Sunday, May 29, 2016

DecoArt bringing Poppies to you in living color!

Hey everyone hope you all have had a beautiful May!! 
We've had lots of sunshine and flowers popping out,birds returning,grass growing like crazy! Ahhh! Welcome back Spring!!

Today I want to share a piece I made,inspired by all the above,using my DecoArt products and Gecko Galz digital stamp

 No step out photos,but here is the run down of what I did...

1.Using recycled packaging cardboard,cover completely with Gesso
2.Paint layer of Pyrrole Red
3.While still damp add drops of Primary Yellow spread out over Pyrrole Red
4.After thoroughly dry,coat with generous layer of Weathered Wood
5.While sticky to the touch,paint layer of Yellow Oxide

6.Add small amount of Glazing to Cobalt Turquoise Hue and a few drops of water,brush this over previous layer of Yellow Oxide
7.With babywipe,wipe back some of Cobalt Turquoise Hue-till desired look is achieved.
8.Let dry slightly,then add another generous layer of Weathered Wood
9.When thoroughly dry,add 2 heavy coats of Triple Thick Gloss

 Second part:
1. Print out Gecko Galz background stamp
2.Fussy cut around left side of stamp
3.Crumple up paper and ink high spots with a dark brown color
3a.Smooth back out (I ironed mine)

Next I used my DecoArt acrylics as watercolors by adding various amounts water to each color 

4.Paint in poppy with Pyrrole Red
5.Paint poppy center with Transparent Yellow Iron Oxide
6.Paint leaves and stems with Green Gold and light details of Viridian Green Hue
7.Make a wash with Transparent Yellow Iron Oxide and water and cover background of stamp
8.Adhere painted piece to background substrate
9.Cover with recycle clear plastic from recycled packaging
10.Use matching tape folded around edges to secure
I hope I have inspired you to create something beautiful today!

DecoArt Products used:
Media Fluid Acrylics in
Pyrrole Red,Primary Yellow,Yellow Oxide,Cobalt Turquoise Hue,Transparent Yellow Iron Oxide,Green Gold,Viridian Green Hue

 Media Gesso White
Americana Glazing Medium
 Americana Weathered Wood
Triple Thick Gloss Glaze

Gecko Galz Digital Stamp-
BG27 From the Beautiful Backgrounds Collection

Inspiration for my piece...

 And don't forget to pick up your free Digi Stamp from Gecko Galz today!!
Let me know or share with me if you have used any of the freebies- I'd like to see what you've created!

Thanks so much for your visit-it always makes my heart smile! 
Jackie ")


Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderfi poppy piece Jackie! Have a great Sunday, hugs, Valerie

Anonymous said...

Jackie, this is exquisite!
That beautiful, deep crackle and the most beautiful of colours - wow.

Bev said...

Ahhhh great effect love the blue and red crackle very effective...

Granmargaret said...

Lovely work.

Julie Ann Lee said...

Jackie you always make me feel as if my eyes are wide open with wonder and delight! I love how you use colour so effectively! What a lovely creation your poppy is and how joyously it celebrates our world bursting into springtime colour! xx

Dorthe said...

WOW Jackie, gorgeous, ,amazing ,wonderful, what a joyful visit.
The stunning cracking with your poppy in red is so wonderfully showing the start of summertime, and happy sunny hours.
Thank you for a great visit.
Dorthe oxox

Shel C said...

Gorgeous Poppies Jackie :) love the weather would look.

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

The crackle is simply amazing in this Jackie! I admire your attention to detail in this! Enjoy the last day of May! Gosh, the months go by so fast!

Candy C said...

Gorgeous, Jackie! You do the coolest things with vivid colors! This background is awesome. I LOVE the deep crackles. The colorized stamp you've done with that beautiful poppy looks amazing! Love the text-ish background of the stamp and how you've given the poppy such a vibrant red color. It really pops against the cream and blue background colors. Loved your inspiration photos, too. Don't you just love the coming of summer with all of the beautiful flowering plants??

Win Dinn said...

What a gorgeous piece, Jackie - your colour ALWAYS rocks my world. Many thanks for this!!!

butterfly said...

Oh my goodness - your mega crackle is fabulously weathered, and the poppies just sing! The colours are wonderful as always, and it's so lovely to see the inspiration you found in your garden. Gorgeous post!
Alison x