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Winter Chill Glittery Canvas

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Winter Chill Glittery Canvas
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Winter Chill Glittery Canvas

designed by Micaela Spiggle

Let it snow (or not) but celebrate the season on this mixed media canvas.

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Craft Twinkles™

  • Champagne (DCT20)

DecoArt Media® Fluid Acrylics

  • Cerulean Blue (DMFA06)
  • Dioxazine Purple (DMFA12)
  • Green Gold (DMFA14)
  • Phthalo Blue (DMFA23)
  • Raw Umber (DMFA37)
  • Sap Green (DMFA07)
  • Silver (Metallic) (DMFA48)
  • Translucent White (DMFA40)

DecoArt Media® Specialty Products

  • Matte Medium (DMM20)
  • White Gesso (DMM18)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • palette or plastic plate
  • paper towels
  • tracing paper
  • transfer paper
  • scissors
  • pencil
  • #10 flat brush
  • hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • wax paper or freezer paper
  • #12 flat brush
  • palette knife (of choice) (Americana Palette Knives and Texture Tools Set - DAS221)
  • 12" x 12" canvas
  • jute, hemp, string, or yarn
  • brayer
  • #1 round brush
  • 2 sheets of scrapbook paper (I used ones with metallic foil; one had letters)
  • fine glitter (color of choice; I used crystal)
  • public domain image (of a deer)


NOTE: Let dry completely between painting steps.

  1. Make sure the canvas is dust free. Be sure to put the canvas on top of freezer or wax paper to protect your work space.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Drip a few drops of Dioxazine Purple, Cerulean Blue, Silver, and Phthalo Blue randomly and quickly onto the canvas.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Use a brayer to loosely blend all the colors. Be careful not to roll over too much or colors will become muddy.
    Step 2 Example
  4. While paint is still wet, pour some loose glitter on top. Let dry completely.
    Step 3 Example
  5. Use a #10 flat brush and Translucent White to paint wind swirls loosely and randomly. Rinse brush.
    Step 4 Example
  6. Use a palette knife to spread on White Gesso to create the snowy ground about 1/4 of the way up from the bottom. With a very little Gesso on the palette knife, scrape a snowy border around the perimeter of the sky. Wash the palette knife.
    Step 5 Example
  7. Using the tracing and transfer papers and a pencil, trace and transfer the tree patterns onto the back of one of the metallic scrapbook papers.
    Step 6 Example
  8. Use scissors to cut out the three trees.
    Step 7 Example
  9. Use a #12 flat brush and Matte Medium to adhere the trees to the canvas. Brush more Matte Medium on top to seal. Rinse brush.
    Step 8 Example
  10. Print off a public domain deer of your choice and cut out with scissors.
    Step 9 Example
  11. Use the #12 flat brush and Matte Medium to adhere the deer to the center of the canvas. Rinse brush.
    Step 10 Example
  12. Use a #1 round brush heavily load with Craft Twinkles Champagne to fill in the entire deer. Rinse brush.
    Step 11 Example
  13. Use the #12 flat brush to apply Matte Medium quickly to the snowy ground. Rinse brush.
    Step 12 Example
  14. Immediately pour more loose glitter on the snow.
    Step 13 Example
  15. Use a #1 round brush and Green Gold to fill in the trees. Rinse brush.
    Step 14 Example
  16. Use the same brush and Sap Green to outline the trees. Rinse brush.
    Step 15 Example
  17. Use a #1 round brush to mix a small amount of water with Translucent White. Splatter onto canvas. (This will give you the effect of snow falling.) Rinse brush.
    Step 16 Example
  18. Wrap yarn, jute, or hemp around the canvas and use scissors to cut.
    Step 17 Example
  19. Use a hot glue gun to adhere two strands of the yarn to each side of the canvas. (See photo.) Glue to the back of the canvas.
    Step 18 Example
  20. Use the second scrapbook paper with letters to cut out different fonts or print off your own.
    Step 19 Example
  21. Use scissors to cut out a quote of your choice.
    Step 20 Example
  22. Use a #12 flat brush and Matte Medium to adhere the quote to the canvas where you choose. Rinse brush.
    Step 21 Example
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