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Earth Day Mixed Media Embroidery Hoop

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Earth Day Mixed Media Embroidery Hoop
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Earth Day Mixed Media Embroidery Hoop

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.
    Step 0 Example
  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.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Apply Matte Medium to the entire front of the fabric with a flat brush.
    Step 2 Example
  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.
    Step 3 Example
  5. Create a vignette around the embroidery hoop with white toward the center and darker blue toward the outside with a flat brush.
    Step 4 Example
  6. With a cosmetic sponge, add stencils in white and darker blue onto the sky for added texture.
    Step 5 Example
  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.
    Step 6 Example
  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.
    Step 7 Example
  9. Using a permanent marker, add small outlines and details to all the foliage. Add whimsical squiggles, swirls, dots, and lines as desired.
    Step 8 Example
  10. Adhere small buttons to the centers of several flowers with hot glue.
    Step 9 Example
  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.
    Step 10 Example
  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.
    Step 12 Example