Monday, 16 February 2015

Carnival with Paint and Feathers

Ok - onto my project - following on from the last post with DecoArt paints and other products.
A large project for me - a 30x40cm canvas.

Image from the shop of Rick St Dennis - Carnival 2015
Coloured with Graph-It pens

Primed with DecoArt White Gesso

Paints used
Americana Teal Green, Jade Green,Wild Orchid, Royal Purple
Dazzling Metallics Teal, Amythyst

Weathered Wood
Matte Medium

Stencil - Brocade Motif

Other products - Spellbinders Gold Elements one
peacock, and other feathers in pale green, lilac and purple/dark green
Purple gems 2mm
stardust stickles
glossy accents
Beads - peyote stitched lilac seed beads with added faceted AB crystal effect beads

First layer of paint was the Royal Purple, swirls of Wild Orchid followed. When dry, a coat of weathered wood, applied thinly for the fine crackle effect. A two colour combo of Teal and Jade greens slightly watered down (50:50)for the top coat.
Go to bed so I can't touch until dry!
The stencil and the Amythyst come next
 mmmmmmmm yummy 
together with the corner die cuts - painted with the Metallic Teal and dry brushed with diluted Wild Orchid , applied with glossy accents
oops the middle WAS there - oh well

Feathers added using the Matte Medium as a glue and the beaded element to conceal the ends and add an extra touch.
The image was fussy cut out and stickles applied - even on her body stocking. Glossy accents to her shoes.

the image was applied to the canvas with more Matte Medium.
Final touch was the tiny 2mm gems to the corner elements

The canvas - that's going to be hung in my living room - once the decorating has been finished,
Sorry about the glare from the shiny metallic paints

I am entering this into the challenge at
Design Team Showcase - This project is both for Rick St Dennis and DecoArt


  1. Love the canvas crom X. The colours look amazing x

  2. MARVELOUS !! :-D xxxxxxxxx

  3. Oh my, this is glorious! I love it - such beautiful colours and fabulous elements and design. It will look amazing on your wall :)

  4. Wow, Helen! this is beyond fabulous! Would have no idea how to start something is amazing! xxD

  5. Gorgeous!Fabulous colors and coloring!

  6. turned out awesome, love the colours

  7. Love your colors!

    Thanks for entering Design Team Showcase.

    Design Team Showcase
    {Craftisan Studios}

  8. This is fab hun, I love mixed media. Helen x