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Mixed Media Floral Wedding Wish Jar

Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics

Mixed Media Floral Wedding Wish Jar
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Mixed Media Floral Wedding Wish Jar

designed by Stephenie Hamen

Wedding guests can leave their wishes for the happy couple on this floral mixed media canvas.

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Learn more about Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics.


Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics

  • Ballerina (DA560)
  • Black Tie (DA539)
  • Chartreuse (DA517)
  • Coastal Waters (DA523)
  • Cotton Ball (DA500)
  • Iris (DA531)
  • Lavender Fields (DA530)
  • Pink Cadillac (DA503)
  • School Bus (DA515)
  • Soft Jade (DA545)
  • Vanilla Shake (DA502)

DecoArt Media® Varnishes

  • Ultra-Matte Varnish (DMM24)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • palette or plastic plate
  • paper towels
  • transfer paper
  • scissors
  • pencil
  • #3 round brush
  • 1/4" flat brush
  • black fine point marker
  • 1" foam brush
  • canning jar
  • assorted ribbon
  • shadowbox frame (Walnut Hollow)
  • drill and small drill bit
  • floral wire
  • Washi masking tape
  • stencil mask (Hazel and Ruby)
  • vintage paper (with text: like an old dictionary)


NOTE: Let dry completely between painting steps.

  1. Tear pieces of the vintage paper with text into smaller pieces.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Using Ultra-Matte Varnish, decoupage on papers onto the backing of the shadow box. Use the straight edge pieces for the outside to create clean lines. Let dry.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Once dry, paint over the papers with Coastal Waters, allow some of the text to show through.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Once completely dry, add the stencil mask (sticker or silhouette) with a sentiment of your choice.
    Step 3 Example
  5. Paint Vanilla Shake over the stencil. (It is important to carefully remove the stencil while the paint is still wet.) Let dry.
    Step 4 Example
  6. Once completely dry, use a black fine-tip marker to outline the lettering.
  7. Use a pencil to mark where the jar will be; add marks where the drill holes will be.
    Step 6 Example
  8. Using the transfer paper, transfer the pattern onto the shadow box where the mouth of the jar will be placed.
  9. Basecoat some flowers in Iris; add shadows in Lavender Fields. Basecoat some flowers in Soft Jade and add a small amount of Black Tie for shadows. For the pink flowers, paint in Ballerina and add Pink Cadillac for shadows. Use School Bus for all flower centers and Black Tie for shadows. Use a #3 round brush for all flowers. (Refer to final photo for color placement and shadowing.)
  10. Mix Chartreuse with a small amount of Black Tie. Mix Chartreuse with Vanilla Shake. Paint both mixes into the foliage. (Refer to final project photo for color placement.) Use Chartreuse and Black Tie for detail lines. Use the tip of a finger or the handle end of the paintbrush to add dots of Chartreuse to the upper half of the shadow box.
    Step 9 Example
  11. Drill holes for the jar wires using a electric drill and coordinating drill bit.
    Step 10 Example
  12. Wrap wire around the jar. Run the wire through the holes to the back side.
    Step 11 Example
  13. Twist both wires together in the back until firmly secured.
    Step 12 Example
  14. Add a decorative ribbon of choice to the jar.
    Step 13 Example
  15. Print out the note template. Add tape for securing notes and pencils to write with.
    Step 14 Example
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