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A mixed media canvas for The Crafter's Workshop and Susan K Weckesser.... a tutorial


Mixed media canvas for The Crafter's Workshop

This week the team at The Crafter's Workshop is having a Creatastic Blog Hop with the team from Susan K Weckesser Inc. Do join us for some fun giveaways and tutorials. My project is a 6x6 mixed media canvas and I have a tutorial to share with you. :)


I started by trimming the edges off a 6x6 sheet of Basic Grey patterned paper to fit a 6x6 canvas. I used a Fiskars edge punch on one side of the paper.


The patterned paper was then adhered to the canvas with gel medium [I put mine in a bottle and apply it like a glue.]. The strips of paper was teared and adhered to the top right corner of the canvas. Then I applied a coat of clear gesso to prep the surface for the addition of colorants.


I pulled the main colours from the patterned paper and intensified them with Faber Castell Gelatos blended with water. Then I added texture with a Susan K Weckesser Inc stamp and Ranger Archival Ink. 


Next I applied Golden Coarse Molding Paste with The Crafter's Workshop stencil.


I finished the background using Silks Acrylic Glazes to highlight the raised areas.


I loved the birdies on the patterned paper so I coloured them with Faber Castell Artist Brush Pens, added a frame by Annette Allen and then finished with a coat of Ranger Crackled Accents. 


I embellished with pearls, blooms, ribbon, trims, buttons, leaves and Golden Gold Mica Flakes.


Don't forget to stop by The Crafter's Workshop and Susan K Weckesser Inc blogs...:)


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24 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

So next time your friend comes to visit Arizona ... I think you need to come with so you can teach me how you do this in person! I think that's a PERFECT IDEA!! *wink* :) I love love love love this!! LOVING the colors, the flowers and the frame!!!!!!

~amy~ said...

Oh this is beautiful and love the step by step!

Ashley Horton said...

So pretty Yvonne!! I love the notebook edge showing through and the gorgeous Orange!!

Hussena said...

Oh Wow !! This is just so stunning ..I love each and every detail about it ..Thank you so much for the step by step tutorial Its really helpful :)..I am going through a mixed media phase right now so I really appreciate you sharing your creative process here :)

CREATIVE KHADIJA said...

Very pretty! love it. every object is suitable. so nice!

Lizzy Hill said...

I'm with Julie TW.... LOOOVED your step by step...those glazes look magical & the whole effect is just sublime::):)

Sherry Eckblad said...

I agree with all the above. Love the step by step instructions and you used my favorite go to color Orange.

Lynn said...

Thanks for the tutorial. I love the color palette you chose and the texture of the orange flowers. The Fiskar border punch is neat. I'll have to hunt for that. I enjoyed the time I spent learning from your site...thanks!

Karon said...

Stunning and fabulous fabulous layers and texture. Thanks for showing the process too! TFS and have a great day.

Ka's Creations said...

Love the layers and textures. The colors you chose worked really great together! And thanks for a great tutorial! Always love to hear your thought process :)

Radhika said...

Wow!! Awesome tutorial Yvonne ..love the textures and the blooms..stenciled tiny flowers are cute.. :)

Annette Allen said...

love how you added the frame.. perfect canvas.. love the background.. love all the special embellishments.. great designing..

Lisa said...

This is absolutely stunning, Yvonne!! The texture and colors are fabulous!! I love all of the amazing details!! And thanks for the awesome tutorial - you've made me want to run to my craft room and pull out my mixed media supplies!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Charlene said...

This is a-mazing!! Thanks for the steps!!

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Cindy deRosier said...

This is so pretty! I love that you break down the steps; there's no way I could have even begun to guess how you made this.

dstandard said...

This is just gorgeous! Love the tutorial - you always have so many wonderful ideas!

alexandra s.m. said...

Gorgeous canvas Yvonne!

Lizzyc said...

That little canvas is chock full of loveliness.. really love the bright colors and looks gorgeous!

Anna Rogalska said...

Gorgeous canvas !!!

Jaya Raghuvanshi said...

This is absolutely amazing Yvonne! Love hoe you blended the beautiful colours everything looks so gorgeous and beautiful!

Audrey Pettit said...

Wow, Yvonne! Just wow! I am always in awe of your mixed media canvases, and this one has my jaw hanging open! What gorgeous detailing and amazing color! I absolutely love what the acrylic glaze does to the intensity! And the gold mica flakes add just the coolest finishing touch! Uh-mazing!

Deepti said...

This is gorgeous, the colors and the textures are totally mind blowing. I wish I could do something like this :)

Tone-Lill said...

I love your canvases Yvonne and this is no exception...a fantastic piece of art work. Thanks for the tutorial and tips :)

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