creams - I love how they give you time to work - the paint is non-permanent, so you can leave it to dry and come back to it whenever you want to wipe away what isn't needed. A coat of varnish will make the paint permanent.

The Raw Umber antiquing cream darkened the cracks perfectly and was wiped away with a damp cloth.

Next I got to work on splatters and drips I worked with Phthalo Green-Blue Media Fluid acrylic paint and watered it down - one wonderful thing about these paints is how highly pigmented they are - so watering down doesn't mean a loss in powerful colour. I added a little gold and created the most amazing iridescent shimmer....and dripped the watery paint down the canvas.

See how just adding a little gold creates the most amazing iridescent peacock shimmer?

   Then for some splatter with watered down Raw Umber , Gold and Phthalo Green-Blue acrylic paint

I then used some Raw Umber acrylic paint and painted it around the sides of the canvas. I then dry brushed it around the edges of the canvas to soften the edges.

 I stamped some Raw Umber acrylic paint around the edges of the canvas using a script stamp

   I created some roses and blossoms out of die cut flowers.

The rose was covered in Phthalo Green-Blue paint and then using a stencil I dabbed gold all over the petals. I then constructed the rose......

I did the same with single flowers but added a layer of Turquoise Media Interference paint to add an iridescent shimmer to the flower. I then covered a silver brad with gold paint to match the rest of the gold accents.

I used a sign saying 'believe' that had Raw Umber paint very lightly dabbed around the edges with a sponge

 Memory box die cuts were dabbed with raw umber paint and added to the canvas

 And here is my finished canvas......


Hope you liked seeing how this was made!  See you soon!!!

Happy Crafting


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  1. LOVE LOVE LOVE your box canvas, Laura!

    Beautiful colours and delicious crackle...and that gold shimmer is just so adorable! A wonderful creation! Couldn't think of a better project to showcase DecoArt media goodness.

    Claudia xxx

  2. Beautiful love the green and gold flower sure stands out !

  3. Gorgeous!! I don't tend to use green in my work, I find it difficult to work with fair some reason. You have to get it right and this, dear Laura, you got perfectly right! Awesome work! Xx

  4. Laura this is simply stunning! Love it

  5. Wow this looks fabulous, love it!
    Groetjes Karin

  6. Absolutely gorgeous Laura! I just love that vibrant aqua and the crackle texture is amazing! Such wonderful little touches of stamping here and there and your flowers are sublime! Love it! hugs :)

  7. Oh Boy--I LOVE THIS little box canvas, Laura!! Simply love it!! I love the paint colors and OMG--are those little scroll pieces die cuts? Not real metal? WOW!! This is a lovely little masterpiece!! Just gorgeous!! XOXO-Shari


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