Route 66 Mixed Media Postcard

Route 66 Mixed Media Postcard

Posted by DecoArt on Jun 28th 2015

Get your kicks on Route 66 in the form of this adventurous mixed media postcard.


    • water container
    • palette or plastic plate
    • paper towels
    • scissors
    • pencil
    • liner brush
    • 3/4" flat brush
    • #8 round brush
    • paper
    • cosmetic sponge
    • black fine-point permanent marker
    • cardstock
    • Basic Tag One - Die


    1. Use a pencil to trace the car pattern onto a piece of white paper. Use a #8 round brush to paint the car in Cadmium Red Hue.
    2. Instruction #1
    3. Use a #8 round brush to add shading in Primary Magenta; the logo detail in Cadmium Red Hue and Cobalt Turquoise Hue; the grill in Carbon Black; and around the headlight, grill, and bumper, and the highlights in Titanium White.
    4. Instruction #2
    5. Use a Spellbinder machine with the Basic Tag One die to cut the "Route 66" sign and frame out of white cardstock. Paint the frame in Cobalt Turquoise Hue. Print out "Route 66" in a font of your choice, and adhere with Matte Medium to the frame.
    6. Instruction #3
    7. Use scissors to crop the left side of the car. Use a 3/4" flat brush and Matte Medium to adhere the license plate to the car.
    8. Instruction #4
    9. Use a 3/4" flat brush to paint the sunset on cardstock; start from the top and overlap colors blending down: Hansa Yellow Medium, Vermilion, Cadmium Red Hue, and Primary Magenta.
    10. Instruction #5
    11. Randomly place the Andy Skinner Route 66 Stencil throughout the sunset-painted cardstock, dabbing on paint colors of your choice using a cosmetic sponge.
    12. Instruction #6
    13. Use a 3/4" flat brush to paint the road in Carbon Black and a #8 round brush to paint the stripes in Hansa Yellow Medium. Use a 3/4" flat brush to adhere the car in place with Matte Medium. (Refer to photo for placement.)
    14. Instruction #7
    15. Using a fine-tip black permanent marker, write the name and address of the person the postcard is being sent to on the right-hand side of the postcard. On the left-hand side, write a desired message. Visit a Post Office to determine the current amount of postage.


    Car Pattern