Thursday, 9 November 2017

Exciting new discovery!

Ok...I don't know if you're like me but holy smokes...when I get art supplies in the mail.....yes, happy hyperventilation.

My Daniel Smith watercolor sample chart came and boy oh boy.  I went on Amazon IMMEDIATELY and started piling watercolors into my cart...till I realized I was spending a gazzillion and 2 dollars

So then my conscience reminded me....I have a gazillion and 2 dollars worth of DecoArt products and, I set to experimenting.
Desperation to have Daniel Smith colors will drive you to use your head!
So I got out my Traditions paints and watercolor medium and lo and behold if there wasn't a bottle of Pearl!
So mixing 1:1 watercolor medium and traditions paints...this is what I came up with!  Can you imagine the glorious colors if you really put your mind to it???
So yes...I am a very excited girl.  Make sure that when you mix your paints with the watercolor medium, you crush the paint and medium together with a palette knife...and I mean crush and smoosh and blend it all really well.
If you have any questions regarding this lovely experiment just pop them in the comments below!  All these products are available at

Monday, 23 October 2017

Birds of a Feather get into Mischief! DecoArt Mix Media Altered Journal page

gesso pages and dry

Use 'Morroccan' decoupage paper and paper sealer to add interest to your bottom layer.

Using a sponge applicator or baby wipe, apply Americana Dragonfruit and Sizzling Pink Neon

Spray on some white Media shimmer mister.....and some Magenta shimmer!

Get out your stencils! Americana Wildflowers was used here with some glamorous Amethyst Extreme Sheen metallic PURDY!

I used a feather stamp by Tim Holtz with black StayzOn ink.

Next I used Americana Feathered Friends stencil and Titanium White fluid acrylic

I did a couple coats

Then I outlined with a cool gray PITT marker

Next, I applied Prima Tropical watercolors to my birds...LOve the effect on acrylic paint

...Dabbed them a bit with paper towel

...A little outlining with Titanium white fluid acrylic....

Some teeny tiny stamping at the top with my alphabet stamps...."Birds of a Feather....

Get into mischief!"  I used the Connect the Dots stencil for the larger letters.  There's lots of room for journalling on this the leaves, birds and negative spaces.  Have Fun!

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Free Apothecary Labels

Just cut them out, distress with a little ink and decoupage to your potion bottles!