"Live in Color!" Mixed Media Journal Page

"Live in Color!" Mixed Media Journal Page

Posted by DecoArt on Jan 22nd 2016

Color a journal page with a woman and her tresses of vibrant DecoArt Media® Fluid Acrylics.


    • water container
    • palette or plastic plate
    • paper towels
    • paintbrush
    • pencil
    • #3 round brush
    • 1" flat brush
    • 1/2" flat brush
    • tissue paper
    • permanent marker
    • journal book with watercolor pages
    • public domain image



    Let dry completely between painting steps.

    1. Using a 1" flat brush and White Gesso, paint both journal pages and allow to dry. Free-hand swirls for the hair. Sketch a face of choice on tissue paper or newsprint. (If desired, choose a public domain image to use.) Cut out.
    2. Instruction #1
    3. Mix White Tinting Base and Cobalt Teal Hue. Use the mix to paint the background behind the hair.
    4. Instruction #2
    5. Use Matte Medium to adhere the face image onto the journal page.
    6. Instruction #3
    7. Mix White Tinting Base with Burnt Umber and Cadmium Orange Hue until a desired skin tone is achieved. Paint the face using the mix with a 1/2" flat brush and #3 round brush in smaller areas. Water down a small amount of Quinacridone Magenta to paint cheeks. Use straight Quinacridone Magenta to paint in the lips.
    8. Instruction #4
    9. Place Primary Cyan, Purple, and Turquoise (Shimmer) Media Misters on the palette or plastic plate.
    10. Instruction #5
    11. Using one Media Mister color at a time, paint different swirls in each of the colors. Use the darker color toward the outside of the swirl and the lighter color (watered down) toward the inside.
    12. Instruction #6
    13. Use Primary Cyan to paint in the eyebrow. Use Purple for the outside of the eye and use water to lighten up the eye towards the pupil. Let dry. Once dry, outline the hair and eye with a black permanent marker.
    14. Instruction #7
    15. Using a very soft paintbrush, paint some streaks of the hair in Gold Rush and add a small amount to the iris of the eye as well.
    16. Instruction #8
    17. Dip a brush in Gold (Metallic). Flick the bristles to create splatters onto the journal page.
    18. Instruction #9