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Underwater Diving Cloche Mixed Media

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Underwater Diving Cloche Mixed Media

designed by Felicity Greiner

This canvas, with its seascape in a diving cloche, will give an "under the sea" vibe to any space.

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SUPPLIES

Americana Decor® Stencils

  • Fish Tail (12" x 12") (ADS19)

Americana® Acrylics

  • Grey Sky (DA111)
  • Winter Blue (DA190)
  • Zinc (DA304)

DecoArt Media® Fluid Acrylics

  • Carbon Black (DMFA05)
  • Cerulean Blue (DMFA06)
  • Gold (Metallic) (DMFA49)
  • Green Gold (DMFA14)
  • Payne's Grey (DMFA20)
  • Phthalo Blue (DMFA23)
  • Phthalo Turquoise (DMFA26)
  • Primary Magenta (DMFA29)
  • Primary Yellow (DMFA28)
  • Quinacridone Burnt Orange (DMFA31)
  • Quinacridone Magenta (DMFA35)
  • Raw Umber (DMFA37)
  • Sap Green (DMFA07)
  • Titanium White (DMFA39)

DecoArt Media® Specialty Products

  • Matte Medium (DMM20)

Other supplies

  • transfer paper
  • ruler
  • pencil
  • flat brush
  • painter's tape
  • baby wipes
  • mop brush (large)
  • cosmetic sponge
  • craft knife or scissors
  • canvas
  • assorted scrapbook paper
  • printed images (scuba divers; wooden plank; wood grain pattern)
  • round brush (small)
  • liner brush

INSTRUCTIONS

NOTE: Let dry completely between painting steps.

  1. Transfer the provided cloche pattern onto the canvas. Using a flat brush, paint the glass portion using Payne's Grey, Phthalo Blue, Phthalo Turquoise, Cerulean Blue, and Titanium White. Mix more white in as you work at the top and mix only Payne's Grey and Phthalo Turquoise as you reach the bottom. Use a large mop brush to mix the colors together while they are still wet.
  2. Mix together Phthalo Turquoise and Payne's Grey. Transfer the rock formation on the right with transfer paper and paint in using the mix and a flat brush. Mix a light blue and create a sea line. (Refer to photo.)
  3. Transfer the two seaweeds onto the patterned paper and the remaining onto the canvas. Cut out the seaweed from the patterned paper. Lightly dab a baby wipe into Sap Green and, beginning at the bottom of the paper, make a quick swipe up the seaweed. Mix various hues of green using Green Gold, Sap Green, Titanium White, and Payne's Grey and use to paint the seaweed in the background with a small round brush. Use Matte Medium to adhere the seaweed onto the canvas.
  4. Cut fish bodies from yellow patterned scrapbook paper. Adhere onto the canvas using Matte Medium. With a liner brush, paint fish details in black and white. (Refer to photo.) Transfer the remaining animals from the pattern. Mix Payne's Grey and Phthalo Blue and use to paint in the shark, lightly blurring its edges with a brush. Use Quinacridone Magenta, Primary Magenta, Primary Yellow, Phthalo Blue, white, and black to paint in the animals as desired with the round and liner brushes.
  5. Print off desired images of scuba divers. Paint the helmets in Gold (Metallic) and the shadows in black with a round brush. Water down Quinacridone Burnt Orange; paint the suits with a round brush. Use Matte Medium to adhere the divers onto the bottom of the cloche.
  6. Transfer the coral, additional animals, and air lines for the scuba divers. Use a liner brush and black to paint in the air lines. Use Primary Yellow, Primary Magenta, Quinacridone Magenta, Phthalo Turquoise, and white to paint in the coral and additional animals with the round and liner brushes.
  7. Print out a wooden plank and plain wood grain pattern of your choice. Transfer the boat and oar onto the wood grain paper and cut out. Transfer the bottom cloche piece onto the wood grain and cut out. Use Matte Medium to adhere both pieces into place. Mix white, Phthalo Turquoise, and Payne's Grey to match the top waterline. Water down the mix slightly and continue the waterline over the boat and oar. Water down white and use a liner brush to add small bubbles in the water.
  8. Use a ruler to draw a ground line. Paint the top portion of the ground line in Winter Blue. Paint the bottom portion in a mix of Grey Sky, Winter Blue, and Zinc. Save mix for next step.
  9. Position the Fish Tail Stencil at the beginning of the ground line. (If needed, cut out the cloche pattern and place it over the cloche.) Add white to the mix from Step 8, so it is slightly lighter than the original mix, but still darker than the top portion of the canvas. Use a cosmetic sponge to pounce the mix on the stencil.
  10. Tape off the ground line. Mix Raw Umber and Payne's Grey. Slightly dab a baby wipe into the mix and wipe onto ground line. (Refer to photo.) Remove the tape and repeat at the top and corners of the canvas for added depth.