Mixed Media Bike Wheel Dreamcatcher

Mixed Media Bike Wheel Dreamcatcher

Posted by DecoArt on Jun 29th 2015

An old bike wheel, vintage ribbon, and a wooden clock face morph into this beautiful, unique dreamcatcher.


    • paper towels
    • scissors
    • cardboard
    • black permanent marker
    • vintage dictionary pages
    • foam brush
    • assorted ribbon
    • E6000 Glue
    • spray bottle
    • wheels
    • texture tool
    • paneled wooden clock



    Let dry completely between painting steps.

    1. Using the Ultra-Matte Varnish, decoupage on tiny bits of torn vintage dictionary paper to the clock base.
    2. Instruction #1
    3. Add a thick layer of White Gesso around the edges of the clock using a foam brush. While still wet, use a texture tool to add texture to the Gesso.
    4. Instruction #2
    5. Paint a very thin layer of White Gesso in the middle of the base.
    6. Instruction #3
    7. Once the Gesso is dry, add color to the outside ring of Gesso. To reduce the color, spray it with water and then wipe off the excess.
    8. Instruction #4
    9. Add two more rings of color in Hansa Yellow Light and Blue Green Light. Dribble on splatters of other colors for interest.
    10. Instruction #5
    11. Seal again with Ultra-Matte Varnish.
    12. Instruction #6
    13. Using a permanent marker, doodle onto the surface as desired.
    14. Instruction #7
    15. Add a layer of bumpy Gesso for texture. Once Gesso is completely dried, doodle and add free-hand lettering.
    16. Instruction #8
    17. Add ribbons and trim onto a bike wheel.
    18. Instruction #9
    19. Use E6000 to glue the mixed media piece to center of the wheel. Add a piece of old cardboard to the back of the wheel to protect the wall when hung up. Add ribbon for the hanger.
    20. Instruction #10