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Mixed Media Cactus Painting

By: Jessie Pniewski

At a Glance:

Project #15232 Skill Level: Intermediate Time:
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This project features these great brands:

  • Acrylic Paint Logo
  • Mod Podge Decoupage Finishes and Formulas Logo
supplies

Mod Podge ® Ultra Matte, 8 oz. - CS44654

Number Needed: 1 $14.99
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Real Brown, 2 oz. - 231

Number Needed: 1 $1.59
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

Stencil Decor ® Brushes - Stencil Brush, 3/8" - 34038

Number Needed: 1 $2.69
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instructions

Other Supplies

  • Acrylic cactus painting on canvas
  • Embroidery floss (desired colors)
  • Flower-shaped plastic beads
  • Toothpicks
  • Scissors
  • Paper towels

Instructions

  1. To create cactus spikes, cut several pieces of embroidery floss to 2.” Tie the pieces into knots at the centers.
  2. Spray Mod Podge Ultra Matte onto a paper towel to prime the pump, then spray a light coat of the Mod Podge onto the canvas where you want to place the cactus spikes. Only spray a small section to start.
  3. Place the knotted floss onto the sprayed area and use a toothpick to press the knot in place. The knot is the section that should be adhered to the canvas. Tip: While holding the floss in place with the toothpick, you can blow on the area lightly to make the Mod Podge “tackier” more quickly.
  4. Continue this process across the painted cactus area, spraying small sections at a time and applying the floss with a toothpick where desired.
  5. Spray the flower areas of the painting with a generous coating of Mod Podge Ultra Matte. Lay embroidery floss on the canvas mimicking the flowers shapes to create a “nest” sort of shape. Then, place a flower shaped bead in the center of the “nest.”
  6. Spray the entire canvas with a coat of Mod Podge Ultra to seal the painting and stiffen the adhered embroidery floss. Let dry completely before moving or touching the added embellishments.

Disclaimer: The information found in each project is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed, nor is freedom from any patent to be inferred. Since we have no control over physical conditions surrounding the application of information herein contained, Plaid Enterprises, Inc. disclaims any liability for untoward results.

Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

Copyright: All Rights Reserved. No part of this Project may be reproduced in any form without permission in writing, except for your personal use, except by reviewer, who may in reviewing this project, quote brief passages in a magazine or newspaper.

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