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It's A Beautiful Day Mixed Media Card

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It's A Beautiful Day Mixed Media Card
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It's A Beautiful Day Mixed Media Card

designed by Felicity Greiner

Greet the Spring and warmer weather with this mixed media card, compliments of DecoArt Media®.

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Americana® Decou-Page Paper™

  • Paisley Punch (DP08)
  • Vintage Silhouette (DP09)

Americana® Decou-Page™

  • Paper Decou-Page (DS115)

Americana® Stencils

  • Split Angles (12" x 12") (ASMM30)

DecoArt Media® Fluid Acrylics

  • Burnt Umber (DMFA03)
  • Cobalt Teal Hue (DMFA10)
  • Green Gold (DMFA14)
  • Payne's Grey (DMFA20)
  • Quinacridone Magenta (DMFA35)
  • Translucent White (DMFA40)
  • Yellow Oxide (DMFA47)

Other supplies

  • palette or plastic plate
  • transfer paper
  • scissors
  • pencil
  • 1" flat brush
  • permanent black marker pen (medium tip)
  • cosmetic sponge
  • #0 round brush
  • print-outs (phrase or quote of choice)
  • notecard and envelope (cream-colored; 5" x 7" shown)


NOTE: Let dry completely between painting steps.

  1. Apply Americana Decou-Page Paper to the front of the notecard using Americana Paper Decou-Page. (Shown: Vintage Silhouette)
    Step 0 Example
  2. On a palette or plastic plate, mix a 2:1 ratio of Cobalt Teal Hue and Translucent White. Apply a wash to the entire notecard. In the corners, blend in a small amount of Payne's Grey.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Transfer the provided pattern onto the notecard front in a desired location.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Using a 1" flat brush, apply a wash of Green Gold onto the patterned Americana Decou-Page Paper. (Shown: Paisley Punch)
    Step 3 Example
  5. Cut the patterned Decou-Page Paper into different size circles. Using Decou-Page Paper, decoupage them onto the card front where the tree will be. Using a black permanent marker, go over the image outline.
    Step 4 Example
  6. Create the tree trunk and branches using a #0 round brush and Burnt Umber. Use Payne's Grey to add variation/shadow. Rinse brush. Use a wash of Green Gold and Yellow Oxide to create the ground.
    Step 5 Example
  7. Position a patterned stencil of choice. (Shown: Americana Split Angles Stencil) Using a cosmetic sponge, apply Quinacridone Magenta randomly. (Turn the stencil if needed to create the desired look.)
    Step 6 Example
  8. Print out a quote or phrase in a desired font. Apply a wash of Yellow Oxide. Cut out and decou-page in a desired location with Paper Decou-Page.. On a palette or plastic plate, mix a small amount of Cobalt Blue Hue and Payne's Grey. Using a #0 round brush, outline the wording and create dots around the wording. Create circles in Green Gold around the tree. Using a #0 round brush, apply Yellow Oxide to bicycle frame, if desired.
    Step 7 Example
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