Saturday, June 1, 2013

Stars, Stripes and Blue!

     I'm really excited to be on the Oozak DT!   Oozak sells a wide variety of products for stamping, card making, mixed media, all kinds of crafting and art, and also has great prices and exceptional service.  The challenge over on the Oozak blog is to create a project which includes stars, stripes and the color blue.  You can find all the details as well as some inspiring ideas here: Oozak Blog.  
     I began my project with a couple of star shapes, cut out a little arc on some sturdy scrap paper, and used this to draw lines for the stripes on the star.  I began painting and realized I didn't count the spaces before beginning painting and wouldn't be able to have an equal number of all three colors, lol.  So, I erased a few lines and it was all good, maybe better planning next time?  maybe not.  I used beautiful, vibrant acrylic paints Golden Fluid Acrylics  the specific colors are Pyrrole RedUltramarine BlueTitanium White for highlights, and Carbon Black for shading.

After painting the star I attached a slightly larger star to the back, and gave the border a coating of Stickles in Stardust.  For the flourish, I used a die cut but instead of using the cut-out, I used the template of the die.  I placed the template where I wanted it, and then swiped Golden Gel Medium tinted with the blue paint, over the entire flourish.  After I smoothed this out I sprinkled it with Stickles Fine Glitter in Stardust.  After I glittered I carefully pulled off the template.  

To make the splattered background, I added some Golden Acrylic Glazing Liquid Satin to the paint, and then just spattered away!  The little stars were made using a punch.

Oozak always has a terrific prize for the challenge winner ~ I do hope you'll stop by to join the Challenge!  


  1. This is truly beautiful, the colors are so vibrant! You did a lovely job!

  2. Ann this is just stunning! That star truly seems three dimensional!

  3. Ann, this is beautiful. Love the swirl star with the glittery star behind it. Then the splatter background just helps it pop even more. Awesome!! Thanks for sharing! Sandra V.