Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Acrylic Skin Art with DecoArt

Hi Friends
Today's project is best described as accidental art..lol !!  I wanted to paint my i phone's back cover and wanted to do doodling with the white pen. I was inspired by this post on the PaperArtsy Blog.

I started with applying few thick coats of  DecoArt Fluid Acrylic Carbon black , Allowed that to dry well and started doodling with the Rotring pen using white Ink . After I finished my design I realized that the black paint was peeling off the edges. Well....I peeled it off carefully and was at a loss figuring what to do with it ....when suddenly inspiration struck.......

I used a Couture creations Victorian square die-cut cut out of thick kraft cardstock and covered it with Crackle glaze from DecoArt and then smeared Diarylide Yellow and Hansa Yellow medium on top. I highlighted the cracks and the edges of the die cut with a bit of Transparent Yellow Iron Oxide. The doodled acrylic skin panel was added with a bit of DecoArt Matte Medium. I extended the design on to the die-cut panel using the Rotring pen and white Ink and a Micron black pen. 

Mounted the die-cut on to black handmade card stock which was folded at the bottom to create a kind of pocket for the square panel, more doodling on the folded strip, some white acrylic splatters and finally matting on to DCWV 5'x7' embossed kraft card. All layers have been added with foam tape to create dimension. 

I doodled only one bird but now another tiny one is visible here, can you spot the little fellow who just appeared on its own here.....( see the half circle*) Thank you so much for your visit today.:)
You can see some more of my Mandala and doodling  here, here and here
Important Edit :I realized later that to paint on a material like plastic it is best to use Americana Multi-Surface Paint or to add DecoArt Paint Adhesion Medium to the paint so it sticks to the surface and doesn't peel off.

DecoArt Products used : Decoart Crackle Glaze
DecoArt Fluid Acrylics in Diarylide Yellow, Hansa Yellow medium, Transparent Yellow Iron Oxide. 

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


  1. Incredible. I really like the doodled bird, maybe you shud make a print of it Suman. Acrylic skin, genius! I actually thought you intentionally made a second bird in solid colour, its a perfect accident!

  2. WOW Suman this is stunning! I love the rich vibrant colour and beautiful bird.
    Linda xxx

  3. Heheheh - yes - I see your new little mystery bird Suman!!! This is just soooo awesome. What a WONDERFUL doodling creation. You are brilliant girl - this is just soooo intriguing. The colors are so appealing to me too. What a treat to see. YOU HAVE INSPIRED ME. I have an acrylic skin and a bunch of little pieces just sitting here - never ever thought of cutting it!!! Hhehehe - you got me thinkin'!!!!!!!!!! XXj.

  4. Awesome doodling Suman! Love the colors!

  5. This is a true piece of art. My arms are getting tired from lifting my jaw up off the floor when I visit your blog. WOWZAS!

  6. WHat an artsy accident !! A true artist never lets anything go in vain but creates amazing things out of it ..like you ;)Loved the rustic textures on yellow die-cut and I am a fan of your doodling !

  7. Love a happy accident...yours turned out super artsy!

  8. Absolutely stunning!! Your doodling is brilliant- you should do it more often Suman! ;) Loved the combination you used here too! :)
    Suchi xx

  9. What a lovely idea for a doodling project. I love your little birds. x


Thank you so much for stopping by and have a beautiful day!!!


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...