Jan 16, 2016

DecoArt Mixed Media Snowmen Canvas

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For several months I've been pining that my friend Barbara was out of the country, well she's home and I couldn't be more excited!  She is my painting buddy!  Together we have the best of times getting messy.  We got together and each made these fun mixed media paintings with some favorite DecoArt® products.  We've both taken Christy Tomlinson's mixed media classes and were inspired by her paintings found HERE.
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I started with a base of scrapbook paper adhered to canvas boards with DecoArt Decou-Page Glue under and over the paper.  Next I went all out with the chevron stencil and using Dazzling Metallics® Teal Metallic Craft Paint.  This paint leaves the prettiest metallic finish, perfect for a winter scape.  I used bubble wrap to stamp DecoArt Americana Gloss Enamel in white randomly along the canvas.  Then used more Decou-Page to adhere die cut snowflakes cut from sheet music.
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 I love the effect the bubble wrap leaves, so perfect with the printed scrapbook paper showing through.
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 The entire piece was stamped randomly in black with a variety of stamps.
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 I drew out some templates for our snowmen and decided to make a pair for my canvas.  Mama and Daddy snowmen - awe - I know, so cute!  I lovlingly cut each hat, scarf, carrot, and buttons from cherished Basic Grey papers.
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 I brushed a light sweep of DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic in Violet here and there for some extra sheen.  It is so pretty when the light hits it.
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This little section is my favorite part, the rub-ons added for shading.  They are also Basic Grey.  I added a good bit of hand drawing as well.  
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And there she is - I hope you like it!  It was so much fun to make, especially with a good friend by my side.  Love you Barbara!
flowers
My husband and I celebrated our anniversary this week, but were sick as dogs all week.  He still took the time to send me flowers - so beautiful.  I brought them home from work to enjoy on my art table today.  So much creating going on here - I'm raring to go now that I'm feeling better.  What a mess!!!  ;0
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38 comments:

  1. Wow! This is stunning, Autumn! Love all the closeup details and textures! So glad you had fun with your friend and are feeling much better! Yay! Happy belated anniversary, love!

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  2. Ahh, but it is a creative mess Autumn and that is the best sort, and fully acceptable ;-). Love your snowmen!! They are adorable.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  3. Happy Anniversary, Autumn!
    What a wonderful canvas you've created with such rich textures and oh, so gorgeous snowmen! Love it! Wonderfully wonderful!
    Huge hugs! Branka x

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  4. There is nothing better than getting inky except when you can do it with a friend, especially when you come out with such a stunning piece.

    B x

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  5. There is nothing better than getting inky except when you can do it with a friend, especially when you come out with such a stunning piece.

    B x

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  6. I love this - the background is amazing and I love the way you used the chevron stencil - the snowmen are so cute too! Fab work!

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  7. Autumn, this is STUNNING!!! Love the way you made your backgrounds and the snowman are perfect!!!

    hugs Zoey

    (and thank you for playing along with us over SImon Says Stamp Monday Challange!)

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  8. Wow this looks amazing Autumn that background is full of wonderful texture it makes you want to reach out and touch it, those snowmen image are lovely a superb project. Those flowers are beautiful a belated Happy Anniversary
    hugs
    lorraine x

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  9. Sorry to hear that you and hubby were under the weather, Autumn, but happy for you that you are better!!! Congrats to you and hubby on your anniversary - that is one beautiful bunch of flowers!!!!
    And your snowmen - so very beautiful and such wonderful detail to appreciate - you and your friend did a fantastic job and created a beautiful work of art!!!! Perfect to go on any gallery wall!!!!
    Keep well!!!
    Hugz

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  10. Happy Anniversary Autumn!!! The canvas is amazing, fabulous textures and very clever shadowing, it's so inspiring. Hope you're feeling better sweetie.

    Love and hugs
    Maarit

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  11. I love the snowman and you created a wonderful background for them.

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  12. First of all, Autumn, happy anniversary! What beautiful flowers from your DH! And second, wow! I love the fun you and Barbara had in making this gorgeous snowman mixed media painting! It's sensational, and you certainly must have had such fun! You have truly grown in your work, and I so admire and love all the mixed media projects. Stunning! Hugs, sweet friend!

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  13. Happy anniversary to you and your hubby!! What beautiful flowers!! Wow, your canvas is amazing!! I love the texture and the dimension!! The snowman are awesome!! It looks so fabulous!! I hope you are feeling better!! Have a great day :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  14. Love your beautiful creation! The colors and texture you created are awesome. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

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  15. Happy Anniversary! Sorry to hear you were both sick, not fun. But the good part is you were sick together. :) I am so amazed and thrilled here. It is so good to hear about people crafting together, I would absolutely love it but alas no painter or crafty friends near me. Your snowman and lady are breathtaking and fresh. Awesome sauce use of the DecoArt products and your shading is superbly done. Wowzers on so many levels! Hugz. ~Niki

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  16. ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE. And Wow - such FANTASTIC techniques you used too. Your step by step was great Autumn. What a PERFECT Winter Wonderland entry and creation. TRULY LOVE your entire project. The snow people are just so so so PRECIOUS but I also just love the background and all the little additions too - like the rub-ons. It's just FABULOUS. Happy Anniversary!!! j.

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  17. How pretty! So glad you came Through ‘The Craft Room Door’ to play! Can't wait to see more of your talent!
    Hugs,
    Karen C

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  18. Awesome layers and textures! I see a lot of eye candy! Yesss! Thank you for playing along with our winter wonderland challenge at DecoArt Media!

    Claudia x

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  19. This is just too adorable yet at the same time, it is not only cute, it is also very arty.
    I adore the snowpeople, with their cosy hats and scarves they are just the sweetest!
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  20. Gorgeous and so yummy, love the texture and rich wintery scene. So happy you shared with us at STAMPlorations Mixed Media Challenge!~kim

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  21. I love all the details and the techniques you used. This canvas is fantastic!
    Happy Anniversary, Autumn! Hugs, Catherine :)

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  22. Wow, this is amazing. Simply amazing. Looks so clean and simple from afar then when you look more closely, the texture and colors and details just blow you away. thanks for sharing at HLS!

    Toni

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  23. A joy of a project! The painty layers, the adorable primitive style snowmen with the wonderful faded baroque patterning, and fabulous handcut hats and scarves - a riot of fun and creativity.
    Alison x

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  24. Love this! Saw it on Through the Craft Room Door and popped over for a look :)

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  25. Your snowmen are absolutely adorable and I truly love your piece. It's bright. It's fun. It's got lots of layers of stenciling, stamping, bubble wrap stamping, paints and rub ons. They all work together in perfect harmony to create this adorable piece! Thanks for joining the DecoArt Winter Challenge and sharing your art.

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  26. Love your snowmen ♥ Very cute..something i don't say often, really :D Awesome painted background, too. Great project! Leaving with a big smile. Thanks for sharing your art with us, at the DecoArt Winter Wonderland Challenge.

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  27. Gorgeous snowmen - loving what you did with your Basic Grey papers using them for your snowmen. Very quirky design. Loving the texture and stencils used for the background too. Thanks for joining us here at More Mixed Media Challenge - Blue. Michelle x

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  28. Belated Happy Anniversary, Autumn! What an outstanding project! I adore those snowmen and your fabulous layers! So happy you could join us at the STAMPlorations Mixed Media Challenge!

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  29. Gorgeous!!! I love snowmen so I am over the moon in love with your project!!! Happy Anniversary!!! Thanks for creating for the DecoArt Winter Wonderland Challenge.

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  30. Awesome work!! I really love it!

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  31. Autumn, absolutely adore these little fellows....soooo cheeky! Great attention to detail too. Gorgeous. C.xx

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  32. Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for our first challenge at More Mixed Media, our ‘blue’ theme – hope to see you again soon x

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  33. Beautiful creation and love those Snowmen..Thank you for joining us for our 1st challenge at More Mixed Media and hoping you would like to join us again..Good luck in draw..Hugs Lozzy xx

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  34. WOW!!!! I love this!! Your snow people are just adorable and I love all the detail in the background. Thank you for playing along at Happy Little Stampers xx

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  35. Oh wow, this background is fabulous. Just perfect for those two snowmen. And Happy belated Anniversary. You've got a keeper!

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  36. Super, Autumn and congrats on your win at HLS MM for this one too! Please look for an email from me! Thanks. :)

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  37. love the background and those adorable snow people. fantastic mixed media panel.

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