Multi-Purpose Mixed Media Desktop Organizer

Multi-Purpose Mixed Media Desktop Organizer

Posted by DecoArt on Feb 5th 2016

Color and texture highlight this desktop organizer using DecoArt Media® Fluid Acrylics.


    • water container
    • palette or plastic plate
    • paper towels
    • 2" flat brush
    • 3/4" flat brush
    • 1/4" flat brush
    • sea sponge
    • #1 liner brush
    • cosmetic sponge
    • papier mâché box
    • embellishment



    Be sure to paint the top, sides, shelves, and dividers.

    1. Use a 2" flat brush to prime the entire box using a light coat of White Gesso.
    2. Instruction #1
    3. Paint the bottom drawer and part of the second drawer with a light coat of Yellow Green Light using a 3/4" flat brush. Paint the top drawers and part of the middle drawer using Cobalt Teal Hue.
    4. Instruction #2
    5. Use a sea sponge to dab on the same colors to create a textured look. To add an even more dimensional look, use a sea sponge to dab on Phthalo Green-Yellow on top of the Yellow Green Light. Use a sea sponge to dab Cobalt Turquoise Hue on top of the Cobalt Teal Hue previously added.
    6. Instruction #3
    7. Position the Americana Oopsy Daisy Stencil and use a cosmetic sponge to paint flower petals using Quinacridone Red. (Be sure to paint on several layers and allow them to dry between coats.)
    8. Instruction #4
    9. Paint in the centers of the flowers using a 1/4" flat brush and Carbon Black. Paint on the stems using a liner brush and Carbon Black.
    10. Instruction #5
    11. Use a liner brush to add Carbon Black details on the petals and Titanium White highlights.
    12. Instruction #6
    13. Mist the top of the dresser with the White (Shimmer) Mister and the front with the Carbon Black Mister. Add dimensional butterflies as a finishing touch.
    14. Instruction #7