Fall Mason Jar Mixed Media Card

Fall Mason Jar Mixed Media Card

Posted by DecoArt on Sep 15th 2015

Capture the colors and sights of fall with this mixed media card.


    • water container
    • palette or plastic plate
    • paper towels
    • tracing paper
    • transfer paper
    • scissors
    • pencil
    • 1" flat brush
    • burlap ribbon
    • #0 liner brush
    • raffia
    • watercolor paper
    • cosmetic sponges



    Let dry completely between painting steps.

    1. Trace and transfer the jar pattern onto watercolor paper using the tracing and transfer papers and a pencil. Apply a wash of Indian Turquoise to the glass portion. Mix Slate Grey and Silver Sage 1:1 and paint jar lid with the mix.
    2. Instruction #1
    3. Position the desired leaves from the Americana Feathered Friends Stencil. Using a cosmetic sponge, apply Heritage Brick, Cadmium Orange, Mustard Seed, and Hauser Dark Green to the leaf stencils. (Use different parts of the same sponge for colors to create a mottled look.)
    4. Instruction #2
    5. Using a liner brush, outline random parts and the main vein of leaves in Espresso. Outline the glass of the jar in Victorian Blue and the lid in Zinc.
    6. Instruction #3
    7. Coat the entire glass portion of the jar in Liquid Glass. (Be sure not to apply too thick of a layer.)
    8. Instruction #4
    9. Cut out the background pattern and the jar (once completely dry). Apply a coat of Americana Paper Decou-Page to the entire surface of the card. Position the background and apply another coat of Decou-Page on top.
    10. Instruction #5
    11. Create a wash of Espresso and cover the entire background. Using the same cosmetic sponge from the leaves, randomly apply the same colors from the leaves onto the surface. (See step 2.)
    12. Instruction #6
    13. On a piece of scrap watercolor paper, stencil the smallest bird from the Feathered Friends Stencil. Use a new cosmetic sponge to apply Mustard Seed to the entire body. With the same sponge, apply Espresso and Cadmium Orange to the bird's stomach. Let dry. Once dry, outline and dot the eye with Hauser Dark Green. Cut out the bird.
    14. Stencil leaves on the background as desired. Randomly outline the leaves in Mustard Seed. Transfer "Autumn" lettering to a scrap of watercolor paper. Tear around the lettering as desired.
    15. Instruction #8
    16. Coat the entire scrap of lettered watercolor paper with clean water. Use a cosmetic sponge to apply Mustard Seed, Cadmium Orange, and Heritage Brick randomly. Use the end of a sponge to apply Hauser Dark Green softly to the torn edges. (Wipe with a paper towel if too much is applied.) Paint the lettering with Espresso. Tie a piece of raffia around the jar lid.
    17. Using Decou-Page, adhere all elements to the card. If bowing occurs when adhering, place a book on top to flatten.
    18. Instruction #10


    "autumn" Pattern
    Background Image
    Jar Pattern