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Painting with Thermoweb Foil and DecoArt

Painting with Therm-o-web DecoFoil™ and DecoArt® acrylics takes your artwork to a whole new level!

Painting with Thermoweb Foil and DecoArt

“All Around Me” Mixed Media foil and acrylic on canvas board.

Painting with Thermoweb Foil and DecoArt

I love the media fluid acrylics from DecoArt® and the Dazzling Metallics™ really add oomph!

Painting with Thermoweb Foil and DecoArt

A fresh canvas board, acrylic paints, a palette knife and good brushes

Painting with Thermoweb Foil and DecoArt

It’s amazing how versatile a palette knife is. 90% of this painting was done with only the knife.

Painting with Thermoweb Foil and DecoArt

Using DecoFoil™ transfer sheets and adhesive glue I was able to add foil highlights.

Please note: This is a sponsored post. Therm-o-web and DecoArt have provided product in exchange for my creative ideas, views and opinions. 

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Wispy Butterfly Mobile

Today I am sharing with you this beautiful wispy butterfly mobile that I created using faux-quilting stamps, butterflies, and washi tape. mobile background tile

What did I use? Clearsnap inks, Unity Stamps faux quilting stamps, blue jewelry string, crimp tubes, beads, washi tape, wood die cuts, 20 gauge jewelry wire, Beacon Adhesives Quick Grip glue, mirror pendant, and DecoArt Cool White acrylic paint

Tools: EkSuccess butterfly punch, Westcott scissors, Beadalon jewelry pliers, Fiskars paper trimmer, We Are Memory Keepers Crop-a-dile

I proceeded to punch out my butterflies and glue them to the blue stringing wire. Some butterflies were heat embossed but most were not. To secure the wire loops I used a crimp tube to keep everything in place.

I fashioned the armature from wire pieces creating a tripod-type attachment.

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$1 wood die cuts from DollarStore

The central flower was decorated in washi tape and sealed with DecoArt matte sealer.  All flowers were given a coat of this great one-coat sealer. I like using it because it protects your pieces with very low shine.

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See how gorgeous the inks look?

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Randomly stamp on paper for punching out your butterflies

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Once the flowers are dry, punch a hole with a Cropodile and attach to wire ring with Beacon Quick Grip glue ( This stuff is AMAZING!)

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The wire ring was taken from a $1 dream-catcher kit.

 

Lots of fun, right? And what a great way to re-purpose a dream catcher!

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Thermoweb Art

I am enjoying working with Therm-o-web’s DecoFoil™ as a wonderful enhancement to my artwork.

I am sharing some examples of what I have done with DecoFoil™ Transfer Sheets since my first experience creating my ballerina sculpture. The following pieces were created for Therm-o-web to display at a recent Trade Show. Therm-o-web provided me with the product to use in my work.

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This 4-panel creation was painted with acrylics on canvas. I was at the point that I needed to add the finishing enhancements of shading and contrast and was about to complete the painting when I decided to use the DecoFoil™ Transfer Sheets instead. I’m ESPECIALLY thrilled with the shadow effect in front of the vase. It definitely makes more of a statement than if I had just used acrylic paint. What do you think?

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“All Around Me” Mixed Media foil and acrylic on canvas board.

This impressionist Therm-o-web art is one of my favourite. I used DecoArt® acrylics on a canvas board.

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I wish this painting showed better. It looks like enamel and it took me many hours to complete. I had to work on it, dividing it into many sections, allowing each section to become tacky so I could apply the foil.

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Designers Playdate with Therm-o-Web

The July Designers Playdate was sponsored by Therm-o-web!

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Therm-o-web sure knows how to make some amazing products! I have been in love with DecoFoil™ for over a year now and I was really happy to expose my Designers team to DecoFoil™ Transfer Sheets, DecoFoil™ Liquid Adhesive and Adhesive Pen, DecoFoil™ Toner Sheets and much more!

Today I’m sharing some pics and a few videos from our wonderful afternoon with Therm-o-web!

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Katherine is going to demonstrate how to personalized aprons with DecoFoil™

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All the designers went home with product to continue experimenting and designing in their own studios. I can’t wait to see what they make!

Next month’s Designers PlayDate Sponsor is:

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Garden Party Dessert Stand

Welcome to my Garden Party and feast your eyes on my  3-tier dessert stand!

Garden party dessert stand The Designers Craft Connection is offering up all kinds of wonderful inspiration courtesy of Deflecto this month so be sure to check out the linksGarden party dessert stand

There will be a GIVEAWAY. You may enter to win by posting a comment on my post and the DCC blog, then entering via the Rafflecopter widget.  The WINNER will receive a Dessert Stand – just like the one I received (excluding the clip on the top). US and Canada only.

Check out how I did it. Hover over the photos to read the details!

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Succulents and Ferns add a lush topper

I enjoyed creating the topper. By adding ferns, succulents, peacock feathers, and purple flowers it really makes a statement. I also decided to add the Garden Party signage using a Deflecto clip ( although the dessert stand really didn’t need it). I figured; what the heck?!  🙂

Each tier was covered in coordinating washi tape and the top tier has resin flowers attached – they are SO pretty.

I wrapped 2 ferns around the inside of the second tier and finished it off with this GREAT picket fence I found hiding in my stash!

Thanks for visiting and remember to leave a comment to win one of these GREAT stands!

Please note: This is a sponsored post. Deflecto has provided product in exchange for my creative ideas, views and opinions. 

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