Friday, February 12, 2016

Creating with Tracy Weinzapfel and DecoArt products

While at CHA Anaheim I had the opportunity and privilege to assist Tracy Weinzapfel in her Wood Art Panel class using DecoArt products.  As her assistant I took a lot of photos, ran like a gopher to ensure that all the students had what they needed/wanted during the class and was able to listen and observe Tracy's class.  And what a fabulous class it was!  I also got to meet her artsy co-conspirator Andy Skinner.  The photos caught the essence of how much fun everyone was having.
As a gift Tracy gave me all I needed to create my own wood art panel piece when I arrived back here at home.  Since it is her class I cannot share the directions with you but I can share the end results.  The workshop was filled with DecoArt's latest and greatest products including:  American paints, decoupage papers, stencils and other treats.  The Americana line of paints are really lovely and very smooth when applied.  They blend easily with each other too.

Tracy shows her finished masterpiece

This is my take on Tracy's inspirational painting

All I can say is that if you ever have a chance to take one of Tracy's classes you will not regret it, she is a wonderful teacher.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have you had a chance to use any of the DecoArt products?  Let me know what your favorites are.  Hugs- Renee


  1. I'd say that was wonderful renumeration! Beautiful art, that heart is gorgeously bold and what a wonderful sentiment.
    Renee, it sounds as though you had an absolute ball at CHA!

  2. Your painted wood panel looks amazing. I love the boldness you have in your piece.

  3. OOh, a little visit to read your post Renee, thanks for sharing your experience at CHA, I'm happy to read these good news for you and see this wonderful wood art panel! Absolutely gorgeous!!!! :)

  4. Renee, I love the way you added your own style to your canvas, absolute Renee'Zarate mixed media!
    Again, lucky you for all the fun and play you were able to have! And thank you so much for sharing with us!

  5. What a grand opportunity, Renee, and your artwork did Tracy proud, I am sure. I am privileged to have one of Tracy's original creations.

  6. just lovely and i have been searching for the spray paints in small bottles! found them at joanne fabrics here :) thanks for sharing!