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Metallic Lustre Flowers

By: Creative Journey
June 7, 2016

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Metallic Lustre Flowers
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Use bright and contrasting colors to make a beautiful, textured canvas!

Items needed:

  • DecoArt Media Mediums and Specialty Products - Modeling Paste - White
  • DecoArt Media Mediums and Specialty Products - Gesso - White
  • Metallic Lustre 1oz - Brilliant Turquoise
  • Metallic Lustre 1oz - Majestic Purple
  • Metallic Lustre 1oz - Fab Fuchsia
  • DecoArt Media Misters - Shimmer Violet
  • DecoArt Media Misters - Purple
  • DecoArt Media Misters - Carbon Black
  • DecoArt Media Misters - Shimmer Turquoise
  • Gesso Canvas
  • Palette Knife
  • Wet Wipes
  • Stencil


Gather your supplies!

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Apply modeling paste through a stencil on to a Gesso Canvas. As I wanted this to be very textural, it's best to use quite an open pattern.

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Use a variety of textures and thickness. Make some areas smooth and add texture to others with the palette knife.

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Allow to dry for 4 hours, preferably overnight.

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Once dry, apply Media Misters Violet Shimmer, Turquoise Shimmer, Purple and Carbon Black. Because this design is flowers, I focused the lighter brighter colour in the center.

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Add heavier areas of the sprays and blend the colours with a wet wipe.

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Gradually build the coverage until happy with the colour balance.

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Then gently wipe back some of the colour on the raised textural areas with a wet wipe and kitchen paper.

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Allow to dry naturally or with a heat tool.

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Apply DecoArt Metallic Lustres gently with your fingertip. If you get too much on, just wipe off with a baby wipe.

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I used Fab Fuchsia, Brilliant Turquoise, Majestic Purple and Carbon Black
mixing them up with some of the turquoise on the purple areas to add contrast.

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Jools, this is gorgeous, and you have made it look so easy with the DecoArt products.

Barbara Rankin

June 8, 2016

Very cool!

Charlotte Fletcher

June 10, 2016

BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL.... nope - changed my mind..... STUNNING STUNNING STUNNING STUNNING STUNNING... nope.... better than STUNNING... UNIQUE - which is a work I always associate with you Jools... VIBRANT - just total eye candy GLORIOUS - I just can't get enough of it.... my eyes just keep yearning for more views!!! XXj.


June 16, 2016

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