Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Jessica Sporn February Blog Hop

Jessica Sporn Designs Creative Team

Deco Arts
Love Blog Hop

Some mini Love......Canvases!

The supplies....

The Stencils
Found at...
Hearts Flowers and More


Deco Arts Media...
Gesso, Matte Medium, Crackle Paste
Fluid Acrylics: Carbon Black, Primary Magenta, Cadmium Red Hue,
Titanium White, Interference Gold, Antiquing Cream

3x3 mini stencils, 10x10 card stock, ephemera 

The steps...

Gesso, tear paper....
apply with matte medium...

Apply Crackle Paste with Palette Knife...

Let dry!  Creates great texture!  

While that dries....
Create paper for hearts and words...
1. Gesso paper
2.  Add coat of Cadmium Red
3. Use stencil and sponge, add Primary red
4.  Let it dry... add Interference Gold, adds shimmer!

Back to the mini-canvases!
Add Antiquing Cream
Edge Canvas with Carbon Black
A little white here and there
Interference Gold on those cracks!!!

and back to the paper!
For the words I used Interference Gold on the Gesso,
and Carbon Black For the words.
Flip the paper over Draw and Cut Hearts outof the paper.
Begin to arrange!!

To adhere it all together I used a mixture I made of Fluid Gel Medium and Self Leveling Gel.  
Its very thick, which adds to the texture, needs a generous amount of drying time!!

Leave a comment and be in the giveaway!!

Seven Hearts Stencil

Leave a comment on any of the blogs...
Entry closes Monday Feb. 13th at 9p.m. e.s.t.
Winner will be announced February 14th onJessica Sporns DesignsBlog.

Visit the rest of the crew hopping along!

Thanks for stopping by!!


  1. These are just beautiful. What a great alternative to a traditional valentine. Thank you for the detailed process pics. You know you always inspire me and I can't wait to try this!

  2. Denise I just love these your artwork is always so gorgeous and I love these little canvases ❤❤❤

  3. These are delightful! Love how you used the specialty mediums!

    1. The mediums are fun, thank you for stopping by!

  4. Gorgeous! I've got to give the crackle paste and antiquing cream a try!

    1. Try Them, you will like them! Thx for stopping by!

  5. Wow - It is so wonderful to learn how to use all those texture creating media!! I'm always afraid to use them, and am sometimes disappointed in my work because it seems so flat!! Thanks so much for sharing your lovely art! xoxo

    1. Thank you for stopping by! My work can get flat to! Remember to use a little white & Black paint to make it pop!

  6. They would make lovely presents. I love the crackling effect.
    marycheng (at) bigpond(dot) com

    1. The crackling effect is pretty cool! I had my doubts but it works! Thanks for stopping by!

  7. These canvases are so sweet! I love the crackle against the text and the idea of adding Self Leveling to your medium has got me thinking of all the possibilities. Thanks for the pretty inspiration, xo

    1. All of those mediums!!! Its a science experiment! Thanks for stopping by Kristin!

  8. Wow, these are so pretty.tlsexton1969 (at) gmail (dot) com

  9. You're inspiring me to try some creating on canvases! These look so fun!


  10. I love this project. And I love the words stencil. It's now on my wish list!!!

  11. So simple, yet elegant. Love the paper you made for the hearts. Thanks for the step by step photos and written tutorial. glovchik(at)yahoo(dot)com

  12. What sweet canvases and amazing texture!

  13. Love the subtle layers of texture. Beautiful pieces. Creative Blessings! Kelly

  14. Love the canvases...got to have that heart stencil! caw123@zoomtown.com

  15. I love mini canvases and these are great! Perfect for the month of February or any time!

    1. Mini was a challenge for me! I bought them to force myself to use them! Have to get out of our comfort zones! Thank you for stopping by!

  16. I love all the wonderful details on there!

  17. Love your project, the shimmer, and the texture.

  18. Funny how the same products turn out so differently ... one as wonderful as the one before !!!!!