Hot Air Balloon Mixed Media Adventure

Hot Air Balloon Mixed Media Adventure

Posted by DecoArt on Jan 13th 2016

Venture into your imagination with a hot air balloon mixed media using DecoArt Media® Fluid Acrylics.


    • water container
    • palette or plastic plate
    • paper towels
    • 1" flat brush
    • #4 round brush
    • canvas
    • palette knife
    • cosmetic sponges



    Let dry completely between painting steps.

    1. Print out the pattern provided. Paint using desired colors. (Shown: Cobalt Teal Hue, Green Gold, Primary Yellow, Quinacridone Magenta, and a 1:1 ratio of Primary Yellow and Quinacridone Magenta for orange). Use a 1:1 mix of Payne's Grey and Prussian Blue Hue for shadows.
    2. Instruction #1
    3. Cut Americana Decou-Page Paper to size. (Shown: script from Victorian Romance) Using a 1" flat brush, apply Matte Medium to the canvas. Position the Decou-Page Paper and remove any bubbles or wrinkles. Apply a layer of Matte Medium on top of the paper.
    4. Instruction #2
    5. Using a 1" flat brush, apply a wash of Payne's Grey to the entire canvas. While the paint in still wet, dip a hand in clean water and splatter the water onto the canvas. Allow the paint to dry. Place a sheet of paper towel over the canvas surface and remove the splattered water.
    6. Instruction #3
    7. Position the Americana Stencil over the canvas surface. (Shown: Brick Wall) Using a cosmetic sponge, apply Prussian Blue Hue randomly over the stencil. Mix a small amount of Prussian Blue Hue into Texture Sand Paste. Using a palette knife, apply the mix over the stencil randomly to create desired affect.
    8. Instruction #4
    9. Position the hot balloon and banner design in the desired location. Using Matte Medium, adhere it to the canvas surface. Using a #4 round brush, line the wording and image with Titanium White. Use the same color to apply stitching to the hot air balloon. Using a stencil of choice (shown: Americana Reusable Stick-On Dots Stencil), randomly apply Primary Yellow and Quinacridone Magenta using clean cosmetic sponges.
    10. Instruction #5


    Hot Air Balloon Image