"Girl on a Wall" Mixed Media Art

"Girl on a Wall" Mixed Media Art

Posted by DecoArt on Jan 22nd 2016

Decorate a girl's favorite hangout with this mixed media canvas featuring DecoArt Media® Fluid Acrylics.


    • water container
    • palette or plastic plate
    • paper towels
    • tracing paper
    • transfer paper
    • scissors
    • pencil
    • 3/4" flat brush
    • #8 round brush
    • cosmetic sponge
    • canvas
    • assorted scrapbook paper
    • palette knife
    • oil pastels



    Let dry completely between painting steps.

    If preferred, rather than free-hand the girl and bird, trace the pattern onto the canvas with a pencil and the tracing and transfer papers.

    1. Cut or tear the scrapbook paper and, using a 3/4" flat brush, randomly adhere pieces to the canvas with Matte Medium.
    2. Instruction #1
    3. Using a finger, randomly dab dots all over the canvas in Primary Magenta, Green Gold, and Cobalt Teal Hue.
    4. Instruction #2
    5. Using a 3/4" flat brush, brush Translucent White over the entire canvas.
    6. Instruction #3
    7. Place the Americana Brick Wall Stencil onto the canvas, six layers up from the bottom. (This will be your guide as to where to paint.) Using a 3/4" flat brush, loosely paint with Primary Cyan and a bit of Primary Magenta. (Add a bit of Matte Medium for added transparency.)
    8. Instruction #4
    9. Tear out cloud shapes from the scrapbook paper and, using a 3/4" flat brush and Matte Medium, adhere to the sky area.
    10. Instruction #5
    11. Put the Brick Wall stencil down in place. Using a cosmetic sponge, dab on Titan Buff and Titanium White. Using a palette knife and White Gesso, begin to lay out the girl's face. Using a #8 round brush, add eyes in Primary Cyan, and cheeks with a 1:5 mix of Primary Magenta and Titanium White. Using a mix of equal parts of White Gesso, Primary Cyan, and Dioxazine Purple, add the hair with a palette knife. (Save this mix for later step.) Use a #8 round brush to add Gold Green accents throughout.
    12. Instruction #6
    13. Using a #8 round brush, add the dress in Titanium White with loose brush-strokes. Use oil pastels in brown, blue, and pink to add details to the face.
    14. Instruction #7
    15. Use a #8 round brush and the mix used for the hair (step 6) to add stripes to the dress and shoes. Add a bit of Titanium White to the same mix and use the new mix to paint the legs.
    16. Instruction #8
    17. Use a #8 round brush to paint the stars and outline with a purple oil pastel.
    18. Instruction #9
    19. Use a palette knife and White Gesso to add the bird. Keep building layers and adding colors: Gold Green, Primary Cyan, Primary Magenta, and Dioxazine Purple.
    20. Instruction #10


    Girl And Bird Pattern