Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Art with Heart May Challenge: Mixed-Media May-hem with DecoArt Media

Mixed Media May-hem with DecoArt Media!

Hey there creative friends!  It’s May and we have a fun new Art with Heart Challenge for you this month.  Our theme is Mixed-Media May-hem.  The Inspiration Team will be inspiring you with Mixed-Media Sizzix projects featuring DecoArt Media products and techniques all month-long!  So what say you, are you ready for some Mixed-Media May-hem?
Amy Bowerman's photo.
My inspiration was this photo. I love vintage canisters, so I decided to make it my mission to recreate the white one!

Might not be exact, but I think it comes close!

Metal verses Scoreboard!
Here is how it is done!
Make your Eileen Hull canisters
Gather your paint
I used

First layer - Medium Grey Value 6

 Next layer - Burnt Umber & Dark Gray Value 3
Next layer - Quinacridone Gold 
 Now use some Vaseline in areas you do NOT want your paint to stick.

I dabbed it on using the end of my paint brush


 Paint over the top of it using Titanium White
Once dry, wipe off using paper towel or baby wipes.

Using Saral tracing paper - trace words and paint with Carbon Black
Once dry - lightly sand over words to give them a worn look.
I am in LOVE with this new DecoArt media line! I have been playing more with paints, it has been a while and I am loving it!

I hope you join us in this month's Art with Heart Challenge - Mixed Media May-hem! As always, there is a great prize to be won! Enter HERE!

Thanks for stopping by!

5 comments:

mamablitger said...

Oh dear.. These are amazing. You did an awesome job in making them into vintage looking canisters. Really cool and very realistic !! I love your result and will keep your tutorial and give it a try ASAP
Thank you so much for sharing this. It was such a great inspiration.
Hugs from Monica... Spain

Redanne said...

Wow Donna, when I first saw these I really did think they were metal! You really have done a fabulous job and I love your tutorial. Hugs, Anne x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous Donna, love the transformation and how you were inspired, they look just like metal. Tracy x

Diana said...

i so can see a set like this as a little girl!! amazing transformation!!!

die amelie said...

These are soooo fantastic,Donna!

Your canisters look so real! Well done! And thanks for sharing the great tutorial!

Hugs,
Claudia x