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by: Tracy Weinzapfel
March 23, 2017


I am happy to bring another DecoArt Media Design Project your way and I included a time lapse video of the creative process.  

Today’s project features DecoArt Media, Adornit Wood Surface, Stampendous, and Dare 2b Artzy Stamps.

Items needed :

  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Payne's Grey
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Prussian Blue Hue
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Carbon Black
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Pyrrole Red
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Hansa Yellow Light
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Titanium White
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Cobalt Teal Hue
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Primary Magenta
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Dioxazine Purple
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Quinacridone Magenta
  • DecoArt Media Mediums and Specialty Products - Gesso - White
  • DecoArt Media Mediums and Specialty Products - White Tinting Base
  • DecoArt Media Mediums and Specialty Products - Clear Matte Medium
  • Americana Spray Sealers/Finishes 12oz - Americana Gloss Spray
  • DecoArt Media Mediums and Specialty Products - Brush and Stencil Cleaner
  • DecoArt Media Varnishes - Ultra-Matte Varnish
  • Andy Skinner Stencils 8x8 - Alphabet Spaghetti
  • Adornit Wood Surface
  • StazOn Ink
  • Assorted Stamps
  • Stabilo Aquarellable Pencil

Instructions :

I hope you enjoy the time lapse video HERE.

Prime wood surface with DecoArt Media Gesso (White).

Use a palette knife and brush to add DecoArt Media Crackle Paint (thicker on the edges).

Blend Tinting Base and Primary Magenta and Quin Magenta for the background.

Dry Brush and Distress Edges with Prussian Blue Hue.

Add Circles with GelliArts Round Gelli Palate with Tinting Base.

Color in circles to create flowers in background with Pyrrole Red and Dioxazine Purple.

Using Titanium White or Tinting Base to paint the heart petals.

Use combination of Primary Magenta, Hansa Yellow Light and Cobalt Teal Hue to color in the heart petals.

Stamp various designs with archival ink and Andy Skinner Stampendous Stamps and Totally Tracy Stamps.

Adhere petals to make flower with Decoart Matte Medium.

Use a Liner Brush and Carbon Black to add doodles, outlines and dots.  Use Stabilo Pencil to add shadows and highlights.

Type out message, cut and adhere with DecoArt Matte Medium.

Seal/varnish your finished project with DecoArt Media Ultra Matte Varnish to complete your piece.

Love all the fun dimension of the flowers, subtle texture

Do something creative everyday!

Be sure to visit Tracy Weinzapfel Studios for more projects and to learn more about Tracy Weinzapfel.


Absolutely WONDERFUL. This is a total HAPPY PLACE for the eye and the heart. The colors are DELIGHTFUL and the texture is so FUN. Tracy, YOU - 'started with yourself years ago' - and have walked the walk. NOW... you INSPIRE and INSPIRE and INSPIRE. I, for one, am the beneficiary of that inspiration as are MANY many others. THANK YOU. j.


March 24, 2017

Great project! I may try this for my daughter!

Nancy Baker

August 3, 2017

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