Sunday 5 February 2017

Abstract Valentine's Cards for DecoArt Media

Welcome all to my latest post for the DecoArt Media DT. For this project I've created some non-traditional Valentine's cards using Fluid Acrylics and I have a video tutorial to share with you.

One of my resolutions for 2017 was to try to free up my creative process and this video is part of that exploration. I've been free and easy with the paint to create layered backgrounds using bold brush strokes and mark making tools - I've used junk from around the house (like bubble wrap and bottle lids) but you could use stamps if you prefer something more precise. This may be the first time ever that a resolution has lasted into February!!!

One tip when creating this way is to stick to a relatively limited colour palette as too many colours will make mud. I've essentially used primary colours here - but chosen muted versions of the blue and yellow tones for a more sophisticated vibe.

I hope you like my video tutorial and have a go a cards like these for yourself.

See you soon!

Katy x


  1. Great video, loved your techniques and the cards are awesome x

  2. Fabulous colours Katy and love your abstract backgrounds! Deb xo

  3. These are fabulous Katy and just love all the wonderful colours

  4. Katy, love your thinking and the gorgeous results, truly stunning.

  5. Super fun watching your fab video Katy and your cards are just LOVEly!!! Xj.

  6. Lovely video, great cards, thanks!

  7. Stunning cards and love how they pop out and grab your attention

  8. Great quick cards and very effective