As SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges have the great honour and pleasure of having gained DecoArt as their "one and only" prize sponsor from now on, the whole team decided to put a special spotlight on some of the fabulous products from their wide range of media and paints.
So this month each DT member did not only use DecoArt paints and media on her DT project, but also introduces to you more closely one of the products she has used.
I've decided to use DecoArt media to transform one of my photos printed in black and white on my laserprinter to a photo that is looking aged and old.
DecoArt media Matte Medium, DecoArt media Fluid Acrylics Raw Umber and Quinacridone Gold.
Cut the picture in photo size, and then apply it the first layer of Matte Medium.
Let it dry
Let it dry
Then sand it with coarse sandpaper on the edges and slightly on some spots to make it look used and worn. Apply second layer of Matte Medium and let it dry.
Give it some wrinkles in the corners or where you think the photo might have got bruises and damages in its life.
Apply the third layer of Matte Medium, and let dry.
I've mixed Raw Umber and Quinacridone Gold with water to a thin solution, and in a brownish color that I think will make the photo look old.
Paint it with the your solution, and while still wet remove some of the paint with a soft cloth. Rub with your finger some of the paper to give it a worn texture. I've done this in the upper right corner, and painted the rubbed spot again.
Apply the forth layer of Matte medium, and let dry again.
Here you see it in whole with my last embellishments... and after the fifth layer of Matte Medium.
The four corners with their damages and injuries.
I've put the photo into my size A4 black journaling book.
I'm fond of distressing, and DecoArt's Fluid Acrylics are very ideal, because they dry quick, are translucent and together with DecoArt Matte Medium give a great matte finish, that I prefer for my projects.