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Awake, Arise

By: Light Lovely Designs by Ursula
March 15, 2017

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A fun project incorporating Stampendous stamps into the background and to the finished product. 

Items needed:

  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Quinacridone Magenta
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Sap Green
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Titanium White
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Yellow Green Light
  • DecoArt Media Mediums and Specialty Products - Gesso - White
  • DecoArt Media Mediums and Specialty Products - Clear Matte Medium
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Medium Grey Value 6
  • 5" by 7" Masonite Board
  • Fran's Cling Rubber Stamp 7 x 5 (Music)
  • Perfectly Clear Stamps - Mini Swirl
  • Agapanthus Thank You Perfectly Clear Stamps
  • Archival Ink - Brown and Dark Pink
  • Grey Stabilo Pencil
  • Old Encyclopedia
  • Words
  • Assorted Brushes
  • Stencil Brush
  • Makeup Sponge
  • Sponge Brush


Apply gesso to the masonite board. Immediately follow with Medium Grey Value 6. Hint: I like to use my sponge brush for these applications. 

When dry, apply the Treble Clef stencil found with the Fran’s Cling Rubber Stamp collection. For best results, use a makeup sponge, Medium Grey Value 6 and a small amount of Titan Buff. 

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Begin to stamp into the background with the Dictionary of Musical terms (Fran’s Cling rubber stamp) throughout the background.
Using the stabilo pencil, draw in the flower shapes, stem and leaves. 

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The moths were found in an old encyclopedia and placed onto the canvas/ board with Matte Medium. 

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Begin to block in flower petals with Titan Buff. Center is applied with Medium Grey Value 6. Follow with washes of Titanium White to strengthen and add highlights. While moist, wash in a small amount of Quinacridone Magenta.

The stabilo pencil blends in and around the Titan Buff to create shading. 

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Stems and Leaves:
Wash Yellow Light Green into these areas and lightly into the flower petals. Shade with Sap Green. Using the Mini Swirl stamp and Yellow Green Light, create some texture onto the flower center and around the stem area. Continue onto the background with the stamp and add swirls of Medium Grey Value 6. 

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Using Fran’s Cling Rubber Stamp and brown ink pad, stamp the keyboard into background where desired. Follow with Hot Pink stamp pad, using the musical notes in and around floral and background.

Add interest to flower center with Titanium White and Mini Swirl stamp. 

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For fun and more texture, apply “Thank You” stamp (Agapanthus thank you perfectly clear stamps) to areas of background and leaf.

Hint: I like to place stamps overlapping background and main subject of a piece. 

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Apply any cut-out words with Matte Medium. Wash Yellow Green Light over cut outs to blend into the background.

Splatter with any leftover colors you may have on your palette. 

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Have fun with the stamps and add more if you wish. Enjoy! 

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See the prizes to be won and how to enter on the Stampendous Blog!

More participating designers:

Candy Colwell
Katy LeitchMark Gould
Jamie Martin
Louise Healy

Be sure to visit Light Lovely Designs by Ursula  for more projects and to learn more about ursula.


So pretty! Love seeing the process!


March 15, 2017

Absolutely amazing in its simplicity, I love the softness of the colors and images! TFS!

Barb macaskill

March 15, 2017

Such a wonderfully done tutorial of a beautiful project! Thank you.

March 15, 2017

Such a wonderful tutorial for such a beautiful project!

March 15, 2017

Very nice, thanks for sharing the creative process. Great instructions.

Linda Agers

March 15, 2017

Really cool techniques, thanks for sharing these ideas! Carol B ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Carol B

March 15, 2017

Love the hints of stamping on the piece. the flower is so pretty. A wonderful piece to have on display in my home. thanks for sharing.

Mary Holshouser

March 15, 2017

Wow... This really turned of beautiful!!! I love watching the steps it takes to get to the final piece. It's very inspiring so thank you for showing that. You did an amazing job. Hugs.

Amy Martin

March 15, 2017

An amazing and stunning transformation into a beautiful work of art. Absolutely love this!!

Becca Yahrling

March 15, 2017

WOW! I adore this! LOVE the soft colors with the pops of bright colors. Beautiful!

Christine Dring

March 15, 2017

Just STUNNINGLY LOVELY... as always you so inspire me Ursula. Xj.


March 15, 2017

Very pretty. I love that flower and all the elements you added. TFS

Teresa Godines #6857

March 15, 2017

Wow What a beautiful painting!

Jackie Neal

March 15, 2017

Wow! This is an amazing canvas. Beautiful!


March 15, 2017

This is just amazing. I love all of the different elements--you put it all together fabulously!

Sharon Gullikson

March 15, 2017

The touch of greens and the purple look wonderful. You made a very pretty picture.

Brian Poteraj

March 15, 2017

This is a stunning piece of art!! I loved scrolling through the tutorial and seeing each step evolve so beautifully!! Amazing! Thanks so much for sharing!


March 15, 2017

This is so cool! I love the background color.

Viki Banaszak

March 16, 2017

Beautifully done Ursula, in awe of your art xxx


March 16, 2017

I love this flower. I love ALL your flowers!!! I think I can actually do this one.

April Lopez

March 16, 2017

Ursula, I always love your paintings! This tutorial is wonderful and I need to try this! Thanks for sharing.

Candy Colwell

March 16, 2017

What an absolutely beautiful masterpiece!!!

Sabrina Radican

March 16, 2017

Amazing how this came to life. Walking thru the steps out, watching this happening was really very cool. Wonderful how it all came together into a beautiful piece!

Gerrie Johnnic

March 17, 2017

WOW! This is beautiful and fantasic art work!

March 17, 2017

I love all the stamps with the same theme and your free hand drawn flower, Bravo! Hugs to you, Carmen

Carmen Lucero

March 17, 2017

Lovely and soft combination.


March 18, 2017

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