Puzzling Together Mixed Media Canvas

Puzzling Together Mixed Media Canvas

Posted by DecoArt on Sep 20th 2015

Piece together this simple, yet colorful, mixed media canvas with embellishments including puzzle pieces.


    • water container
    • palette or plastic plate
    • paper towels
    • scissors
    • #3 round brush
    • hot glue gun
    • 1/2" flat brush
    • black permanent marker
    • 12" x 12" canvas
    • scrap cardboard or cardstock
    • palette knife
    • embellishments of choice
    • 3D flowers
    • puzzle



    Let dry completely between painting steps.

    1. Cover the canvas with Cobalt Teal Hue, Cobalt Turquoise Hue, Titanium White, and Phthalo Turquoise: Squirt one dime-sized drop of each paint color in the four corners of the canvas. Use a 1/2" flat brush to spread the paint covering approximately 1/4 of the canvas and blending with the adjoining colors. Use more paint to add color to the sides of the canvas.
    2. Instruction #1
    3. Place the Americana Gears & Cogs Stencil to the canvas and generously spray the canvas with White (Shimmer) Mister. Allow the canvas to dry completely laying on its back.
    4. Paint the upper left hand or darkest corner of the canvas generously with Crackle Paint.
    5. Instruction #3
    6. Fit together eight large puzzle pieces. Use the Gears & Cogs stencil with a palette knife to add White Modeling Paste onto the puzzle pieces.
    7. Coat the puzzle pieces with two coats of Titanium White and let dry. Once dry, coat two puzzle pieces in each of these colors: Phthalo Turquoise, Cobalt Turquoise Hue, Dioxazine Purple, and Primary Yellow.
    8. Instruction #5
    9. Use Dioxazine Purple, Titanium White, Primary Yellow, Green Gold, and Phthalo Turquoise to free-hand a variety of flowers and leaves onto the puzzle pieces.
    10. Use a finger with Phthalo Turquoise or Dioxazine Purple to rub around the edges of each puzzle piece to highlight the shapes.
    11. Use a finger with Silver (Metallic) to rub onto the textured areas.
    12. Instruction #8
    13. Spritz the bottom of the canvas with Turquoise (Shimmer) Mister by depressing the spray head just slightly.
    14. Use a hot glue gun to glue the assembled puzzle pieces onto the canvas.
    15. Cut out the wording from the pattern as desired.
    16. Apply a layer of Americana Crystal Glitter Decou-Page in the area where the text with be applied. Position the text, apply another layer of Decou-Page, and remove any wrinkles with a finger.
    17. Use a permanent marker to draw around each piece of the quote to make it stand out more on the canvas.
    18. Use a hot glue gun to adhere several smaller flowers and metal embellishments of your choice.
    19. Instruction #14


    "you Are Part Of..." Pattern