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October 2016

Barn Wood BOO for You!

Howdy Sweet Friends…. 

Here’s a BIG BOO for YOuOOOOOO!!! 

 

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This sign is 12″x 32″ and painted on old barn wood.

Up close it looks like an old vintage piece…. well….

until you spy the glitz and glimmers!!!

Then you might wonder if it was as old as it looks! 

Dear me… I used to say that about my Mama!!! 🙂

She and I were just the opposite.

I would be the scarecrow – shy, plain, simple, happy.

  She would be the glamorous head turner and lovin’ it!!! 

Ok – I’m reminiscing!!! 

So… when people say in a post…. “this was so easy”…

I always think to myself… well maybe to you it was but to me…. ugh. 

But hey – here I go – I’m going to say it… 

this was so easy and so fun!!! 

I printed the letters on my computer – giant size –

pieced them together and then traced around the outside of them. 

You can see the tracing in this photo. 

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Then came out the DecoArt Media Acrylics – beginning with Titanium White.  I just used my brush and went around the tracing with paint. Above is the start of the web and below is the finish.  Oddly enough – for once it didn’t bother me that the lines weren’t perfect – after all – it’s Halloween!!! 

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The letters began with Cadmium Orange Hue – 

ahhhhh – can you say… Joi’s eye candy… 

 I so love this color 🙂 !

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And then I added Diarylide Yellow which is also just yummy! 

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The idea was just to make layers – blending but not really all the way….

just making it textured paint look.

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Herkimer the Spider was done in Green Gold first followed by Yellow Green Light. Love those layers of paint. 

WHY Herkimer??  When my grandkids were old enough to realize there were spiders at the ranch… we begin naming all the spiders. Fear subsided. One year, Herkimer rode around with us in our buggy for weeks and became our friend.  After that, every summer we have to name at least one spider Herkimer!!!! NOW… Herkimer is forever immortalized – eheheheh!!! 

Herikier, his home and the BOO were accented with Faber-Castell Pitt Pens in various colors. 

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Of course, any time it’s possible for me to pull out the shimmer – I will, I do.  Herkimer was just begging for a coat of DecoArt Metallic Lustre Elegant Emerald.  

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And then, Herkimer jabbered in his sweet little voice…

“Joi – would you please decorate my home with some bling”….  

well, hello?… how could I resist???  

Out came the DecoArt Ice Crystal Glamour Dust.  I wish you could see it in person – it is oh so pretty a web to spin!!! 

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Not to be out done by the tangly web we weave…. BOO begin to glisten in Tiger Orange (love that name!) Glamour Dust too! 

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In the end… I was longing for dimension.  I love the old barn wood but it seemed it needed to be darkened a bit to give greater accent to the BOO so I gave it a wash with DecoArt Media black gesso.  And then added DecoArt Media liquid glass to make things stand out a bit more.  Now it seems that the web and spider are a bit spookier – shimmering in the breeze and Herkimer is ready to climb up soon for a nap in his shimmering home.

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 Products used… (not as many as usual)!

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Hoping that you and yours have a BOOdaciously FUN Fall Festival time!!!  

The seasonal excitement is in the air!  Xj. 

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Patriotic Friendship Mixed Media Canvas

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Artsy Friendships 

The world of artsy friendships is a tale untold. 

Our love and admiration is amazing to behold. 

There is no thought of color, ethnicity or creed. 

We are one in our creating; our inhibitions freed. 

Friendships across the world bind deep and stay true. 

Life is daily shared with artsy friends old and new. 

There are many different projects, methods and tools

But we stand united by comments and media pools. 

Hand in hand, we press forward to make creative art

Cherishing artsy friendships – so close to our heart. 

                                                               ©Joi@RR

Hello from Joi at the Ranch… hoping you are having a great day!

Just wanted to share by Patriotic Friendship creation with video. 

Here is the link to a FUN step by step process video. 

Step by Step Process Video – Patriotic Friendship

Here are some photos of the finished piece for you to enjoy. 

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Lots of different mixed media products used as you can see in the picture. They are all explained in the video!  I did forget one product – the Lindy’s Stamp Gang Embossing Powder.

DecoArt and DecoArt Media Products

Faber Castell Pitt Pens

Archival Inks

Totally Tracy (Weinzapfel) Dare2BArtsy

 “Journal Quotes 1” Stamps

DecoArt Americana “Inspiration” Stencils

Dynasty Brushes

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Thanks bunches for stopping by to see my creations! 

Let me know if you liked the video… 

sure hoping it made you smile a bit. 

Sending love and friendship to you all across the miles.  

Sing – Laugh – Live!!!  Xj. 

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