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"Waiting in the Rain" Mixed Media Canvas

Americana® Stencils

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"Waiting in the Rain" Mixed Media Canvas

designed by PLA Schneider

A stenciled doily is the focus point of this mixed media, rainy day canvas.

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Americana® Stencils

  • Doily (12" x 12") (ASMM10)

DecoArt Media® Fluid Acrylics

  • Carbon Black (DMFA05)
  • Cobalt Teal Hue (DMFA10)
  • Phthalo Green-Blue (DMFA24)
  • Primary Cyan (DMFA27)
  • Titan Buff (DMFA38)
  • Titanium White (DMFA39)

DecoArt Media® Specialty Products

  • Matte Medium (DMM20)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • palette or plastic plate
  • paper towels
  • scissors
  • 3/4" flat brush
  • #8 round brush
  • 12" x 12" canvas
  • cosmetic sponge
  • plain white copy paper
  • plastic cup or container (small )
  • floral scrapbook paper (small flowers for hat)
  • assorted scrapbook paper (colors of choice for dress, hair, hat)
  • scrapbook paper (light color - large enough for 12" x 12" stencil)
  • pipette


  1. Using a 3/4" flat brush, very loosely paint the canvas vertically in Cobalt Teal Hue, Phthalo Green-Blue, Primary Cyan, and Titanium White. (Dip the brush in water after every stroke for a watercolor look so that the paint colors will blend.)
    Step 0 Example
  2. Mix (1) part water with (1) part Titanium White in a small plastic cup. Hold the canvas up and use a pipette to stream the mix vertically down the canvas (for rain effect).
    Step 1 Example
  3. Place the Americana Doily Stencil on scrapbook paper and use a cosmetic sponge to dab on Primary Cyan.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Use a 3/4" flat brush to adhere the stenciled paper "umbrella" to the left side of the canvas with Matte Medium. Use scissor to cut off the excess.
    Step 3 Example
  5. Trace the girl's face on a piece of paper with a pencil. Use a #8 flat brush to paint in Titan Buff. Use a #8 round brush to paint the eyes with Titanium White and Phthalo Green-Blue; outline in Carbon Black. Trace the body and hair onto the scrapbook paper and cut out with scissors. Adhere into place with a 3/4" flat brush and Matte Medium. (Refer to photo for placement.)
    Step 4 Example
  6. Trace and cut out the hat from scrapbook paper and flowers from the floral scrapbook paper. Adhere into place using a 3/4" flat brush with Matte Medium. Use a #8 round brush to paint the arms and umbrella handle in Titan Buff. Use a #8 round brush to paint the gloves; detail and outline in Carbon Black.
    Step 5 Example
  7. Use a #8 round brush to randomly splatter the canvas with Primary Cyan.
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