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By: DecoArt
August 23, 2018

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Jump Back on Again
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The beautiful thing about mixed media is there are so many techniques for getting a wide variety of styles and effects, especially when using the DecoArt Media line of products. This mixed media journal spread has a whimsical style with its fun, bright elements and use of magazine cut-outs. See how to create this effect below!

Items needed:

  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Primary Magenta
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Titanium White
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Titan Buff
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Quinacridone Gold
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Green Gold
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Cobalt Turquoise Hue
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Dark Grey Value 3
  • DecoArt Media Mediums and Specialty Products - Clear Matte Medium
  • DecoArt Media Mediums and Specialty Products - Crackle Glaze - Clear
  • DecoArt Media Mediums and Specialty Products - Liquid Glass
  • Mixed Media Journal
  • Scrapbooking paper
  • Magazine
  • Tickets
  • Variety of paintbrushes
  • Scissors
  • Sharpie

Instructions:

Step 1
Make pink by mixing 4 parts DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics in Titanium White and 1 part Primary Magenta.

Use a medium brush to loosely paint your pages in pink. Let dry.

Place tickets at a diagonal and adhere with a medium brush and DecoArt Media Matte Medium. Let dry. Use a Sharpie to loosely outline.

Cut out scrapbook paper in “U” shapes (varying sizes). Use a medium brush and Matte Medium to adhere to the top of both pages. Let dry. Use a Sharpie to loosely outline.

Instruction #1 - Step 149
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Step 2
Use a medium brush to paint the ground in Quinacridone Gold. Let dry.

Use a medium brush to apply DecoArt Media Crackle Glaze over the Quinacridone Gold. Let dry.

Use a medium brush to apply Dark Grey Value 3 over the Crackle Glaze and wipe back.

Use a small brush to add drips (rain) in Dark Grey Value 3. Let dry.

Use scissors to cut out the carousel’s horse pole and adhere with a medium brush and Matte Medium.

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Step 3
Find photos and use scissors to cut out carousel horse shapes and use a medium brush to adhere in place with Matte Medium. Cut out eyes from a face found in a magazine; use a medium brush to adhere in place using Matte Medium.

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Step 4
Use a Sharpie to loosely outline and add details to the carousel horse.

Instruction #4 - Step 4 CL
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Trace an outline of a girl. Use a medium brush to paint her face in Titan Buff. While still wet paint her cheeks with pink. Use a medium brush to paint her hair in Cobalt Turquoise, Titanium White, and Green Gold. Use a small brush to outline her face in Cobalt Turquoise and pink. Trace a dress onto scrapbook paper and use scissors to cut it out. Adhere in place using a medium brush and Matte Medium. Use a small brush to paint details in Titanium White and pink.

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Step 5
Use scissors to cut out eyes from a magazine. Adhere in place with Matte Medium. Use a small brush to paint the lips in Primary Magenta and add accents in Dark Grey Value 3.

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Step 6
Print out a quote and adhere in place using a medium brush and Matte Medium. Let dry. Use a Sharpie to outline and add detail. Use DecoArt Media Liquid Glass in both the horse’s and the girl's eyes. Let dry.

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And that's it! Be sure to check out the DecoArt Mixed Media Blog to see projects from your favorite artists in a variety of styles.

Instruction #8 - Final
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Comments

Love the colours and the touch of whimsy - a great journal spread! Claudia x

Claudia

September 13, 2018

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