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How to create a mixed media canvas.



Mixed media canvas

Hello there friends! Today I sharing how I created this mixed media canvas, my design team project for LESSology Challenge #17: Fun with envelopes.


It can be a pretty daunting task if you are creating a mixed media canvas for the first time, so start small. I started with a 6 x 6 gesso primed canvas board and a negative chipboard panel [these are great for masking backgrounds too].


I adhered the negative chipboard panel, trimmed away the excess edges, then added texture paste. You can add as much or as little as you want. I like having grooves and uneven bumps.


Paint a layer of base paint. You can choose any colour you want. But I wanted to use masking tape for additional texture at the edges so I chose this beige colour. 


I added masking tape at the edges and alternated painting with fuchsia and white paint, letting part of the base paint and masking tape peek through. You can use a paint brush or just use your fingers  to vary the intensity of colour.


For the base of the focal point, I added some old envelopes, then lightly painted over them. After that I added a layer of crackle paint and rubbed some distress inks over the envelopes.


Then I embellished with some pretties....


Made a handmade bloom with some lace, felt and pearls.


And finished off with some white rub-ons. 

There you have it. A little mixed media canvas. Not that difficult right? What do you think?


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32 comments:

snehal watwe welde said...

Gorgeous ..no doubt...and very interesting and beautiful too but dunno where to get texture paste...can it be substituted by something else?
Thanks for the tute BTW.

Vic Lau said...

It's beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration. That's something I've got to try!

Bhavana said...

Beautifull Yvonne.. lovely inspiration.

Hussena said...

This looks so interesting never tried my hand at any mixed media project and now having seen your tutorial am tempted to try one !! your mixed media looks so gorgeous... you combine your elements so well!!!love it!

creating memories said...

saw the photo and came running to your blog :D that's absolutely gorgeous! lovely colours... my mixed media canvas never come out that lovely *sigh*

Miae said...

I'll tell you what I think...it's absolutely gorgeous!! That background is so lovely and you finished it off with such sweet details! Fab job my friend!

Piali said...

Beautiful!!!

dr.jaya said...

OMG!!! This is gorgeous!! I love every lil detail in this canvas.. Beautiful!

onecraftymama said...

ACK! Love it! Especially the idea of working with a small canvas - like making a gorgeous card with no worries about fitting it in an envelope after. Love the colours, and the fab felt & lace flower. So pretty!

sandi said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! This is breathtakingly GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sherry Eckblad said...

Simply beautiful! I love playing with texture paste and use it in my mini albums.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Hmmmmmmmm ... me thinks I know who that is for!! I just loveeeeeeeeeeeee it!!! I love love love the texture you created!!!!

Annette said...

seriously this is outstanding...I love canvas art and this is gorgeous...totally love it.

Laurel said...

Wow, gorgeous!

Pooja said...

Awesome Yvonne!I am really happy following your blog..Thanks for sharing the technique !

Cindy deRosier said...

Beautiful!

Angi said...

Wow!!!! This is gorgeous. Love the pink!

lisa said...

Beautiful and girly. Love it!!

Linda R said...

I am thinking is there anything you can't do.. I LOVE this...

Hugs~

Lalo said...

Just GORGEOUS!!!

Tracey Sabella said...

Such a beautiful canvas!! Thanks for sharing your techniques! ~ Blessings, Tracey

http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

Alice Wertz said...

love love the colors and textures. such a fun idea to use the negative of the chipboard! thanks so much for sharing the process. this is absolutely gorgeous!

Lynnda said...

Absolutely stunning.... love the textures... the colors... the technique..and how clever the way you incorporate the envelope!!! Awesome... :Wink...Amy T will be thrilled to receive this!!! she lucky duck! ... hugs...xoxo

Rose said...

perfection!!!! she will LOVE this :)

~amy~ said...

mine, mine....all mine:)

Ladies, this is absolutely WOW!!!!! Thanks sooo much Yvonne! I will cherish it forever!

Audrey Pettit said...

Wow! I think this is uh-mazing!!

Sharm Nidyanandan said...

Pool thanks so much for sharing this Yvonne! I love your canvas! Very pretty! I've always been scared of tryin out mixed media..worry what the end result may turn out like...but with your simple steps, I'm ready to give it a go! Tqs dear! :)

Creations by Shirl said...

Something different and interesting.. Never tried it but looks really pretty....

Eila Sandberg said...

Once you've started, there's no going back! 6 months ago I had never even used mists on my pages and now I love all the gooeh stuff. This is absolutely gorgeous, adore your handmade bloom!! xoxo

Helen Tilbury said...

Wonderful canvas Yvonne - so pretty!!

Colleen Dietrich said...

GASP! This is totally gorgeous! I love the liberal use of pink, and there are so many cool details on here. Sigh...

lotte chew said...

this is so beautiful :)

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