• Monika Matusiewicz

Canvas - mixed media tutorial

Mixed media and decoupage on canvas - step by step tutorial


Materials list Canvas rice paper decoupage glue acrylic  paint stencils structure paste fabric hardener or glue pieces of fabric or lace flat brushes and sponge brushes palette knife


Before you start: Select the paper you want to use and choose paint colours. Think carefully about the composition. When you make a decision, start with applying structural paste using a stencil and palette knife. Apply some paste in random places to add texture.




Dry and sand the sharp edges before painting

Paint the canvas using your selected colours, leave a blank space for gluing rice paper.


Apply glue on canvas


Apply glue on top of paper, starting from the centre to remove any air.


Paint around picture to blend paper into background.


Now prepare pieces of fabric and lace. Dip them in the  fabric hardener (or glue) and squeeze. Apply some hardener in selected locations. Shape the fabric and leave to dry.




Now prepare pieces of fabric and lace. Dip them in the  fabric hardener (or glue) and squeeze. Apply some hardener in selected locations. Shape the fabric and leave to dry.



If you like my tutorial, feel free to use it in your work, but please remember to give credit where credit is due.


All photos are Reverie-Art property and  protected by copyright. Do not copy any part of this tutorial without  permission.

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