Wednesday 28 January 2015

Mixed Media Canvass and DecoArt

Hello everyone hope this post sees you all fit and healthy and those of you who do not enjoy good health I hope you are as comfortable as you can be. I'm happy to report that I'm basically healthy!

I love it when I remember how lucky I am, and to hold that thought, I created a canvas to remind me. I'm also going to enter it into the Country View Challenge where the theme is

                                        Use something new To You! 

All products are from DecoArt except the Treasure Gold in Silver that's Paper Artsy

I took a 10x8 deep canvass and randomly stuck on tissue paper.

I smudged Quinacridone Gold Media Fluid  lightly watered down, in areas that drew me to them. I let this dry and did the same with Violet Media Mister, which I had sprayed a tiny amount of onto the craft sheet and using my finger added it to the canvass. To finish this layer, I sprayed Shimmer Mist Yellow Media Mister, and watered it down to get a fine run.

For the next layer I used Crackle Paste through a couple of stencils and heat dried it.

To tie it together I added some Mister in Shimmer Mangenta and Violet.

You have to look closely in the photo below to see the pencil Marks; this was my sketch for the flower I wanted on my canvas.

This next bit is new to me, I haven't seen it anywhere! I'm calling it Paint with Crackle. If any of you have seen this technique and knows what it's called, please let me know :)

I started to paint with the Crackle Paste 

Once this was dry I sprayed the bluebells with the Violet Mister and then with water in areas to dilute the opaqueness. Next I sprayed some shimmer white onto the craft mat and tapped the colour on with my finger.

Again using the Crackle Paste I stencilled my sentiment. All the raised areas of the canvas were highlighted with Silver Treasure Gold. 

Thank you for your visit, take care.



  1. This is absolutely fabulous!! Love your flowers - was going to ask you where you got the stamps when I saw this on FB... love them.

  2. Fabulous background Debs, great strong colours and love your flowers xx

  3. STUNNING ArT Debs, bluebells are one of my fave flowers such a fantastic colour and shape, your hand drawn blooms are blooming marvellous.

    Like the painting with crackle paste, not something i would attempt as i struggle to draw, you have made it look easy and the sprays over the top enhance your bluebells magnificently.

    Love you have drawn a healthy canvas full of vitality and pazazz, more please! :-) xxx

  4. Lovely to see your experiments with different products Deborah! Great colours and great art! Xx

  5. Lovely canvas Debs! Love all the layers and colours not to mention the texture.

    Lesley Xx


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