Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Life is a Journey with Deb Antonick

As a DecoArt Helping Artist and now a member of the DecoArt Design Team, one of the perks is access to the latest and greatest that DecoArt has to offer. One of these highly-anticipated products has been the Premium Tube Acrylics.
One of the challenges as a member of their design teams is to find different and exciting ways to use this product.
First, I have to say that it is perfect for mixed media and chipboard, so let’s do something just a little bit different.

Basecoat the surface with a coat of Back Gesso
Brush a few random strokes of paint starting with Primary Magenta, then Cadmium Orange Hue, followed by Primary Yellow.
Fill in the black areas with Titanium White.
Note: Do not blend the colors together.

Add a few random pieces of the Washi Tape, just for fun, while the paint is still wet.
Quickly run the brayer over the surface to blend the paint for a distressed look.

Load the Doily stamp with Titanium White using the brayer and randomly stamp the background in 3 places.
Clean the stamp and the brayer with a Baby Wipe.
Load the Writers Block stamp with Carbon Black and stamp random sections in different directions.
Basecoat the Words “Life is a Journey” with Carbon Black and adhere to the surface with DecoArt Matte Medium.

Trace and cut the angel onto a sheet of old dictionary paper. Adhere to the surface with Matte Medium.
Use the Butterfly Wings stencil and DecoArt Media Texture Paste to add the wings using a palette knife. While the wings are still wet, sprinkle with Glamour Dust.

Basecoat the dress with by slip slapping Primary Magenta, Cadmium Orange Hue and Primary Yellow. For a blended look.
Basecoat the head with Titan Buff. Shade with Burnt Sienna.
Drybrush the cheeks with Metallic Lustre Polished Coral. Dot the eyes with Carbon Black. Dot the cheeks and the eyeballs with Titanium White.
Shade around the outer edge of the canvas, and around the angel with Paynes Grey.
Outline the angel and under the wings with the Stabillo All pencil. Soften the pencil with a damp ¼” angle shader.
Basecoat the feathers with Carbon Black. Trim and adhere to the dress with Matte Medium.

Use your fingers to rub the feathers with the Metallic Lustres.
Rub some of the Brilliant Turquoise onto the wings and to the Metal Butterfly.
Randomly stamp the background using the Dinosaur stamp and Cobalt Teal Hue.
Emboss the words, the halo and the feathers.
Adhere the butterfly and the metal heart with Glue Dots.

Southern Ridge Trading Company Products Used:

- Stencil: Butterfly Wings


- 10 x 10 Wood Canvas Panel

Supplies Used:

- ArtFoamies Stamps: Balzar Writers Block, Doily Large and Balzar Dinosaur Skin -

- Brayer
- Scissors
- Old Dictionary page
- VersaMark Watermark Embossing Ink Pad and Pen
- Embossing powder: Stampendous Aged Black
- Heat Gun
- Tim Holtz Washi Tape:  Music
- Rustic Metal Butterfly and Heart embellishments
- Pop Up Glue Dots
- Stabillo Aquarellable All Pencil 8046

Paints and Mediums Used:

- DecoArt Matte Medium DMM20
- DecoArt Media Black Gesso DMM19
- DecoArt Media Crackle Paste DMM17
- DecoArt Glamour Dust
- DecoArt Metallic Lustre: Polished Coral ML17C, Orange Flicker ML08C, Brilliant Turquoise ML11C
DecoArt Premium Tube Acrylics: 

Cadmium Orange Hue DTA12, Primary Magenta DTA03, Primary Yellow DTA19, Titan Buff DTA41, Titanium White DTA40, Paynes Grey DTA30, Burnt Sienna DTA09, Cobalt Teal Hue DTA29

Brushes Used:

- Dynasty Brush Black Gold Series206:  ¾” Flat, ½” and ¼” angular shader, ½” flat

Copyright by Deb Antonick

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