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Day of the Dead Mixed Media Card

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Day of the Dead Mixed Media Card
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Day of the Dead Mixed Media Card

designed by PLA Schneider

Celebrate El Dia de Los Muertos with this mixed media card.

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SUPPLIES

Americana® Decou-Page Paper™

  • Paisley Punch (DP08)

DecoArt Media® Fluid Acrylics

  • Blue (Interference) (DMFA101)
  • Carbon Black (DMFA05)
  • Magenta (Interference) (DMFA104)

DecoArt Media® Specialty Products

  • Clear Crackle Glaze (DMM16)
  • Matte Medium (DMM20)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • paper towels (or card)
  • tracing paper
  • scissors
  • pencil
  • 3/4" flat brush
  • scrapbook paper (white with small wording)
  • cardstock (or card)
  • dropper

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Paint the front of the card using a 3/4" flat brush with Carbon Black. (Or, if you are cutting your own card from cardstock, cut the cardstock 10" x 7"; fold in half; and paint.) Let dry. Use a 3/4" flat brush to add a medium-to-thick coat of Clear Crackle Glaze. Immediately drop Blue (Interference) and Magenta (Interference) all over the card with a dropper. Set aside and let dry.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Use scissors to cut pieces out of the Americana Decou-Page Paisley Punch Paper. (See photo for pieces.)
    Step 1 Example
  3. Trace the skull pattern onto the white "word printed" scrapbook paper with tracing paper and a pencil; use scissors to cut. Use a 3/4 flat brush to adhere the pieces into place with Matte Medium. (Refer to photo for placement.)
    Step 2 Example
  4. Use a 3/4" flat brush and Matte Medium to adhere the skull into place. (Refer to photo for placement.)
    Step 3 Example
  5. Use a 3/4" flat brush and Matte Medium to adhere the flowers into place. (Refer to photo for placement.)
    Step 4 Example
  6. Print the words (in a font of your choice) "Day of the DEAD". (Print DEAD larger; refer to photo.) Cut out and adhere the words to the card using a 3/4" flat brush and Matte Medium.
    Step 5 Example
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