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Fall Stepping Stone - Mixed Media on Canvas

September 7, 2017

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Fall Stepping Stone   Mixed Media on Canvas
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Let’s step into the coming season together! 

Just close your eyes for a moment?  Imagine yourself walking through fall tinted grass onto stepping stones covered with the luscious colors of autumn leaves. will be inspired to create your own stepping stone!!

Items needed:

  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Green Gold
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Quinacridone Gold
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Carbon Black
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Viridian Green Hue
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Quinacridone Violet
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Pyrrole Orange
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Pyrrole Red
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Primary Magenta
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Sap Green
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Diarylide Yellow
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Translucent White
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Metallic Gold
  • DecoArt Media Antiquing Creams - Carbon Black
  • Metallic Lustre 1oz - Lavish Green
  • Metallic Lustre 1oz - Black Shimmer
  • DecoArt Media Mediums and Specialty Products - Gesso - White
  • DecoArt Media Mediums and Specialty Products - Texture Sand Paste
  • DecoArt Media Mediums and Specialty Products - Crackle Paste - White
  • DecoArt Media Varnishes - Gloss Varnish
  • Americana Stencils 12x12 - Feathered Friends
  • Americana Decor Stencils - Stone Path
  • Americana Decor Stencils - Botanical
  • Americana Decor Stencils - Tropical Leaf
  • Vermillion Archival Ink
  • Black Archival Ink
  • Green Archival Ink
  • Andy Skinner Handle with Care Stamp Set
  • Andy Skinner Toxic Stamp Set
  • Totally Tracy Textures Stamp Set
  • Stretched Canvas
  • Assorted Brushes
  • Faber-Castell Pitt Pen


Choose a substrate and apply gesso to the surface. When dry, draw or stencil your stepping stones. Create your ‘mortar’ by adding DecoArt Media Crackle Paste.

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When your crackle paste ‘mortar’ is dry, add colors of DecoArt Metallic Lustre.  It highlights the crackle and gives a unique glow to your project. 

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Begin painting your stones with the DecoArt Fluid Acrylic colors of your choice. Add texture designs as you go using texture tools, paint brush, fingers. stencils etc. Just have fun creating!

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Carefully cover your stones with DecoArt Media Carbon Black Antiquing Cream.  Try to avoid getting it on your ‘mortar’ but if you do… it will wipe off or add a bit more dimension if left in some places.  When the antiquing cream is dry, wipe off as much as you like from your stones.

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Time for some lively leaves! Apply DecoArt Media Textured Sand Paste through your leaf stencils. The sand paste is such a yummy texture!

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When the Textured Sand Paste is dry, lightly add layers of paint to your leaves for color contrast and dimension. I chose to leave some of the texture sand paste color showing. You can add a lot of color or less color. 

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Begin creating your grass tufts.  Do not mow the grass!!!

I so enjoy painting anything that lets me use my liner brush.  Do not let the tufts of grass intimidate you.  Just start drawing curved lines – it’s fun.  I began with dark Sap Green, then layered paint from dark to light. There is no right or wrong.

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Varnish your creation with the DecoArt Varnish of your choice.

Close-ups of the finished piece.

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I encourage you to “step into autumn” by creating an art project with leaves! One thing I know for sure…DecoArt and DecoArt Media products make your fall art gloriously lovely! 

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Be sure to visit Joi@RR  for more projects and to learn more about Joi@RR.


Beautifully autumnal. I love all the painted detail on the edge. Adds loads of visual texture x


September 7, 2017

Wonderful canvas Joi!! beautiful layers and texture.


September 7, 2017

Joi this is a beautiful autumnal canvas, the colours and textures are beautiful and I've learnt so much from your process steps, thanks so much xxx

Brenda Brown

September 8, 2017

This is stunning Joi, love the ferns and the crackle between the "paving stones" looks absolutely amazing!! Great use of all those supplies!!!

Astrid Maclean

September 8, 2017

So beautiful Joi, lpve the crackle and metallic Lustre and the leaves with that awesome texture, very beautiful and so autumnal !!


September 8, 2017

So beautiful Joi, lpve the crackle and metallic Lustre and the leaves with that awesome texture, very beautiful and so autumnal !!

Suman Pandit

September 13, 2017

This is a beautiful painting with gorgeous texture and color!

Sara Emily

September 28, 2017

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