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They dared...they created! The pieces are in and now it is up for you to decide who rose to the challenge! Make sure you visit the full post on Tracy's blog for the video tutorials as well as further information on giveaways!


Altered Tea Pot

Altered Tea Pot

Learn how to alter a plain tea pot.
By: Julia Stratford-Wright
Green Man Tag

Apothecary Book Box

Create a large mixed media apothecary book box.
By: Louise Crosbie
Dream Canvas

"DREAM" Canvas

Capture the magic of a dream with this canvas tutorial.
By: Jools Robertson
Dragonfly Lady Book

Faux Rusty Train Frame

Incorporate model train tracks!
By: Candy Colwell
Crackle Paint

Crackle Paint

Fast-drying Crackle Paint is a white paint that crackles as it dries to create an eggshell cracking pattern in just one step. Use over a sealed surface for best results. As the paint dries, it will begin to crack, showing the base color beneath. Media Crackle Paint can be tinted with up to 20% Media Fluid Acrylics.



Join Andy Skinner as he walks you through all of the new products available in the Media line, first telling you the basic usage of each and then progressing on to technique videos showing how the line interacts to create great mixed media art. All tutorials are free and there will be new ones added on a regular basis. Here is a sampling of what you will find on the Mixed Media Education page.
Working with Crackle Paste

Working with Crackle Paste

Learn how to use the Media Crackle Paste and see how it differs from the other crackle products with Andy Skinner.
Media Giveaway


Tracy Weinzapfel has some delightful stamps hitting the market and we have three different packages to give away to one lucky winner! In addition, you will also receive these products from our Media line:
     - 6 regular Fluid Acrylic colors, 1 Metallic and 1 Interference
     - Antiquing Cream English Red Oxide
     - Matte Medium, Modeling Paste, White Gesso
     - Crackle Paste

How do you enter?

There are multiple ways you can enter to win and we will count each entry:
     - Tweet us with #aprilmediaprize
     - Follow us on Pinterest
     - Tag one of your projects with #decoartprojects
     - Share and like our Facebook post
     - Follow us on Instagram
Congratulations to March's winner - JLeigh Designs. If you haven't already, please email us at to claim your prize.


Tracy Weinzapfel

Tracy Weinzapfel

I live life with a creative edge and know that art is my calling. Most days you can find me in my art studio using all mediums, water colors, acrylics, mixed media and more to capture life’s precious memories.

I am a published artist that enjoys sharing my passion with others! Whether it is LIVE via online workshops or in a professional setting I love to share my passion for the craft & art industry!  I have represented multiple manufacturers as an educator and designer team member. My work and art studio has been featured in multiple publications and I am a proud member of the Craft & Hobby Association and Society of Decorative Painters.


Q: How much Fluid Acrylics can I add to the crackle mediums when tinting them? -- Cracked in Hampstead

A: Dear Cracked, I would recommend no more than 20%. If you add too much it will stop the crackle reaction, I
normally stick at around 10%, remember the tinting strength of the fluid acrylics is high, just 10%
will give you good color. If you want a very deep color both the crackle paint and paste can be painted once dry.

Have a question for Andy or DecoArt about techniques or products? Email us and we will answer you in the next newsletter and directly.


We would to see what interesting techniques you have discovered using DecoArt's products in your mixed media, altered art or art journaling projects.

Email us images of the final technique with a short explanation. If yours is selected to be featured, we will contact you to get further details and to arrange payment and permission for us to use on the mixed media website and in the newsletter.

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