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Masked and stenciled background. Frame style.

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I'm definitely in the fall mood!  I've been wanting to do some pumpkins for some time. I wanted to highlight Rebecca Baer's stencils in the design. 

I started by taping off a border around the canvas. I didn't measure-just eyeballed it. The painted the whole  inside with  burnt umber. I used a "X" stroke to give more texture.
 Then I stenciled warm white on top with Dragonfly Fantasy 12x12 stencil. When I got to the bottom, just flip the stencil over and connect the pattern.
 Then I peeled the tape off and put it on the inside block. Used Cascade Stencil size 5.75x5.75 to do the border. I turned it while going around the edge.

 In order to tone down the brightness, I painted watered down gold over top the canvas.
I sketched my pumpkins out with a white charcoal pencil, then painted them in.

 I hope you're inspired to use your stencils in your artwork.



Mark 11:22 Inspired Canvas with Deco Art

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How do I love Deco Art products?? Let me count the ways! 
I wanted to use a black canvas for something. (Actually I messed a picture up and painted the whole thing black!) I knew when I saw the scripture at Word Art Wednesday, I wanted to use it.
I printed the scripture out 8x10 and transferred to the canvas. Using a white posca pen, I outlined the scritpure.  Then I started searching Pinterest!  My favorite place for inspiration. I found a picture of a Cherry Blossom tree., and that's why I wanted to do.  I love having scripture around the house. This free scripture is available to Word Art Wednesday.
Challenge #242-243. Please join in!!

I used the following Traditions paint by Deco Art-found here
Blue Grey
Ligth Grey Value 98.
Medium Grey Value 6,
Opaque White
Light Pearl
Hansa Yellow Medium

Flight of Fancy Mixed Media

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Happy Wednesday! Karen here to inspire you to use your Rebecca Baer stencils!  To start, I put a coat of gesso on the 8x10 canvas with a spatula (or you can use a credit card)
While it was still damp, I spritzed Delusions yellow and coffee. I rolled a paper towel roll over top-it creates a great texture.

 Then using Rebecca Baer stencil Flights of Fancy, I added Hansa Yellow Medium and Naphtol Red.
Once dry, I added some metal accents, pearls and wild orchid flowers.

 I love how it turned out!