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Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Word Art Wednesday Scripture transferred to canvas

I'm guest designing for Word Art Wednesday again!! The challenge is Anything Goes #470-471.

Christmas is such a special time of year.  All the decorations, presents, family and fun.  But there is so much more to Christmas than it being a holiday.  Christmas is the time Christians celebrate the birth of our Saviour and King! 

I love to incorporate scripture into my canvas paintings!!
Below is the FREE scripture being offered right now by Word Art Wednesday.

I started by applying DecoArt Matte Medium gel on my 12x12 flat board canvas. 
I printed the scripture out on my printer full size. Tear off around the edges so you only have the words.  Use a brayer to smooth out the paper into the gel medium. Let it dry overnight.

Next day, I spritzed water on top of the paper and started rubbing in circular motion around the paper.  This takes a little time, so be patient.  Soon, I had all the paper removed.  I applied a thin coat and wiped off of the Americana Decor Chalky Finish paint Timeless.  I dried it with my heat tool so I could sketch my design on top.  Once the design was sketched, I add some Americana Decor Chalky Finish -color Legacy.   Then painted in the image in Americana Black acrylic paint.

I love the result!!  Will be displaying on my mantel!

You can win lots and lots of prizes by joining the Blog Hop where each of the WAW DT's will pick a winner from our personal Blogs that will win a prize from Emma's Paperie (picture shown below). And all you need to do is to leave each DT a comment.   Sadly, we can only accept and ship to United States participants at this time.  Be sure to finish the Blog Hop for more chances to win.   This is the prize I'm giving away:

I hope you'll join all the ladies in our blog hop and see what wonderful things they've created!!!

Sunday, December 13, 2020

Word Art Wednesday Blog Hop with prize!!

Weeks #468-#469 - Anything Goes

This month I'm honored to be a guest designer for Word Art Wednesday!!
You will always find FREE Word Art Scripture on their blog. You can use it, or anything when you enter.  Karen Letchworth always has wonderful prizes for the winners as well.
The Scripture for this Blog Hop is 

I've been into fun fold cards and the color purple!!  So this is the card I created with our Scripture:

This prize in this picture is being given away to one lucky person who comments on this post, and on all the DT blog posts in our hop.  Out of all those who comment on each blog, one lucky commenter will be selected from each blog to win the prize shown on their blog.  

All the prizes were donated by Emma's Paperie.  AND...there's also a prize for our challenge from our sponsor, Stamp Simply Clear Stamps.  There are LOTS of great prizes, so come and HOP along with us.

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Altered Dollar Tree Cross

I started with a $1 cross from Dollar Tree. (2nd photo)
Did several layers of products, finished with a bow! 
I love it!!

I stenciled some clocks using DecoArt Texture paste and a clock stencil.
Sprayed with yellow, red and blue alcohol inks.

I did a coat of Weathered Wood Crackle Medium.  Once dry, I put a coat of white Americana acrylic paint, rubbed off, using my finger I spotted gold Metallic Media fluid acrylic paint from DecoArt.

Here's a close up of how the Weathered Wood crackle medium showed up!  

It was great!

Friday, August 21, 2020

Christmas??? What?

Have went ahead and pulled out all my Christmas stuff!!  Gosh, it’s a lot!!  

Do you have all the paper pads you’ve ever bought??  Since we never use them all up, we save them!!  I found tons of Christmas paper.  

I spent an hour or so cutting them into card bases.  Some papers have images, so I individually cut them up and put them in a bowl to use. I have tons of scraps too.  I saved a pile of those to add. 

I even already had lots of embellishments already cut out!


Friday, August 14, 2020

Upcycle Wooden Toilet Paper Holder

I purchased this Toilet Paper holder 30+ years ago! It was all white with panels that fit inside the front door.  I decided it was time for an upcycle!

I followed Sandy McTier's YouTube video. See below. I used DecoArt paints.

The outside of the wood was slick, so I applied Americana Multi Surface paint in Coffee color.  I applied it with a one inch brush in an X, allowed to dry and did a 2nd coat.

Inside panel prior to repainting.

I had to paint 3 coats of Gesso on it prior to painting to cover the design up.

This was what it looked like when I started.

This is after 2 coats of Coffee Bean 

DecoArt Premiums Paint colors used: Burnt Umber, Quinacridone Violet, Dioxazine Purple, Carbon Black, Prussian Blue, Sap Green, Titanium White.
I hope this inspires you to upcycle something in your home!!

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

DecoArt Butterfly stencil inspired Mask

I don't know if YOU know this about me, but I LOVE stencils.  DecoArt has tons of them and the butterfly is my favorite!!

Right now the butterfly is 67% off!!  That's only costing you $1.78!!


 I used DecoArt Multi Surface Paint.  Sky Blue, Coastal Waters, and Blue Mist. I applied it thru the stencil with a sponge dauber.  

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

This is the Day Mixed Media

Creating Mixed Media projects is probably my most favorite thing to make!
Combining paper, stamps, paint, stencils, and dimensional elements really is neat!

I've used all of that on this project and even some Word Art by Karen Murray.
The crocheted flower in the bottom right corner was made by Melody Schwartz.
The pretty flowers are by Wild Orchid Flowers.
The paint and stencil is by DecoArt.
The paper line is by Paper house.

Word Art Wednesday Scripture transferred to canvas

I'm guest designing for Word Art Wednesday again!! The challenge is Anything Goes #470-471 . Christmas is such a special time of year.  ...