Monday, March 13, 2017

Birdhouses in the Garden

WOW! We have a fun week planned for you! Stampendous is working with the wonderful products provided to us by DecoArt for our projects. Our two teams will share ideas all week with a grand finale hop on Friday!

Of course there are Prizes!!!!! 
Comment to win one of three HUGE prize packages that includes Andy Skinner stamps and DecoArt Media™ Paint plus more!  US winners only, see Stampendous Official Contest Rules here for more details.
Want to see all that’s in each prize package? Take a look below:

  • ASCRS07 Cling Handle with Care
  • ASCRS08 Cling Skuldoggery
  • ASCRS09 Cling Unexplained
  • Quinacridone Magenta
  • Cobalt Turquoise Hue
  • Cobalt Teal Hue
  • Primary Magenta
  • Transparent Yellow Iron Oxide
  • Paynes Gray
  • Carbon Black
  • Titanium White
  • Prussian Blue Hue
  • Phthalo Blue
  • Quinacridone Gold
  • Diarylide Yellow
  • Pyrrole Red
  • Green Gold
  • Primary Yellow Media Mister
  • Titanium White Antiquing Cream
  • Patina Antiquing Cream
  • 8oz Bottle Lamp Black Americana Acrylic Pain
Today I've created a little canvas that combines stamps and stencils from Stampendous along with paints and liquid glass from DecoArt.

Birdhouses in the Garden
Here are the  supplies and instructions:

CRP297 Cling Script Lines
FMS4013 Birdhouses Metal Stencil

DWDGP Gold Embossing Paste
DWDPK Palette Knife

6" x 6" x 1" Canvas
Flat broad paint brushes
DecoArt White Gesso
DecoArt media Fluid Acrylics - Transparent Yellow Iron Oxide, Primary Magenta, Green Gold, Cobalt Turquoise Hue, Prussian Blue Hue, Paynes Grey, Titanium White
DecoArt media Liquid Glass
Archival Ink - Jet Black
Removable Tape
Heat Tool

Step 1:  Paint a coat of DecoArt White Gesso over the canvas, let dry
Step 2:  Paint the canvas with the fluid acrylics and let dry thoroughly (or use a heat tool)

Step 3: Stamp the Script Lines randomly on the canvas with Archival Jet Black ink, use a block behind the open part to get a better impression, heat set

Step 4:  Place a block under the open part of the canvas, use removable tape to place the birdhouses stencil near the left side of the canvas, use a palette knife to apply a coat of Gold Embossing Paste over the image, remove stencil and place in water for cleaning
Step 5:  Apply various sizes of Liquid Glass drops over the canvas randomly, let drops and paste dry well
Hint: pasting on canvas can be difficult, if some paste slips under a bridge, simply use a pointed tool (a toothpick will work too) to carefully clean out the bridge areas

Step 6:  Use a small  brush to add some white highlights around the Liquid Glass and around the canvas, use a moist cloth to wipe some off if it gets too heavy

I loved each stage s0 it was hard to keep adding layers, but I love the finished product too! It fits into my studio display great!

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Happy Creating,


Rachel Sheldon said...

What a great way to use liquid glass. Beautiful peace!

Candy C said...

Very cute canvas.

Maggie Wilkinson said...

Love the way you have used the texture of the canvas to advantage, never thought of using liquid glass like this x

Linda Agers said...

I love the entire piece. The background, birdhouses, saying...very beautiful

Rebecca Yahrling said...

This birdie lover absolutely adores this canvas. It is a WOW piece!
Gorgeous layers, gorgeous colors, gorgeous design.

barbara macaskill said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! LOVE the colors and the finished piece is a true work of Art! TFS!

Laura Spano said...

I love the way the gold birdhouse pops from the background, which is beautiful in itself! thank you for sharing this wonderful canvas with us, and your techniques for achieving such lovely results.

creahetty said...

Very nice, and that liquid glass !

Sabrina said...

Absolutely stunning and so beautiful!!!! I just love the colors!!!

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the use of the gold for the
The finished scene is so pretty
and fits right in with the rest
of your projects.
thanks for sharing.

Rexie R said...

Love it!

Monique Van dijk said...

Pretty love the colors

Billie Dee said...

That is Stunning! Thank you for the inspiration.

Jean said...

Simply delightful!!!

Amy Martin said...

Amazing canvas... I love the background. Such an inspiring piece.

Jeanne Beam said...

That is a beautiful piece of art.

sharon g said...

Your background is just amazing! I have so much to learn when it comes to being artsy.

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Beautiful canvas! Great colors and textures using various mediums...bird houses really pop!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Very pretty canvas. Love that background. TFS

JPScraps said...

Beautifully done!Love, love, love the gold!

Melody said...

I love this project. I great use colors. I can see this on a wall.

Jackie P Neal said...

Louise, what a beautiful canvas- so spring!
Jackie ")

Michele K. Henderson said...

Beautiful project! I love the script in the background, and it looks amazing too!

vintagegirl said...

Louise, WOW, this is AMAZING, I love how it turned out. What a cool stamp and I also love that stencil. Thanks for sharing the process. Tracey Magner

Viki Banaszak said...

I love your background on this. Such yummy color.

Jackie P said...

Gorgeous canvas! Love the colors and textures! Thanks so much for sharing!

Carol said...

Really cool techniques, thanks for sharing these ideas!

Carol B

Kim Faucher said...

Very cool canvas. I love all the texture in it!!!

Michelle said...

The liquid glass drops are awesome! I've never tried those before. Actually, the whole piece is awesome. Great work!

Tracy said...

Beautiful canvas liquid glass ♡♡♡

Michele Hudson said...

Love the liquid glass! Thank you for sharing this unique project with us!

B. Poteraj said...

The garden background is really nice. What a nice gift it would make.

april dawn said...

I love birdhouses. I really love those little houses next to your canvas. Thanks for sharing.

Helen Gullett said...

Wow! That is one gorgeous canvas! Those background and birdhouse are stunning

cal8007 said...

I really love the beautiful cerise bird houses you got with the stencil! Now need it!


McStamper said...

Love your fabulous canvas.

CreativSpirit said...

Gorgeous canvas, I love everything about it. The background and the birdhouses, just perfect.