April Tag ~ Irene Tan
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Mixed Media Style Watermelon~Tutorial!

Hi, Connie here with a fun mixed media project using eight  different stencils by Clear Scraps.  All you need is a tree stump cut like a watermelon.  That is not a hard request if you have a hubby with a chain saw and you live on a ranch.  Let me show you~


I love how it came together. It will look great on the patio this Summer.  Especially for a family that loves watermelon.



  1. Seal the wood. So important. The wood will eat the paint, just soak it up.  Also a side note on the slice of wood, this one has been curing for 3 years.  It was good and dry.
  2. Paint the red acrylic for the meat of the watermelon and then the green for the watermelon rind.  Let the paint dry.
  3. Using the Clear Scraps stencils start layering.  First layer is stencil with modeling paste.  I did four separate areas.  Let dry or use heat tool to dry it quicker.  Make sure the area you are about to stencil on is flat.
  4. Next add some different images and use acrylic paint.  Overlap the images.  I used white acrylic.
  5. Next add another image and use black acrylic.  My last image I used green acrylic for the leaves.  I even doodled a little around the leaves.
  6. The word is next. Make sure everything is dry, then stencil the word on the front.
  7. Last thing I did was speckle the painted watermelon, with black and white acrylic paint, and then sealed the project with an acrylic glossy sealer. An old toothbrush works great for the speckling.

Products Used:

12" Fruit of the Spirit, 6" Chevron, 6" Chicken Wire, 6" Humming Bird, 6" Spiral and 6" Doily by Clear Scraps.


Acrylic paint, acrylic glossy sealer and modeling paste.

Thanks for stopping by~

Connie Mercer/DT Member



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