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The Light that Shone

by: Tracy Easson
May 25, 2017

The Light that Shone

I love creating Faux watercolor gifts in a frame using the DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics and Media Misters along with lots of water. Painting, flicking adding special little touches with Liquid Glass, a white Posca Pen along with a snippet of words from an old book. Ending up with a heartfelt gift for someone who is starting on a journey or for a new baby, to remind them to follow their hopes and dreams.

Thank you so much for looking. Big hugs.

Items needed :

  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Burnt Umber
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Prussian Blue Hue
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Medium Grey Value 6
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Dark Grey Value 3
  • DecoArt Media Misters - Red
  • DecoArt Media Misters - Yellow Green
  • DecoArt Media Misters - Primary Yellow
  • DecoArt Media Mediums and Specialty Products - Liquid Glass
  • Tracy Easson Wonky Tonk Stamps Dream Big
  • Archival Ink Pad Brown and Black
  • Watercolor paper
  • White Pen
  • Brown fine liner pen
  • Glass Glitter
  • Scissors
  • Heat Tool
  • Book Words
  • Picture Frame and Mount
  • 3D Foam Tape
  • Assorted Brushes

Instructions :

Step One : Stamp image onto watercolor card using an Archival Ink pad. The Archival Ink pad will not bleed when it gets wet.

Step Two : Apply clear water to the image randomly, add water to the Dark grey acrylic paint and apply to the wet areas.

Leave some white space on the image.

Step Three : Apply more water on top of the image but this time add the Medium Grey to the wet areas as before.

Flick a little paint over the image to create drops.

Step Four : Apply as before, water to the image, water to the paints and apply to the wet areas on the image using the Burnt Umber and Prussian Blue Hue.

Use your heat tool to dry the layers as you go.

Remember to leave some white space and flick a little of the colors onto the page.

Step Five : Apply touches of color with the Media Misters mixed with water to the hearts and along the bottom of the image.

Step Six : Add some detail with a white Posca Pen and a brown Fine Liner Pen.

Step Seven : Ink up the word stamps with an Archival Jet Black ink pad, add too image.

Step Eight : Whoops I made a mistake, once I popped my mount over the painted Image I lost part of it.

Never fear it can easily be sorted, crop the main image to fit inside the frame.

Step Nine : Ink up the cloud stamp and stamp a few times, color as before then cut out.

Step Ten : Apply Liquid glass to the clouds, sprinkle with glass glitter.

Step Eleven : Snipping out a sentence to add to the mount.

Step Twelve : Fix the sentence in place with the Liquid Glass, adding the Liquid Glass to the eye and the hearts.

Step Thirteen : Use 3d foam pads to hold the clouds in place.

Be sure to visit Queenie's Scrap Mad for more projects and to learn more about Tracy Easson.


Awesome I adore the way you make everything look so easy. Elephant is adorable, I luv your work. X


May 25, 2017

This is so beautiful Tracy and such a wonderful project. Pinned for future reference xxx

Brenda Brown

May 26, 2017

Cutest WATERCOLOR project ever. The DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics worked PERFECTLY. Wow. Absolutely PRECIOUS. LOVE every inch. What a FANTASTIC gift Tracy. Xj.


May 26, 2017

Thank you so much DecoArt Media ♡ Maureen, Brenda thank you so much for your lovely words... huge hugs. Tracy xxxxx


May 27, 2017

BEAUTIFUL - gorgeous project and thank you for the tutorial xx


May 30, 2017

What a wonderful project Tracy this one will defo be my next purchase I love him and the story Thanks for your inspiration T x

Theresa Goodwin

June 4, 2017

It's nice to know I'm not the only one who uses the good china for a palette lol. This method is fun and so easy to use to create "watercolor effect".


June 8, 2017

Thank you for sharing my lovely. I can look at your work and it puts a smile on my face!! I'm finding it hard to craft at the moment, but seeing your creations it's giving me that push to start again. Thank you for the tutorial. I now have every stamp you have produced will Paula so there are no more excuses!!!!! Big hugs and love Maria xxxxx

Maria Clarke

July 26, 2017

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