Friday, March 22, 2013

My Sister My Friend . . . by Debbie

Hi everyone, Debbie here today with my project for Kay's March Challenge . . . 
You Color My World.  Let's get creative and use some paint on our projects!
I made my first canvas, a gift for my sister.

 My sister loves owls. I had held on to an old Kleenex box that had owls on it and cut them out along with some of the colorful flowers on the box to use on my canvas.
I enjoyed working with the paints that our sponsor DecoArt supplied us. I did a lot of stamping on my canvas and used paints rather then inks.

I used some of the blue Pastel Paint and watered it down to create my sky background along with some yellow Frosted Fun Paint to create the sun's rays. The hearts were stamped on using paint rather then ink and the purple dots were made using some bubble wrap painted with purple paint then dabbed on the background.

More stamping using the DecoArt paints.

                        The sponsor for our March Challenge is DecoArt.



                      "Since 1985, DecoArt has manufactured one of the broadest lines of acrylic      paints and finishes for general arts and crafts use in the world. The line includes all-purpose acrylics for professional artists, crafters, and students. Located centrally in the United States, DecoArt manufactures numerous specialty paints that are designed specifically for surfaces like glass, ceramics, fabric, and metal, from its Stanford, Kentucky production facility"

Product Overview

DecoArt has one of the widest selection of paints and finishes for arts, crafts, and home decorating. DecoArt has a full product line which includes over 25 brands of paint and finishes.

Our products are sold in all major craft chain stores in the United States, as well as having a strong market presence internationally in over 75 countries abroad.

Our Commitment to Quality

DecoArt assures its loyal and new customers that they can use our products with confidence.

All DecoArt products are non-toxic and user- and enviromently-friendly.

We make safe products. Our paints and specialty products are made in the USA to federally-mandated and industry-wide safety and quality standards as established by the Art & Creative Materials Institute (ACMI). ACMI employs one of the nation's top independent toxicology groups at 
Duke University. All of our formulas are reviewed and have been certified as non-toxic by this group.

          The winner of our March Challenge will win the following prize package from DecoArt:
The prize includes:  Three 8 pot paints; Americana Radiance, Dazzling Metallics Shimmer and Americana Pastel. Three stencils; Jacobean Floral, Flutterbies and Art Nouveau Medallions, along with a Medium assortment including Weathered Wood, Pearlizing, Fabric Painting, Thickening Medium, Drying Time Extended Medium and Staining Antiquing Medium.

             There will also be a random winner who will win a this set of Craft Twinkles Writers:


            1. You are allowed to make a an altered/off the page project as long as you follow the challenge specifications.
  2. Projects must be linked up to our linky tool in the sidebar, using the URL of the ACTUAL POST not your entire blog.
     3. You may submit as many entries as you want and combine your entry with up to 2 other challenges.
  4. It is required that you mention in your blog post that you are playing along at Berry71Bleu TOGETHER with a link back to our blog.
            5. All entries must be received by MIDNIGHT EST on the 31st day of the month the challenge was posted.
             6. Entries to be submitted via the linky tool at the top of the sidebar ONLY, not by e mail and not by linking up in the comments section please.

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Happy Creating!
. . . Debbie


  1. Wow wowwwwwwwwwwwww!! This is amazing Debbie! I am LOVING how you used the owls from the box!!! CLEVER!!!

  2. Wow! Awesome canvas! I'm going to have to pay more attention to my Kleenex boxes. Thanks for the inspiration! =)

  3. OMG How clever!! I love this! It is fun & artsy!!! I am going to have to check my Kleenex boxes!! Great job!! :)

  4. You did a fantastic job Debbie! It is so bright and colorful! Now this is an amazing recycling.

    Thank you!!


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