Monday 4 August 2014

DecoArt Door

I die cut and embossed 300gsm card using Spellbinders Gold Elements, Petite Lace and embossing folder Mediterranean Medallion then arranging the various elements on a piece of A4 Mount Board

 Then applied Crackle Paste through stencils, glued a piece of torn card and the various die cuts some under and over to create varying layers applying more crackle paste to cover edges

Placed the corrugated card board in the centre with the Acanthus (Wood Resin) embellishment, then applied half pearls on the corners and the vein of the Acanthus embellishment
The small circular embellishments were moulded with paper clay

 Once dry I applied a coat of DecoArt White Gesso and left to dry, then applied Texture Sand Paste to the edges of the central feature and the corrugated effect

I wanted to create an overall metallic wrought iron, rusty corrugated effect with copper verdigris patina on the central embellishment and handle

Starting by applying Media Cobalt Teal & Cobalt Turquoise Hue to the handle & Central embellishment

 Then applied Media Burnt Umber around these areas and shaded with Carbon Black towards the edges
 Brushing burnt umber onto the Cobalt Teal & Cobalt Turquoise to distress

 Then dry brushed with Titanium white to the embellishments, die cuts, embossing and the edges of the corrugated cardboard

Applied a wash of Quinacridone Gold over these areas, allowed to dry and repeated and applied areas with pure colour to achieve a rich copper and the corrugated cardboard highlighted with English Red Oxide to create a rust effect

This stage is really about applying various washes and layers to achieve an effect that you are happy with
The beauty with the DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics is that the pigment is so pure and little is required to achieve rich vibrant colour effects

The canvas was finished with a coat of DecoArt Ultra Matt Varnish, which totally mattifies any sheen
An amazing product within in the fabulous new DecoArt Media Varnish collection
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  1. oh that's just divine Jools!

  2. Wow! this is FANTASTIC you are very clever the effects you have achieved are amazing, Dee x

  3. Brilliant Jools, you have created a wonderful piece love all the painty effects
    Amanda x

  4. Stunning paint and texture effects, Jools - what an inspirational piece (and a temptation to go shopping too of course!).
    Alison xx

  5. Amazinly awesome! You're killing me with Inspiration!

  6. Totally brilliant piece of art, Jools! Loved seeing the process. Note to self: Buy Quinacridone Gold!

  7. Wow, it's very beautiful !
    Love, love, love.

  8. Absolutely fabulous! Wonderful inspiration, I was very inspired by your creation xx

  9. Don't know how I missed this, but so glad I found it now (thanks to FB). Fantastic effects with those paints and thanks for such clear step by step photos, brilliant results like usual, you are just so clever, I am your number one fan!!

  10. This is outstanding! Such a beautiful, textured, detailed piece that looks like it's weathered centuries of use, yet stood up to time.

    Thanks for sharing your creative process!

    Pinning for reference!