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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.)
  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).
  3. Place the Americana Doily Stencil on scrapbook paper and use a cosmetic sponge to dab on Primary Cyan.
  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.
  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.)
  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.
  7. Use a #8 round brush to randomly splatter the canvas with Primary Cyan.