Here is my latest DecoArt Media Design Team project for  May.  This was featured on DecoArt Media’s Blog:  HERE.  Thanks DecoArt for the feature!

This is a collaboration with Maureen Baker.  I used her great pattern complete this piece.  You will want to check her out at  Here is the 12 X 12″ wood self-frame piece I painted:


Here is Maureen’s original piece:


Here is how this piece came to life:

  • Flip 12 X 12 Wood Panel backwards
  • Painter’s Tape the perimeter and sides of panel to protect frame to paint later.
  • Paint entire surface and sides of frame with DecoArt Media Gesso (White)
  • Apply grass with DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics (Green Gold) and Sky (Cobalt Turquoise Hue) with a stipple brush


  • Complete the sky.
  • Apply Japanese rice paper with DecoArt Media Matte Medium SOLD HERE
  • Use DecoArt Misters (Primary Cyan, Yellow Green and Shimmer Turquoise) to mist around perimeter of piece.
  • Trace pattern on background


  • Color in pattern with DecoArt Fluid Acrylics: (Titanium White, Diarylide Yellow,  Yellow Green Light, Quin Gold, Green Gold, Primary Cyan, Hansa Yellow Light and Phthalo Green-Yellow).  Doodle around perimeter of flower and stems with a Liner Brush and DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic (Carbon Black).
  • Add grass with DecoArt Fluid Acrylics (Green Gold and Phthalo Green-Yellow) with the edge of a palette knife.
  • Complete piece by removing painters tape and painting the frame with DecoArt Americana Decor Metallic (Pewter) and dry brush on DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics (Paynes Grey).




I created this fun time lapse video so you could see my creative process HERE:

I really loved this project from start to finish:

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I hope you enjoyed it too!  For more inspiration make sure to visit my blog at

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