Karma Kat Mixed Media Canvas

Karma Kat Mixed Media Canvas

Posted by DecoArt on Mar 22nd 2016

This cat, created from puzzle pieces and Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics, will add a whimsical touch to your home.


    • transfer paper
    • scissors
    • pencil
    • 1" flat brush
    • 1/4" flat brush
    • old book pages
    • hot glue gun and glue sticks
    • hole punch
    • button
    • needle and thread
    • feathers
    • clean cloth
    • canvas
    • script liner brush
    • 3D flowers
    • public domain image
    • puzzle
    • jewelry chain



    Let dry completely between painting steps.

    1. Assemble the puzzle and decide which part of the puzzle image is going to be kept.
    2. Use Americana Paper Decou-Page to adhere the puzzle pieces together, coating the front and back for stability. Adhere onto the canvas. Adhere the cat head image in the desired area on canvas.
    3. Free-hand or use the pattern provided for the image, transferring with transfer paper and a pencil onto the assembled puzzle.
    4. Paint around the image in Black Tie.
    5. Using Paper Decou-Page, adhere the Americana Paisley Punch Decou-Page Paper to the body of the bird. Outline with a Glorious Gold (Metallic) 3D Writer.
    6. Free-hand a bird wing onto Paisley Punch Decou-Page Paper. Cut out the wing. Decoupage the wing onto the body of the bird. Outline with a Black 3D Writer.
    7. Instruction #6
    8. Apply a coat of Paper Decou-Page to the bottom 1/4 of the canvas. Apply book pages to this section and apply another layer of Paper Decou-Page on top. While it is still wet, decou-page the Paisley Punch paper slightly below where the book page begins. Apply a layer of Paper Decou-Page on top.
    9. Create legs from the Paisley Punch Decou-Page Paper and adhere to the body with Paper Decou-Page. Outline the legs and feet in Black 3D Writer. Sew on the buttons for the knees.
    10. Instruction #8
    11. Decou-page a border of puzzle pieces along the bottom of the canvas approximately 1/2" away from the edge. Rub Patina Green Antiquing Cream on top of the pieces; let them dry and then rub off the remaining Antiquing Cream with a damp cloth.
    12. Instruction #9
    13. Free-hand the word "Karma" with a script liner brush and Cotton Ball onto a puzzle piece. Punch with a hole and thread chain through. Pierce holes in the canvas where the chain will go through. Run the chain through and connect in back.
    14. Instruction #10
    15. Use a hot glue gun to adhere feathers and flowers to the tail of the bird.
    16. Instruction #11
    17. Complete the piece by decou-paging book pages along the sides of the canvas.
    18. Instruction #12


    Bird Body Pattern