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Love Layers

By: Jools Robertson
July 20, 2017

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Love Layers
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Create this Love Layers project with Jools Robertson.

Items needed:

  • DecoArt Media Mediums and Specialty Products - Crackle Paste - White
  • DecoArt Media Mediums and Specialty Products - Modeling Paste - White
  • DecoArt Media Mediums and Specialty Products - Gesso - White
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Pyrrole Orange
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Quinacridone Magenta
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Cobalt Blue Hue
  • Metallic Lustre 1oz - Radiant Red
  • Metallic Lustre 1oz - Champagne Ice
  • Andy Skinner Stencils 6x6 - Baroque
  • Americana Decor Stencils - Classic Quatrefoil
  • Canvas Board
  • Chipboard Embellishments
  • Water Bottle
  • Assorted Brushes
  • Glue


Apply DecoArt Media Crackle Paste through a stencil onto a Canvas panel.

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Arrange collage of chipboard and paper clay embellishments and fix with strong glue.

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Apply DecoArt Media Crackle Paste to selected areas.

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Apply Modelling paste, texturizing with a palette knife.

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Once dry apply DecoArt Media White Gesso allow to dry.

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Covering all unpainted areas.

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Apply DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic Pyrrole Orange to area of highlight.

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Spritz with water work in washing out in areas.

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Do the same with Quinacridone Magenta.

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Building up the intensity of colour.

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Start to work in Cobalt Blue Hue leaving highlight areas 

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Whilst wet remove colour with a wet wipe to highlight areas, this can also be done in areas which are almost dry by rubbing hard.

I like the random highlight effect this gives and it's a quick technique that reveals all the lovely textures.

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To enhance the colour and textures further, apply DecoArt Metallic Lustres Radiant Red and Champagne Ice with your finger tip.

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Awed speechless............................................ just INCREDIBLE. Xj.


July 23, 2017

This really has the look of real metal. Amazing. I had a quick thought...I don't think I would put my vintage scissors in a project. Then I saw that you used chipboard. Love


August 17, 2017

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