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By: Chris Myer Williams
Chris Myer Williams
Chris Myer Williams
I have always found comfort and happiness when I was busy designing and creating. I have many interests and talents and often I am torn when deciding which art medium to work creatively in. Decorative painting is my first love; however, I also enjoy stenciling, jewelry making, sewing, crochet, needlework of all kinds, cooking, card making, faux finishes, decorating and gardening. Working in the craft and hobby industry for many years, I have enjoyed the pleasures of traveling, teaching, and sharing with others basic crafting how-tos! Currently, I am employed as the Marketing Education Director at Plaid. My career journey to this day, is still allowing me the gift of sharing with others the joys of crafting and finding their creative spirits! I hope that our creative paths may cross one day. Until then... happy creating!
Creating a mixed media project is fun when you combine painted finishes, mod podge shapes and rub on transfers.
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Skill Level: Beginner


Plaid ® Wood Surfaces - Canvas Panel, 6" x 6"
Item #12754
Wood canvas panels are perfect for a variety of project types including decoupage and painting. Wood panels offer a solid surface to paint on and are simple to hang and display.

Mod Podge ® Acrylic Shapes - Basics, Flat & Charm
Item #12918
Create your own charms and embellishments with ready-to-decoupage acrylic shapes.

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Titanium White, 2 oz.
Item #480
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Forest Moss, 2 oz.
Item #527
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

All Night Media ® Embellishments - Pop Dots™
Item #73DOT
These convenient little self-adhesive foam dots give stamp art a lift. Useful for making cut-out images pop out from the background and creating multi-dimensional stamp art. Includes 104 Pop Dots.

Mod Podge ® Matte, 8 oz.
Item #CS11301
Mod Podge ® is quick-drying for multiple coat build up and dries clear. Can be sanded to a smooth finish. Cleans up easily while wet with soap and water. Certified AP non-toxic; waterbase. Mod Podge ® is an all in one decoupage glue, sealer and finish.

Other Supplies
Mod Podge ® Podgeable Paper Flip Books - Nature
Mod Podge Rub-on Transfers
Foam Plate
Paper Towels
Wax Candle
Fine Grit Sandpaper
Paintbrush – ¾” Flat
Eyescrews (2)
Scrap Yarn


  1. Using ¾” Flat Brush, base coat wood canvas panel with Forest Moss. Allow to dry.
  2. Sand smooth using fine grit sandpaper and reapply Forest Moss base coat.
  3. When completely dry, rub candle over all edges and a few random areas over top surface.
  4. Base coat Titanium White over entire surface and allow to dry.
  5. Sand entire surface smooth once more to distress wood panel. Note: Areas where candle wax was applied will reveal Forest Moss base coat.
  6. Peel rub on transfer from backing sheet and place over distressed wood panel. Using craft stick included, carefully transfer words in desired placement on wood panel by rubbing using slight pressure. Note: You may choose to leave some area free of words when Mod Podge Shapes will be placed.
  7. Using scissors cut out scalloped bird paper shape. Also cut letters: “G R O W”.
  8. Apply Matte Mod Podge to top of each paper design. Apply matching shape directly over mod podge’d paper and apply pressure to smooth paper. Allow to dry.
  9. When dry, trim any excess paper if necessary.
  10. Attach two eye screws to top of wood canvas panel one inch from sides. Using scrap of yarn string each lettered tag and attach to eye screws.
  11. Using a couple Pop Dots attach scalloped bird Mod Podge shape to lower right corner of canvas panel.
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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.

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