Monday, May 8, 2017

Embossing Sin City Stamps, Walnut Hollow Wood, DecoArt Media

Using a fabulous ornate Walnut Hollow Chippendale 8x10 piece of wood - the project began. 

DecoArt Media Crackle Paste was spread from top to bottom.  The Sin City Stamps in the photo were pushed into the crackle paste to form the flower pattern. With a pointed stick I drew in the fence and some earthy lines. 

After dry - spray with DecoArt Media Yellow Shimmer Mister. 

Have fun embossing!! 
Lindy's Stamp Gang Embossing Powders:
Twilight Bronze Slate & Sweet Yellow Orange
Wow Embossing Powder:
Vintage Champagne
Ranger Archival Ink:Watering Can
Ranger Emboss It Dabber

The sky and the flowers were embossed. 

With the shimmering embossed flowers in the background, out came the flower stamp again.  This time it was coated with DecoArt Media Gesso and stamped right on top the other flowers.  

Time to paint the first layer!! 
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics
Cadmium Orange Hue, 
Quinacridone Gold, 
Diarylide Yellow
Dynasty Brush

And just keep repeating layers of paint until your flowers have the look that you can enjoy!
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics:
Paynes Grey, 
Transparent Red Iron Oxide, 
Sap Green, 
Green Gold

Love the natural background texture that you get when painting on wood. Here are some close-ups!

It's hard to see the shimmer of the embossing powders but it looks so pretty in person!

More crackle and embossing shimmer in the sky!  


Here are the products used.  The Yellow DecoArt Media Shimmer Mister isn't pictured. 

 Thanks bunches for stopping by to share some fun art with me! Xj.

I feel lucky to share with the following challenges:
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Sin City Stamps
Arts and Crafts made with Sin City Stamps

Craft Stamper Magazine
May: Anything Goes Stamping Challenge
Anything Goes + Embossing

May: Backgrounds
Mine is a 'Scenic Background'!



TangledBlueRose said...

So beautiful Joi! I love the countryside scene, stunning textures and my favorite flowers! Just such a day-dreamy great canvas. Thank you for sharing your step by steps!

Brenda Brown said...

I love the way you used the stamps to create texture and the focal images and watching your steps unfold is mesmerising. Brilliant art as always my friend xxx

SewPaperPaint said...

Joi, I just love how you used the fab floral stamps. The texture and design and shape of this substrate all work together so beautifully. Amazing inspiration for this (very rough) Tuesday morning! Thank you so much my friend! Big hugs, Autumn

Monique's art said...


Pawsitively Creative said...

Joi, I saw the post on FB about the Walnut Hollow and immediately thought of you! Hopefully it's the post I'm thinking about if not, oops. Anyway, your design is awesome sauce and so incredibly amazeballs! I absolutely enjoy seeing your process and the layers added through each step. Gorgeous details and drawing and then you add in the paints and mixed media and viola! A Joi original! Lovely and splendid dearie! You rock! Hugz to you muffin!

Data cap on: thanks for joining us at Mix It Up for our embossing challenge! ~Niki DT

Anonymous said...

How BEAUTIFUL is this!!!! I am just loving all the texture!
Thank you for playing with us at Mix It Up!!

Unknown said...

This is just amazing! Amazing detail and a fabulous description of the process.
Thank you for sharing with us over at "Mix It Up". Best of luck with your entry and please do join us again very soon.

Mary DT member for Mix It Up Challenge...

Win Dinn, Artist said...

You know I'm all over the texture on this one - drooly!!! I'm jazzed by the sketchiness of the floral look as well - you've just nailed this piece! xo

Asmah Zainal Abidin said...

I am so impressed with your amazing mixed media art Joi. What a beauty that is to create embossed flower garden out of one stamp. Love the crackle and the drawn fence. I scrolled up and down many times as I admire the flowers but I think just maybe my eyes are missing from spotting any stenciling work in your fabulous project to be eligible to win. My sincere apology if I didn't spot it. Once again thank you Joi for your continuous participation and support at STAMPlorations May Mixed Media Challenge ...See you again soon Joi :)
Hugs and smiles,
STAMPlorations Mixed Media Design Team
Qinaahana Arts & Crafts {My Personal Blog}

Jackie PN said...

Joi, this is sooo beautiful!! summertime at it's finest is what it reminds me of!
Hoping your Mother's Day was beautiful- sending love! Jackie xx

Pamellia said...

Wow Joi, this is just extraordinary!! I just adore the fancy shaped base, how wonderfully unique and beautiful!! Your flowery scene has captured my heart! I just love how they are set in the middle of a wonderful grassy field, with the old wood fence in the background, and a vast expanse of countryside beyond that! Seems like a place I would love to visit! The crackle effect is amazing, wonderful textures and such amazing techniques!! Well done Joi, this is a masterpiece for sure!! hugs :)

Candy C said...

Joi!!! This is awesome! I love how you layered the gesso on top of the crackle paste!! What a cool idea for more texture and depth! Smart girl!
I love your earthy color choices and your added fence and landscape behind.

Cindy said...

Fabulous mixed media project. Thanks for sharing with us at Mix It Up!