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"Home Sweet Home" Mixed Media Art

Americana® Stencils

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"Home Sweet Home" Mixed Media Art

designed by PLA

Home is where the art is in this welcoming mixed media wall accent.

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Americana® Stencils

  • Split Angles (12" x 12") (ASMM30)

DecoArt Media® Fluid Acrylics

  • Cobalt Teal Hue (DMFA10)
  • Dioxazine Purple (DMFA12)
  • Green Gold (DMFA14)
  • Phthalo Turquoise (DMFA26)
  • Primary Magenta (DMFA29)
  • Titan Buff (DMFA38)

DecoArt Media® Specialty Products

  • Matte Medium (DMM20)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • paper towels
  • tracing paper
  • transfer paper
  • pencil
  • 3/4" flat brush
  • #8 round brush
  • tissue paper
  • canvas (size of your choice)
  • cosmetic sponges (3)
  • permanent marker (black)
  • scrapbook paper (light color)


  1. Use a pencil and the tracing and transfer papers to trace the house pattern onto the scrapbook paper. Use scissors to cut out three rooftops and three houses of varying heights. Place the Americana Split Angles Stencil on the houses and stencil one in each color, Dioxazine Purple, Phthalo Turquoise, and Primary Magenta, with a cosmetic sponge.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Crumble up the tissue paper and, using a 3/4" flat brush and Matte Medium, adhere it to the canvas. Using a 3/4" flat brush, paint the bottom half of the canvas with Green Gold and the top half with Cobalt Teal Hue.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Trace three hearts from the pattern onto scrapbook paper and cut out with scissors. Print and cut out the words "home sweet home". Use a 3/4" flat brush and Matte Medium to adhere the houses, rooftops, hearts, and words to the canvas. (Refer to photo for placement.) Use a #8 round brush to paint the windows and doors in Titan Buff. Use a black permanent marker to outline the houses and details.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Mix (2) parts Matte Medium with (2) parts Dioxazine Purple. Use a 3/4" flat brush to paint this mix around the perimeter, framing the canvas.
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