Welcome to this awesome super duper blog hop with ADORNit this month!! I am so excited to be participating in this shop and sharing the ADORNit goodness with you. I remember the company from long long ago as a paper and scrapbooking company but they are oh so much more. In addition, the staff and owners are some of the most lovely people I've had to pleasure of working with so it makes this project that much sweeter to share with you. I received the most generous box from ADORNit filled with goodies and have already created some fun projects, like this family mini album that makes a great Valentine's Day Gift. Today I am sharing a mixed media FAUX watercolor plaque created with ADORNit's new Art Play Paintables by Lindsay Ostrom.

Mixed Media Faux Watercolor Wall Art by Jennifer Priest
Mixed Media Faux Watercolor Wall Art by Jennifer Priest

About ADORNit Art Play Paintables:

The Art Play Paintables by Lindsay Ostrom are printed on watercolor paper so they take paint very well – well, they should, right, since they are called “paintables”?! But you know me, I like to do things a “different” way so I decided to see what would happen if I colored in the Paintable with markers and then spritzed it with water to make a faux watercolor effect. It worked! Check out this video I made of the entire process, start to finish:

The ADORNit Art Play Paintables by Lindsay Ostrom papers are thick and luxurious and take paint, decoupage medium, and water very well. I was surprised at how durable and strong the paper was under all of the things I put it through! I was very pleased with how vibrant the paper allowed the paint and markers that I applied to it to be. It made for a very fun and funky finish on this piece:

Be Your Own Kind of Wonderful - a Faux Watercolor Mixed Media Plaque by Jennifer Priest with ADORNit Art Play Paintables
This faux watercolor mixed media canvas is a fun and funky way to express yourself and remind yourself to be original. The ADORNit Art Play printables I used have lots of inspirational sayings that are perfect for creating uplifting art.


Another happy discovery I made was that I kinda love the new Mod Podge ULTRA MATTE CHALK formula. It is an ultra super matte Mod Podge. I gotta tell you, me and Mod Podge we did not get along for a long time because I felt it made my paper buckle and ripple and it dried tacky, which then made dust stick to it because I live in a very dusty area. Well, this Mod Podge worked GORGEOUSLY with the Paintables paper to adhere it to a Walnut Hollow plaque. If any paper would buckle, you would think this watercolor paper would but NOOOOOO, it was perfection! The paper was adhered totally flat to the wood with this fabulous new formula of Mod Podge. I added a second layer of papers by decoupaging book pages to the wood plaque and got a similar, matte, non-sticky finish! I'm a convert now. Come join me on a journey of Mod Podge love…

Create this look with ADORNit Art Play printables, Tombow Markers, water, and Elmer's Painters Markers.
Create this look with ADORNit Art Play printables, Tombow Markers, water, and Elmer's Painters Markers.


I hope you enjoyed this project and will try ADORNit's new Art Play Paintables by Lindsay Ostrom. They come in all sizes so there is a Paintable for every project, from cards to home decor to scrapbooking to mixed media. 

Here are the supplies you'll need to make this project:


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Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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5 thoughts on “Mixed Media FAUX Watercolor Wall Art – An ADORNit Blog Hop

  1. Just beautiful. Love the bright colors.

    Posted on February 9, 2015 at 7:11 am
    1. Thank you so much!

      Posted on February 16, 2015 at 12:07 am