Thursday, October 1, 2015

Fun with DecoArts Products

I was asked by DecoArts to do a Blog using their products which is no problem since I love their products and use them a lot!! 
Being a Mixed Media Collage artist, my favorite thing to do is paint papers. I teach workshops in this very thing. 
 So here is a step by step Blog of one of my favorite techniques to paint a really cool piece of paper.It involves transferring paint from freezer paper to Deli Paper. Hope you Enjoy!
To purchase these products go to Joann.com and DecoArt
To see more about my workshops go to suzimadeworkshops.blogspot.com

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First gather your supplies. I am using freezer paper, A stencil I designed and made and DecoArts Paints and Spray Misters. Also you will need Deli Paper and alcohol (the rubbing kind) in a spray bottle.

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With the Freezer Paper SHINY SIDE UP I applied the DecoArt fluid acrylic Cadmium Red Hue over the Stencil with a sponge roller. You can apply it with a stencil brush or sponge or however you are most comfortable.

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Let the stencil design dry thoroughly then brush on a thin coat of  DecoArts paint. Here I am using Americana Gloss Enamel Desert Turquoise. Thin good with water.

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While paint is wet spray and/or drop on alcohol. this separates the paint and gives it some great design and texture (see below)

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Again, while all this is wet, spray on the DecoArts Mister sprays. I am using Primary Yellow and Primary Cyan. You can alternate between alcohol and mister sprays until you get a look you like.
Now let all this dry COMPLETELY.

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After the sprays and alcohol have dried completely, Cover the entire area with a good coat of Paint. Yes, I can hear you saying "What??", but trust me. I am using DecoArts Fluid Acrylic Titanium White.

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While the paint is still wet, lay down a sheet of Deli Paper (Heavy Duty Wax Paper). I use a brayer roller to help the deli paper adhere good to the paint......Let dry...again...thoroughly.

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When COMPLETELY dry, peel the deli paper off of the freezer paper.
This is the FUN part!!

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And here you are!! Use as is to tear up and put into a collage or embellish further with more of the wonderful DecoArts Americana Paints.

ENJOY!!! And thanks for stopping by.

Suzi








2 comments:

  1. What a fun new blog...great tutorial, Suzi. I'm off to Joanne's to get some DecoArt spray misters!

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    1. Thank you Jackie :) Lots of fun!! I love these spray misters!!

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