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"Be Brave" Stenciled Mixed Media Journal Page

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"Be Brave" Stenciled Mixed Media Journal Page

designed by PLA Schneider

Self-motivate with an inspired journal page using DecoArt Media® Fluid Acrylics.

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Americana® Stencils

  • Motivation (6" x 8") (ASMM41)

DecoArt Media® Fluid Acrylics

  • Burnt Umber (DMFA03)
  • Green Gold (DMFA14)
  • Titanium White (DMFA39)

DecoArt Media® Specialty Products

  • Matte Medium (DMM20)

Other supplies

  • palette or plastic plate
  • 1" flat brush
  • #4 round brush
  • cosmetic sponge
  • tissue paper
  • small polka dot stencil
  • journal page


NOTE: Let dry completely between painting steps.

  1. Using a 1" flat brush, coat the entire journal page in Green Gold.
  2. Apply Matte Medium to a small area for tissue paper. Apply pieces of tissue paper and apply another layer of Matte Medium on top. Repeat until the desired look is achieved.
  3. Position the Motivation stencil as desired. Using a cosmetic sponge, apply Burnt Umber.
  4. Create a 2:1 mix of Green Gold and Burnt Umber. Randomly stencil on polka dots using the mix and straight Green Gold color.
  5. Using a #4 round brush, randomly outline circles using Titanium White.