Rose Princess Mixed Media Art

Rose Princess Mixed Media Art
Created by Sophia Vida

I had so much fun with the Under the Sea mixed media art that I had to try another one.  This piece is all about roses, which I absolutely love. Roses are one of nature’s most beautiful works of art.

This easy to make project was inspired by Suzi Blu’s “Mixed-Media Girls.”  One of the funnest aspects of mixed media art is to use supplies and embellishments you already have on hand. But most importantly just enjoy and have fun creating your art work.

For this Project you will need:

– 9 x 12 canvas
– White Cardstock
– Prismacolor Colored Pencils
– Assorted Jelly Roll Pens
– Vellum Paper
– 1 Large White/Pink Silk Rose
– Martha Stewart Lace Butterflies 41-00239
– Recollections 9 pc Pink Roses Embellishments
– Recollections 14 pc Fabric Leaf Embellishments
– 1 Small Ivory Satin Bow with Pearl
– 3 Amber Rhinestones
– White Fine Glitter
– 2″ Piece of Ivory Satin Ribbon
– Aleene’s Tacky Glue
– Mod Podge: Sparkles and Matte
– Scissors
– Cut outs from your favorite Rose Magazine (I used Romantic Homes)
– Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Tea Dye
– Acrylic Paints: Folk Art – Sunflower; Americana – Royal Fuchsia
– Folk Art Floating Medium
– 1/2″ flat brush
– 1/4″ flat brush
– Small inexpensive brush
– Clean water, paper towels, wax-coated paper plates for paint palette

  1. Basecoat your canvas with the sunflower paint. Let dry.
  2. Cut out your favorite words and rose pictures from your magazine.
  3. Mix a little floating medium with the Fuchsia paint. Randomly pink brush strokes on your canvas. 
  4. Mix a little floating medium with the sunflower paint and add a more color on top of the pink and anywhere else you’d like. Let dry.
  5. Using the Matte Mod Podge, adhere your magazine clippings to your canvas. Let dry.
  6. Distress your canvas and clippings with the tea dye ink.
  7. Tear pieces of vellum paper in any size you like. Cover one side with Glitter Mod Podge and adhere over some of your clippings. Let dry.
  8. Draw your Rose Princess (overall height is approximately 10″) on the white cardstock and color in with the Prismacolor colored pencils. Use Jelly Roll pens to highlight her hair. Glue 3 small amber rhinestones in her hair.
  9. Using the small inexpensive brush, carefully cover the top of her dress with the Matte Mod Podge. While the Mod Podge is still wet sprinkle with white glitter. Remove any excess. Let dry. 
  10. Gently take your silk rose apart. If necessary, cut the individual petals. Using the  tacky glue adhere the rose petals to the bottom part of her dress. Start with the bottom layer and the largest petals. Work your way up to her waist with smaller petals. Let dry.
  11. Cut a small piece of coordinating ribbon to cover her waist. Depending on how your rose petals lay at  her waist, you can either keep the ribbon in 1 piece and glue it across her waist. Or you can cut your ribbon into 2 pieces and glue them diagonally on her waist. If the bottom corners don’t match up exactly, that’s okay because you will cover that with the satin bow. Glue your ribbon into place with the tacky glue. Last, glue the silk bow on top of the middle of your ribbon. Let dry.
  12. Distress your fabric leaves and paper rose embellishments.
  13. Check the placement of your Rose Princess on your canvas along with the fabric leaves and paper flowers. Once your happy with your layout, glue the flowers and leaves in place with the tacky glue. Let dry.
  14. Cover the back of the Rose Princess with the Matte Mod Podge and glue to your canvas. Let dry.
  15. Since the lace butterflies come with adhesive already on, just stick them directly on your canvas. Voila! You have a one of a kind work of art! 

Thanks for looking and have lots of fun making this Rose Princess Mixed Media Art!

Additional Pictures:



For those interested, this is the book “Mixed-Media Girls with Suzi Blu”  that inspired this piece:


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18 thoughts on “Rose Princess Mixed Media Art

    • Thanks for your lovely comments Lindsay!!! I wanted to incorporate roses into her dress and give the piece some texture. I pondered this awhile and came up with the idea for the petals. Glad you liked her!!! ~Sophia

    • Thanks Yvonne! That’s so sweet. 😉 I’ve been looking into other mixed media artists. But I would have to say, Suzi Blu is still my favorite. I could never draw faces before and she breaks it down into simple steps that makes it so easy. Have a wonderful weekend!!! ~Sophia

    • Thanks Sis. Mixed Media is new for me but I’m really loving it! You can find more information on Suzi Blu on her website at She’s known for being zany but gives great step by step instructions. You can also search You Tube for some of her tutorial videos which are also very helpful. Wish you all the best!!! ~Sophia

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