It's my turn today over at the Blog for the That's Crafty Shop, That's Blogging Crafty. I've gone for a piece of home decor with a painted mirror.
Donna Downey Stencil
DecoArt Modelling Paste
DecoArt Media Acrylic Paints – Cobalt Teal, Cobalt Turquoise, Diarylide Yellow, Quinacridone Magenta, Viridian Green Hue
Pitt Big Brush Pens
I started with one of those square mirrors from a well known Swedish interiors store, it measures about 10 x 10 inches, but the wide border means there is lots of space for painting. (pic 1)
I added a layer of gesso then DecoArt Media Acrylic Paints in Cobalt Teal, Cobalt Turquoise, and Diarylide Yellow mixing them with gesso as I went.
When dry mixed I DecoArt Modelling Paste with Quinacridone Magenta and spread the coloured paste the Poppy part of the stencil over my mirror, moving the stencil round to get my poppies where I wanted them. Next I mixed DecoArt Modelling Paste with Viridian Green Hue and added the stalks to the poppies.
When the poppies were dry itmay well, if you are a messy crafter like me, look a mess and need tidying up also at this stage l went over them with Quinacridne Red and Pyrole Red Yellow to get multiple shades in the poppy leaves.
Next I used my Pitt Big Brush Pens to define the flowers and stems and add grey shading under the petals. A final touch was to outline my poppies with the Fude Pen to make them pop.