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"Once Upon A Time" Mixed Media Canvas

Americana® Stencils

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"Once Upon A Time" Mixed Media Canvas

designed by PLA Schneider

This unique canvas, featuring a baby in her own fairy tale, uses Americana® Stencils and DecoArt Media® Fluid Acrylics.

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Americana® Stencils

  • Loopy (6" x 8") (ASMM44)

DecoArt Media® Fluid Acrylics

  • Cerulean Blue (DMFA06)
  • Dioxazine Purple (DMFA12)
  • Green Gold (DMFA14)
  • Primary Magenta (DMFA29)
  • Titanium White (DMFA39)

DecoArt Media® Specialty Products

  • Matte Medium (DMM20)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • palette or plastic plate
  • paper towels
  • scissors
  • pencil
  • 3/4" flat brush
  • #8 round brush
  • cosmetic sponge
  • canvas (12" x 12")
  • printed images (of baby- photo of your baby)
  • scrapbook paper (light colored with small wording)


  1. Dab Cerulean Blue and Titanium White on the canvas and loosely brush out, using a 3/4" flat brush and adding plenty of water for a watercolor look. Immediately blot with a paper towel. (The design from the paper towel will transfer into the paint.)
    Step 0 Example
  2. Place the Americana Loopy Stencil in the sky area and use a cosmetic sponge to dab on Dioxazine Purple.
  3. Tear pieces from the scrapbook paper. Use Matte Medium to adhere to the bottom half of canvas. (This will be the grass.) Use a 3/4" flat brush to paint with Green Green. Use a 3/4" flat brush to adhere the flowers with Matte Medium.
  4. Use the 3/4" flat brush to paint the scrapbook paper with various shades of pink by mixing Primary Magenta with Titanium White. Save light pink mix for future step. Trace the crown and flowers with a pencil; cut out with scissors. Use a 3/4" flat brush to adhere with Matte Medium.
    Step 3 Example
  5. Use a 3/4" flat brush to adhere the crown on the baby's head with Matte Medium.
    Step 4 Example
  6. Use one of the lighter mixes of pink from Step 4 and a #8 round brush to loosely paint scallops to "frame" the canvas.
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