Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Frog Dog Studio and Splash of Color Team up! (Day Two)

Welcome to the Frog Dog Studio and Splash of Color Design Team Cross Promotion!

This week the teams are showcasing projects from the Frog Dog Studio
December Mixed Media kit, featuring Luminarte Acrylic Silks and Viva Colour Modeling Creme.  Both teams are excited to share their kit projects and show you how they were inspired. 

Each day (December 9-11th), on the Frog Dog Studio and Splash of Color Blogs, we will be sharing Design Team projects with tips, how-to's, and Kit and Product shares.  Be sure and visit both blogs for daily inspiration. 

We love Frog Dog Studio kits and Splash of Color product so much, we are sharing them with you!  

Visit the Frog Dog Studio blog and Splash of Color Blog each day and leave a comment for a chance to win the following:

1.  ONE winner will be selected to receive a Frog Dog Studio December Mixed Media.
2.  ONE winner will be selected to receive a $25.00 Luminarte and Viva Colour Prize Package! 

Leave a comment each day on each blog for more chances to win.  You must visit each blog and leave a comment on both blogs in order to qualify for a chance to win. 

Comments are due by midnight MST, Wednesday, December11th to qualify for the drawing.

Winners will be announced shortly after the end of the comment period, so be sure to check back to see if you've won.

Let's see what the Frog Dog Studio team created today!

Design Team member Keri Babbitt shares our first project today.  Here's what she has to say!

I used LuminArte Silks Acrylic Glaze in African Jade, Carmen, Fern, Ice, & Solar Gold for this holiday layout.  I also used Viva Colour Modeling Cream in Pearl.

Designer Techniques: 

1.  After applying a thin coat of African Jade over kraft paper, I dipped a small paintbrush into the paint, and flicked thick lines in a random pattern.  I love the tone-on-tone look this creates!

2.  The chipboard strips were created by mixing glitter into the Pearl modeling cream, and applying with a palette knife.  I created a shimmery, two-toned finish on the raw chipbboard by applying a thin layer of Ice glaze, followed by blotting on Solar Gold in some areas.

3.  The acrylic stamps from the Frog Dog December kit work so well with the Silks Acrylic Glaze.  I applied both African Jade and Fern to the stamps with a foam brush before stamping, to create a lightly variegated image.

Designer Tip:  The Silks glazes layer so well on a variety of surfaces.  On this project alone, I applied it to canvas, chipboard, wood, and both matte and glossy paper.

Our next project share is by Design Team member Tina Walker.  She created an Colorful Canvas full of texture!

I really love creating canvases, starting with a bright, colorful background.  My canvas background starts it's colorful journey with several colors of Luminarte Acrylic Silks.  I layered Silks in a random manner, covering the entire canvas in color.  Silks are semi-transparent, so when you layer colors on top of each other, you get a great depth of color.

When the Silks were dry, I added Glitter Paste with one of my favorite The Crafters Workshop stencil to my background.  The Glitter Paste 'pulls' the Silks color, thereby 'coloring' the Glitter Paste.  This is one of my favorite techniques when using Silks.

 After the Glitter Paste dried, I cut a circle template with my Silhouette Cameo, then traced the circles on my background.  Using Distress Paint in Picket Fence, I painted around each circle, allowing the color of the Silks and Glitter Paste to POP out in the circles.  (I painted several coats of Distress Paint to matte out the color outside the circles).  Since Distress Paint also has semi-transparent properties, subtle hints of color still peeked through the white.

I outlined each circle with a Black China Marker, then a Charcoal Stick.  (Spray the Charcoal with fixative to prevent it from smearing).  After a spritz of fixative, I outlined each circle with a White China Marker.

Have you tried Luminarte Acrylic Silks?  We would love to know what you think about them.

Be sure and hop on over to the Splash of Color Blog to see what their Design Team is sharing today!

Remember to leave a comment on both the Frog Dog Studio blog and the Splash of Color blog each day for a chance to win!  Stop by tomorrow for our final day for projects from 2 more Designers.


  1. I just love that canvas! Very bright colors and that´s good :)

  2. Holy wow! These are gorgeous, I love that beautiful layout with those sweet stamped flower/doilies, and that canvas is amazing!!!! Love all the circles and how you used the stencil on top for extra texture/dimension!

  3. That Believe project is just amazing! The colors and the texture are out of this world!

  4. That canvas is truly amazing, Tina...one of my new all-time faves of yours!

  5. Dude, I want the canvas! You are my artsy hero.

  6. Dude, I want the canvas! You are my artsy hero.

  7. Beautiful work here.
    Love the colors.
    Carla from Utah

  8. I have not had a chance to try the Silks yet but if they are even half as good as everything I have heard about them, then they are out of this world I N C R E D I B L E ! ! ! Someday my budget will allow me to try them firsthand! Till then I will have to read about them and drool over the lovely projects made with them!
    On Keri's layout I love the soft colors on the bold red background! So pretty!
    On Tina's canvas I absolutely love the bold, rich colors and the texture! It makes for a great accent piece that will surely draw your eye to it upon entering the room! GORGEOUS! TFS!
    Off to Splash of Color to see what they have come up with today! See you tomorrow!

  9. The layout is gorgeous! The photo really stands out. I really LOVE the canvas. It's so bold and bright!

  10. These are awesome!! I LOVE the colors on Tina's canvas!!

  11. Wonderful projects. Love the colors and designs of the canvas. and the layout in very sweet. TFS

  12. Just picked up some Silks and wasn't really sure what they were, so went to check ideas on the web. I am Sooooooooooo inspired!! Can't wait to play!!

  13. The bright colors, and
    D the texture is amazing. So cool.

  14. Love the work and thank you so much for some step by step techniques... it helps someone who hasn't worked with the product have a starting point!

  15. The layout is so lovely and the canvas is sooo full of life! Great projects!

  16. After seeing these projects, please tell me that we will be getting more colors of Silks in future kits! Love the depth that was achieved in both projects by layering the Silks.

  17. Amazing texture with the modelling cream and I love the layered Silks!

  18. Sweet LO and love the colors on the canvas.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  19. I see that I'm going to have to put Luminarte on my wish list! Thank you for the inspiration.

  20. Love the techniques that you shared Tina!!