by Candy Rosenberg
Mixed Media canvasses are very popular. Have you tried mixed media yet? No? Perhaps you already have and didnt even know it. Mixed media is the mixing of two or more mediums and adding a technique, this could be paper, canvas, paint, ribbon, whatever you have on hand is a medium. Let me show you how to easily achieve the look of a mixed media canvas that are so popular right now and make great home decor and gifts for others. It is simply a matter of just being creative, no rules, just layering and having fun with it. I'm going to show how to make this canvas in just a few easy steps.
Spellbinders™ Paper Arts Supplies:
Exclusive Crown Die from CHA
Alternate die sets:
Cross Promotional Partners:
- Ink Pen, Blending Tool, Ink
Gather supplies, starting with a 4” x 6” blank canvas we will be using Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze “Cowboy” to cover the canvas.
Paint the edges of the face approximately 1 inch inward. The middle will be covered by paper, so do not worry. Paint all the edges thoroughly as well.
Once the paint has dried, adhere the inked edge damask paper to the canvas.
Then you will start adding your texture and dimensional layers. Adding a small piece of burlap along with the May Arts ribbon.
Adding a canvas banner and old photograph.
This is a cool little effect that I came across quite by accident. I had cut a piece of the ice resin covered music sheet paper with the cattails die and forgot to use wax paper. The paper was slightly stuck in the die so I carefully started to remove with a sharp pin and only portions of it came out. I added these to the bottom of the canvas for a neat little effect.
To create the crown, I used an exclusive Spellbinders die that could only be received at the Craft and Hobby Association trade show last week. You can use any of the three available die sets that include a crown that I included in the supply list above.
I added the crown to the canvas.
Wrap the May Arts twine around the top and tie off. The Place in Time Sentiment and number stickers are then added to finalize the project.
I cant wait to see what you create…mix up your media and see what happens. Don’t be afraid, just EXPLORE BEYOND!