JAN 2017

mixed media
floating wall art

I needed to create a floating mixed media panel that would stand out…not a flat painting, it had to be 3D, unique and personal.

I’m stuck…what am I going to do?

I’m pretty sure you’ve had “I’m stuck” moments in your art adventures…knowing “what” you want to create as an idea, but stuck on the way to go about it.

I’m going all out for this project and you’ll see a style of art that I haven’t created in years… like 10 years.  You can work right along with me and create a floating mixed media panel using stuff from your stash to make it totally personal.

Create a Floating Mixed Media Panel

Here’s What You’ll Need


  • Background from Book of Backgrounds 2016 #13 or you can upcycycle existing art.
  • 8″ x 10″ back stapled canvas – you can also use an old one to upcycle

Paint Palette:

  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics
    • Green Gold – DMFA14
    • Titan Buff – DMFA38
    • Transparent Red Iron Oxide – DMFA41
  • DecoArt Americana Chalk Finish Acrylics
    • Colonial – ADC39

Prep and Mediums

  • DecoArt Media
    • Matte Medium – DMM20
    • White Gesso – DMM18
    • White Modeling Paste – DMM21
  • DecoArt Americana
    • Chalk Finish Medium – DS133
    • Decou-Page Matte – DS106

Tools and Accessories

  • Application and Texture Tools – DAS221
  • Westcott Deckle and Mountain Rulder (optional)


  • DecoArt Americana Decor
    • Classic Quatrefoil – ADS27


  • Royal Aqualon
    • 1″, 3/4″ & 1/2″ Glaze – R2700
    • #10 Shader – R2150
  • Royal Soft-Grip
    • #8 Bristle Bright – SG1425

Stamps and Pad

  • Distress Ink Stamp Pad – Tea Dye
  • Memento Luxe Mixed Media Stamp Pad – Tuxedo Black
  • Cosmetic Sponge
  • Clock Stamp (use what you have for a random background pattern)
  • Ticket Stamp (use what you have for a random background pattern)

Specialty Items

  • DecoArt Americana Decou-Page Paper, Victorian Romance – DP03
  • Tim Holtz Alpha Tiles
  • Mini Burlap Bags
    • Botanica Natural
    • Winter Lodge
  • Burlap strips or ribbon trim
  • Corrugated Cardboard
  • Tissue
  • Buttons, Shells and other random found objects
  • Small Flowers
  • Tiny eggs or you can use pearls
  • Very thin tree branches
  • Note:  feel free to substitute and use what you have

General Supplies:

  • Royal Brush Square Brush Basin – RD325
  • Unstick Reusable Arts and Crafts Sheet
  • Mister Bottle Filled with Water
  • Paper Towels
  • Baby, Kitchen Wipes or Kitchen cloths (for dry rub application)
  • Heat Gun
  • Scissors
  • Tweezers
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Wire Cutters
  • Super strong glue, such as Weldbond


Ready to Make This?

What did you think?

How many people can you think of that would enjoy a floating mixed media panel like this?  personalized just for them!   Let me know in the comments below.