art gets messy

Art Gets Messy When You Go Too Fast!

It’s also frustrating when you have a plan and you’re in a rush to get it done.  My ideas was to use collage, transparent layers, stenciling and add texture with modeling paste. Things went a bit wacky when I was using the pixel stencil with black modeling paste… and nope, I didn’t editing out the part where I smudged everything.

Background Type:

  • prepped binder paper from Book of Backgrounds #17

Palette: DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics

  • Transparent Yellow Iron Oxide – DMFA42
  • Quinacridone Gold – DMFA32
  • Quinacridone Burnt Orange – DMFA31

Prep and Mediums

  • White Gesso – DMM18
  • Matte Medium – DMM20
  • Black Modeling Paste – DMM22

Collage Material

  • printed tissue

Americana Mixed Media Stencils

  • Numbers Collage – ASMM37
  • Pixelated – ASMM46


Royal Aqualon

  • 3/4″ & 1″ Wash Glaze – R2700

Royal Soft-Grip

  • #8 Bristle Bright – SG1425

Royal Clear Choice

  • 3/16″ long flat (green handle) – 1111
  • 5/8″ short flat (orange handle) – 1112
  • 3/16″ dome (yellow handle) – 1113

General Supplies:

  • Royal Brush Square Brush Basin – RD325
  • Royal Essentials Palette Paper – RD358
  • Royal Palette/Painting Knife – LG2
  • Royal Sponge Roller – flat and striped – RD410
  • No-Stick Mat (Currently using the Unstick Arts and Craft Sheet
  • Mister Bottle Filled with Water
  • Paper Towels
  • Baby or Kitchen Wipes
  • Kitchen cloths (for dry rub application)
  • Heat Gun


Here's a touchy feely question

Art gets messy in the strangest ways… what’s the biggest mess you’ve ever made with your artwork?