DecoArt Pretty Pastel Paris Canvas

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by Michaela Spiggle, DecoArt

DecoArt Pretty Pastel Paris Canvas

Dreaming of your favorite vacation spot!

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:3 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Allow paint to dry between steps. Project time does not include this drying time.
  • 2
    Use a 3/4 flat wash brush to paint the edges of the canvas Razzle Berry. Rinse brush.
  • 3
    Tear off fairly large pieces from each of the cardstock listed under supplies.
  • 4
    Use a 3/4 flat wash brush to coat the entire canvas with decoupage. Do not rinse brush.
  • 5
    Trim Bubblegum cardstock to 8-1/2 inch x 11 inch. Create a one-page word document (use about an 8 or 10 size font) that contains memories of destination. Print it out on the trimmed Bubblegum cardstock. Use the marker to write out memories of the destination on the Lemon Yellow cardstock.
  • 6
    Rip the cardstock from step 5, as well as the Red Floral one, into pieces of various sizes. Make sure your pieces contain the words you typed or wrote out in step 5.
  • 7
    Place one ripped piece of cardstock at a time onto the canvas and brush decoupage over the cardstock, starting from the center out and going all around. Repeat with all the ripped pieces, placing them randomly on the canvas.
  • 8
    Tear off pieces of the Pink tissue paper and add them randomly to the canvas with decoupage.
  • 9
    Add the printouts of the stamp and Eiffel Tower (or other images symbolic of the destination) to the canvas with decoupage. Let the entire canvas dry completely.
  • 10
    Place letter stencils on the canvas that spell out destination (in photo, this is “PARIS”) on the diagonal at the bottom right corner.
  • 11
    Dip the end of a cosmetic sponge in Purple Cow. Wipe off the excess paint onto the palette or plastic platge before sponging it onto the surface. Dab the sponge until all of "PARIS" (or the letter stencils you chose) are filled. (Apply paint as light or dark as you like.)
  • 12
    Use a #6 flat brush on its side to make Razzle Berry shadows behind “PARIS” (or the letter stencils you chose).
  • 13
    Use a fleur de lis or other flourish stamp dipped in Emperor’s Gold to randomly stamp all over the canvas.
  • 14
    Press the bicycle rubber stamp onto the inkpad and stamp once on the bottom of the canvas. (Use photo as a guide.)
  • 15
    Use a 3/4 flat wash brush and Raw Umber thinned with water (add more water than paint) to add random age stains to the canvas. Rinse brush.
  • 16
    Cut out the flower printout (or other image symbolic of the destination) and, using a 3/4 flat/wash brush, decoupage it onto the canvas. (Refer to photo as a guide.)
  • 17
    Use a #6 flat brush with Razzle Berry thinned with a little water to splatter all over the canvas.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:3 hours

Project Supplies

  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Razzle Berry 104549543 (2)
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Raw Umber 104106596
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Purple Cow 104521667
  • DecoArt Dazzling Metallics Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Emperors Gold 104106708
  • Decoupage with a Matte Finish
  • 10 inch x 10 inch Wooden Canvas or Art Supply Enterprises Canvas Premier 10 inch x 10 inch 104134585
  • American Crafts Cardstock 12 inch x 12 inch Red Floral 104814622
  • Nicole™ Crafts Cardstock 8-1/2 inch x 11 inch Lemon Yellow 104061469
  • Nicole™ Crafts Cardstock 12 inch x 12 inch Bubblegum 104059234 
  • 4 inch Letter Stencils
  • Fleur De Lis or Other Flourish Stamp (such as those found in Inkadinkado Clear Stamps Ornate Flourishes 104091433)
  • Bicycle Stamp
  • Nicole™ Crafts Tissue Paper 10 pc. 20 inch x 30 inch Pink 104127633
  • Printouts Symbolic of the Destination You Are Remembering (as shown this is the Eiffel Tower and Stamp and Flower)
  • Ink It Up Pigment Ink Stamp Pad Black 104097172
  • Sharpie Permanent Fine Point Marker Black 104128524
  • Princeton Artist Brush Co. Brush Select Synthetic Flat Wash 3/4 104464133
  • Princeton Artist Brush Co. Brush Synthetic Bristle Flat 6 104464405
  • Cosmetic Sponge
  • Water Container
  • Palette or Plastic Plate
  • Paper Towels