Autumn colors and bold texture for this crash the stash

I just love the texture! Oh my gosh! it makes me happy. I got so carried away with all the texture and rich fall colors I forgot to include some from the butterfly and flower paper. Oh well I’ll use it another day.

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Supplies Used: Deco Art Media crackle paste, matte medium gesso and modeling paste. Deco Art Media fluid acrylics (raw sienna, diarylide yellow, yellow oxcide, vermillion, english red oxide, quinacridone magenta, quinacridone violet, raw umber, cadmium red hue). Americana glazing medium, Canson mixed media journal, charcoal pencil, foam stamps, liquitex paint marker in black, white gel pen, Marabu art crayon in carmel and black.

Stencil used: Greek Motif

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Rich layered original art by creative team Ulyth Menezes

By Ulyth Menezes
I was inspired by the warmth of this palette, I decided to use reds, pinks and corals and a resist technique to show off these stencils. I find the roughness of the palette knife on canvas perfect for the feminine softness of these colors.

Products Used:
Shawn Petite’s “Round Abouts” and “In the Garden” stencils.

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The journey of courage Sunday inspiration

I love the simplicity of this piece. The blues are so dreamy!

Creating from a place of meaning and capturing a turning point makes for the best art. I will share more below.

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In case you need a reminder everyday to take the first step, let go of the fear and know that your beautiful journey awaits this original and prints are available

Supplies Used: 12×12 mdf board, matte medium, Golden fluid acrylics, prussian blue hue, phtalo blue hue, cobalt teal hue, titanium white, silver. Liquitex basic acrylic burnt umber and mars black, Soho acrylic paint in terra verte, americana acrylic in avocado, tissue paper and scraps of paper.

Stencils used: vines, night sky, trees 2

Fear is a crazy powerful thing…. It can warn us of danger or stop us in our tracks. It can keep us from trying new things and will tell us that we are not good enough, strong enough or smart enough. It tells us that we can’t do it, whatever “it” is.

What if you took one step to show fear who’s really boss? What if you said enough is enough? What if you climbed the steps, made the call, created the thing, started the plan? What if in the scary first steps on overcoming, you found excitement and a new found joy?

You will never know until you try.

This last trip I had to do a lot of self talk about my fears. At one point as I leaned out over the railing of the steps to take a picture of my progress, I thought I was going to throw up. I was shaking all over and had some mini panick moments. But I just kept repeating to my self, “you can do this, you are strong enough, be brave”

Everyone’s brave moments are different, this might not seem like much to anyone else but it was HUGE for me.

Where do you need to let go of the fear and step out?

The above pic is of the view at the top of the scaffolding walk of the Boston harbour

Above, the start of our gorge walk.

The above two pics are to give you an idea of where we were, I clung to the side wall a lot of the walk, but isn’t this gorgeous! I would have missed this if I would’ve let fear take over.

I stopped to take a pic of my progress… Always make a memory of what you’ve accomplished, so you can go back and remember that you did it! Notice the not so sure look on my face…. I was shaking so bad I almost couldn’t get a pic.

The reward, seeing this beauty! The reward, confidence. The reward knowing I can face my fear. The reward, sharing this experience with those that I love.

My love, you can do it, face your fear, let go of the old tapes that play.  It might be scary, you might shake and miss a step but the reward is waiting for you!

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Gold, gold and a beautiful story

I had fun playing with this… The Golden High flow gold was delicious! I love how it makes the page come alive. I also loved the bits from the Tim Holtz ephemera pack and the raised felted paper that gave this page the depth that I wanted. Bringing it all together is the old type text stencil that captures my journey.

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Supplies used:

Canson mixed media journal, Liquitex matte medium, scrap paper, Liquitex gesso, Golden glazing medium, Golden fluid acrylic, nickel azo gold, alzirian crimson hue, cobalt teal, Deco art media raw umber, Golden High flow gold, Liquitex heavy body teal, Maribu art crayons, archival ink pad, charcoal pencil

stencils (tiles, night sky, old type text,

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