Monday, 8 September 2014

DecoArt Texture and Glass Media Canvas

A Canvas exploring the fabulous new DecoArt Media Texture Mediums and Media Fluid Acrylic Paints

I started by covering a 8'' x 8'' canvas with DecoArt Media White Gesso and a layer of modelling paste
Followed with Matt Medium to adhere the yarn and string forming the landscape outlines

I applied Modelling Paste which has great structure and retains amazing peaks and areas of Crackle Paste between the sections and randomly applied glass crystals
I left this to dry overnight but it does dry quicker you get the most incredible crackle effect, larger crackles the thicker applied

Followed with a coating of Gesso which has a fantastic viscosity and just glides on application with good coverage

 I started applying the Cobalt Teal and Cobalt Turquoise lightest at the top mixed with Titanium White, then applied Quinacridone Gold, Burnt Umber and Dioxadine Purple
 Gradually working and applying colours and mixing, I particularly like how the colours are so rich and vibrant, highlighting the textures beautifully
 I dry brushed the texture areas with Titanium White and then applied Quinacridone Gold to highlight and give more depth

The finished result has amazing textures, structure, crackle and lustre and I love how the rich colours worked on the Glass crystals giving a gemstone and metallic effect
For more infomation on the products used and the entire Media Range please click here


  1. Jools, your canvas is incredible! I love the colours and the texture you've achieved with the various media is fantastic. Love it. Jean.x

  2. So so excited by this canvas, Jools - the products look utterly amazing in your hands - a truly extraordinary piece of art.
    Alison xx

  3. Fantastic texture you achieved. What a fabulous idea to use yarn etc to create extra texture. I enjoyed this inspirational tutorial so MUCH !!!!! Thank you Jools
    Hugs from Monica.... Spain

  4. Fabulous textures and love those new products. Love this scene xxx

  5. Gorgeous canvas- stunning colours and textures!

  6. Brilliant canvas, you work magic with those media products!!! Can't wait until they are readily available in the UK, such amazing effects!! Thos glass crystals specially look so exciting!

  7. Wow, all that texture is fabulous. Gorgeous canvas Jools.
    Corrie x

  8. Fabulous feel and texture. Love your color streak coming down.

  9. You have worked wonders with this canvas, Jools! So much texture and rich, rich color. It is truly a work of art--worth of publication!

  10. Another amazing piece absolutely love the different textures you have created on this canvas, Brilliant! Dee x

  11. I am beyond words on this one. Just can't express how wonderful I think this is. The textures, colors and the entire thing is stunning.

  12. OMG this is just stunning, I bow down to your talent as an artist. Am so envious wish I had vision like yours. xx