We are partnering with Canvas Corp this week and the Design Team received a wonderful package filled with goodies to play with! Be sure to stop by their blog and see all the wonderful projects their Design Team has been creating.
I have been oohing an aahing mixed media canvases on Pinterest, esp those inspired by Christy Tomlinson. One of the items I received was a 4″ x 4″ canvas and knew I wanted to try my hand at mixed media art. I loved how this turned out so much that I went out and bought another one at Hobby Lobby! Ü
I looked all over the internet for ideas and tips on how to do it and found you can pretty much do what you want. I need some small space ideas as I was working with a 4″ x 4″ area and found this one on Pinterest that inspired me. I headed up to my craft studio and started cutting papers.
I started out just painting the canvas to give some background color. I also painted on a doily for texture, but it doesn’t show up that well in the final project.
I just cut all the pieces to go on my canvas by hand. I didn’t measure anything or use a paper cutter. I inked all the edges of my pieces and with a permanent black pen, drew doodles everywhere.
I painted Mono Multi Liquid Glue where I wanted the pieces to go and pressed them into the glue. (The “home sweet home” is done with typing the words, drawing a box around them and cutting them out.) After the glue was dried, I found some rub-ons I had in my stash and added them to the canvas. Then I painted another thin layer of of the glue over the top to seal it.
I hope you enjoyed this post and are inspired to go and try your hand at mixed media.
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GREAT canvas! Love the house and fence and great doodles on top of everything. Wonderful project!
So adorable! Love the colors that you used!
Have a wonderful & Creative day!
What a great mixed media project. I loved your tutorial and you showed its fun to just play and the results were spectacular.
Debbie, that is gorgeous!! I LOVE the techniques you used!!
TFS!! Take Care!!
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