Thursday, January 3, 2019

Decoupage and Crackle on canvas with DecoArt

Hi Friends
A very very Happy New Year to all my dear friends and blog readers....I hope the new year brings inspiration and lots of creative fun for all of us !!
I am sharing a canvas using Decoupage and lots of awesome mixed media supplies from DecoArt.....


I had this awesome Decoupage sheet designed by Anne Zada ( Botticelli by Anne Zada ) which I decoupaged using Americana Decoupage Matte Glue. I used Crackle Glaze on the image and Crackle Paste all around the image ..........


the cracks on image were highlighted by watery washes of various acrylic colors.....highlighted the image and used pens to add contrast.....some stenciling with Andy Skinner Bubbles stencil and metallic paints........ 


the crackle paste colored with washes of various colors ....


DecoArt Products used: Americana Decou-page glue Matte, DecoArt Media Crackle paste white, DecoArt Media Soft Touch Varnish, Andy Skinner Bubbles Stencil, Fluid Acrylics and Metallic paints. 
Please do leave your comments. I would love to read what you say and I would love to visit your blog too !!

Monday, October 29, 2018

Reverse Decoupage and Collage on Glass



Collage on Glass with DecoArt

Hi Friends
I would like to share this lovely collage work I created on a Glass Plate. This actually combines both the techniques of  Reverse Decoupage and Collage.

Collage on Glass with DecoArt

The painted Deer is a Decoupage napkin Tissue. I have cut out the image from the Napkin and removing the extra ply decoupaged the image with Americana Decou-Page Matte Decoupage Glue . Clean the back of the plate with an alcohol wipe and make sure it is dry. In the reverse decoupage technique, remember to keep the Tissue Image face down on the glass surface, apply the Decou-Page Matte and allow to get little tacky and then place the Tissue paper slowly and smooth with a plastic wrap. let dry and give another coat of Decou-Page Glue to seal the napkin.

Collage on Glass with DecoArt

After the Decou-Page Glue is dry, clean the glass with an alcohol or baby wipe or a damp rag to remove traces of extra glue. I have painted the Decoupaged image with DecoArt Media white Gesso  so that the Image design is highlighted. In the reverse decoupage technique if you are using Decoupage Napkin , it is very important to paint an opaque white layer  over the design so that the design is clearly visible . 

Collage on Glass with DecoArt

Next I have used a Book Print pattern paper from PaperMania , torn the paper into strips , dampened the strips of paper with water and then decoupaged onto the back of the plate with Americana Decou-Page Matte. Press with a damp sponge to ensure there are no air pockets.overlap the paper strips to cover the surface and let dry completely. Give another coat of glue and allow to dry completely. Cut the overhangs with sharp scissors or exacto knife. Distress edges with DecoArt Media Black Gesso.

I have given  one coat of DecoArt Matte Metallic gold on the back of the plate and one can see glints of gold in random places ( difficult to see in pics ) Finally two coats of DecoArt Media Ultra-Matte Varnish  to seal all the layers.

Collage on Glass with DecoArt

Do hope you like this combination of Decoupage and collage on the glass surface. Please do leave your comments. I would love to read what you say !!
DecoArt supplies used : 
DecoArt Media Gesso White and Black
Decou-Page Matte Glue and sealer
DecoArt Matte Metallics Gold
DecoArt Ultra-Matte Varnish
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