We’re so excited that Kate Crane will be joining us to share her mixed media tips and tricks and knowledge during next Saturday’s Deco Art One Day Special that we asked her to give us a few pointers on how to get the best mixed media results with some amazing products. Check it out and let us know what you think! 

In preparation for my up and coming TV shows for Decoart on Hochanda I wanted to share some of my favourite techniques using DecoArt Media Fluid acrylics and Tinting Base.
These paints are so highly pigmented you can build up great backgrounds using just one colour. Here I added lots of stenciling and stamping and some touches of neutral black and white. Great for mixed media projects or even greetings cards. 
I also like to mix multiple colours and build up lots of layers as seen on this gothic arch. Again I added lots of layers of stamping and stenciling.
Because DecoArt fluid acrylics are so pigmented they easily lend themselves to being mixed with lots of water for a watercolour effect, brilliant for backgrounds:

Just add stenciling and stamping for more layers and yummy texture:
And finally, I just love getting messy with a gelli plate. It’s unpredictable messy fun!

See you soon on Hochanda TV!
Kate, x
Tune in to see Kate Crane’s very first launch One Day Special show using the Deco Art products on Hochanda on Saturday 16th July at 8pm and the following day, Sunday 17th at 9am, 12pm, 4pm & 7pm! 
You can watch Hochanda live online, Sky channel 663, Freeview 39 (6am – 9pm) or Freesat 817.

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