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Cupcake Mixed Media Canvas

Traditions™ Artist Acrylic

Cupcake Mixed Media Canvas
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Cupcake Mixed Media Canvas

designed by DecoArt Design Team

Here’s a colorful, dimensional wall accent that’ll satisfy any sweet tooth and brighten any kitchen..

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Americana® Decou-Page™

  • Matte Decou-Page (DS106)

Dazzling Metallics®

  • Shimmering Silver (DAO70)

Primers, Sealers, and Finishes

  • DuraClear® Satin Varnish (DS21)

Texture Products

  • Dimensional Effects (DS109C)

Traditions™ Artist Acrylic

  • Carbon Black (DAT42)
  • Cobalt Blue Hue (DAT55)
  • Light Violet (DAT34)
  • Red Violet (DAT32)
  • Sapphire Blue (DAT27)
  • Titanium White (DAT35)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • palette or plastic plate
  • paper towels
  • pencil
  • liner brush
  • small spray bottle of water
  • #12 flat brush
  • palette knife (Americana Palette Knives and Texture Tools Set - DAS221)
  • shader paintbrushes, assorted sizes
  • random marking tools (texture comb, old credit card, finger, anything with tip, brayer, etc.)
  • 6" x 6" gallery wrapped canvas
  • assorted stencils
  • permanent black marker pen (medium tip)
  • computer and printer


  1. Using a #12 flat brush, apply random layers of paint on front and sides of canvas trying not to blend each color with others: use Light Violet, Red Violet, Sapphire Blue, and Titanium White.
  2. While still wet, spray a little water over the canvas surface. After a few seconds, blot with a paper towel. (This will lift some color for a mottled effect.) Let dry.
  3. Using stencils of your choice, stencil over parts of canvas with a #12 flat brush, in paint color of your choice for the second layer. Let dry.
  4. Outline the cupcake template with a pencil onto canvas. (Refer to photo for placement.)
  5. Mix two parts Titanium White with two parts Cobalt Blue Hue. Using a #12 flat brush, paint two coats of the mixture onto the cupcake, keeping one side darker for shading.
  6. Draw in lines on the cupcake paper with a pencil. (Refer to pattern for placement.) Paint them with a liner brush and watery mixture of Cobalt Blue Hue. Let dry. When dry, add Titanium White along sides of lines for dimension.
  7. Add some more shading using a small, dry shader brush with Cobalt Blue Hue and Carbon Black. (Refer to photo.) Let dry.
  8. Outline the entire cupcake with a black marker.
  9. Using a #12 flat brush, paint hearts on the cupcake with Shimmering Silver; add small dots of Red Violet. Let dry and outline with a black marker. (Refer to photo for placement.)
  10. Using Dimensional Effects, apply frosting to the cupcake with a palette knife, much like frosting a real cake. Let dry four to 12 hours.
  11. When dry, using #12 flat brush, paint the frosting Titanium White and highlight it with spots of Light Violet.
  12. If desired, make border around cupcake with a stencil or free hand. Using a #12 flat brush, paint random hanging hearts on the canvas with Shimmering Silver, similar to hearts on the cupcake.
  13. Add the computer-generated words “Cuppy Love” to the canvas, adhering them with Americana Matte Decou-Page. Apply Decou-Page on top of the words. Let dry.
  14. When dry, outline the words with a black marker.
  15. Using a #12 flat brush, apply two coats of DuraClear Satin Varnish.
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