Rainbow Mixed Media Paint Swatches

Rainbow Mixed Media Paint Swatches

Posted by DecoArt on Mar 3rd 2017

Explore different mixed media techniques using Media Fluid Acrylics.


    • sandpaper
    • hot glue gun
    • cosmetic sponge
    • scrapbook paper
    • palette knife
    • round brush
    • chip brush


    1. Gather all of the chip brushes that you would like to use that fit on the canvas. Place brushes in the order you would like them to be on the canvas. Use the chip brush to make a vertical brush stroke in Quinacridone Magenta, Cadmium Orange, Primary Yellow, Green Gold, and Cobalt Turquoise. Use a round brush to add a small mount of the same color onto the brush handle.
    2. Instruction #1
    3. Tear scraps of paper that coordinate with the magenta and blue swatches and use Matte Medium to adhere them. Tape off the sides of the yellow and green swatches. Use a round brush to quickly paint orange on the yellow swatch. Quickly use paper towel to create wrinkles in the paint; use the end of the paint brush to add scratch marks. Add Spray Mist onto the green swatch. Mix Crackle Paste and Cobalt Turquosie and use a palette knife to run through the Bubbles stencil on the blue swatch.
    4. Instruction #2
    5. Brush Cadmium orange onto the magenta swatch. While the paint is still wet, splatter water onto the paint with your fingers. Let it sit for a few moments and place a paper towel on top to soak up the water. This will reveal the magenta underneath. On the orange swatch, use a cosmetic sponge to apply Magenta through Tornado stencil. Dry-brush yellow in same direction as the stencil randomly. Apply Interference and leftover Crackle Paste mixture randomly onto the green swatch.
    6. Instruction #3
    7. Randomly add different color paints onto the brushes until you like the look. Once the paints are dried, use sandpaper to distress. Use hot glue to apply the brushes in place on the canvas.