Hello Crafters and Makers (:o)
Are you ready for another DecoArt Media Challenge?
The theme this time around is
Under the Sea
Be sure and stop by the DecoArt Media blog for some fabulous inspiration
The winner will receive a $100 DecoArt Gift Card for use in our Online Store so you will certainly submit a piece or two
The challenge is running till August 12th 2016. The winner will be chosen by us, the DecoArt Media Design Team on August 15th and announced on the DecoArt Media blog and on our Social Media Channels August 19th
I guess you're all familar with the story of the overprotective clownfish named Marlin, who along with a regal tang named Dory, searches for his abducted son Nemo.
DecoArt Media Gesso White, DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics Carbon Black, Prussian Blue Hue, Phthalo Green - Yellow, Primary Cyan, Cerulean Blue, Cobalt Teal Hue, Burnt Umber, Burnt Sienna, Metallic Silver, Metallic Gold, Cadmium Orange Hue, Antiquing Cream Carbon Black and English Red Oxide. DecoArt Americana DecouPage
Other supplies: Canvas,Cardboard, Hot Glue, Heavy Body Gel Medium, Plastic dome, Seashells, small balls, plastic fishes, chipboard letters.
My inspiration for this canvas, which will belong to one of my grandson's, was the upcoming movie *Finding Dory* playing in September ( in Germany) and it all started with cutting a fish
Creating a porthole on canvas
Using one half of a plastic ( christmas) sphere reflecting the glasdome of a porthole
I glued cardboard ( one piece cut into four pieces) to the canvas with DecouPage, painted a heavy layer of DecoArt Media Gesso including some real sand from the sand - box outside, for heavy and knaggy texture
The ingredients below are from Home Depot and very lightweight. Little sea shells, (art) stones and pieces of broken seashells
My *Under the Sea* colours
Prussian Blue Hue, Phthalo Green - Yellow, Primary Cyan, Cerulean Blue, Cobalt Teal Hue
I used a heavybody gelmedium to adhere the seashells and balls. The fishes are glued down with a strong hot - glue. Some hot - glue - dots around the porthole reflecting rivets
I painted the canvas and the porthole - ring with DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics Carbon Black
Drybrushing with Burnt Umber on the canvas
Drybrushing Burnt Sienna and Metallic Gold
Adhering more fishes
Gluing down the plastic *dome* and decided to paint the rivets around the canvas with DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics Metallic Silver
Glueing down the ring, painted with Metallic Gold
Applied and removed......DecoArt Media Antiquing Cream Carbon Black and English Red Oxide
Primed chipboard letters with DecoArt Media Gesso and painted with Cadmium Orange Hue
Drybrushing rivets on the ring with DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics Metallic Silver
Thanks so much for stopping by.
I hope you feel inspired to get creative and joining the challenge