Thursday, March 10, 2016

Mixed Media Spring!

Well, I'm taking up a challenge of a different kind today.  
going on over on his blog that inspired me to dig into my supplies.

And this is what I created!  It is VERY bright for me but I like how it turned out and what's more, I had fun making it which is the important thing.

I started out by stenciling on the flowers using DecoArt Media White Modeling Paste on one half of the canvas board.

I then embossed the other side with Gears - and I also used Andy's Gear Border Stencil to add gears to the centers of each flower (also with DecoArt Media Modeling Paste).

I painted the entire canvas with Americana School Bus Yellow.
A layer of Apple Green was applied over the gears.

And then I rubbed Blue Lagoon over them for a second coat to highlight the gears.

I went to work on the flowers by using Flamingo, Iris and Pumpkin Patch.

I then stenciled on some french script with a bit of Memento Luxe Danube Blue Ink.

Next I took a white and grey pastel pencil and highlighted the flowers (white) and gears (grey).  It doesn't show up much in the photo but it does in person and makes quite a difference.

A few flicks of diluted white paint on the top, Turquoise Shimmer Mist on the bottom; A spritz of Shimmer Mist for a bit of glitz and finally a bit of carbon black along the edge and on my chipboard letters.

and a couple more views close up....

And there you have it!
Hope you enjoy.


DecoArt Media: White Modeling Paste, Fluid Acrylics - Carbon Black, Titanium White; Shimmer Mist - Turquoise
DecoArt Stencils - Old French Script; Cogs & Gears
DecoArt Americana Satin - School Bus Yellow; Pumpkin Patch; Blue Lagoon; Flamingo, Iris & Apple Green
Andy Skinner - Gear Border
Imagine Crafts - Memento Luxe Ink - Danube Blue; Sponge Dauber
Blick Art - canvas board
Conte' Pastel Pencils
Other - random chipboard letters


  1. So pretty Roni. This would make a lovely wall hanging during the Spring months 😀

  2. Gorgeous!! Looks like it was lots of fun to make also!!

  3. Roni, this is gorgeous! SO much love put into this project! It is a burst of Spring happiness! SO happy you joined us at Sunday Stamps! XX

  4. Gorgeous and so full of Spring Roni- best of luck with the challenge! xo

  5. Just LUSCIOUS colors Roni - wow - love how your colors blended into such YUMMINESS. Such a treat to see SPRING coming to life thru your art work. j.

  6. That's gorgeous Roni! Don't know if you are on there but he has a Facebook group too. Giveaway's and competitions, give me a shout if you would like me to invite you Karen x

  7. Brilliant details and so many layers that meld together to make this outstanding canvas. Gorgeous!

  8. Bright!! Love the transition of organic to industrial. Love those brights. Hugz


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