Sailing Away Mixed Media


Sailing Away Mixed Media Art
Created by Sophia Vida

Picture yourself sitting at the beach watching sail boats go by in the ocean. Their big white sails against the blue water is beautiful! I’ve read many articles on using crepe paper in mixed media projects but had never given it a try. So I thought now would be a good time especially since summer will be coming to a close soon. I wasn’t sure how the crepe paper would react to the different mediums I was using, but it turned out to be quite a lot of fun! Enjoy!!

For this project you will need:
– 3 – 4″x4″ Canvas Panels
– Cardstock: White, Vellum
– Crepe Paper: Teal, Blue and Turquoise
– Distress Inks: Faded Jeans, Tumbled Glass, Peeled Paint
-Sakura Jelly Roll Pens (assorted)
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– Small Foam Brush
– Gloss Mod Podge
– Clear Gesso
– Aleene’s Tacky Glue
– Ribbon in 2-3 colors

  1. Tear a handful of the crepe paper into small pieces for each of the colors.
    DSC_0044SailingAway-Crepe Paper Pieces
  2. Using the foam brush apply a small amount of clear Gesso to the canvas and adhere a piece of crepe paper on top. Gently pat it down with the foam brush. Continue doing this for each panel making sure to also cover the sides. Let dry. (Note: the colors on the crepe paper may run a bit from the Gesso but that’s ok).
  3. Cut out 3 sails and 3 boats from the white cardstock. Set aside.
  4. Cut 3 pieces of ribbon measuring approximately 3-1/2″ each. Glue the ribbon to the back of the boat and front of the sails. Trim as needed. Let dry.
  5. Pencil in your design on the sails. Color and decorate the sails with Sakura Jelly Roll pens. You can also use paints, markers, pencils or anything else you can think of. Let dry.
  6. Cut 3 pieces of vellum measuring 4″ x 1-1/4.” Tear one side to look like waves. Distress with the Tumbled Glass, Faded Jeans and Peeled Paint inks. Dry with a heat gun or let air dry.
    DSC_0049SailingAway-Distressed Vellum
  7. Using the tacky glue, adhere the sailboats to the panels either straight or slightly tilted. Let dry.
  8. Glue the waves to the bottom of the panels with the tacky glue. Let dry.
  9. Using the small foam brush, coat each canvas with the Gloss Mod Podge. Let dry. Voila! You have 3 unique Mixed Media works of art!!!

Thanks for looking and have lots of fun making your own Mixed Media Art!

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6 thoughts on “Sailing Away Mixed Media

    • Thank you!! I had a lot of fun experimenting with the crepe paper on this one. My summers are always full of memories on the beach. It’s one of my favorite places to be. All the best ~Sophia

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