Mittwoch, 27. Juli 2016

DecoArt - Under the Sea - Challenge

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
Happy crafting

Freitag, 22. Juli 2016

Painted Wood Blocks #2

Hello Crafters and Makers (:o)

Do you remember this guy i've created last year? 

A step by step...can still be found at the DecoArt Mixed Media Blog and was one of four pieces i planned to create they're ready

 Step by step....

Diluting DecoArt Media Shimmer Mister Turqoise with water 

Wood block primed with DecoArt Media Gesso White and placed into the Media Mister / Water mix. Let the paint run and dry.

Stamping with StazOn *Cloudy Sky* and assorted LaBlanche stamps

Mixed Media stencil by Andy Skinner *Made to Measure* and DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics Titan Buff

Painted DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics Metallic Gold on laserprint image and let dry

Adhered the painted laserprint image to the block with DecoArt Media Matte Medium

Let dry over night

Next day carefully remove the paper with a wet sponge

Another stencil and DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics Metallic Gold

Some Tim Holtz Rub Ons

Sealed the wood block with DecoArt Media Ultra - Matte Varnish

Keep an eye, the other wood blocks coming next

Happy crafting!