Saturday, 27 June 2015

Mixed Media Canvas

Hey Guys,

Dolly here! How are you all doing? Are you enjoying the weekly creative dose shared at Lulupu. If not, please hop onto the site to check out some amazing stuff happening this month. Our talented DT's are sharing lovely techniques and inspiration throughout the month.
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This week, I have created a mixed media canvas with the help of some gesso, tissue paper, embossing paste and lovely ink sprays from dylusions and distress inks.

 I have a step by step guide on how this canvas can be created:

1. Coat the canvas with a thin layer of gesso
2. Add layer of tissue to give some texture, Recoat with gesso if needed. Let it dry
3. Using embossing paste with stencil, add dimensions to the canvas. Let it dry
4. Add color using any ink sprays, in my case, I have used Lindys Startburst - Down the rabbit hole, Rangers Dylusions in Lime Green and London Blue.  Lets the inks spread and use heat gun to dry. 
5. Using gesso with stencil, I have added some more texture in the focal area where my sentiment will be placed. 
6. Added some random circular designs with distress inks sprays - brushed pewter.
7. For the sentiments, I have hand written the words in small pieces of cardstock which was given a border with black marker.
8. I have also used wood veneers which have been painted gold and glossy accents drops to embellish the project.

Here are some close ups:

I hope you have enjoyed the step-by-step guide! Thanks for stopping by!


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1 comment:

  1. Wow Dolly... that damask design is superbly done!! love the subtle colors to this mixed media canvas!


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