"You & Me" Mixed Media Word Art

"You & Me" Mixed Media Word Art

Posted by DecoArt on Oct 15th 2015

Admire unique textures and techniques with word art using Media Specialty products.


    • water container
    • palette or plastic plate
    • paper towels
    • 2" chip brush
    • cardboard
    • cosmetic sponge
    • corrugated cardboard
    • drywall tape
    • palette knife
    • embellishments of choice



    Let dry completely between painting steps.

    1. Using a 2" chip brush, apply a layer of Gesso to the front of the words.
    2. Instruction #1
    3. Apply Crackle Paste to the entire "&" symbol.
    4. Instruction #2
    5. Randomly throughout the lettering, add Modeling Paste on top of drywall tape and carefully lift the tape to reveal the design while the paste is still wet.
    6. Instruction #3
    7. Randomly add Modeling Paste with a spatula or palette knife. Use patterned cardboard to press a design into the wet modeling paste.
    8. Instruction #4
    9. To the lower section of the letters, add Texture Sand Paste with a palette knife.
    10. Instruction #5
    11. Allow everything to dry completely.
    12. Instruction #6
    13. Paint the letters in Yellow Green Light, Quinacridone Magenta, and a mix of Quinacridone Magenta and Tinting Base. Use a cosmetic sponge to lightly dab the drywall circles.
    14. Instruction #7
    15. Randomly add dots throughout the surface using Liquid Glass.
    16. Instruction #8
    17. Apply Liquid Glass to a medium-sized area. While still wed, embed small beads of choice.
    18. Instruction #9
    19. Use a sponge lightly dipped in tinting base to add white accents around and in each letter.
    20. Instruction #10