DecoArt Media: My Top 5 Favorite Products

Mixed media is something that I have been really interested in since doing my sculpting course in University. Unfortunately, due to budget cuts, we didn't have kilns or the ability to torch or fire anything, so we had to resort to using unconventional sculpting materials such as styrofoam, concrete and even cardboard.

Decoart recently came out with an artist grade Mixed Media line, so when the opportunity came up for me to test out some of the products, I jumped at the chance. Here are my top 5 favorite products from the Mixed Media line.

Texture Sand Paste and Modelling Paste

What I love most about these products is that they are buildable, yet really lightweight.

In the past when I have painted with plaster on wood, I loved being able to build out the texture and make a truly three dimensional piece of art. However, plaster breaks and the piece becomes incredibly fragile. With the Mixed Media products, I can get that same effect with both the modelling paste and the texture sand paste.



The Texture Sand Paste gives a really great fine sand effect to your piece. If you are working on adding any beach themed home decor pieces, this product would be a great addition to give dimension, depth and texture. I really liked pairing it with the Liquid Glass, for an unexpected texture pairing to give balance and also to ensure that the focus is on the gritty sand texture.

The Modelling Paste is really amazing. By using a palette knife, I was able to layer it on smooth in some areas, and thick in others to play with the different textures. While the Texture Sand Paste is gritty, the Modelling Paste is really smooth.


Crackle Paste

Similar to the texture sand and modelling pastes, the Crackle Paste goes on with a palette knife and provides thin or deep cracks, depending on how thick you put in on over your surface. I was curious as to what it would do over a medium like the Modelling Paste and was really pleased with the results. Sometimes mediums will resist one another, but that was not the case here!


Misters

I really wasn't expecting to like the misters as much as I do. With vibrant, yet transparent, color options, you can spray as little or as much as you would like. I chose to add carbon black over top of my crackle paste, to give a bit more dimension into the foreground of my abstract pieces.

Liquid Glass

I was so excited to test out the Liquid Glass. This product comes in a squeezable bottle with a very fine tip, so you can make the perfect little glass bubbles on your piece. What's even better is that those tiny glass bubbles dry three dimensionally, which makes for yet another layer of texture!

 
The results on all three pieces were fantastic, and I really love the black and white pairings, along with the layers of  texture. I definitely will be adding more one of a kind textured pieces like these to my Etsy shop, and think that they would look fantastic mounted on glass.


Disclaimer: I was provided the Mixed Media line by DecoArt for the purposes of this post. All opinions expressed are my own!


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Stamped and Stained DIY Wooden Trinket Box #DecoArt #Stampendous

Did you know how easy it is to create stamped images with paint? Yes...paint! By using stamps and different shades of acrylic paint {including metallic paint} you can create an easy DIY wooden trinket box in just a few minutes!

This DIY wooden trinket box makes a great addition to a personalized gift, which is perfect with wedding season coming up. The gel wood stain gives it a masculine look, while the metallic and acrylic stamped image softens the overall project.



Materials:

Wooden trinket box
Gel Wood Stain in Maple
Americana acrylic paint in Grey Sky
Dazzling Metallics in Renaissance Brown
Lovely Garden Stamps
Jumbo Acrylic Handle

Step 1: Apply Gel Wood Stain to your wooden trinket box with a paint brush. Wipe the excess stain away and buff with a paper towel or small cloth. Allow to dry completely.


Step 2: Pour a small amount of your Americana Acrylic Paint and Dazzling Metallics onto a piece of wax paper, and smooth out to a thin layer.



Step 3: Apply your chosen stamp to the Jumbo Acrylic Handle. Press firmly.

Step 4: Dip your stamp lightly into the paint, then apply to the wooden box using firm even pressure.


Tip: there's no need to rock the stamp back and forth, and doing this will actually distort your stamped image. Once you have chosen the location for your stamp, simply press it down in one motion. I like to leave mine for a few seconds, then pull it off my surface vertically so as to not smudge the image.

Step 5: Repeat twice more, overlapping your images and using both colors of paint.

Step 6: Allow to dry completely, then fill with trinkets!



Disclaimer: I was provided the Lovely Garden Stamps and acrylic handle by Stampendous for the purposes of this campaign. I received the Gel Wood Stain and Americana paints from DecoArt for the purposes of this campaign, as well. All thoughts, opinions and projects are my own.

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DIY Upcycled DecoArt Chalkboard Coffee Table


We have had this table from IKEA for a few years and it has taken a beating. It's been used as a coffee table, ottoman, race track, eating area for Owen, painting area for me and has marks, dents and scratches all over it.

It can still be a functional piece of furniture, but giving it a facelift with some Chalkboard Paint made the surface look new again.


Materials

Wooden coffee table
Clear or black Americana Chalkboard Paint

First, clean off your table from any debris, food and smudges. Make sure you clean it really well and dry it off as well. If your table top is smooth, rough it up a bit with some sandpaper so that the paint will adhere properly.

Once your surface is dry, paint a layer of Chalkboard Paint in one direction. You can choose to do this either vertically or horizontally. Allow to dry for 1 hour and then apply your second coat in the opposite direction {ie: if you painted vertically the first coat, go horizontally now, and vice versa}.


Allow to dry for 24 hours. Yes. Twenty. Four.

Now, if you quite like the color of your table, you might want to use the Clear Chalkboard Paint Coating here. This will allow the natural beauty of your table to shine through, protecting the surface, and turn it into an art centre for little ones!

Since our table had a dark espresso finish and the top was marred with various blemishes, I went with the black Chalkboard Paint.

Once the paint has cured over the 24hrs, you're ready to rub it with chalk. This is known as seasoning. Rub the surface lightly with chalk, then wipe clean. This will ensure that no phantom images get left behind on your table.

Then go crazy! Draw pictures, play tic-tac-toe...use it as a game board for when friends come over! It even makes a great homework station for the kiddos!
 

Disclaimer: I am a part of the DecoArt Core Blogger Program and was compensated for this post and project. All opinions expressed are my own.

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DIY Paper Bag Advent Garland

When I saw this idea from See Vanessa Craft on Instagram, I was inspired to whip up my own paper bag advent calendar.

This is a super easy project that you can create using paper sandwich bags, some acrylic paint and stencils of your choice.

Materials:
25 paper sandwich bags
Metallic paint in the color of your choice (I chose Spun Gold Crafters Acrylic)
Accent paint in the color of your choice (I chose Brandy Wine and Crimson Tide Americana)
Number stencil
Pattern stencil
Sponge dauber


First, place your pattern stencil on the top 2/3 of your paper bag. Daub with your metallic paint, I chose gold,  and lay to dry.


One your bags are dry, it's time to stencil the numbers. I mixed my two accent colors, Brandy Wine and Crimson Tide, to get a nice rich berry color. Simply daub with your sponge over the stencil and lay flat to dry.


Once all of your bags are dry, hang them with burlap twine using clothes pins. These two materials give a rustic charm to your otherwise classically elegant paper bag advent calendar garland.



Now just fill your bags with special treats, notes to bake cookies together or watch a new Christmas movie as a family.

Happy Holidays!


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Decoart Holiday Ornament Collection and Giveaway

Decoart has done it again with an amazing giveaway for the holidays! But before we get to those juicy details, a little DIY for you!

Each and every year, I either make or get new ornaments for my husband, son and myself. It's a tradition that my parents did with me, and one that I wanted to continue with my family.

This year, I was really excited to put the DecoArt Multi Surface Satin and Gloss Enamels Writers to the test.

Materials

Clear Glass Ornaments
DecoArt Multi Surface Satin (I chose Deep Scarlet to match another project I completed recently)
DecoArt 3D Gloss Enamels Writers in Opaque (I chose Gold and Silver)


First, pop the silver top off of your ornament. Next, pour some of your Multi Surface Satin into the glass ornament and swirl it around to make sure you've covered all of the ornament. Sometimes it helps to add a little bit of water to the paint to thin in out so it covers more easily. One of my ornaments is covered completely while the other one didn't turn out so well.


Flip it over and let the excess drain out, and allow to dry (mostly...it's not super important that it be 100% dry on the inside, as you're done with that surface now!)

Once your ornament is mostly dry, use your 3D Gloss Enamels Writers to draw on your designs. I went with a milkglass inspired look, so lots of staggered dots.


Allow to dry completely.

Once they're dry, you're good to hang them on your tree, put with your garlands or even in a glass bowl as a beautiful centrepiece!! Easy peasy, and oh so beautiful!



Now...for the giveaway!


a Rafflecopter giveaway


Disclaimer: I am a part of the DecoArt Core Blogger Program and was compensated for this post and project. All opinions expressed are my own.

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Custom Running Shirts created with Ink Effects by DecoArt

Last month when I was planning my outfit for the London Lady's Half Marathon and 5k, I wanted my shirt to be refelective of where I was in my journey. Since the event was in support of Itsy, I felt it important to feature my Arrow on my shirt.

Itsy is a non-profit organization that support the NICU at London Health Science Centre. They lend a helping hand to families and babes who are faced with challenges by being in the NICU, and given that Owen had a rough start, and that we have our Arrow up in Heaven...participating in this event was really important to me.

Here's what you'll need to create your own custom long sleeved running shirt for your upcoming race.

Materials

Long sleeved shirt(s) - I got these two shirts from Walmart. G2 brand, $6 each
Ink Effects by DecoArt - I chose black since I was painting arrows, but certainly choose whatever color you like
Round paint brush
White paper - regular computer paper works well
Carboard
Iron

First, decide on your design. You can either free hand it, or use one of the awesome DecoArt stencils. Since I was wanting to do arrows, I chose to draw them free hand with Ink Effects directly on the white paper. I went with two different designs.

The three arrows represent (top to bottom) Owen, Arrow and my husband {a mix of both arrows}. This is a great design for the front or back of a shirt. Tip: If you're placing a design like this on the front of your shirt, make sure that you put it up on your chest so that it will still show after you've put your race bib on.


The single arrow is a replica of the tattoo that I got shortly after our miscarriage. It is perfect to go down a sleeve and would also look great going down the back of a shirt.


Allow your design to dry completely on the paper before moving onto the next step.

Prep your shirts by placing cardboard between the front and back, on the inside. Then, simply iron on your design, applying consistent pressure to make sure that you get even coverage of your design.


Now lace up your shoes and go for a run in your new shirt!



Tip: I found that the design transferred best when using the hottest setting on my iron.

and when all else fails, if you aren't happy with how your design transfers, go over it with a bit of Ink Effects directly on your shirt, or with So Soft.

Disclaimer: I am a part of the DecoArt Core Blogger program and was compensated for this post. The tutorial, concept, design and opinions are 100% my own.

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Faux Glam Pumpkins using Americana Multi Surface Satin and Craft Twinkles

This year, I am really getting into decorating for Halloween and since our party is themed after the saying Something Wicked This Way Comes, I decided that we needed to get our decor chic and stylish.

Materials

Faux Pumpkins
Americana Multi Surface Satin paint in the colors of your choice (Black Ice, Dolphin, White Birch, and Cottonball are all excellent choices for this project)
Glamour Dust paints in black and white
Gloss Enamels writers in black and white
Sponges and paint brushes


There really aren't too many rules with this project and it is a great one for your little ones to engage in. Have them each create their own glam pumpkin with the Multi Surface Paint. This paint is great for projects like these as it goes on nice and thick, and unless you are painting on glass {which you can with it!} you will only need one coat.

Give your pumpkins some personality. Paint them with glittering Glamour Dust paints for an added effect, and cluster them in groupings of 3 or 5.

Next are your embellishments. Give your pumpkins a monogram with buttons or thumb tacks. Add some ribbon and bows to the stem. Go crazy, or keep it simple. I used Gloss Enamels writers to create a three dimensional faux milkglass look.


Once your pumpkins are done, let them dry overnight before giving them a new home. Ours are going up on our mantle with our chalkboard and some branches.

Happy Halloween!


Tips: For a 3-dimensional design to your pumpkins, draw on your design with hot glue before painting your pumpkin with the Multi Surface Satin or Twinkles!

Paint your stems last so that you have something to hold on to while you are painting the surface of your pumpkins!

No candlesticks lying around? Flip over a drinking glass, or piece of bar ware and set your pumpkin on top!


Disclaimer: I am a part of DecoArt Core Blogger Program and was financially compensated for this post. The concept, views and opinions expressed are my own.
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5th Anniversary Wooden Gifts using Americana Multi Surface Satin and Stencils

When I was on the search for the perfect 5th wedding anniversary gift for my husband, it dawned on me that it was the perfect time to get crafty with my bad self.

I have seen these beautiful, yes masculine, jewelry boxes at local home decor stores and thought to myself I can totally make that. So...here goes!

Materials

Wooden box in the shape and size of your choice {I went with a standard round box}
Paint brushes
Americana Multi Surface Satin in the colors of your choice {I chose Dolphin and Mushroom}
Cup for water
Sponge wedge
Paper towel
Americana geometric stencils {oh hey...I designed the geometric one that is NEW for 2013!}
Fine sandpaper {optional}


First, wipe down your wooden box to clear any dust from being up on the shelf at the store. Next, water down a bit of your lighter Americana Multi Surface Satin color. Paint it on the wooden box, rubbing off the excess paint with paper towel.

Essentially, you are using the paint as a custom wood stain. Cool, right? The more you rub with a paper towel, the more of a distressed look you will have in the end.

Where can you find these awesome new paints from DecoArt? Americana Multi-Surface Satins are available for purchase at Michaels, A.C. Moore, Hobby Lobby, and other fine craft retailers.

Once you have allowed the box to dry entirely, you are ready to get stenciling. Carefully place your stencil over the area on your box that you want to embellish, and with your sponge wedge, paint your second color {the darker tone} over the stencil. Use a dabbing motion and add the paint on very lightly. You may want to remove some of the excess paint

Peel away the stencil, and clean it off while you wait for the paint to dry a bit. Once the paint is completely dry, you can go in with your fine sandpaper and distress to your hearts content. You can choose to do only the edges, or go over the entire surface. Alternatively, if you'd prefer not to use sandpaper, you can wait until your paint is almost dry and distress with a dry paint brush, wire brush, or steel wool.

I absolutely love the worn look of this box and think that my husband will love it as well!


Now you can SAVE on the Americana Multi Surface Satin (US Residents only)



Disclaimer: I am a part of DecoArt Core Blogger Program and was financially compensated for this post. The concept, views and opinions expressed are my own.

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DIY Upcycled Bottle Vases using DecoArt Transparent Gloss Enamels and Glass Stain

We all have bottles in our recycling bin, and did you know that you can easily create vases out of them, perfect for giving a little bouquet of flowers to a friend, using some of the awesome glass paints and stains from DecoArt?

Materials:
three bottles - these really can be anything. I chose clear cooler bottles that were in the recycling bin
Glass Stains - Pink, Yellow, Iridescent Orange
Transparent Gloss Enamels - Turquoise, Red, Crystal
sponges
plastic palette knives

First, make sure that your bottles are clean and all of the labels have been removed. My bottles had a bit of the label residue left on them, and turned out just fine.

Using your Glass Stains, drip the paint onto your bottles. I chose to stain each of the bottles before applying the Transparent Gloss Enamels to give them more depth to the design. DecoArt has really amazing tools that you can use for application of the glass paints, and the sponges were perfect to ensure that I had an even coat of Glass Stain on my bottles.

To create an accent bottle, I simply apply all three of your chosen Glass Stain colors in a drip pattern from the mouth of the bottle so that it runs down the sides, similarly to candle wax down the side of a taper candle. When all three bottles are clustered together, they will coordinate without being matchy-match.

Here's the hard part. To ensure the best coverage and let the product be its amazing self, you need to wait 24hours between applications. Once dry, go in with a Transparent Gloss Enamel to accent the Glass Stain. I chose to use the transparent tones on just the neck and mouth of the bottle; red with yellow, and crystal with orange.

For my accent bottle, I used the DecoArt glass palette knives to add dimension and an abstract flair to the bottle.



Want to try the glass paints? Here's a rebate {good only for US residents}

Pop over to my Facebook page to see the finished project!

Americana Glass Paints are available at Michaels, JoAnn Fabric and Craft Stores, Pat Catan's Craft Centers, A.C. Moore, Beverly's, and other fine craft retailers. For more information on Americana Glass Paints visit http://www.decoart.com/glasspaint.

Disclaimer: I am a writer for the DecoArt Core Blogger Program and I was compensated for this post. 


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Black and White Trendy Wine Carafe DIY on DecoArt

What's black and white, and carries wine? A beautiful wine carafe DIY over on DecoArt that I've created for summer entertaining!


It's the perfect project for those that have glassware that needs an update, and those who want to keep their homes trendy and fresh.

Head on over to DecoArt's beautiful new blog to get the instructions on how to create your own Black and White wine Carafe!

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Fall Paint Color Trends on DecoArt

Wondering what trends are in store for colors going into fall? Guess no more! We've created the perfect color guide to help you with your paint and home decor selections for autumn over on DecoArt!

Gorgeous tones of rich navy, spiced up with some berry hues, and even a splash of green are in the color forecast for Fall 2013.

source: Pinterest
Check out the post here, and tell me...how will you be incorporating these beautiful colors into your home and wardrobe?

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Multi Surface Satin by DecoArt

Have you seen this glorious new product from DecoArt, the Multi Surface Stain?

Well! You DIYers are in for a treat at Friday's FlyDIY Party {9pm at the Sheraton - be there or be square!) as you will get to create with the Multi Surface Satin at ALL THREE STATIONS!

That's right, multi surface really means multi surface! Use the paint on fabric, styrofoam, glass, wood, ceramic, plastic, metal. Indoor or out!

In stunning colors, the Multi Surface Satin is going to pack a punch on your fabric business holders, polycarbonate wine glasses and help to create the most gorgeous mural that will be donated to the Family Connections {#11 District} in Chicago!

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Paint Markers by DecoArt

Overflowing with excitement for the DIY Wine Glass station at the Fly DIY Party in just a couple of days? Well lucky you will get to create some funky polycarbonate {aka, safe for travel!} wine galsses using some stellar DecoArt products, like the Glass Paint Markers.

Markers are great for creating precise designs and adding detail!


And we will have a variety of different colors, including metallics, on hand for you to play with! Great for outlining, adding personalization and more!

See you Friday!

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Ink Effects by DecoArt

Hey DIYers!

This week at the FlyDIY party {omg, friday!! FRIDAY!} we will have the opportunity to use some really awesome DecoArt products. Amongst them are Ink Effects; a super cool product that allows you to draw intricate designs on paper, then transfer onto fabric!

Just think of the possibilities for your business card holder, created by Baily Belle!


We will have all of the materials on hand for you to get crafty with your bad self, so start planning out your designs!

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DIY Ombre Wall Art Display

If you have children, you know the importance of displaying their masterpieces up on the wall, for all to see. Now that our son is tapping into his creative abilities {even if they all seem to be squiggles and circles....I mean...pirates and Mr. Mischief}, I wanted to display his artwork in a creative and chic way.

Also known as...not on the fridge.

Materials:

Scrap wood - I used a piece of 2x4, about 3' in length, that we had left over from baby gate installation
Wooden clothespins
DecoArt Americana Paints in the color of your choice (I used Bahama Blue and used Warm White to tint for an ombre effect)
DecoArt Gel Wood Stains in the color of your choice (I used Walnut)
Hot glue gun
Screws
Drill

First, brush on your wood stain onto your 2x4 with a wide brush. While it is still dry, wipe it down with a rag to remove the excess.

While you are waiting for the 2x4 to dry, clip your clothespins around the mouth of a plastic cup; this will keep your fingers clean and allow you to paint all sides of the pin with ease. Paint one clothespin with your chosen acrylic paint.

For the ombre effect, mix in a bit of white in between painting each of the clothespins. Make sure you mix your paints well so they create a new solid color.

Allow everything to dry before moving onto the next step. I chose to screw the 2x4 onto the wall before attaching the clothespins with hot glue so that the screws would be embedded in the wood and the display would appear to be floating on the wall. Absolutely, you can glue your clothespins on the 2x4 first and then hang on the wall.

Once up on the wall, display those masterpieces!! This project would also be gorgeous for displaying your wedding or family photos in a unique and creative way.



















Happy painting!

Disclaimer: I am a part of DecoArt Core Blogger Program and was financially compensated for this post. The concept, views and opinions expressed are my own.

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New Year New Home, Bathroom Wall Art on a Budget


I am thrilled to show you this piece of abstract art, created with DecoArt Glass Stains and a poster board frame that I picked up at a local department store for $20.

I wanted something to spruce up out master bathroom and there was this big blank wall over top of our soaker tub. When I had the opportunity to play with the glass stains, I knew that it would make for an interesting medium for abstract art.


Now, I actually used this paint on a thin sheet of plastic that was in the frame, not on glass. It gave the same transparent look to the piece, which I was quite happy about, and when I put a piece of inexpensive bristol board behind it, the colours really popped.


First, I brushed on some of the black paint, then let it splatter up to the let. Then, I brushed on some of the brown for a little added depth.

Next came the really excited part. I pretty much flooded the area with the aqua glass stain making sure that there was enough force coming out of the bottle to move the black paint around. It was such a neat technique to witness! The paint splattered about and made its own space within the piece.

Last, I put droplets of clear glass stain for some added depth.



I really love how this piece turned out. The texture, depth and movement within it are amazing and I am very happy that it has found a home on the wall in our master bathroom.

*Disclaimer: DecoArt is a supporter of the New Year New Home series on my blog. I received the Glass Stains to complete this project.

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Distressed Rope Art with Americana Paints

When we made over our toddler's bedroom along the Peter Pan theme, I knew that he needed something amazing over his bed with his name.

My husband and I started brainstorming unique ways to showcase his name and it dawned on me...use rope!

Materials

Nylon Rope
Hot Glue

I'm going to start this tutorial with a tip: write each letter out individually with the rope {doubled up for stability}. You can attach them and burn the edges of your rope to ensure it doesn't fray on you once the project is completed. I found that by doing each letter individually, they were a little sturdier and I was able to manipulate the rope into the letters much easier.



Once you have attached all of your letters and the hot glue has hardened, get out a stiff brush and your Sable Brown paint


I really love how this project turned out. The letters are even recognizable to our 3 year old, who loves to now spell his name and point them out!



Disclaimer: I am a part of DecoArt Core Blogger Program and was financially compensated for this post. The concept, view and opinions expressed are my own.
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Bleach and DecoArt Dyed T-shirts for Father's Day

Every year for Father's Day, I try to do something fun and unique for my husband to show him how much we appreciate his love, support and encouragement. This year I decided that I wanted to make Mr. Men t-shirts for him, and....well...they didn't really turn out how I had envisioned.

Materials:
Tshirts
SoSoft fabric paint
Spray bottle
Bleach
Vinegar
Bucket

First, pick up some tshirts at Old Navy. I chose to get a black one, charcoal one and an aqua one. I loved the colours and thought that once the  SoSoft paint and bleach got on the fabric, that it would make for some really interesting colour combinations.


Next, I filled a small tupperware container with water and added in my SoSoft paint. It acted exactly as I had hoped, and dyed small areas of the tshirts. This will impact how to bleach saturates and transforms the fabric later.

Let dry.

Now, this is the step that I messed up on. If you are going to put a silhouette over an area of the tshirt before you spray the bleach, make sure that the design is on cardboard. I printed my images on regular paper, and sadly the bleach bled right through.

That being said, in a well ventilated area {I used the garage} carefully pour bleach into your spray bottle. Spray over the tshirt and watch the magic. Spray more on areas that you want to saturate and distort a little more.

I love the way that the bleach resisted on the areas that were first painted with the SoSoft paint. It gave almost a nebula effect to the shirts, which was a happy accident when I realized that the Mr. Men images didn't turn out so well.

After you are happy with your bleach saturation, dunk your shirts in a basin of vinegar and let sit for a few minutes. This will neutralize the bleach and the colour of your shirts will start to appear.

Toss in the washer, followed by the dryer and you're all set!

While the shirts didn't turn out as I had hoped, I am still really excited to give my Hubs his new nebula tee's on Father's Day!
 

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Trendy Southwest Inspired Martini Glasses

This months DecoArt project is one that will get you ready for entertaining your girlfriends on your back patio with a drink or two, and will take your current barware up a notch by introducing one of the hottest trends in home decor this season.

Southwest and Santa Fe colours, patterns and style are dominating home decor and fashion right now. I aboslutely love both the pastel and the bold variations of these trends, so when I saw an opportunity to add this trend into our barware I jumped at the chance.






Materials
Glass martini glasses
DecoArt Frost Gloss Enamels Writers in Green and Turquoise
DecoArt Opaque Gloss Enamels Writers in Black and Red
DecoArt Transparent Gloss Enamels Writer in Orange








After spending a bit of time on Pinterest for some visual reference in Southwest patterns, I free-handed the design on a piece of paper towel to make sure that I would be happy with how it would translate on the glass. Once I was confident in my design, I went to town mixing up the color combinations for the three different glasses.

One thing that I love about these colours is that you can pair them in so many ways, each glass being unique and different, but that since you've used all of the same colours the glasses coordinate with one another.



After I was finished painting, I put the glasses on the counter to cure over the next four days. When the four days were up, I baked them in a nonpreheated oven at 275 for 30mins, then let cool on the counter. They're now dishwasher safe, and are ready for some summery drinks!



Disclaimer: I am a part of DecoArt Core Blogger Program and was financially compensated for this post. The concept, view and opinions expressed are my own.


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Pastel color trends for Spring home decor

One of the loveliest trends this spring in both fashion and home decor is the use of pastel colors. One color in the new Americana line of paints by DecoArt is Irish Moss

Isn't it fantastic?

I think that it is the perfect tone to work into a small bathroom. Ours is absolutely struggling for a touch of this bright and fresh color to breathe some life into it.


Currently, our bathroom is a wonderful shade of cinnamon brown. It's lovely and warm, but since it's long and narrow, the walls sometimes feel like they are closing in.

Playing with a beautiful accent color like Irish Moss will bring so much depth and dimension into this room.

I picture it being used in stacked crates on the back of the toilet, which would be reflected in the mirror and instantly brighten up the room. Then, I would put white sculptural pieces in the crate to plat off the white door and molding, and maybe some chrome accents as well to mimic the chrome at the sink.

How would you use this trendsetting color from DecoArt?

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