Let’s create a mixed-media flower with some fun new DecoArt paint colors! I’ll be using lots of blues, greens, and oranges today. I’ll show you how to paint this flower from start to finish and add those finishing touches.

fire flower mixed media art

Start by prepping your art journal by taping off the edges of the page with painter’s tape. I’ll also apply a coat of DecoArt Chalky Gesso (White) to my surface. Dry with a heat tool.

Let’s paint our background! I will use Cobalt Turquoise Hue, Blue Green Light, Green Gold, and white to add color to my entire page, blending the colors in a vertical motion. Dry with a heat tool.

background art journal

I’m going to grab a 6-round brush and a few paint colors – Pyrrole Orange and Primary Yellow. I’m going to first paint my flower and leaves with white gesso. Next, I’ll paint my flower with orange, yellow, and white – blending the colors. Then, I’ll paint my leaves with Green Gold and Sap Green.

mixed media flower art

I’m going to use a liner brush with some black acrylic paint and white acrylic paint to add detail lines and outline my flower. You can use a marker or Posca Pen if you would prefer. I’ll also paint on a flower stem and add detail lines to my leaves. Dry with a heat tool.

adding detail lines to flower

I’m using a Ranger Black Archival ink pad and a small stencil brush to add some shading to my flower and leaves. Finally, I’ll use a chip brush and add some black paint around the edges of my page to darken it up a little bit. Dry with a heat tool. Use a brush to add a coat of DuraClear (Satin) to your art piece to seal it. Dry again, remove the painter’s tape, and you’re done!

finished art journal page

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