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Multi-Purpose Mixed Media Desktop Organizer

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Multi-Purpose Mixed Media Desktop Organizer
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Multi-Purpose Mixed Media Desktop Organizer

designed by Tiare Smith

Color and texture highlight this desktop organizer using DecoArt Media® Fluid Acrylics.

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Americana® Stencils

  • Oopsy Daisy (12" x 12") (ASMM02)

DecoArt Media® Fluid Acrylics

  • Carbon Black (DMFA05)
  • Cobalt Teal Hue (DMFA10)
  • Cobalt Turquoise Hue (DMFA09)
  • Phthalo Green-Yellow (DMFA25)
  • Quinacridone Red (DMFA33)
  • Titanium White (DMFA39)
  • Yellow Green Light (DMFA46)

DecoArt Media® Misters

  • Carbon Black (DMM08)
  • White (Shimmer) (DMM12)

DecoArt Media® Specialty Products

  • White Gesso (DMM18)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • palette or plastic plate
  • paper towels
  • 2" flat brush
  • 3/4" flat brush
  • 1/4" flat brush
  • sea sponge
  • #1 liner brush
  • cosmetic sponge
  • papier mâché box (with drawers)
  • embellishment (dimensional butterflies)


NOTE: Be sure to paint the top, sides, shelves, and dividers.

  1. Use a 2" flat brush to prime the entire box using a light coat of White Gesso.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Paint the bottom drawer and part of the second drawer with a light coat of Yellow Green Light using a 3/4" flat brush. Paint the top drawers and part of the middle drawer using Cobalt Teal Hue.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Use a sea sponge to dab on the same colors to create a textured look. To add an even more dimensional look, use a sea sponge to dab on Phthalo Green-Yellow on top of the Yellow Green Light. Use a sea sponge to dab Cobalt Turquoise Hue on top of the Cobalt Teal Hue previously added.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Position the Americana Oopsy Daisy Stencil and use a cosmetic sponge to paint flower petals using Quinacridone Red. (Be sure to paint on several layers and allow them to dry between coats.)
    Step 3 Example
  5. Paint in the centers of the flowers using a 1/4" flat brush and Carbon Black. Paint on the stems using a liner brush and Carbon Black.
    Step 4 Example
  6. Use a liner brush to add Carbon Black details on the petals and Titanium White highlights.
    Step 5 Example
  7. Mist the top of the dresser with the White (Shimmer) Mister and the front with the Carbon Black Mister. Add dimensional butterflies as a finishing touch.
    Step 6 Example