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Mixed media canvas with found objects....a tutorial


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It's deeply satisfying for me when I incorporate found objects on my mixed media canvas. On this canvas, I used vegetable netting and some old lighting parts.


I started with a 6 x 6 canvas and my found objects..and Liquitex matte medium.


I adhered the vegetable netting first....it was not big enough to cover the whole canvas so I arranged the lighting parts to create "unity" between the elements. Adhere all the elements with matte medium and let them dry naturally.


After a layer of gesso over the netting and lighting parts, I used The Crafter's Workshop stencil and Liquitex light modeling paste to fill up the "white" space [Not sure if you've noticed, I like to have every inch of my canvas covered...*LOL*].


Once everything was dry, I applied a layer of silver metallic paint from Art Anthology. It's more of a glaze paint so it added a subtle colour all over with a touch of shimmer. Then I dripped the Daler-Rowney pearlescent paints and spritzed water until I got a background I liked.


Then it was time to embellish...some blooms [mix up the materials to create more interest], leaves, a chain and a charm.


To add more "depth" to the piece, I added Silks acrylic glazes to blend everything together. It's handy to have a wet rag so that you can wipe off and dab the paints if necessary. Or just use your fingers to blend. The beauty of glazes is that they layer beautifully and you can still see the colours underneath. :)


Then I went in with a little more green paint on the top half of the canvas...and also painted the sides of the canvas blue.


I didn't like the "made with love" charm when I first glued it down because it was too "shiny" and didn't really go with the rest of the elements....but the glazes really helped to blend everything together.


Here you can clearly see how the different colours create depth and texture...[bet you are going to hoard vegetable netting now right? *winks*].

Hope you can give your found objects some love and incorporate them in your art pieces.

P/s: Happy weekend friends!


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22 comments:

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Fantastic fusion of colors & textures...Its amazing how you use the found objects and make part of the canvas..!

lavina agarwal said...

Such a lovely work of art dear..I like the way you made all the objects bkend together. . As if that is where they were supposed to be in the first place! M sure going to save the vegetable net ;) ..I am doing fine dear..thanks for asking. .hope things are great at your end :)
We might plan to come to singapore in couple of months. .will let you know. .We may try to catch up again if possible :)

Lynnda said...

I wish I could create a beautiful mm canvas like yours!! This is beautiful !! Gorgeous colors too .. Enjoy the weekend my friend!! Hugs x

Lizzy Hill said...

WOW...loving, adoring & gobsmackingly amazed by how you created this canvas...superduper delish!!!! REALLY cannot believe that was old electrical JUNK!!!!

Jaya Raghuvanshi said...

I am a big fan of your work Yvonne! I love the way you create masterpieces out of junk ! this canvas is so gorgeous .. thank you for the tutorial!

Sherry Eckblad said...

As always this is fabulous! Love how you use things others like me would just throw away. You always inspire me with your work.

dstandard said...

Just gorgeous! Love that you showed how to do this too!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wow wow wow!! This is gorgeous! I loveeeeeeee the colors, the textures and all the goodies you added!!!!!

Creations by Shirl said...

Super pretty Yvonne.. You are a natural crafter... love those colors and that pretty details...

Radhika said...

Gorgeous canvas Yvonne..nice blend of colors .. :)

PJ said...

Omg thats just to wonderful ! what a superb Canvas !
Thanks for sharing the process !
hugs
Pooja
lightboxcreative.blogspot.com

Cindy deRosier said...

This is incredible. I love seeing the process. It sounds like too much drying time for me - you must be far more patient (or have more desk space) than me!

Lisa said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!! Wow, I love all of the elements you blended together seamlessly!! This looks amazing!! Thanks for the fabulous tutorial, too!! Love it my friend!! Have a great weekend :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Laurel said...

Wow! You are so amazing at the Mixed Media!

Annette Allen said...

wow that is incredible.. i love all those elements that you added.. i would have never thought.. love it

Audrey Pettit said...

It is really fun to see your process with your mixed media creations. The depth of color you get from all the layers is really fabulous and so fun to see as it transforms along the way. And totally LOVE the found objects you use in your art. So fun and unique!

~amy~ said...

How awesome...love seeing the before pics!

Carol McCready said...

Gorgeous canvas. Love the colors.

Ashley Horton said...

Lovely Yvonne!! Love the mix of the metal embellishments with the flowers!!

Tone-Lill said...

Wow this is fab!!!! I love your colourful creations and this canvas is no exceptions... A fantastisk tutorials, thank you for sharing :)

Jinny Newlin said...

Oh, my gracious! Love the end result to bits and pieces! Stunning, and way to make us take a second look at things we may normally just toss!

Pallavi said...

So gorgeous.I am intrigued by the Silk glazes and Art anthology paints.Will you do a review on them some time in the future.Pretty please.

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