Crackled Finish Elephant Mixed Media
ITEM # 2665879P165
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Print Description
Crafting Time
1-2 Hours
Skill Level
Intermediate
DESCRIPTION +

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DecoArt Americana® Decou-Page™: Matte Decou-Page

DecoArt Media® Antiquing Cream:Patina Green

DecoArt Media® Fluid Acrylics

  • Burnt Umber
  • Carbon Black
  • Dioxazine Purple
  • Phthalo Green-Blue
  • Titanium White

DecoArt Media® Specialty Products: Clear Crackle Glaze

6” x 6” or size of choice basswood canvas, Walnut Hollow

Water container

Palette or plastic plate

Paper towels

Tracing & transfer paper

Scissors

White cloth

#3 round brush

#2 liner brush

½” flat brush

¼” flat brush

2 sheets of scrapbook paper

Pencil

Directions:

NOTE: Allow to dry completely between painting steps.

  1. Trace sides and front of canvas onto scrapbook paper and cut out pieces to cover three sides and front of canvas. (I chose tan scrapbook paper with lighter tan polka dots.)
  2. Coat side of canvas with ½” flat brush and Americana Matte Decou-Page. Wet paper slightly and gently lay it on Decou-Page while smoothing with brush. Repeat on remaining two sides and front. (Avoid bottom.)
  3. Cut pieces of second type of scrapbook paper into ½” strips: One will go across bottom of canvas front that is 6" long. Apply this strip as described in step 2. Other two strips will be width of canvas edge. (Mine were 2".) Apply them so paper seems to wrap around canvas.
  4. Apply another piece of scrapbook paper to edge that will be the bottom of picture. (Trace canvas to find correct size.)
  5. Use pattern, tracing and transfer papers, and pencil to trace elephant onto canvas.
  6. Dip wet ½” flat brush into Burnt Umber. Wash paint over sides of canvas and press wet paper towel onto each side to lift off some paint. (This will reveal polka dots and make interesting texture.)
  7. Fill elephant in with 4:1 mix of Titanium White and Carbon Black using ¼” flat brush. (Don't fill in eye or ear.)
  8. Apply Clear Crackle Glaze generously over elephant with ¼” flat brush. (Mess with Glaze as little as possible when you apply it, or it won't crackle as well.)
  9. Use finger to rub Patina Green Antiquing Cream over Clear Crackle Glaze.
  10. When Antiquing Cream is dry, use moist white cloth to rub off excess. Antiquing Cream should just be left in cracks. (Refer to photo.)
  11. Use #3 round brush to dry-brush Burnt Umber around edge of face of canvas. (To dry-brush, simply dip brush and wipe off most of paint.)
  12. Dry-brush Burnt Umber with #3 round brush along edge of bottom scrapbook paper strip.
  13. Using #3 round brush and 3:1 mix of Titanium White and Phthalo Green-Blue, fill in ear. While the paint is still wet, quickly press wet paper towel on ear to lift off some paint.
  14. Use #3 round brush and Titanium White to make eye.
  15. Use #2 liner brush and Burnt Umber to make center of eye.
  16. Mix (1) part Dioxazine Purple with (3) parts Titanium White. Use mix and #2 liner brush to outline elephant, its eye, and ear. Use finger to smudge paint around elephant as you go.

HELPFUL HINT

Wetting scrapbook paper helps avoid wrinkles and bubbles. Apply papers starting on edge and smoothing as you go.

 

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2 sheets of scrapbook paper

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Directions:

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  2. Coat side of canvas with ½” flat brush and Americana Matte Decou-Page. Wet paper slightly and gently lay it on Decou-Page while smoothing with brush. Repeat on remaining two sides and front. (Avoid bottom.)
  3. Cut pieces of second type of scrapbook paper into ½” strips: One will go across bottom of canvas front that is 6" long. Apply this strip as described in step 2. Other two strips will be width of canvas edge. (Mine were 2".) Apply them so paper seems to wrap around canvas.
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  5. Use pattern, tracing and transfer papers, and pencil to trace elephant onto canvas.
  6. Dip wet ½” flat brush into Burnt Umber. Wash paint over sides of canvas and press wet paper towel onto each side to lift off some paint. (This will reveal polka dots and make interesting texture.)
  7. Fill elephant in with 4:1 mix of Titanium White and Carbon Black using ¼” flat brush. (Don't fill in eye or ear.)
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