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Carry Me Through the Storm Mixed Media Page

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Carry Me Through the Storm Mixed Media Page
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Carry Me Through the Storm Mixed Media Page

designed by Alexandra Hawkins

Explore mixed media with this whimsical piece, created with DecoArt Media® and your imagination.

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SUPPLIES

Americana® Decou-Page™

  • Paper Decou-Page (DS115)

DecoArt Media® Fluid Acrylics

  • Carbon Black (DMFA05)
  • Hansa Yellow Medium (DMFA50)
  • Primary Cyan (DMFA27)
  • Titanium White (DMFA39)
  • Vermilion (DMFA45)

DecoArt Media® Specialty Products

  • Black Modeling Paste (DMM22)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • palette or plastic plate
  • paper towels
  • stylus or pencil (optional)
  • scissors
  • decorative paper
  • palette knife
  • decorative rubber stamp (circles)
  • black pen (optional)
  • paintbrushes (including small detail brush)
  • mixed media paper

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Paint the entire page of mixed media paper in Vermillion on the edges and Hansa Yellow Medium throughout the middle, blending them into each other quickly and in a painterly manner.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Cut out several balloon or teardrop shapes from decorative paper.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Mix Primary Cyan with Titanium White to make a light blue color. Paint the decorative stamp in this mix and stamp over the entire background. Add a significant amount of water to Primary Cyan and saturate the brush. Hold the brush at the top of the paper and allow the paint to drip down.
  4. Using a palette knife, apply Black Modeling Paste to the same stamp and allow to dry, creating a flat sheet to cut from. Once the Black Modeling Paste is dry, peel it off and cut out a simple figure of a girl with her arm outstretched.
  5. Apply the balloon shapes to the top center of the mixed media paper, layering them over each other with Paper Decou-Page. Glue the figure of the girl to the paper also using Decou-Page. Add small lines extending from the girl's hand with a small detail brush and Carbon Black or with a pen.
    Step 4 Example