Shabby Chic “Farmhouse Flowers” Mixed Media FUN Art!

Hi friends! If you joined us live on YouTube today you would have seen this painting unfold, if not you can watch the replay below!

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I can’t remember the last time I had this much fun playing with acrylics! Yes, I said acrylics! I used other stuff too but the acrylics were the star!

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I hope you enjoy this long real-time tutorial, if it’s too long you can click on the gear icon on the bottom of the video player (after you start it) and choose to speed it up. I know an hour and a half is a long time!

Below are the supplies I ended up using. *Amazon and Consumer Crafts affiliate links used. Consumer crafts has really great prices and they have 20% off this weekend in the paper crafting category so you can snag the stencils and gelatos even cheaper, use the code: SCRAP518 if you end up placing an order. Also I linked to the Studio 71 acrylics because I have used them and they are a great deal and much cheaper than Liquitex but if you prefer the Liquitex brand you can find them here.

I ended up painting the edges of my panel white and then I mixed the violet paint I used in the painting mixed with white to make a lavender and I stamped a flourish design on the edges. I also stamped the corners with that stamp in white. This stamp is an old one from Tattered Angels but you can probably find a similar flourish stamp or stencil it. Foam stamps also work great for this, use what you have!

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I hope you enjoyed this mixed media project, I sure did and it was fun to work on a rigid wood panel vs paper. I am going to hang this up in my kitchen! Hubby is repainting the cabinets white and I think this will look charming! So, are you going to give this project a try? I hope so and be sure to let me know how it turns out! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

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6 Responses

  1. I love the looks of that pitcher – and the background white stenciling reminds me of a tiled tabletop my daughter made with white grout for the backyard using a square of leftover plywood base and black iron legs.Your picture is really pretty.

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  2. Wow Lindsey, that is fabulous! Again, as always you inspire me. Oh and by the way….I just received the azure markers and the stamp I won last week! Thanks to you, Royal & Langnickel, and Stampendous!

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  3. Wow! That is beautiful! Great job. And thanks for sharing with us.

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  4. I really like this although I’m usually not a fan of acryllics!
    At the stage when you just painted the pitcher but not the flowers yet I was thinking: “This could be the cover of a book! I know a couple of mystery books this would be just the right picture for the cover!”

    But then I wondered if you would be able to sell it to a book publisher after using the stencils … would you need to mention the stencils and stamps you used? My husband and I discussed that while you went on painting … HE said whoever sells the stencils should be aware of it people USE them and might even sell art or craft. I wondered if you would be on the safe side to just design your OWN stencils and use your cricut to make them. Apart from the fact that after spending money for a cricut one could at least SAVE money by not needing to buy stencils anymore for the rest of your life!

    I love the colors you chose …. the dreamy muted colors in the background didn’t attract too much attention.

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  5. Love this it is good to see m.m art on here 🙂 I hope to get back into my mixed-media paintings too one day🌻

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