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I LOVE to design and to paint whimsical items that will put a smile on your face. Each day I share my simple life with you as I try to encourage, to inspire and sometimes JUST to make you smile as I recount my life growing up on a dairy farm! I've never had many material items in my life, BUT I have been blessed beyond words with love and encouragement from WONDERFUL Parents who instilled in me WHAT was important. I have had EVERYTHING that I needed and WAY too much of what I wanted. I am slowly learning to be a better person each day through my interactions with my friends on Facebook. Some day I hope to be as good as people seem to THINK I am! I am BLESSED! Welcome to my little corner of the world...Please stop by and visit often!

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Mixed Media Magnets

I told Christine, the other day, that mixed media tugs at my heart.

I love the layers and the textures.
I am not a fan of weird stuff, though, and I don't care for flowers and such stuck on the design.πŸ˜πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜ƒ

What I enjoy about it, is that I feel more people can do it without fear of failure, because, really, anything goes.

I want people to feel they can create! 

I needed a quick RAK the other day, so I pulled out some circles to create a quick magnet.

I had some tissue paper left over from a previous project, so I tore it into small pieces.

Grabbing my favorite DecoArt Decoupage, and  using my finger, (I think that makes me a REAL mixed media artistπŸ˜πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜ƒ), I smeared the glue all around and added the paper. I didn't worry that it overlapped the cicle, or that it wrinkled, I just made certain that it was glued well.

When it dried, I simply used a piece of sandpaper (a fingernail file works well, too), I gently sanded the edge, from the top down, and the excess  paper peeled off perfectly. This sure beats trying to stay inside the edges! 

I grabbed the DecoArt Gel Stain to cover the backs. I did this while the Decoupage dried.  

AND, since a piece of punchinello is most always within reach, I stenciled Red on the back. Pouncing your brush up and down, this literally, took about 5 minutes to completey Cover the backs. It is so worth it to get a finished look.

I added a few dots to the fronts. 
You know, these look pretty good just like this...add a favorite word or phrase, and it would be a great RAK.

I thought I would use my DecoArt fluid acrylics.

The top left circle has 3 colors--a turquoise, a purple and green gold. I love the transparency! See the red dots shining through!

The circle on the top right uses the exact same colors, but I added white to them. They became opaque, but you can still see through them a bit.

The middle left is the Turquoise.

The Middle right is only the purple.

The bottom is the Green Gold.

I added my favorite stencil over these to show how easily it is to add texture.
Again, you can stop here.

I decided to add a heart using my new stencil girl stencil.
Again, use very little paint in your stencil brush, punching in an up and down motion.

I love the mosaic look.

Pretty cool, huh!

I added some line work.
I added Shading with my fudeball pen.
I sprayed it with a Satin Varnish
When it dried, I added words using the Matte decoupage.

I like it!
Fun, Fast and Fabulous!

I am simply blessed to create~charlotte♡


  1. These are really cool, Charlotte!!! The turquoises and purples would be really cute with snowmen on them! You know how I love snowmen!! Thanks for the inspiration.

  2. Thank you for sharing. It's so fun to see new techniques. Very pretty!

  3. Charlotte, they are truly works of art, you are such a gifted and blessed artist. Hugs to Charcoal.



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