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Metallic Season's Greetings Mixed Media

Dazzling Metallics®

Metallic Season's Greetings Mixed Media
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Metallic Season's Greetings Mixed Media

designed by Felicity Greiner

Let Dazzling Metallics add the sparkle to a mixed media holiday canvas.

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SUPPLIES

Americana® Acrylics

  • Cocoa (DA259)
  • Deep Burgundy (DA128)
  • Hauser Dark Green (DA133)

Americana® Decou-Page™

  • Paper Decou-Page (DS115)

Dazzling Metallics®

  • Emperor's Gold (DA148)

Other supplies

  • transfer paper
  • pencil
  • 1" flat brush
  • 1/2" flat brush
  • #4 round brush
  • black permanent marker (fine tip)
  • jute twine (randomly knotted )
  • brown paper bag (or craft paper torn into strips)
  • canvas (square)
  • 3/8" angular shader brush

INSTRUCTIONS

NOTE: Let dry completely between painting steps.

  1. Using a 1/2" flat brush, apply a basecoat of Cocoa to the edges of the canvas. Let dry completely. Using the same brush, apply Emperor's Gold to the edges.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Loosely write holiday wording to torn strips of a brown paper bag (or craft paper), using a black fine tip permanent marker. Using a 1" flat brush, apply a coating of Americana Paper Decou-Page to the areas where you will begin putting down the brown paper. Position the paper and add another layer of Decou-Page on top. Repeat until the canvas is covered.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Cut out the pattern and position it in the desired location with the transfer paper underneath. Using a pencil, outline the circle only. Use a 3/8" angular shader brush to outline the circle in Snow White. Fill in the rest of the circle with Snow White and a 1" flat brush.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Align the pattern and transfer paper again, and trace only the lettering with a pencil.
    Step 3 Example
  5. Using a #4 round brush, paint the "Season's Greetings" lettering in Emperor's Gold. Let dry between coats. Use the handle end of the #4 round brush to create dots along outside of the circle.
    Step 4 Example
  6. Position the pattern and transfer paper to desired location for the holly. Paint the berries Deep Burgundy and the leaves Hauser Dark Green with a #4 round brush. Wrap the jute twine around the canvas to achieve desired look. (Shown: wrapped five times.) Tie a bow in the right corner with the jute twine.
    Step 5 Example