Loving my new Colors from DecoArt

Good Morning!  Another Day has flown by so quickly..........the past few weeks I have been trying to spend more time creating rather than stuck to the computer and its been working out great.  I have spent a few hours each day in my creative haven playing with paint and color.

I brought some new paints and mixed media products from DecoArt in January at Time to Create, and have been giving their Media Fluid Acrylics a bit of a work out, particularly their colors Cobalt Teal Hue, Titan Buff and Raw Sienna.


Here I have used them along with their Metallic Lustre to create some underwater ATC's for a swap I am participating in.  

The theme of the swap was to use Lace or Stitching.  I bet you guessed I stayed cleared of the stitching so I chose to use a lace edge from a paper doily to add texture to my background and give it a look of coral.  

I glued this down first with some Gel Medium, then painted the entire background with the Cobalt Teal Paint.  Once dry with my finger I added some Titan Buff across the bottom to resemble the sand and a little bit randomly elsewhere on the card, followed by some Raw Sienna.  Once this was dry I added a touch of the Metallic Lustre over where the doily had been added.  I then completed the scene with some Seaweed (Darkroom Door Stamp) in Green Archival Ink and my three underwater elements of the Seahorse, Star Fish and Seashell (Hampton Arts Stamps) which I stamped and then colored with my Inktense Watercolor Pencils.

I love the vibrancy of color on these, now I just have to get them in the mail.

Here's a few more projects created recently using my Media Products from DecoArt.

Here I was using up some excess paint from another project.
I created my background as scanned into the pc to be used for a digital piece.

Here I used a mix of the Media Fluid Acrylics and Metallic Paints
to color my book base.  


Clare Lloyd said...

Fab colours, enjoy your new stash!

Lynn McAuley said...

They are ALL stunning, Danie! Beautiful, beautiful work!

Lizzyc said...

Fabulous creating.. really love the teal color you have used..

Mary Ann Potter said...

I love these colors! Time for me to buy some bright ones, too.

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

This is so beautiful Danie. I love the texture and colors you have created here.

MiamiKel said...

Oh my stars, Danie - you are one talented lady! Your artwork always has a burst of color and energy and the most gorgeous of designs - a treat to see these as well! Blessings, friend! ♥