A mixed media piece

A mixed media piece

Sunday, 7 February 2016

Deco Art experimenting with Dazzling Metallics

Hi Everyone I hope you are well as my followers will know I am on the 
Deco Art Outreach blogger program & have been for about a year now
if not a bit longer. I generally use Deco art products in most of 
my projects as I love the range but I mainly stick to the Media 
Range but wanted to try the Dazzling Metallics range. This
range has a vast array of colours and numerous
golds again a great favourite of mine.
 So for this first play with using it on a project I started with a tag
and stamped a heart on it 4 times in black staz on. Next I used
ecoline inks to trace round the hearts lots of water and
brown Bistre was sprinkles and spritzed with water
till I was happy withe the result.
Next I picked 5 golds from the Deco Art Dazzeling Metallics range 
Rich Expresso is @ the very bottom,  Venitian gold, splendid gold,
 emperors gold covered with Champagne gold. next I used 
the media range clear crackle glaze which 
I applied with my finger.
while I waited for the glaze to dry I covered a Tando creative 
small key with texture sand paste which again I applied
 with my finger. 
Once dry I painted it with Media carbon black fluid acrylic paint
 once dried I then picked up Rich expresso with my finger and just 
lightly touched the key so it just picked it up in areas, 
very much how you would used treasure gold.
Back to the hearts the gold is translucent so again using my fingers
 I used Media antiquing cream in black over the hearts and 
knocked back once dry with a baby wipe.  
My fingers are looking glorious by now!!!!
 The black has gone into the cracks as you can see above.
Next I gave the whole tag a coat soft touch matt varnish to seal the 
inks and bistre but did not go over the hearts. I then covered 
the area again with deco page matt sealer then I 
applied stamped tissue paper over the top. I
have just realised there is some glue residue 
on the above heart just be careful.
I pulled off the tissue paper and decorated my scabbed pieces with
carbon black media fluid acrylic knocking it back and edging with
rich expresso all applied by my very messy fingers!!!
I backed it onto black card they had been roughed up with a blade then 
edged with rich expresso think this might be my favourite.
Okay so what I learned was that the colours are translucent
 which I love as you can just glimps the pattern
 underneath. The other brilliant thing is they are 
all interchangeable across the range's.
I also find it helpful to make colour charts of the colours I have on
both black and white card as colours vary on different backgrounds
also it fives you a feel of how to work the paint and its properties 
as all paints have their own. One last bit of information 
regarding Deco art products they can be purchase from 
Hobby craft and are very reasonably priced compared to 
some of their competitors. 
These really are amazing products go and try for yourself. 
Well that's it for today folks thank you for popping by please 
let me know what you think and if you found it useful.
Cheers Dee x


Claudia N. said...

So beautiful, Dee!
Love the Dazzling Metallics too - they really create the most stunning effects! Your project looks amazing!

Claudia xx

Scrapintheattic.com said...

Wow, amazing result, I love it x

Pawsitively Creative said...

Very useful Deb! The metallics are among my fave of the DA products. Genius idea to create the color board on black and white paper. You so creative! Your design is yummy and full of so many techniques and details. Awesome sauce and wowzers! Hugz. ~Niki

Unknown said...

What a BEAUTIFUL project with the metallics Dee. I love them too. You showed them off to the hilt here. So inspiring. Thanks bunches. j.