Pam Bray Designs: A Girl With Flair

Sharing creative ideas through mixed media, stamps, embossing powder, charms, chipboard, stencils and designer collections

Are you ready for another DecoArt Media challenge? This challenge will be an Under the Sea theme, anything from bright and fun fishies to dark and mysterious sea monsters and submarine stuff. Our Mixed Media Design Team has been busy creating some great inspiration pieces that we will be featuring throughout the challenge, so get ready for some fantastic project ideas starting July 11th. We can’t wait to see where all your creative ideas take you!
The challenge will open for entries on July 11th and close on August 12th. The winner of this challenge will be chosen by the DecoArt Media Design Team on August 15th and announced here and on our Social Media Channels August 19th. The winner will receive a $100 DecoArt Gift Card for use in our Online Store so you will certainly want to submit a piece or two!

Don’t forget to share with your friends and on social media using #UnderTheSeaChallenge so everyone can join in the fun!

Apply Crackle Paste to top of canvas with palette knife. 
Press sea shell into wet Crackle Paste. 
Dry completely.
Mix Gesso with Colbalt Teal Hue. 
Place Berries & Brocade Stencil on prepared canvas.
Apply Colbalt Teal Hue mix to top with palette knife. 
Allow to dry completely.
Using Shedded Stencil apply Cerulean Teal mix to top with palette knife. 
Allow to dry completely.
Mix Gesso with Yellow Green Light. 
Place Berries & Brocade Stencil on prepared canvas.
Apply Yellow Green Light mix to top with palette knife. 
Allow to dry completely. 
Repeat with Shedded stencil and Yellow Green Light mix. 
Allow to dry completely. 
Shade Berries & Brocade Border with Cerulean Teal Hue and Yellow Green Light. 
Allow to dry completely.
Using paint brush paint coral-like images to top of canvas with Naphthol Red Light. 
Allow to dry completely.
Apply wash of Diarylide Yellow over prepared canvas. 
Dry completely.
Do a wash with Yellow Green Light over prepared canvas. 
Dry completely.
Do a wash of Colbalt Teal Hue over prepared canvas. 
Dry completely. 
Using paint brush paint coral-like images to top of canvas with Cerulean Blue. 
Allow to dry completely.
Re-apply to prepared canvas until hue is achieved. 
Dry completely.
Apply different size circles to top of canvas with gesso using end of paintbrush. 
Dry completely. 
Apply Cerulean Blue to top of dry gesso circles. 
Dry completely.
Stamp background image with Cerulean Blue. 
Dry completely.
Paint seashells, metals, anchor and compass with Gesso. 
Dry completely.
Paint seashells, metals, anchor and compass with Diarylide Yellow. 
Dry completely.
Dry brush seashells, metals, anchor and compass with Yellow Green Light. 
Dry completely.
Dry brush seashells, metals, anchor and compass with Colbalt Blue Hue. 
Dry completely.
Hot glue fish net to bottom of canvas.

Adhere prepared seahorse and metal gears to top of canvas. 
Paint filigrees with liner brush and Cerulean Blue behind Seahorse.

Hot glue prepared seashells, metals, moss, etc to top of canvas with hot glue gun. 
Adhere prepared compass to top of canvas with hot glue gun.
Type and print sentient to card stock.
Dry brush Cerulean Blue and Yellow Green Light paint over top of printed sentient.
Cut sentiment to strips. 
Distress edges with distress tool. 
Adhere prepared sentiment strips to top of canvas.
Add few more gears….
and shells, moss and prepared metal to canvas.

DecoArt Media Supplies:
White Crackle Paste
Crackle Paste
Gesso
Colbalt Teal Hue
Yellow Green Light
Naphthol Red Light
Diarylide Yellow
Cerulean Blue
Andy Skinner Shedded Stencil
Americana Brocade & Berries Border Stencil
 #12 Flat Paintbrush
# 4 Round Paintbrush
#1 Liner Paintbrush
Other Supplies:
10″ x 10″ canvas
Andy Skinner Industrial Stamp
Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Chipboard Steampunk Seahorse
Bead Gallery Metals
Explorer Compass
Home Accent Anchor
Seagreen Card Stock
Moss
Fish Net
Old Newspaper Print Font
Distress Tool
Palette Knife
Hot Glue Gun
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3 thoughts on “"Venture Out….Past the Shore" Canvas with DecoArt Media

  1. Brenda Brown says:

    Wow, love this Pam there's so much detail to look at and amazing depth to it all. xxx

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  2. Unknown says:

    It's wonderful the way (in my head) your piece reflect the sentiment Pam. There is so much to see and your ocean community is very busy and connected – a village so to speak. But as your sentiment says – we should step out of the busyness, the ocean of daily routines, our safe place and move towards the \”pearls\”. Very special creation and WOW does it has texture and DecoArt brillance! Xj.

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  3. Wow, your canvas is simply amazing. I love all the textures and the details you have added. There is just so much to look at, and I always enjoy your creative imagination

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