here today to share with you a mixed media canvas I created using a
variety of My Mind’s Eye products. This 8 x 10 canvas mixes patterned
paper, brads, chipboard, and stamps with gesso, watercolor crayons, and
Supplies: The Sweetest Thing-Lavender:About Me patterned paper, decorative brads, stamp;The Sweetest Thing – Honey:decorative brads, stamp, layered sticker, label sticker, chipboard elements;The Sweetest Thing – Tangerine:stamp; Misc:Ranger Archival
Ink, gesso, matte medium, glossy accents; Caran D’Ache Neocolor II
Watercolor crayons, Maya Road trinket pin,
always start my canvases with a layer of gesso. This primes the canvas
as well as adds subtle texture. I knew I wanted to use the beautiful "About Me" patterned paper from The Sweetest Thing lavender line.
I love the
script, designs, and colors and used it as my inspiration. After laying
down the first layer of gesso, I added the bits of patterned paper and
scraped some more gesso over top. I wanted just peeks of the paper
showing through the gesso.
Next I used watercolor crayons to color the
background of the canvas drawing on the patterned paper as inspiration.
I had the background colored the way I liked, I decided to add in bits
& pieces of embellishments. I have a love affair with brads,
especially those with bold designs.
To adhere them to my canvas, I used
a pair of jewelry pliers to break off the prongs from the back of the
brad and glued them down. I love layering embellishments so I used some
of the die cuts from the decorative brads and the chipboard
embellishment on top of the patterned paper.
also added some more brads around the canvas as well as some stamped
images in black. I love the crisp black images against the softer
colors of the canvas.
I inserted a turquoise leaf pin into the heart
layered sticker and placed in on a label sticker and the patterned
paper. After adding vintage thread to my canvas using matte medium, I
added the final sentiment stamp to the canvas. I love the simplicity of
this statement on this canvas.
Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope you found some inspiration to create your own mixed media canvas.