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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Fall Faux Stained Glass window on Glitter ...

hello Dear friends:

Let's do some Fall cards...

The technique on this this little glitter Bird looks almost like a  
"Faux" stained glass window technique...

usually this technique is done on acetate paper for the window effect (windows on the cathedrals)...
but here it is on glitter paper
which reminds me of the glass used on "Tiffany" lamps... more opaque
don't you think?

fall glitter bird front

to make it, it requires a few steps...
here we go...

1- prepare a whole sheet (81/2" x 11") of glitter, you will have extra for future projects.

on an adhesive sheet pour white "Ritz" extra fine glitter
put excess glitter back on the jar...
**good news: to avoid this step, at the excrapbook expos they sell these pre-made glitter sheets (I got them at the "KrazyKreations booth)
or try using glitter sheets sold in the market as glitter paper
(I have NOT used these papers, but I will give it a try, I do not know if the glitter will damage the nibs, because these sheets have more coarse glitter...I will have to try)

2- die cut 3 shapes and glue them together, (for depth)
glue them to the glitter paper
I did my bird in black cardstock
**note:  you can use stickers instead of dies...

fall glitter bird glitter sheet

3- start coloring and blending with markers inside the white area...
I used "Copics";  this type of glitter "Ritz" is so fine that it does NOT damage/clog your pens..

fall glitter bird glitter sheet colored

4- finished colored bird,
cut around and use the extra sheet for extra projects...

colored bird

5- make the background,
I used an stencil, sponged the ink through the stencil
and wrap some fine copper thread around some squares...

fall glitter bird background

fall glitter bird detail bird

fall glitter bird flat view

Thanks for the visit 
hope you will try this amazing technique...
"faux" stained glass window on glitter

fall glitter bird card

for a card on "faux" stained glass window click HERE
until next time...


Sunday, September 18, 2016

German Mirror with DecoArt

Hello Dear Friends:

I would like to share this German Mirror painting that I made....using my DecoArt Americana Acrylic paints.

german mirror front

The design of this mirror is inspired from a piece painted in 1837, by an unknown artist.
The style is know as "Bauernmalerei", or Folk farmer's painting, found in the areas of Bavaria, Austria and the Swiss Alps.
It was re-designed and taught by my Decorative Painting Teacher Carl Larson.

Note: ***His piece was an "old baroque mirror", so I decided to choose a more "affordable" (the mirror is from IKEA)  and "modern" shape (square) for my project.
I "twisted a little" his original design in order to fit his design in a square shape and choose some different flowers and scrolls than his.

We started in class and we painted it for several weeks
1st you seal the wood,
then you paint the background with black
then trace pattern
and finally start painting all the designs.
when Finished erase lines from pattern and varnish with 2 or 3 coats

german mirror front class

This is My painting setting in class...

german mirror class painting setting

 In "Bauernmalerei" or "Bavarian Folk art" style of painting; the backgrounds are traditionally painted in dark hues such as green or black.
The flowers in yellows and reds such as roses and tulips, are traditional from this style.
And Scrolls are many times included in this style of painting

german mirror flowers detail

Arrangement of "tölzer Roses"  on the center paired with tiny daisies.

german mirror flowers detail

another angle
of the roses, bell flowers, daisies and tulips...

german mirror flowers detail

and I finished it at home.

german mirror decoart paints

 last photo of my finished project

german mirror finished

Thanks for the visit.
until a next project...


The DecoArt Americana acrylic paints that I used to realize this project are...
lamp black, fawn, uniform blue, midnight blue, wedgwood blue, light avocado, forest green; evergreen, warm white, burnt sienna, red iron oxide, dark chocolate, terra cotta, honey brown, true ochre, antique rose, alizarin crimson, lavender
mirror from IKEA

Thursday, September 15, 2016

White Christmas ...

Hello My friends:

And I continue to show you some cards made with these "Oval frames" dies from Memory Box...
This time I made a Christmas card all in white...

white christmas card front

some steps on the assembly...

die cut all the elements in different shades and textures of papers in white...to give some more interest and depth...

white christmas card dies

start assembling your dies

white christmas card assembly

finished card
white christmas card finished

 detail front: glitter, shiny, textured and linen papers all in white...

white christmas card detail deer

detail of the back
white christmas card back

final view

white christmas card last view

To see my other "Oval frame" cards, just scroll down

white christmas card last view

Thanks for the company
and until next time...