Let’s learn how to transform a blank canvas into darling decoupaged art!

From Melanie:

To begin, I taped off all the edges of the canvas board to ensure a nice white border at the end of my piece. I used painters tape.

Next I added a base coat of Glazed Donut and let that dry before moving on.

Once the board was dry, I started decoupaging using book pages. You could use decoupage paper, tissue paper, sheet music or other paper sources to fit your piece.

I began to tear the book pages into smaller pieces to collage on to my board adhering them with Meltdown sealer. After I was satisfied with my paper collage, I allowed this to dry. If your paper pieces appear a little buckled initially, do not worry. Once dry, they will flatted out.

Next I sketched out my bird and flowers using the Stabilo pencil.

I painted the bird using Magical Chaulk Paint in Mojito, French Macaron and Bon Bini Cocktail until I achieved the layered and blending effect I wanted.

For the flowers, I used Magical Chaulk Paint in Violet Lemonade, Dreamscicle, Candy  Apple, Honeycomb and Sour Apple.

I used the Stabilo pencil to define and add details as well as outline the bird and flower scene as well.

Once I was satisfied with the look of the piece, I removed the tape to reveal the border and was done!

Check out Melanie’s full video tutorial here:

We bow to this adorable, royal bird Melanie was able to create.
It is sweet and fun and full of character – just charming!

Is this a mixed media project you would try?
Let us know, below!

Until next time,
The Paint Pixies