Saturday, May 27, 2017

Memorial Day Project, Acrylic on Wood

Happy Memorial Day to my U.S. friends and Wishing a Peaceful Weekend to all the rest of my sweeties! 


I saw a similar heart online but there was no artist listed to give thanks to for the idea. I adapted it to make a gift for one of our ranch hands. 

The big discussion was which way the word 'Fun' should have been placed!! I like it as is but others say it should have been upside down like the other words. And so is the way of creativity - right???!!! 

Hubby put the wood slats together for me. I added a bit of paint for a more even texture. 

The project begin by drawing the design onto the wood and then adding DecoArt Media Gesso with the DecoArt Americana Stencil - Pixelated.


If you follow me - you know I love shimmer and glitz! The cross was painted with DecoArt Bronze Dazzling Metallics. 


DecoArt Media Texture Sand Paste was added to the stars and the cross. Love that texture.  The stars were just painted in with Gesso - free hand. They are a bit wonky - I agree - but fun and free!! 


To give the stars a bit more 'rustic' feel DecoArt Metallic Lustre was added. 


The variation of blue for the 'flag' was done with the DecoArt Cosmic Blue Metallic Lustre and the Primary Cyan DecoArt Media Mister. 


The Cosmic Blue Metallic Lustre was also added around the words. I am thrilled to own Dynasty liner brushes because now I can more successfully paint those tiny straight lines!!


The family name was done with DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics Prussian Blue Hue (one of my fav colors!) topped with Metallic Lustre Silver Spark. 


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Some close-ups for you!



Here you can see a bit of the luscious shimmer!!! 



Can you see the Texture Sand Paste in the cross? 


THANKS BUNCHES for stopping by. 
I love seeing your art and also sharing mine. Xj. 

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Really excited to share this with:
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10 comments:

  1. This really caught my eye Joi and it's so beautiful. Love the shape of the heart and all the little details you've added and it's wonderful on wood which is such a lovely textured contrast.
    Fliss xx

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  2. What a wonderful plaque Joi, patriotic, fun and family orientated. I am sure your farm hand loves the art and message behind it. For me it's also the fabulous textures, colours and amazing details that brings this design together so beautifully and also the lovely rustic nature of the wooden slats, your hubby rocks putting it together to make your incredible art on. Happy Sunday xxx

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  3. This is GREAT Joi! I do Love that shine and shimmer and really love the dot stencil you used! Looks super!
    Hope your Memorial Day weekend was lovely with lots of family & fun!
    sending hugs sweetie!
    Jackie xo

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  4. Love the wooden base and the look you made is fab. Thank you for joining STAMPlorations May Mixed Media challenge. I hope you'll have a beautiful summer time.

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  5. What a great piece, Joi, and a fabulous gift...I'm with you on the Fun, so it must be an artist thing, right?! Well done, my artful friend. xo

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  6. This is really a beautiful plaque Joi and very patriotic. Pretty stenciling and such great idea. Thank you for your participation and support at STAMPlorations May Mixed Media Challenge and look forward to see your creation this month once again :)
    Hugs and smiles,
    Asmah
    STAMPlorations Mixed Media Design Team
    Qinaahana Arts & Crafts {My Personal Blog}

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  7. great project! Thanks for joining in with us at the STAMPlorations Mixed Media Challenge!!!

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  8. Gorgeous work!!! Thank you for joining us over at the STAMPlorations Mixed Media challenge. xx Susanne.

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  9. This is amazing. Thanks for sharing it with the STAMPlorations mixed media challenge.

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  10. This is so amazing and perfectly patriotic/rustic! What a thoughtful gift to your workers. I'm sure they really appreciate working for such a thoughtful boss. Hugs, Autumn

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Your comments are dear to me. My reply button still isn't fixed so..... thanks bunches and bunches. XXj.