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Winter Girl and Deer Mixed Media Stocking

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Winter Girl and Deer Mixed Media Stocking
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Winter Girl and Deer Mixed Media Stocking

designed by Micaela Spiggle

Hang a one-of-a-kind stocking by the chimney this year with DecoArt Media®.

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SUPPLIES

Americana® Decou-Page™

  • Fabric Decou-Page (DS116)

Americana® Stencils

  • Doily (6" x 8") (ASMM18)
  • Inspiration (6" x 8") (ASMM38)

DecoArt Media® Fluid Acrylics

  • Blue Green Light (DMFA01)
  • Burnt Sienna (DMFA02)
  • Burnt Umber (DMFA03)
  • Cadmium Orange Hue (DMFA15)
  • Cadmium Red Hue (DMFA04)
  • Carbon Black (DMFA05)
  • Cerulean Blue (DMFA06)
  • Cobalt Teal Hue (DMFA10)
  • Diarylide Yellow (DMFA11) — optional
  • Dioxazine Purple (DMFA12)
  • Green Gold (DMFA14)
  • Quinacridone Magenta (DMFA35)
  • Raw Sienna (DMFA36)
  • Titan Buff (DMFA38)
  • Titanium White (DMFA39)

DecoArt Media® Misters

  • Primary Cyan (DMM01)
  • Primary Magenta (DMM02)
  • White (Shimmer) (DMM12)

DecoArt Media® Specialty Products

  • White Gesso (DMM18)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • palette or plastic plate
  • paper towels
  • tracing paper
  • transfer paper
  • scissors
  • ruler
  • pencil (or pen)
  • wax paper
  • #10 flat brush
  • #12 flat brush
  • #1 liner brush
  • black ink pad (optional) (Staz-On)
  • #1 round brush
  • drop cloth (or cardboard box to fit stocking)
  • palette knife
  • cosmetic sponges
  • Christmas stamps (Christmas or pine tree; other of choice)
  • assorted fabrics (yellow; deer-colored; 2 other colors of choice)
  • fabric stocking (Canvas Corp)
  • round found objects (ex. bowls or cups 2 sizes for moon and monogram circles)

INSTRUCTIONS

NOTE: Let dry completely between painting steps.

  1. Tear a piece of wax paper. Fold it and put in inside the stocking so that the paint doesn't seep through the back.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Un-flip the fold on the top of the stocking.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Go back and forth on the stocking with the DecoArt Media Misters in Primary Magenta, Primary Cyan, and White (Shimmer) until the background is how you want it. (Use a drop cloth to protect the work surface or place the stocking in a cardboard box before spraying.) Let dry completely.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Use the #10 flat brush and Titanium White to paint on the snow. Rinse brush.
    Step 3 Example
  5. Use the #1 round brush to mix (3) parts Titanium White with a very small amount of Dioxazine Purple. Use the mix to paint one mountain. Using the same brush (unrinsed), add a very small amount of Cerulean Blue. Use the new mix to paint on a second mountain. Rinse brush. Use the same brush with Titanium White to add snow and detail lines on the mountains. Rinse brush.
    Step 4 Example
  6. Use the #12 flat brush and Primary Cyan to paint on the rock cliff. Rinse brush. Side-load the same brush with Cobalt Teal Hue to add detail to the cliff. Rinse brush. Using the same brush, repeat with Dioxazine Purple to add more details to the cliff. Rinse brush.
    Step 5 Example
  7. Use a palette knife to stir the White Gesso and apply it to the top of the cliff to appear like snow. Rinse the palette knife.
    Step 6 Example
  8. Use a pencil or pen and the tracing and transfer papers to trace and transfer the houses onto two different colors of fabric of your choice.
    Step 7 Example
  9. Use the #10 flat brush and Raw Sienna to paint the roof and garage. Rinse brush. Use the same brush with Blue Green Light to paint on the door. Rinse brush. Use the #1 round brush and Cobalt Teal Hue to paint on the two windows. Rinse brush.
    Step 8 Example
  10. Use the #1 liner brush and Titanium White to outline and to add details to the house and string for the lights. Rinse brush.
    Step 9 Example
  11. Use the #1 liner brush and Green Gold to paint on the wreaths on the door, above the garage, and to add some lights on the strand. Rinse brush. Use the same brush to add a few Raw Sienna lights. Rinse brush.
    Step 10 Example
  12. Use the #1 liner brush to mix (3) parts Titanium White with a small amount of Quinacridone Magenta. Use the mix to add bows and berries to the wreaths and to add some lights on the strand. (Save the mix for future step.) Rinse brush. Use the same brush and Primary Cyan to add the rest of the lights on the strand. Rinse brush.
    Step 11 Example
  13. Use the #10 flat brush and Green Gold to paint the roof on the second house. Rinse brush.
    Step 12 Example
  14. Use the same brush and Raw Sienna to paint the chimney and door. Rinse brush. Use the same brush with Green Gold to add a porch roof over the door. Rinse brush.
    Step 13 Example
  15. Use the same brush and Cobalt Teal Hue to paint on the windows. Rinse brush.
    Step 14 Example
  16. Use the #1 liner brush and Blue Green Light to add a scallops to the roof. Rinse brush.
    Step 15 Example
  17. Use the #1 liner brush and Titanium White to paint the window frame and doors and to add snow to both houses. Rinse brush.
    Step 16 Example
  18. Use a round found object or household item to trace a circle onto the moon-colored fabric. Use scissors to cut out.
    Step 17 Example
  19. Use the #12 flat brush and Raw Sienna to shade the moon. Rinse brush.
    Step 18 Example
  20. Use the #12 flat brush with the Americana Fabric Decou-Page to adhere the houses and moon. Rinse brush.
    Step 19 Example
  21. Use a pencil or pen and the tracing and transfer papers to trace and transfer the deer pattern to a deer-colored fabric.
    Step 20 Example
  22. Use the #1 liner brush and Titan Buff to paint the insides of ears, belly, and underneath the tail. Rinse brush.
    Step 21 Example
  23. Use #1 liner brush and Titanium White to paint the candy cane in the deer's mouth. Rinse brush.
    Step 22 Example
  24. Use the #1 liner brush and Burnt Umber to outline the deer and to fill in the hooves, eyes, and nose. Rinse brush.
    Step 23 Example
  25. Use the #1 liner brush and Cadmium Red Hue to paint the stripes on the candy cane. (Refer to photo.) Rinse brush.
    Step 24 Example
  26. Use a pencil or pen and the tracing and transfer papers to trace and transfer the little girl pattern onto a light-colored fabric.
    Step 25 Example
  27. Use #1 liner brush to mix (2) parts Titan Buff, (1) part Raw Sienna, and a very small amount of Quinacridone Magenta. Use the mix to paint the girl's skin. Rinse brush. Use the same brush and Burnt Umber to paint on her hair and eyebrows. Rinse brush.
    Step 26 Example
  28. Use the #1 liner brush and Titanium White to paint around the pupils. Rinse brush.
    Step 27 Example
  29. Use the #1 liner brush to mix (4) parts Titanium White with a small amount of Blue Green Light. Use the mix to fill in the nightgown and eye shadow. Rinse brush.
    Step 28 Example
  30. Use the #1 liner brush and Burnt Sienna to paint the pupils. Rinse brush.
    Step 29 Example
  31. Use the #1 liner brush and the Titanium White/Quinacridone Magenta mix from step 12 to fill in the nightgown sleeves and the girl's lips. Rinse brush. Load the same brush with Quinacridone Magenta to paint on the bow and polka dots on the nightgown. Rinse brush. Let dry completely.
    Step 30 Example
  32. Use scissors to cut out the little girl and the deer.
    Step 31 Example
  33. Use the #12 flat brush and Fabric Decou-Page to adhere the deer and then the girl (sitting on top of the deer). Rinse brush. Let dry completely.
    Step 32 Example
  34. Use the 6" x 8" doily stencil from the Americana Doily Stencils and load a cosmetic sponge with Titanium White to pounce on random snowflakes. Wash the stencil.
    Step 33 Example
  35. Use the Christmas or pine tree stamps with a black ink pad to add some trees around the houses. Wash the stamps.
    Step 34 Example
  36. Use a Christmas stamp of choice to apply on the moon with a black ink pad. Wash stamp.
    Step 35 Example
  37. Use a stamp of choice to add to one of the houses with a black ink pad. Wash stamp.
    Step 36 Example
  38. Use the #10 flat brush to add water to Cobalt Teal Hue on the palette or plastic plate. Brush the thinned Cobalt Teal Hue over the Gesso "snow" to shade it. Rinse brush.
    Step 37 Example
  39. Use the #1 liner brush and Cadmium Red Hue to fill in areas on the stamp applied in step 37. Rinse brush.
    Step 38 Example
  40. Use a pen or pencil and the tracing and transfer papers to trace and transfer the snowman, poles, and skating rink. (Refer to photo for placement.)
    Step 39 Example
  41. Use the #1 liner brush and Cobalt Teal Hue to fill in the ice rink; shade under trees and houses and the snowman; and place circles on the poles. Rinse brush. Use the same brush with Titanium White to add highlights to the ice. Rinse brush.
    Step 40 Example
  42. Use the #1 liner brush and Green Gold to paint the snowman's scarf. Use the same brush with Cadmium Orange Hue to paint on the carrot nose. Rinse brush. Use the same brush with Cadmium Red Hue to paint the band on the hat and stripes on the candy cane poles. Rinse brush. Use the same brush with Burnt Umber to paint on the twig arms. Rinse brush.
    Step 41 Example
  43. Use the #1 liner brush and Carbon Black to add rope to connect the poles; the hat on the snowman; coals on his face; and buttons on the snowman.
    Step 42 Example
  44. Unflip the top flap on the stocking and put more wax paper under the flap to protect the sky. Use the #10 flat brush with Cadmium Red Hue to fill in the entire flap. Rinse brush.
    Step 43 Example
  45. Use the 6"x 8" Americana Inspiration Stencil to add words of choice. Load three cosmetic sponges separately with Cobalt Teal Hue, Cadmium Red Hue, and Blue Green Light to stencil on words.
    Step 44 Example
  46. Use another smaller round household item to make a circle on the flap for the monogram. Use the #10 flat brush and Titan Buff to fill in the circle. Rinse brush.
    Step 45 Example
  47. Pick a font of your choice online. Use it as a pattern, with the pencil or pen and the tracing and transfer papers, to trace and transfer a letter of choice in the middle of the circle. Use the #1 round brush and Cobalt Teal Hue to paint on the letter.
    Step 46 Example
  48. Use the same brush (unwashed) to mix (3) parts Titanium White with a very small amount of Blue Green Light. Use the mix to add polka dots around the letter. Rinse brush. Use the same brush with Blue Green Light to outline the Titan Buff circle and then add a scalloped border around the circle. Rinse brush.
  49. Use a ruler to draw on stripes all over the flap, avoiding the letter. Use the #1 liner brush and Primary Cyan to paint on the stripes. Rinse brush.
    Step 48 Example

HELPFUL HINTS

I decided the moon was too dark so I went back with the #12 flat brush and mixed a little Titanium White with (1) part Diarylide Yellow to highlight the middle of the moon and blend. I then rinsed the brush.

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