Wednesday, April 1

Mixed Media Monthly Challenge | April Reveal

Hello Bloggers! Happy April - amen to this past Winter being over! I know most of us are so happy to put Winter behind us and move onto to warmer, snow free days. To help welcome in the Spring, The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge Blog has a new theme this month called April Showers.
The first thing I thought of was a big umbrella. I wanted to create a canvas of a girl but have the focus be the umbrella. I used a 8 x 10 sized canvas and papers from Noel Mignon's April "Hello Darling" kit.
Our sponsor this month is the fabulous DecoArt. The Design Team received some awesome products from DecoArt to use this month. I used DecoArt Matte Medium to collage all my elements onto the canvas. I have used many types of Matte Medium and this is one of my favorites. I saw no brush marks once the papers were dry and no warping of the papers. I used DecoArt Crackle Paste through a stencil and love the result.
DecoArt's gesso is also fabulous. I painted some gesso directly onto a script background stamp to add some detail.
I also used a few of DecoArt's fluid acrylic paints: Carbon Black and Burnt Umber. The paints are so vibrant and are great in quality.
DecoArt is offering product packages for 3 random winners.

So, please join us for this month's challenge to have a chance to win! You will love their products.
Our Guest Designer for April is the talented ZuZu. She is an international designer for DecoArt. She has greated two amazing pieces of art for us, one is our blog today and the second will be featured on April 15th! Please stop by her blog and check out her awesome art!
Looking forward to seeing your April Showers creations! Have fun and see you soon!


Phyllis said...

how bright and cheery, love the umbrella, great job, as always

HelenM said...


Lynn K said...

Thank you Helen and Phyllis!!

Nancy Carroll said...

Wow, this is simply stunning!

Lynn K said...

Thank you Nancy!

Yvonne/ said...


Very nice layout. Love the crackle.

Terry said...

Love your big and bright umbrella! Stunning canvas and great to hear what you thought of the products, especially the matte medium. Thank you!

MARCH said...

j'aime votre art :-) désolée je ne parle pas l'anglais