Thursday, April 2, 2015

Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #11 - April Showers

 Spring is upon us and so are those rainy days.  I'll take the rain any day over the snow.   The new challenge at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge is "April Showers" !  For the month of April, we ask that you create something having to do with rain. This could be umbrellas, rain boots, clouds, rainbows, etc.... use your imagination and get creative! Be sure to tell us how you incorporated something "rainy" into your project!

We have a fabulous sponsor this month

We were all fortunate enough to be supplied with products to use by DecoArt this month.  I watched several videos on their site (which you can find here) and was amazed at what you can do with their products.   I created a canvas.  April is the month where you still see visible signs from winter but pops here and there that Spring is here.

I wanted to mimic the colors in tree bark and used DecoArt Crackle Paste.  After it dries it leaves a great cracked appearance.  I then randomly painted with some DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic paint in Burnt Umber, White and Yellow.  After the paint dried I applied a coat of DecoArt Antiquing Cream in Carbon Black.  Absolutley love this stuff.  After it dried I took a baby wipe and wiped it off, leaving the black in all of the cracks.  

Here are a few close ups:


Three random winners will receive a prize package of DecoArt products similar to the picture below.

Please stop by the blog here for some inspiration from our design team along with our special guest designer, Zuzu - A member of the DecoArt International Design Team.

Thanks for stopping by!
. . . Debbie

7 comments:

Lizzy Hill said...

Love the effect of the crackle paste - looks a fun product and your dimension is wonderful! Very spring like, too:):) Happy Easter!!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!!! WOW!!!!!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome! That background is so cool!

Terry said...

The crackled background is so pretty! Love the added flowers and the adorable birdie! Lovely!

MARCH said...

j'aime votre art :-) désolée je ne parle pas l'anglais

Sabeeh [SKD Handmade] said...

Fabulous work done by you...

butterfly said...

Stunning crackle and natural colour palette - this is really beautiful.
Alison x