Thursday, September 4, 2014

Mixed Media Art

The product used in this post was provided to me by DecoArt.  All comments and thoughts are my own.

Recently, DecoArt sent me a box full of an amazing amount of product. Their initial email was very vague.  They just said "we've got some awesome stuff to send you, what's your address?"  I was skeptical at first because I hadn't gotten an email from them like that before.  So I threw caution to the wind and said what the heck.  Two weeks later, a box showed up with almost everything you see here, minus the paint tray, canvas, cup of water and paint brushes.

Everything I got was stuff to make mixed media art projects.  There was stuff like gritty paint and shimmer paints and paint misters

To start this project, I started my base with antiquing cream in Patina Green and painted my whole canvas with it.  

 While the paint was still wet, I used a dry rag and I dabbed it all over the canvas.

And then I used this textured sand paint on the canvas.  I used a metal scraper and just randomly added it to the canvas and then used the scraper to, well, scrap it around.

I was so excited to see the end result, I didn't even wait for the paint to dry when I started on the flower. 

I did wait for the paint of the flower to dry before I did the next step which was to outline the flower. After the black modeling paste was dry, I covered parts of it with liquid glass in clear.

Later that night, after everything was dried, I printed this quote on my printer "Live life outside the lines."  I cut it out and glued it onto scraps of cardboard.

When all was said and done, this was my final product.  I was super excited with how it came out and even more happy with just how easy it was to use everything that DecoArt sent me.  You know using new product sometimes can be intimidating, but I think I handled this stuff like a boss, what do you think?

So you tell me, do you like to live life outside the lines?


  1. Randi,
    You sure brought some sunshine to Seattle! Great directions and work.
    Make it a creative day,
    Karen Marie
    Dragonfly & Lily Pads

  2. I'm going to copy your flower pik......I like it, Thx.......

  3. I LOVE this!!! I wish I had like 1/10 of your creative talent.

    Make me one!?!

  4. Beautiful you did a great job and tutorial


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