"Wacky and Wild" Mixed Media Portfolio

"Wacky and Wild" Mixed Media Portfolio

Posted by DecoArt on Feb 5th 2016

Give schoolwork or other papers a colorful place of their own with DecoArt Media® Fluid Acrylics.


    • water container
    • palette or plastic plate
    • paper towels
    • transfer paper
    • scissors
    • pencil
    • #3 round brush
    • 1" flat brush
    • toothpicks
    • craft glue
    • cardstock
    • cardboard box
    • velcro



    Let dry completely between painting steps.

    1. Create a portfolio by folding a box and gluing the flaps together, leaving an opening for the artwork to slide inside.
    2. Instruction #1
    3. Apply White Gesso to the portfolio.
    4. Instruction #2
    5. Apply Hansa Yellow Medium to the portfolio. Let dry. Once dry, dry-brush a small amount of Cerulean Blue onto the Hansa Yellow Medium area.
    6. Instruction #3
    7. Using transfer paper, transfer the face and hair outline onto the portfolio. Add dots of Dioxazine Purple, Quinacridone Magenta, and Titanium White onto the area where hair will be. Use a toothpick to swirl colors together within the lines of the hair. (Do not over-mix.)
    8. Instruction #4
    9. On flesh-colored cardstock, transfer the face pattern. Cut out. Use Matte Medium to adhere the face to the portfolio surface.
    10. Using Carbon Black and a #3 round brush, paint the details and inside of the mouth.
    11. Instruction #6
    12. Paint the lettering and polka-dots in Carbon Black. Let dry. Once dry, trace around the lettering and some polka-dots in Titanium White.
    13. Instruction #7
    14. Apply velcro to the top flap and align with bottom flap to help the portfolio stay closed.


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