Learn Something New: Liquitex® Glass Beads & Blended Fibers
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Learn Something New: Liquitex® Glass Beads & Blended Fibers

Learn how to use Liquitex® glass beads and blended fibers mediums to create a stylish piece of art.
Craft Time: 30-60 minutes
Uses Recycled Items: No
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Material List

  • Artist’s Loft™ Gallery Wrapped Canvas – 12” x 12”
  • Acrylic Paints – Red, Turquoise, Dark Turquoise, Yellow, White and Black
  • Liquitex® Glass Beads
  • Liquitex® Blended Fibers
  • Paintbrushes
  • Palette Knife
  • Palette Paper
  • Painter’s Tape

Project Instructions

Step 1 Paint canvas red. Let dry.

Step 2 Lay painter’s tape into desired position and burnish edges. In the image shown, the red on the canvas is where the tape was positioned.

Step 3 Mix Liquitex® blended fibers and yellow acrylic paint with palette knife. Smooth the blended fibers mixture between the painter’s tape strips on canvas. For the first yellow stripe, take end of paintbrush and draw a squiggle line down. Let dry.

Step 4 For the second yellow stripe, wipe out circle with your paintbrush. Let dry.

Step 5 Mix turquoise paint and Liquitex® Glass Beads. Apply mixture to canvas with palette knife. Let dry.

Step 6 Mix yellow and white paints and brush lightly over yellow blended fibers. Use image as a guide.

Step 7 Drag dark turquoise paint across the glass beads.

Step 8 Paint edges black.

Step 9 Add black dots to center of red circles on the yellow stripe.

Step 10 Use lid or bottle top to add bigger circles into the red squares in the center of the turquoise glass beads.


Remove painter's tape slowly while mediums are still wet.