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Grafix Glorious Fall Mixed Media

Project Description: Create a Mixed Media art piece featuring beautiful fall leaves using a combination of Grafix Dura-Lar Clear Film, Computer Grafix, and Grafix Artist-tac.

Designed by: Lori Warren

Difficulty: Moderately Challenging


  • Clear Grafix Dura-Lar Film
  • Clear Computer Grafix Film
  • Grafix Artist-tac
  • 5” x 7” Flat Panel Canvas
  • Staz-On Pigment Ink – Piano Black
  • Craft Mat
  • Water
  • Texture Medium
  • White Gesso
  • Americana Acrylic Paint
  • Americana DuraClear Matte Varnish
  • Artist PITT Pens
  • Poly Clear Stamps and Frame cuts
  • Double-sided Mounting Tape
  • Collage Papers (printed napkins, tissue paper, and book/music print)

Steps to Make This:

  1. Arrange the metal dies onto a sheet of Clear Grafix Dura-Lar Film then cut out images.
  2. Keep the negative space to use as a stencil and the positive for space for the leaf embellishments.
  3. Coat a 5” x 7” flat panel canvas with the white gesso, allow it to dry.
  4. Use the double-sided mounting tape to adhere to the collage papers onto the canvas with the matte varnish.
  5. Trim the excess paper away after the varnish has dried.
  6. Then coat the collage papers with a light coat of white gesso.
  7. Lay the die-cut Dura-Lar Film stencil onto the canvas and apply texture paint over the stencil.
  8. Carefully lift off stencil and allow the texture paint to dry.
  9. Apply a coat of matte varnish, and then allow it to dry.
  10. Next, add color to the canvas with acrylic paint, allow it to dry.
  11. Use a dry brush to add a leaf texture with white gesso, allow it to dry.
  12. Apply orange paint splatters around the canvas.
  13. Then apply three colors of acrylic paint to the craft mat, spray with water and gently mix.
  14. Lay a die-cut leaf into the wet paint on the craft mat, lift off the paint, and allow it to dry. Repeat with all leaf shapes.
  15. On the non-painted side, stamp leaf die-cut shapes with coordinating stamp images using permanent inks.
  16. Then apply black paint splatters.
  17. Add shading around the edges of the canvas with PITT pens.
  18. Print a Fall saying onto the Clear Grafix Computer Film.
  19. Cut the saying into a strip to fit on the canvas panel and adhere to the top portion of canvas.
  20. Use Grafix Artist-tac to adhere to the two die-cut leaves to the canvas panel. For the third leaf, adhere over the top of the other two with double-sided mounting tape.
  21. Embellish with adhesive gems, placed just under the Fall saying.
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    Maple HeightsOhio 44137
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