Thursday, 2 April 2015

DecoArt Media Canvas

The new Andy Skinner Stencils are fantastic, I particularly like the snake skin style which create fabulous textures
and a great opportunity to use with the beautiful Andrea Matus Demeng Talaya Stencil 

I started by applying torn newspaper with DecoArt Media Matt medium to a 12''x12'' Clarity Canvas Board
 Applied Modelling paste with Andy Skinners Shedded stencil and Crackle Paste through Snakes Web
 Once dry, I applied strips of gathered tissue paper with Media Matt medium
 Then applied Translucent White over areas where I had to keep lighter for the image stencil
Applied the lightest colour tones of yellow, orange and violet wiping back with a wet wipe to lighten and blend and gradually building up the darker colour of Violet and  Purple towards the edge 
Again wiping back on the raised modelling, crackle paste and tissue areas

Stencilled the Talaya with Dioxadine Purple, heavier in the centre blending out towards the edge and the same with the word from Andys Serendipity Stencil


 Media Fluid Acrylics
Dioxadine Purple
Pyrrole Orange
primary Yellow
Quinacridone Violet
Phthlo Turquoise
Translucent white

Media Matt Medium
Modelling Paste
Crackle Paste

Snakes Web


  1. WOW! this is absolutely stunning!!!!!!!
    Amanda x

  2. Goodness me, this is incredible!! Absolutely gorgeous colours & texture. The face is so cool (need this stencil), the whole canvas exudes atmosphere! Tfs. C

  3. Another complete wow, project Jools, that stencil girl stencil is the perfect finishing touch on that amazing background. Brilliant and thanks for the fabulous step by step photos!!

  4. Masterpiece, I say! Mind blown!

  5. WOW Jools this is so beautiful, thank you for the step by step and the link to Andrea's stencil. Have just found Quinacridone Violet, it is my fave DecoArt Media paint, fallen hook line and sinker :-) xxx

  6. Jools...this is so beautiful. Love your design and the colors. Your use of the stencils is amazing here. <3 Candy

  7. Wow Jools, this is fabulous, love the strips and the new masks, fantastic canvas!!! Thank you for the details and step-by-step. Bises from France, Coco x

  8. This is the first time I have had the pleasure of seeing your work and it is AWESOME. I am truly inspired. I love all the textures you created. Thanks so much for sharing.

  9. Love the colours, the textures, the everything! Thanks for the step out photos, always so helpful, I appreciate the time and effort that takes.

  10. Wow, this is really intriguing, Jools. It makes me want to reach through the screen to touch the canvas. Beautiful.

  11. This is very beautiful and the texture is amazing. Thanks for the DIY.

  12. what an amazing piece of work, thanks for letting us see how it was created..beautiful colors!

  13. Just found you via Marjie Kemper's blog. This is STUNNING.

  14. WOW this is awesome. Beautiful techniques and finished artwork. Thanks for sharing.
    BTW I kept hearing the bells and was looking all over my room trying to figure out where the sound was coming from LOL very lovely effect

  15. fabulous texture! love your canvas! thanks for tuto