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Bubblegum Hair Mixed Media Canvas

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Bubblegum Hair Mixed Media Canvas
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Bubblegum Hair Mixed Media Canvas

designed by Felicity Greiner

This hair-raising design, in bright DecoArt Media® Fluid Acrylics, is sure to uplift any room.

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SUPPLIES

Americana® Decou-Page Paper™

  • Paisley Punch (DP08)

Americana® Reusable Stick-On Stencils

  • Dots (8" x 11") (ARS03)

Americana® Stencils

  • Jacobean Floral (8.5" x 11") (ASC08)

DecoArt Media® Fluid Acrylics

  • Cerulean Blue (DMFA06)
  • Cobalt Teal Hue (DMFA10)
  • Phthalo Blue (DMFA23)
  • Primary Yellow (DMFA28)
  • Quinacridone Magenta (DMFA35)
  • Titanium White (DMFA39)
  • Viridian Green Hue (DMFA44)

DecoArt Media® Specialty Products

  • Matte Medium (DMM20)
  • White Modeling Paste (DMM21) — optional

Other supplies

  • water container
  • palette or plastic plate
  • paper towels
  • 1" flat brush
  • 1/2" flat brush
  • #4 round brush
  • cosmetic sponge
  • canvas

INSTRUCTIONS

NOTE: Let dry completely between painting steps.

  1. Apply dots of Phthalo Blue, Cobalt Teal Hue, and Cerulean Blue randomly throughout the canvas. Using a 1" flat brush, spread the paint throughout the canvas, wetting the brush with water to create a watercolor look. Set a clean paper towel on the canvas to soak up the excess water. (This will also leave the embossed pattern of the paper towel behind.)
    Step 0 Example
  2. Print and cut out the face. Using Matte Medium, apply the face to the canvas and apply another coat of Matte Medium on top. Using a 1:2 ratio of Quinacridone Magenta and Titanium White, roughly mark out the design of the hair. (If added dimension is desired, use a stencil of your choice and apply White Modeling Paste. See flowers in photo.)
    Step 1 Example
  3. Using Quinacridone Magenta and Titanium White, fill in the hair design lightly.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Position a stencil of your choice in a desired location. (Shown: Americana Jacobean Floral Stencil) Using a cosmetic sponge, apply Viridian Green Hue randomly. Cut out flower shapes from Americana Decou-Page Paper (shown: Paisley Punch) and begin laying out where you would like them.
    Step 3 Example
  5. Using Titanium White and Quinacridone Magenta, fill in the hair using a 1/2" flat brush. (Leave some of the stenciling showing through.)
  6. Decoupage desired flowers in position with Matte Medium. Mix a 1:1 ratio of Titanium White and Primary Yellow. Using a #4 round brush and the mix, outline the flowers. Using the same mix, apply to the Americana Reusable Stick-On Dots Stencil randomly using a cosmetic sponge. Mix a 1:1 ratio of Viridian Green Hue and Titanium White. Using a #4 round brush and the mix, randomly outline some of the leaf stenciling.
    Step 5 Example