***Paint Classes***

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Sunday, July 29, 2018

Sympathy Cards

I used to never like doing Sympathy cards, but now that I have appropriate stamps and sentiments, I like doing my own.
This stamp and sentiment is from Unity Stamps.
This first one is a gelli plate background.  I stamped the stamp on it and on a separate paper.  I colored with colored pencils, fussy cut it and added to the background.  That way you don't have to cut around all the words.  

 This 2nd one was a black and white challenge that Unity is doing this week.  I stamped it on a piece of paper torn out of a book.  Painted with DecoArt Traditions acrylic paint.  Wasn't sure how the page would hold up with the paint, but I didn't use any water and it did great!  I ran my scissors around the edges to give a vintage look and then glued onto black cardstock. 

Entering challenges:
Word Art Wednesday: 

Challenge Weeks #344-#345 - Anything Goes


Saturday, July 28, 2018

Colored pencil class with Kit and Clowder

I have taken a coloring class with Kit and Clowder. I have been coloring my whole life-57 years!  But their class taught me the right way to color. They teach you about casting shadows and regular shading.  It has greatly improved my coloring!  I hope you'll check her facebook page out.

The was a freebie offered during their 20 days of giveaways for reaching 20,000 followers. They must be doing something right!

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Gelli Plate Backgrounds converted to cards

If you are a follower, you know I adore making my own paper with my gelli plate. I use Americana Acrylic paint by DecoArt. It is the perfect consistency.  I like to experiment adding the glazing medium on the gelli plate after I brayer my colors on.  You then can stamp on the background-which I've done on the first cards background.


DecoArt offers 260 colors!!!  Talk about matching whatever project your working on! Wow!!  I hope you'll check out their website and try some yourself. You can also find their products at local stores like Joann's Fabrics, Walmart, Hobby Lobby, Michaels. 

DecoArt Media


Saturday, July 7, 2018

Goodness and Mercy

Gelli Plate backgrounds are my favorite!  Creating a background is one of my favorite things to do! Then you can match your stamps and sentiments and colors to whatever you create!

I have used the free Word Art from Karen M at Word Art Wednesday.
Word Art Wednesday Challenge #342-#343-Anything Goes
Craft Stamper Magazine July Challenge-Anything goes

Used DecoArt Acrylic paints for the background gelli plate design.
Used Derwent Intense Watercolor pencils for the Unity Stamp Image.


Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Poppies and Vineyard Acrylic Painting

This is one of the largest canvases I've ever painted!! 40x30.  Wow!
It has taken me a couple of months working on it here and there. Layering.
But I LOVE how it turned out.
I used DecoArt new Premium Acrylics.
The pigment in this line of acrylics is amazing! It layers beautifully. 

Americana Premium Acrylics

Americana Premium Acrylics

Medium-bodied paint that offers excellent coverage from its light-fast, heavily-pigmented formula. The special formula works well on canvas and dries to a satin finish. The colors are intermixable, allowing for a wide range of options


An Ode to women challenge

A young model. I started just tracing her, then I did colored pencils, then I added watercolor to her. I'm not great at people, but this...