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Color my World Upcycled Colorful Globe

DecoArt Media®

Color my World Upcycled Colorful Globe
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Color my World Upcycled Colorful Globe

designed by Susie Wolfe

Transform a flea market find into a magical world using Media Fluid Acrylics

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Americana® Stencils

  • Motivation (6" x 8") (ASMM41)
  • Pixelated (6" x 8") (ASMM46)

DecoArt Media® Antiquing Cream

  • Carbon Black (DMM150)

DecoArt Media® Fluid Acrylics

  • Hansa Yellow Medium (DMFA50)
  • Phthalo Blue (DMFA23)
  • Quinacridone Red (DMFA33)

DecoArt Media® Specialty Products

  • Black Gesso (DMM19)
  • Brush and Stencil Cleaner (DMM13)
  • Crackle Paste (DMM17)
  • White Gesso (DMM18)
  • White Modeling Paste (DMM21)

Primers, Sealers, and Finishes

  • Americana® Matte Spray Finish (DAS13)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • palette or plastic plate
  • paper towels
  • 1-1/2" flat brush
  • #3 round brush
  • baby wipes
  • masking tape (low tack)
  • cosmetic sponge
  • any size globe
  • palette knife


NOTE: Let dry completely between painting steps.

  1. Apply a basecoat to all land areas with White Gesso.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Apply Crackle Paste to all land areas with a palette knife. Once completely dry and cracks have formed, apply Modeling paste though any of the words or sayings on the Inspiration or Motivation stencil. Place the words randomly on the land areas. When the words have dried, apply Modeling Paste through the Pixilated stencil on any of the open areas around the words. Bascoat all the water areas with Glack Gesso.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Working small areas at a time, apply a wash of Pthalo Blue, Quinacridone Red, and Hansa Yellow Medium in separate yet adjoining areas, blending together while wet where they join. A baby wipe helps blend them together nicely. Be sure the colors are quite bright as they will become toned down with antiquing.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Paint Carbon Black Antiquing Cream over all the land areas. When dry, wipe away the cream with a moistened paper towel, leaving dark color in the cracks.
    Step 3 Example
  5. Working one design at a time, replace the stencil back over the raised words and dots. Load a cosmetic sponge with Black Gesso and pounce over the design. The stencil will act as a mask to prevent black from covering the background.
    Step 4 Example
  6. When dry, replace the stencil again and reapply Brilliant Turquoise Metallic Lustre over the black words and dots, leaving some of the black showing. Use a folded paper towel for this.
    Step 5 Example
  7. Paint the metal base and globe holder with Black Gesso. When dry, skim Brilliant Turquoise Metallic Lustre over the surface.
    Step 6 Example
  8. Spray Americana Matte Sealer/Finisher over the entire globe and base to protect the piece.
    Step 7 Example


When applying Modeling Paste through a stencil, place stencil on surface. Secure with low tack tape. Use a palette knife to spread Modeling paste over the chosen design. Lift stencil straight up. Allow design to dry. Clean stencil right away as dried Modeling Paste will be difficult to remove.