Saturday, January 16, 2016

DecoArt Media Winter Challenge



DecoArt Media is having a "winter themed" challenge and offering the opportunity to win a prize pack valued at $120.00.

I just became a member of their Blogger Outreach Program.  I've been using their supplies for quite some time. This is the first time that I have entered a contest or challenge.  It's an opportunity for me to show you what you can do with some of their products.

So here's what I did.

Painted a 10" X 10" canvas with Americana Ultra Blue Deep paint and a tiny bit of gesso. 

I cut house shapes out of gelli prints and adhered them to the canvas using DecoArt Matte Medium.  The rooftops were from prints that I already had.  The houses were made using DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics in Cobalt Blue Hue, Ultramarine Blue, and Americana Paint (also by DecoArt) in Cool White, and Ebony Black.

I "white-washed" the houses with a very thin mixture of water and gesso.  Using, a fan brush, I also speckled the sky a bit.

I painted paper with Dazzling Metallics Emperor's Gold and Shimmering Silver and blue paint, then cut out and adhered windows and doors.  Using a black Pigma Micron pen, I outlined everything and drew the windowpanes.  I, also, added some plastic trim that looks like metal to some of the rooflines.

Added some snow using the DecoArt Modeling Paste.  Added highlighting, icicles, and candles with a white pen

 Started shading with a black charcoal pencil.

 Then, I added the DecoArt Media Crackle Glaze to each window.  It made them glow.  I was, extremely happy!

and.....the finished piece!

The DecoArt Media products are great.

Peace!......and Happy Winter to you......keep warm.



  1. LOVE this! What a beautiful entry to our Winter Wonderland challenge! Thanks for playing along!

    Claudia x

    1. Thank you and I look forward to participating in more DecoArt challenges.

  2. Really cute and imaginative wintery town. The buildings done with gelli prints are really interesting. Love all of the randomness of the colors and patterns. Love the various roof lines, too. The variance of Windows and trims on the houses also adds so much interest. Thanks for joining our DecoArt Winter Challenge.

  3. What a beautiful scenery. There are so many details to discover. Thanks for sharing your project with us at the DecoArt Winter Wonderland Challenge.

    1. Thanks so much. I look forward to entering more of these challenges!

  4. Fabulous wintery village, love how you created the houses!!! Thanks for creating for the DecoArt Winter Wonderland Challenge.

  5. Super project , it gives that warm cozy winterfeeling ! Thanks for playing with us at Deco Art media .