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"Girl on a Wall" Mixed Media Art

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"Girl on a Wall" Mixed Media Art

designed by PLA Schneider

Decorate a girl's favorite hangout with this mixed media canvas featuring DecoArt Media® Fluid Acrylics.

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Americana® Stencils

  • Brick Wall (12" x 12") (ASMM11)

DecoArt Media® Fluid Acrylics

  • Cobalt Teal Hue (DMFA10)
  • Dioxazine Purple (DMFA12)
  • Green Gold (DMFA14)
  • Primary Cyan (DMFA27)
  • Primary Magenta (DMFA29)
  • Titan Buff (DMFA38)
  • Titanium White (DMFA39)
  • Translucent White (DMFA40)

DecoArt Media® Specialty Products

  • Matte Medium (DMM20)
  • White Gesso (DMM18)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • palette or plastic plate
  • paper towels
  • tracing paper (optional)
  • transfer paper (optional)
  • scissors
  • pencil (optional)
  • 3/4" flat brush
  • #8 round brush
  • cosmetic sponge
  • canvas
  • assorted scrapbook paper
  • palette knife
  • oil pastels (brown, blue, pink, and purple)


NOTES: Let dry completely between painting steps. If preferred, rather than free-hand the girl and bird, trace the pattern onto the canvas with a pencil and the tracing and transfer papers.

  1. Cut or tear the scrapbook paper and, using a 3/4" flat brush, randomly adhere pieces to the canvas with Matte Medium.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Using a finger, randomly dab dots all over the canvas in Primary Magenta, Green Gold, and Cobalt Teal Hue.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Using a 3/4" flat brush, brush Translucent White over the entire canvas.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Place the Americana Brick Wall Stencil onto the canvas, six layers up from the bottom. (This will be your guide as to where to paint.) Using a 3/4" flat brush, loosely paint with Primary Cyan and a bit of Primary Magenta. (Add a bit of Matte Medium for added transparency.)
    Step 3 Example
  5. Tear out cloud shapes from the scrapbook paper and, using a 3/4" flat brush and Matte Medium, adhere to the sky area.
    Step 4 Example
  6. Put the Brick Wall stencil down in place. Using a cosmetic sponge, dab on Titan Buff and Titanium White. Using a palette knife and White Gesso, begin to lay out the girl's face. Using a #8 round brush, add eyes in Primary Cyan, and cheeks with a 1:5 mix of Primary Magenta and Titanium White. Using a mix of equal parts of White Gesso, Primary Cyan, and Dioxazine Purple, add the hair with a palette knife. (Save this mix for later step.) Use a #8 round brush to add Gold Green accents throughout.
    Step 5 Example
  7. Using a #8 round brush, add the dress in Titanium White with loose brush-strokes. Use oil pastels in brown, blue, and pink to add details to the face.
    Step 6 Example
  8. Use a #8 round brush and the mix used for the hair (step 6) to add stripes to the dress and shoes. Add a bit of Titanium White to the same mix and use the new mix to paint the legs.
    Step 7 Example
  9. Use a #8 round brush to paint the stars and outline with a purple oil pastel.
    Step 8 Example
  10. Use a palette knife and White Gesso to add the bird. Keep building layers and adding colors: Gold Green, Primary Cyan, Primary Magenta, and Dioxazine Purple.
    Step 9 Example


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