Thursday, May 12, 2016

Mixed Media Canvas: Just One Drop with DecoArt Media and Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts

Hello everyone!  Today, I want to share a really fun, easy mixed media canvas that, of course, uses the fabulous Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts line of products, along with the awesome DecoArt Media product line.  I am totally in love with them, and I know you will be too.

As I have said many times, I love quotes that make me think or inspire me.  This one really spoke to me.  I hope you feel the same, but of course, there are tons of quotes out there to use, so pick one you like, or that "speaks" to you, and make your own inspirational canvas.  This would also be a beautiful Mother's Day or birthday gift!


Step 1:  Paint an 8x10 canvas with DecoArt Media white gesso, let dry.

Step 2:  Paint three chipboard pieces with DecoArt Media white gesso, let dry.

Step 3:  Mix three DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic colors on palette (Blue Green Light, Cerulean Blue, Titan Buff).  Paint color mixture onto top and sides of canvas.

Step 4:  Paint chipboard frame with Titan Buff, let dry.

Step 5: Align frame over quote and trace around it with pencil.

Step 6:  Cut quote out around pencil lines, leaving about 3/8" margin for gluing behind chipboard.  Set aside.

Step 7:  Brush DecoArt Media Clear Crackle Glaze over frame, leaving some areas uncovered.  Allow to dry thoroughly to develop cracks.

Step 8:  To enhance the crackle effect, apply DecoArt Media Raw Umber Antiquing Cream over frame with your finger or an almost dry wet wipe.  Use the wipe to remove or add more or less antiquing cream until you like the effect.

I think this looks like vintage ivory.  Set frame aside.

Step 9:  Draw petal lines with a pencil over the flower head.

Step 10:  Mix DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics Quin Violet and Titanium White to make this beautiful pink color.  Paint petals with the lighter mixture, then add details by adding more Quin Violet to the mix.

Step 11:  Mix DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics Green Gold and Phthalo Green-Yellow and paint stems with mixture.  Add shading with more Phthalo Green-Yellow.

Step 12:  Place a dab of glue in the flower center and sprinkle nut brown Flower Soft over glue.  Let dry thoroughly before brushing off excess Flower Soft.

Step 13:  Apply DecoArt Raw Umber Antiquing Cream over stems for an aged look.  Continue adding or removing the color until you like the result.  Set aside.

Step 14:  Paint chibpoard word "Beautiful" with DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic Metallic Silver, let dry.

Step 15:  Apply DecoArt Media Carbon Black Antiquing Cream over the word, wipe off excess for an aged, silver metal look.

Step 16:  Back to the canvas, edge the canvas with DecoArt Media Carbon Black Antiquing Cream to give it a framed effect.  This tends to draw the eye into the center of the canvas.

Step 17:  Glue quote beneath the oval opening in the frame, erase any pencil lines showing.

Step 18:  Glue frame to center of canvas, as shown.

Step 19:  Glue remaining chipboard pieces to the canvas, as shown.

Supplies Used:

Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts chipboard:  Page Frame Art DecoYarrowWords and Phrases I
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Blue Green Light
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Cerulean Blue
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - TitanBuff
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Quinacridone Violet
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics- Titanium White
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Green Gold
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Phthalo Green-Yellow
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Metallic Silver
DecoArt Mediums and Specialty Products - Gesso - White
DecoArt Mediums and Specialty Products - Crackle Glaze - Clear
DecoArt Media Antiquing Creams - Raw Umber
DecoArt Media Antiquing Creams - CarbonBlack
8x10 Canvas
Book of quotes
Assorted Brushes
Baby/wet wipes
Flower Soft - Nut Brown

I hope you enjoyed my project today and have been inspired to give this a try.  Be sure to check out these amazing products, too.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek, and have a wonderful, creative week!!!


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