Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Rick St. Dennis HAUNTED COTTAGE Canvas TTCRD & DecoArt Media

Hello from Joi@RR!

It's that time of year... All Hallow's Eve!!!
Please feel free to visit my HAUNTED COTTAGE. 
The cauldron is boiling and the party is on!

This project was done on a 14 x 18 wrapped canvas.

Marking around where the digi image would be... 
I just began painting. No plan - just light
and loosely adding the background.

After adding the digi image with Matte Medium,
then the real work on the cottage and background began.

The WONDERFUL cottage image is from: 

I love Rick's work because he is a fabulous artist
and he has such an incredible variety of images.
 For the cottage, I pulled and tugged on it a
bit to make it look just a tad scary. 

And on we go with a few more steps...

Adding Fluid acrylic colors to the cottage, trees
and the crumbling fence line was fun. Afterwards,
out came the crackle glaze to give some texture.

Here you see the crackle texture on the cottage,
trees and fence posts was painted with Antiquing
Cream. After drying, rub off with a damp cloth
and the cracks/crevices show amazingly well.

The finished cottage! 

And a few close-ups. 

There is a skeleton too. Can you find it???!!!

This Haunted Cottage is inspiration for the Oct. 10
challenge at Through the Craft Room Door Challenge

ENTER your project HERE:

Would love to see you there...
from cards to mixed media  - all projects welcome!

Prize: 2 digital images of choice
 from our sponsor Rick St. Dennis.

You can find the "country cottage" image I chose HERE: 

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Wishing you a safe and fun All Hallow's Eve month!! Xj.


Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Fall Fishin' Canvas

Hello from Joi@RR!

I grew up near the lake at Branson Missouri and fishing was a joy for our entire family. Today, at the ranch, we have three ponds plus a lake nearby.  Although, in Texas we don't usually have vibrant fall foliage my painting could definitely be a Missouri scene!

I used a really fun fishing digi image for the next 
Through the Craft Room Door Challenge for Sept. 26. 

ENTER your project HERE:

Would love to see you there - from cards to mixed media  - all projects welcome!

Prize: £8 digi voucher
 from our sponsor Morgan's Artworld.

You can find the "sport 9" fishing image I chose HERE: 

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This project is on a 14x18 wrapped canvas. 

This first photo is of the original layout with the digi image and the StencilGirl Windswept Tree Stencil.

The tree was traced in pencil and permanent marker.
Then the entire sky (including the tree) was painted
with DecoArt Media Cobalt Teal Hue. 

The field was done in English Red Oxide, Cadmium Orange and Diarylide Yellow. 

The water is a mix of Gesso and Cerulean Blue. 

The tree was then filled in with Crackle Paint and a bit of black gesso for the hollow tree parts. 

And here is the background finished... 
waiting on the crackle paint to dry. 

After the crackle was dry I began adding the color to the tree using Antiquing Cream in English Red Oxide and Raw Umber. Just add and wait for it to dry - wipe and add more until you're satisfied.

Then the fun part... adding brightly colored leaves!

I also added Fluid Acrylic Paint and Metallic Lustre to the tree limbs and leaves.  I just have to have a bit of shimmer!!

The digi image was colored with Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Pens. I used these in almost every art project that I do. They are my favorites in a permanent pen. 

The digi image was placed onto the canvas with Matt Medium.

I few photos of the finished image. 

Products Used: 

I so love the colors of fall and had a great time sharing them as a background for this super neat fishing digi. 
Thanks to each of you for visiting my blog!!  Xj.


Tuesday, September 12, 2017

OWL STUMP: Through the Craftroom Door Magazine DT Post

Hello from Joi@RR!

We have an owl on the ranch that has lived here as long as we have!  He even lets us see him sometimes and leaves us feathers.

That's why I chose this very lovely digi image of an owl for the next Through the Craft Room Door Challenge for Sept. 12. 

ENTER your project HERE:

Prize: £8 digi voucher
 from our sponsor Crafts and Me.

You can find the "owl eyes" image I chose HERE: 

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My project is done on a dead tree stump.  It is approx. 12x8 in height and width but big around and a bit heavy!  It is cedar harvested from the ranch by hubby.  

It is made to hold something on top. Perhaps a candle. 

Here is a photo of the back of the stump.
 The wood is so much prettier in person!

I began by tracing the wonderful image onto the wood with DecoArt Americana Transfer Paper. 

Using my wood burning tool, I embedded the image into the wood. 

I used DecoArt Media Antiquing Cream to enhance the image.

You can see below where Titanium White was added for a moon glow. Next came Carbon Black and Titanium White to enhance the owl. A bit of  Patina Green on the leaves along with a tiny bit of white on the flowers.  

The image is just so pretty that my goal was to just enhance it by staying neutral! 

Products Used: 

I personally like just a small votive in the top
 but this look is fun too!! 

Thanks bunches and bunches for stopping by. 
Hope you are creating some fun fall projects too. 
I KNOW many of you are because I am 'watching'!!! Xj.


Thursday, September 7, 2017

DecoArt Media Design Team Post: Fall Stepping Stone Mixed Media Canvas

HOWDY sweet friends!

I always feel so honored (the pinch myself type of honor) when I have an art project on the DecoArt Media blog! 

This time I did a 'fall stepping stone' on canvas. 
You can view the step by step here:

Or go to this link: 

I used LOTS of mixed media products in this one too! 
Here is another sneak peak...

  I would also really appreciate you leaving a comment on my DecoArt Media page. 

Thanks bunches for visiting me today and sharing my DecoArt Media adventure!!  I truly do love these products. 

This badge is one of my proudest achievements!!  
Thank you all for your encouragement!  Xj. 


Sunday, September 3, 2017

Leaves Published Sept/Oct Through the Craft Room Door

HOWDY... from Joi@RR!

As September arrives... autumn leaves will soon be falling. 
Through the Craft Room Door Magazine has a FABULOUS Sept/Oct issue escorting in the fall holidays.

You can find the wonderful magazine here

 There are over a 100 pages of great ideas, tutorials, craft hints and photos. It is only $18 for a year.  Pretty awesome!!! 

Subscribe HERE!  

No - I promise - I don't get paid to ask you to subscribe. 
I just enjoy the magazine and the fun of contributing to it. 
 You can contribute too if you love to create! 

Click here for the submission guidelines. 

One more 'teaser' photo for you from my published submission. 
You know it has to have some 'Interference' shimmer!!!  

Thanks so much for once again checking out my art work.  
I'm hope you can see my finished piece in this Sept/Oct edition of Through The Craft Room Door Magazine

On a Personal Note: We survived Hurricane Harvey after days and days of miserable wind/rain with flooding to only two of our buildings. We are fine and our home is safe... as are the horses, cattle, chickens. Roads were closed and we could not get out for days. School is closed, of course.  But all is well. Now we have Hurricane flood survivors staying at the ranch.  We are thankful to be able to be a blessing to others. Xj.


Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Pumpkin Person; Through the Craft Room Door Magazine

Hello from Joi@RR!

Oh how I love fall...
the leaves, the colors... 
and ORANGE... my favorite of all. 

Pumpkin Person... I LOVE fall! 

ENTER your project HERE:

Prize: $15 store voucher
 from our sponsor WinkWink.

Using a WinkWink Image: Pumpkin Person:

Here is my version of her smiling face!!!

Project Steps: 

Hubby cut and sanded a 30"x36" piece of cedar from our land. 
I will use this project for a fall display here at the ranch!

I applied the wonderful Pumpkin Person image with Matte Medium.  It was large so there were several different pieces to apply.  I chose the image that already had some lovely color on it and just added the letters that I liked best.  Several choices of words for the banner comes with it!

Using my handy little sand paper I gave her a good shave so that the paint would stick well and be smooth. 

With Black Gesso I added the Jacobean Floral stencil around the base of my Pumpkin Person. 

With Crackle Paint and the Autumn Falling stencil some leaves were placed within the flowers.

The leaves were painted with some Metallic Lustre and Fluid Acrylics. They shimmer in such a lovely way!

I lightly painted over the Pumpkin Person with White Gesso to add  more shimmering Metallic Lustre paint to the body.

With the new Stampendous Birds and Bones Stencil Set by Andy Skinner, the Pumpkin Person had a few friends to talk to on her arm. 

DecoArt and DecoArt Media Products Used: 

Soon fall will be on it's way... in some places it already has come. Thanks bunches for sharing time with me! Xj.