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Painting all Ages with DecoArt

Sunday's Paint Class I had 3 kids in my Sunday School class that remembered their memory verse the first quarter of 2017.  As a reward, they got to paint for free! We had two designs since we had boys and girls.  To my surprise, I have girl softball players!!  Had to do some quick freehand-but it worked out!



 Everyone had a great time. The littlest one-encouraged the others to ad-lib on their crosses!  I love these young talented kids! (the adults did good too!!)
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Spring Paint Class: Rainboots

Paint Class: Rainboots  Saturday 5/27/17 at 4pm Cost $30 Bayberry Cottage, Collinsville, VA This is the perfect Spring painting!!  Come paint! Learn painting techniques such as dry brushing, how to load your paint brush, shading, and much more!

 If your interested, contact me at 276-403-2059.

DecoArt Stencils-Wall Art

I wanted to create  a nice design on my bathroom wall. I used DecoArt Traditions acrylic paint. Several stencils were used: First I taped off 7x7 squares leaving an inch between them. I painted them White Wash White. It took a couple of coats to cover up the lavender on the wall.  The I started layering using Botanical stencil and Antique Green. I used all 3 designs and just moved the stencil around on each square.  To get a different shade, I added some of the White Wash White to do the 2nd leaf. The third one I used yellow. The flower is from the Garden collection and is Reusable -stick on stencil. I did some of the flowers in Black Plum and some in Yellow. The bird is from the Bee's and Birds stencil. I did two coats of Black Plumb. I ended up sealing it with a coat of Satin Varnish.

 I hope you'll be inspired to paint on your walls!!

Thinking of You Dimensional Card

i Had some free time today. Made some Thinking of You cards. I started by dry embossing the yellow cardstock with a Stampin Up embossing folder.  Then I die cut a butterfly from the center.  Put some designer paper behind the cut out with some dimensionals to pop it up. Most of the work was done! I then embellished it with some Really Reasonable green ribbon. If you could see if up close-it has some shimmers in it!!  The sentiment (Stampin Up) is stamped with black archival ink. Punched with stampin up punches and added with dimensionals to add dimension to the card. I added some designer paper to the die cut butterfly. Punched the butterflies from a Stampin Up die cut folder and added pearls to the centers.   I love the feel of this card.  Has a lot of interest in the cut out section show casing the designer paper. 

 Entering the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday #272-#273 Anything goes
Craft Stamper Magazine-    Guidelines for Craft Stamper Take It, Make It Challenge
March 2017

DecoArt products rock! Mixed media Birthday card.

I love to combine paint and stencils to make Mixed Media cards. DecoArt products make it easy and fun to do!
I started the card base as a gelli print because I love the consistency you get on the cardstock from paint being applied to it. Then I used stencils and distress inks to add interest to the background. The flowers and leaves were cut out with my cricut cartridge and then I rolled the paint onto them so the colors would match my background. I stenciled on those as well.  Left a few smaller flowers white and then started layering them getting spread out to the edges toward the bottom of the card.   The finishing touch was spreading glitter blue with my finger!  Love how it turned out. Check out DecoArt products for your paintings, cards or mixed media.  Wide variety of Americana paints and a huge selection of stencils!!

Happy Birthday with Paper Artsy stamps/masking

I was inspired by the current challenge at Paper Artsy-masking.  I've created this card using a different kind of masking. I brayed paint onto my gelli plate and this pushed the Paper Artsy flower stamps into the paint. Then I pulled the print. Wow!! The stamp pulled the paint off creating a negative space. I hightlighted the stamps with watercolor pencils. Did some additional stamping with Paper Artsy vine, then stamped The Happy Birthday sentiment from Stampin Up.  Added 3 die cut flowers on top with dimensional s to finish the card. I LOVE how it turned out!! I hope this inspires you!!!

Mixed Media Canvas "Singing Birds"

Saturday was spent creating a mixed media canvas. We used a variety of products and techniques.  Everyone ended up with their own unique piece of art! Mine is titled Singing Birds.


 We started with painted sections and aid our stencils on top and wiping off some of the paint.  Stencils create a great background for a starting place for your main


 DecoArt has a variety of stencils and paints.  Check them out -HERE