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Monday, May 30, 2016

Flower Fantasy Canvas with Rebecca Baer

Happy Monday!
Karen Conner here again showcasing Rebecca Baer Stencils.
This mixed media canvas ix 16x20.
 One tip I'd like to start with is the brush you use to do your stenciling.
I've done a lot of stenciling, have used a lot of brushes and sponges. The best one I've EVER USED is Rebecca Baers Artiste Stenciler. You don't have to scrub and rub till you ruin your brush. You will use the lightest touch and get the most excellent results!  You have to order one TODAY!
I covered the whole canvas with Deco Art Traditions Medium White.  (compared to Titanium white-it's almost a sand color)  then I started stenciling using the LG Enchanted Vine and Yellow Oxide.  I used just the part with the fence part. I kept turning and moving the stencil until I had covered the whole canvas.
 I got out my next stencil (my favorite) Lg Dragonfly Fantasy stencil using Sapphire blue. You can use the front and reverse side of the stencil. Since your using the great Artiste Stenciler from Rebecca Baer-the paint practically dries as soon as it's put on the canvas!  I due a little circling after lifting my stencil to soften the edges out.
 Using Naphtol Red I free handed the flower.
 To add interest and texture to the flower, I stenciled some Deco Art modeling paste through Rebecca Baer's small stencil Honeycomb and allowed to dry.

 I put a layer of Burnt Umber, then a layer of Naphtol Red. Highlighted the top edges with Medium White.  The center painted Yellow Oxide. I dotted some Medium White on the top edge of the middle honeycomb.  The flower turned out AWESOME!

 I really love using stencils to get movement and interest on my canvas. The backgrounds can be done anyway you want.  I hope you'll be inspired to combine several stencils into one picture!


Sunday, May 15, 2016

Bohemian Elephant with DecoArt Stencil


Hi everyone!  I hope your having a relaxing Sunday like I am!!
I have been wanting to do a bohemian Elephant-if fact I've already tried once.
I just could get the "bohemian" part going.
Then I went thru my stash of DecoArt stencils.

I found this Mandala stencil.  On the left of my journal page is the stencil.
On the right side is my Bohemian Elephant using the stencil for the "Bohemian" look!
I LOVE IT!!

I turned the stencil and moved different parts where I thought they'd look the best.
Isn't he beautiful!

I've used DecoArt's Americana multi-surface Satin paints.  I had them out for another project, so kept using them for this one.  I love the finish you get with them. They can be used on multiple surface types. Plastic, metal, wood, glass, terra cotta, ceramic, paper, canvas and fabric.
Colors: 
Background deep turquoise and coastal waters
Elephant: Eggplant, Iris and Flamingo

Did some extra dots with white gel pen. Some of the black out lining is a Scribe-All pencil.

 I hope you're inspired to try your own Bohemian Elephant with DecoArt products!


Friday, May 13, 2016

Dragonfly World canvas/Mixed Media


 Mixed Media is my FAVORITE art to do!!
This is the 8x10 canvas is so easy to do!!


My granddaughter started my canvas!  She loves to paint.

She painted 3 different colors. I then splattered some black.

 Here's where the stencil comes in!!  I used Rebecca Baer Dragonfly Fantasy-LG stencil. and Deco Art Traditions paint. When you lift the stencil-the beautiful colors are still left!!  I love it!
Didn't want to cover up any of the design-especially the dragonfly.  But I knew it needed a little something-something.



 This is where my Wild Orchid flowers came in handy.  I also had some trim in my stash. Added a butterfly die cut and viola!  My masterpiece was finished.  I can't wait to find a perfect spot on my wall for this beauty!

 Creating mixed media is so relaxing and you can get really creative.  Rebecca Baer stencils add so much potential!  I hope you're inspired to try your hand at mixed media today!!
If you have any questions, please leave them in the comments.  I will definitely answer them for you!



Monday, May 9, 2016

Mixed Media Inspirational Card


Thank you for stopping by today.
 I've combined several challenges into this beautiful card.

My jumping off point was Mono Printing with Paper Artsy. 2016 Topic 9.
Gelli Plate backgrounds are my favorite thing to create!

I love layering several stencils with different colors of acrylic paint. If you let each layer dry before adding the next layer-you can get a really nice background.

My next challenge was to use monochromatic colors with Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge #140.

Craft Stamper Magazine is running anything goes! As long as you use a stamp.  I've used one of my new favorites from Our Daily Bread called On Eagles Wings. 
Our Daily Bread challenge is to use flowers. They were incorporated in my gelli plate background using a stencil.

One of my favorite challenges is weekly with Word Art Wednesday.  This week is anything goes.

 I've also used Deco Art Acrylic paint: Ultramarine Blue, Sapphire Blue and Whispering Turquoise.
Deco Art stencil: French Script.
Plaid stencil: daisies
White Satin Ribbon.

Diamonds & Pearls