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Earth Day Mixed Media Embroidery Hoop

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Earth Day Mixed Media Embroidery Hoop

designed by Felicity Greiner

Honor the Earth with a mixed media creation using DecoArt Media® Fluid Acrylics.

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SUPPLIES

Americana® Acrylics

  • Ocean Blue (DA270)

Americana® Stencils

  • Jacobean Floral (8.5" x 11") (ASC08)
  • Segmented Swirls (12" x 12") (ASMM29)

DecoArt Media® Fluid Acrylics

  • Carbon Black (DMFA05)
  • Cerulean Blue (DMFA06)
  • Cobalt Teal Hue (DMFA10)
  • Cobalt Turquoise Hue (DMFA09)
  • Diarylide Yellow (DMFA11)
  • Green Gold (DMFA14)
  • Primary Magenta (DMFA29)
  • Pyrrole Orange (DMFA21)
  • Raw Umber (DMFA37)
  • Titanium White (DMFA39)
  • Viridian Green Hue (DMFA44)

DecoArt Media® Specialty Products

  • Matte Medium (DMM20)

DecoArt® Personally Yours™ Stencils

  • Between the Lines - Newsprint (12" x 12") (PYB103)

Other supplies

  • transfer paper
  • scissors
  • pencil
  • flat brush
  • painter's tape
  • liner brush
  • baby wipes
  • hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • button
  • round brush
  • matching ribbon
  • permanent marker
  • wooden embroidery hoops
  • scrapbook paper (patterned)
  • fabric

INSTRUCTIONS

NOTE: Let dry completely between painting steps.

  1. Cut a piece of fabric slightly larger than the embroidery hoops. Insert fabric into the hoop and tighten, removing any wrinkles from the fabric while tightening.
  2. Once you have the fabric tightened, trim any excess. (Leave around a 1"-2" edge.) Adhere the remaining edge to the inside of the hoop with hot glue.
  3. Apply Matte Medium to the entire front of the fabric with a flat brush.
  4. Use transfer paper to transfer the provided earth pattern. Using various hues of green, paint in the land with a round brush. Using white mixed with various hues of blue, fill in the water. Add clouds in white. For added texture, use stencil of choice in a darker blue with cosmetic sponge randomly.
  5. Create a vignette around the embroidery hoop with white toward the center and darker blue toward the outside with a flat brush.
  6. With a cosmetic sponge, add stencils in white and darker blue onto the sky for added texture.
  7. Transfer the tree from the pattern onto the fabric. Paint in the tree with several shades of brown mixed with white using a round brush. Cut out loose circles from patterned scrapbook paper to create the tree leaf shapes. Use a baby wipe and a coordinating paint color to create a vignette around each circle. Use Matte Medium to adhere the paper onto the canvas.
  8. Use yellows, magenta, blue, greens, white, and purples to create desired flowers using a round and liner brush. Transfer or refer to the pattern provided.
  9. Using a permanent marker, add small outlines and details to all the foliage. Add whimsical squiggles, swirls, dots, and lines as desired.
  10. Adhere small buttons to the centers of several flowers with hot glue.
  11. Transfer the birds from the pattern. Using magenta, white, yellow, black, and orange, paint in each bird with a round brush. Add white dots to each bird's body. Paint in the sun using a desired mix of yellow and white. Tape off the sunrays and lightly dry-brush in with the yellow/white mix using a flat brush.
  12. Paint the outside of the hoop in a medium blue using a round and flat brush.
  13. Adhere ribbon of choice onto the outside of the embroidery hoop with hot glue.