Tuesday, January 16, 2018

ABSTRACT GRUNGY FLOWERS, Inktense, Pattie's Creations, TTCRD

Howdy from Joi@RR!
I've been "Thinking of You"!

This project was done on a 18 x 24 wrapped canvas.

Step by Step Instructions 

Just have fun spreading your paint and making 
a background that makes you feel happy!
I used white gesso combined with
DecoArt fluid acrylics and spray misters.

Finished background. 

Add your digi-images with Matte Medium. 

My digi was only half of the flower so I 
printed multiples, cut and paste to make full flowers!
I love it that digi-images are so versatile. 

Do a wash (add some water to your gesso)
over the entire canvas. This makes your
image blend nicely with your background. 

After the canvas is totally dry, add Texture
Sand paste to the inside of your flowers.

Using a pallet knife add modeling paste - 
helter skelter - to the petals of your flowers.

Outline all your images with charcoal. 
I used Derwent Inktense Blocks but you
could use any type of product to outline. 
I was going for a grungy abstract look!

Continue painting - adding white gesso, translucent
white fluid acrylics until you get the "look" you desire.

Trace your sentiment with DecoArt Transfer Paper
and paint with Carbon Black paint.

Below you see the sentiment ready for tracing
as well as some of the left over flowers
that were not needed to make the "whole". 

Here's a close-up look at the grungy texture.

Products Used: 

Lots of DecoArt products

Dynasty Brushes
Derwent Inktense Blocks

The digi image "Thinking of You" is from: 

Pattie's Creations is the home of Pattieboop
and Allie CAT creations.  There are 
lots of wonderful images in Pattie's shop.

This project is inspiration for the Jan. 16
challenge at Through the Craft Room Door Challenge

ENTER your project HERE:

Would love to see you there...
from cards to mixed media  - all projects welcome!

 This weeks prize: 
3 digi-images from Pattie's Creations.

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Thanks bunches for stopping by!  Xj.


Sunday, January 7, 2018

NEW YEAR INSPIRATIONS... Jan/Feb Through the Craft Room Door Magazine

HOWDY... from Joi@RR!

It's 2018 - WOW.
How about starting your artsy new year off with:
Through the Craft Room Door Magazine.
It's the first issue of the year!!!

Just sharing a glimpse of my design 
for this fabulous Jan/Feb publication.

You can find the magazine here

 There are over a 100 pages of great ideas, tutorials, craft hints and photos. It is only $18 for a year.  Pretty awesome!!! 

Subscribe HERE!  

No - I promise - I don't make money if you subscribe. 
I just enjoy the magazine and the fun of designing. 
 You can contribute too if you love to create! 

Click here for the submission guidelines. 

Hoping you see my tutorial in this Jan/Feb edition of 

 to each one of you.


Tuesday, January 2, 2018

TIME to Step into 2018!

Happy New Year from Joi@RR!

Stepping out of 2017 time into 2018...
just like the White Rabbit might have done
in your Wonderland dreams!!! 

This project was done on a 8 x 8 wood disc by Walnut Hollow.

Step by Step Instructions 

Using a compass, place some circles where you
would like your clock to go. Then using Matt Medium
place your digi image onto your substrate. 

Put your stencil in place and cover with crackle paste.
This stencil is "Made to Measure" by DecoArt/Andy Skinner. 

So fun to see the crackle when dry!!! 

Between the clock numbers add Texture Sand Paste. 
This will help add dimension to your clock so
it appears your image is stepping though. 

After the texture is totally dry, mask your clock
and rabbit before stamping your background. 
Stamp Set: Little Yellow Bicycle: Banners

Begin painting your project. 

You can add a few more paper pieces if desired. 
Here are some Wonderland type items that
were added to the background - inside the clock.

Continue painting, add gloss varnish and 
it's finished! 

Products Used: 
Lots of DecoArt Media products
Dynasty Brushes
Stamps and Stencil listed above

The digi image "Winnie Wonderland I'm Late" is from: 

Polkadoodles has inspirational papercrafts and
 designs as well as a challenge blog. 

This project is inspiration for the Jan. 2
challenge at Through the Craft Room Door Challenge

ENTER your project HERE:

Would love to see you there...
from cards to mixed media  - all projects welcome!

 This weeks prize: 
3 digi-stamp vouchers from Polkadoodles.

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Believing you have started of your travels
though 2018 in a 'timely' fashion!  Xj.


Thursday, December 21, 2017

BEJEWELED TREE - Merry Christmas Sweet Friends!


Just sharing my jeweled trees created from old jewelry.
These are not just for Christmas. I make them 
for housewarming, weddings, memorials...
a unique gift for any occasion!
Wanna know how????!!!!

This project was design for the upcoming Jan/Feb issue of:

It's so inexpensive to subscribe and it is a 
really thick and fab online magazine. 
Click HERE for details. 

And please remember to enter your artwork on the challenge blog too. There are always prizes and badges given!

ENTER your project HERE:

One more sneak peak...
hope you look me up in the Jan/Feb magazine!!! 

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Believing for all of my dear artsy friends
- that's YOU - 
 to have a blessed Christmas!  Xj.


Tuesday, December 19, 2017

DEER HAVEN at SUNSET Painting: Designer Post TTCRD Magazine

Hello from Joi@RR!

We have lots of deer at the ranch and they are 
so lovely to sit and watch at sunset.

This project was done on a 12 x 12 wood panel.

Step by Step Instructions 

This is just a plain piece of plywood. 

With Matte Medium, apply your background papers.
This beautiful paper came from a set called:
The Nature of Christmas by Decosse's Dynamite Doodles.

When your paper is completely dry, cover with
a satin varnish to protect it as you paint.

Begin painting. This shows the numerous colors
used to complete the sunset in this painting.

I decided to snuggle up the little cabin under the
gorgeous trees. I sketched it in and began painting.

I used Prussian Blue Hue as the first layer 
of the evergreens too. In the end, they had
about 5 layers of paint and a layer of snow!

I fussy cut the deer from another lovely piece of 
Decosse's Dynamite Doodles paper from the
Nature of Christmas Set. They were applied
with DecoArt Media Matte Medium. 

What fun it was to add DecoArt Snow Writer
to this project. It gives such great dimension!

Here are a few close-ups!

After all was completed, the project was varnished
with DecoArt Media Gloss Varnish. 

Products Used: 
Lots of DecoArt Media products!
Dynasty Brushes.

The lovely paper that I used is from: 

Lisa offers digital prints, digital sentiments,
scrapbook kits, embellishments and she will
design a blog badge for your group too.

This project is inspiration for the Dec. 19
challenge at Through the Craft Room Door Challenge

ENTER your project HERE:

Would love to see you there...
from cards to mixed media  - all projects welcome!

Challenge Prize: 
Holiday Hoopla, or your choice of 30 digital
papers from the winter or Christmas section. 

From our sponsor: Decosse's Dynamite Doodles.

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Wishing you a lovely sunset evening and
perhaps even a deer or two along the way!  Xj.