Sunday, August 16, 2015

Imagine- DecoArt Canvas

Dear Friends

I am so happy to share with all of you my first project for DecoArt since being accepted into the DecoArt Blogger Outreach Program. DecoArt was more than generous with the wonderful box full of supplies and it was a pleasure working on this canvas with all the lovely products. 

DecoArt Products :
DecoArt Media Mediums and Specialty Products - Gesso - Black
DecoArt Media Mediums and Specialty Products - Gesso - White
DecoArt Media Mediums and Specialty Products - Crackle Glaze - Clear
DecoArt Media Mediums and Specialty Products - Crackle Paste - White
DecoArt Media Mediums and Specialty Products - Liquid Glass
DecoArt Media Antiquing Creams - English Red Oxide
DecoArt Media Antiquing Creams - Patina Green
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Quinacridone Magenta
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Transparent Yellow Iron Oxide

DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Phthalo Green-Blue
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Titan Buff 
DecoArt Media Misters - Shimmer Violet
DecoArt Media Misters - Shimmer Yellow
DecoArt Media Misters - Shimmer White
DecoArt Media Varnishes - Satin Varnish
Glamour Dust  - Glamour Dust Crystal
Metallic Lustre - Copper Kettle
Andy Skinner Stencils 6x6 - Baroque
Andy Skinner Stencils 8x8 - Made to Measure
Andy Skinner Stencils 8x8 - Serendipity

Other Products used :
Canvas Board 8x10
Isopropyl Rubbing Alcohol/Surgical spirit
Tim Holtz Cling Mounted Rubber Stamp set - Butterfly Melange \
Uni-ball Signo 0.7 White Pen
old credit card
ranger Archival Ink -Jet Black

I started with a coat of Gesso on my canvas. followed by a few colors using the DecoArt Quinacridone Magenta, Transparent Yellow Iron Oxide, Phthalo Green-Blue, Titan Buff and DecoArt Media Misters in Shimmer Violet, Shimmer Yellow and Shimmer White and Rubbing Alcohol and the wonderful technique by Andy Skinner in this Video .

A coat of DecoArt Crackle paste ..............

Here is the wonderful crackle effect after drying ............

I used the Antiquing creams in English red Oxide and Patina Green to define the crackle.....some spray with shimmer sprays to adjust and balance the colors.........

I used the Boroque stencil and black Gesso to stencil the corner design in both the corners and Made to measure stencil by Andy Skinner to stencil the focal image ............

For the Imagine sentiment I have used the Andy Skinner Serendipity Stencil. I used the masking tape to tape the area and used a thick coat of black gesso , while the gesso was wet and with the stencil still taped in place I sprinkled the absolutely gorgeous DecoArt Glamour Dust -Crystal...........

I used an old credit card, some bottle caps and black and white Gesso to create texture and marks on my canvas..........

Used DecoArt Liquid Glass on IMAGINE and the clock ...and Crackle Glaze on the man.........

The liquid glass gives amazing dimension and dries clear to a glass like finish which is Hard, durable and non-tacky........

Here you can see the DecoArt media Liquid Glass and Crackle Glaze on the stenciled design. Clear Crackle Glaze is a fast-drying, acid-free topcoat that crackles as it dries to create an eggshell pattern in one step. Its clear finish allows details and colors to show through and it is self-leveling. Once dry, the cracks can be antiqued with Media Antiquing Creams or with Metallic Lustres.

I have used the metallic Lustre -Copper Kettle to define the texture on the man and on the corner stenciled flourishes. More layers and textures are added by stamping with Tim Holtz Rubber stamps, mark making with a used credit card and bottle caps with back and white DecoArt Gesso........

some close-ups.........

And the final step......two coats of DecoArt Media - Satin Varnish..............

I do hope you like this attempt by me and the step-by -step tutorial is helpful.........

Linking to ( I was inspired by this post by Alison Hall on the Paperartsy blog. 

Please do leave your comments. I would love to read what you say and I would love to visit your blog too !!


  1. Gorgeous Suman!! Beautiful background and I love the way the created depth on the numerals and gentleman! Best use of Glamour Dust ever! Well done, big hugs :)

  2. Wow Suman, what a fabulous Canvas, I love the texture and the colours
    Kevin xx

  3. Beautiful canvas and yummy textures. . So many layers of them! Congrats and hoping to see more of your works.

  4. Dear me Suman - you used every trick in the book on this one!!! Well... not really but... it's WONDERFUL... so many techniques and examples of the DecoArt products. What a FABULOUS first project. Wow! j.

  5. Wonderful work Suman. I too like the textures and the colors.

  6. Wow..Its Awesome..different colors n mediums put to gr8 use !

  7. Thanks for the details of your art materials and the process photos, all utterly fascinating - and so different from what I do, so I enjoy it immensely.

  8. Very cool project! You've showcased the range of products very well.

  9. Ooh the artist in you in certainly blooming!!
    Dr Sonia
    Cards Crafts Kids Projects

  10. Awesome! I love all the texture and the white highlights!


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