How to create mixed media canvas


I started with an 8x10 Canvas and added some lace and trim, I adhered the trim down with Modge Podge.

Then I coiled leftover trim and jute into a circle then adhered it with fabri-tac.

I started adding embellishments for texture. I used an old paint brush and wrapped it with wire. Placed my dragonfly die cut on top of paint brush. Adhered everything with fabri-tac.

I added some Art Stones for more texture.

Then I brushed everything including canvas with Acrylic White Gesso. Once everything is covered with Gesso I used my heat dry tool.

I added distress clear crackle in various places for more texture.

Once crackle was completely naturally dried I sprays Rustic Colorations then heat dried with my heating tool.

Then I sprayed Granny Smith Colorations behind the Dragonfly, heat dried it with my heating tool.

I sprayed Siesta Key Colorations to most of the canvas, heat dried it with my heat tool.

I sprayed Sand Castle Colorations on my Dargonfly, heat dried it with my heat tool.

I wanted pops of color so I sprayed Marlin Colorations to some of the flowers, heat dried it with my heat tool.

For more pops of color I sprayed Patience Colorations to some flowers and then heat dried it with my heat tool.

I wanted to deepened the blue/green color so I sprayed Peacock Feathers Colorations and heat dried it with my heat tool.

I sprayed Rustic Colorations to my canvas heat dried it with my heat tool.

I sprayed Patience Colorations to my Dragonfly for color heat dried it with my heat tool.

Then I sprayed Plush Colorations to my Dragonfly and heat dried it with my heat tool.

I wanted to lighten up my canvas so I touched up with some Acrylic White Gesso.

I let my canvas dry for several hours and then added a few more embellishments, microbeads and sequins.


Watch the video: Mixed Media Canvas Tutorial


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