I found a really fun video on youtube.com by Andrea Gomoll that inspired me to make this mixed media canvas. My version is a little different because in her video she used patterned papers for the background and I used bright colored paints. But for the most part, I used her techniques with a few extra of my own. You can see her video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yAAWKmMPdZw
For this Project you will need:
– Golden Fiber Paste
– Stencil of your choice
– Palette Knife
– Matte Mod Podge
– Sharpie Fine Point Pen
– Americana Acrylic Paints: Turquoise Blue, Bright Yellow, Irish Moss, Royal Fuchsia
– Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist: Pink Bubblegum, Riptide, Pearl
– Stamps: Butterfly, Script
– Black Staz-On Ink
– Green Tissue Paper
– Cardstock: K & Company – Sweet Nectar, 4.75″ x 6″ pad or 5 pieces of coordinating cardstock
– Assorted Gelatos
– Assorted Stickles
– Sakura Glitter Gelly Roll Pens: Pink, Blue, Green and Yellow
– Martha Stewart Crocheted flowers (set of 4)
– 9″ x 12″ canvas panel
– Aleene’s Tacky Glue
– Small sponge applicator
– Clean water and paper towels
- Cover your canvas with gesso. Once dry, paint your canvas green and blue (it doesn’t have to be neat). Let dry.
- Add torn pieces from a magazine or book using Matte Mod Podge. Cut out a few egg shapes from paper doilies and carefully adhere them with the Mod Podge. Once dry, color in your shapes with watered down paint. Let dry.
- Add a thin layer of fiber paste to the left and bottom sides of your canvas using the palette knife. Let dry.
- Mix small amounts of yellow paint and fiber paste. Apply your stencil using the palette knife to the top and right sides of your canvas. Let dry.
- Cut out 5 oval shapes for eggs in 5 different coordinating papers. Adhere to your canvas with Mod Podge.
- Tear small pieces of green tissue paper and adhere to bottom of canvas under eggs to make a basket.
- Apply gelatos dry to your canvas. Adding shading under the basket and around the eggs. Also add more color to your canvas where needed. Blend with your finger.
- Print and cut out a “Happy Easter” sentiment from your computer using the Harrington font, size 50. Outline the words with your sharpie pen. Color in the centers of the letter with the Gelly Roll pens. Adhere to the top center of your canvas with Mod Podge. Let dry.
- Using your sharpie pen outline your eggs and basket and anything else you want to make stand out.
- Randomly stamp your script and butterfly stamps on your canvas.
- Highlight your eggs, basket and stencil with assorted Stickles. Let dry.
- Adhere your Martha Stewart Crocheted flowers to the sides of your basket with tacky glue.
- Spray your canvas with a pink, blue and pearl Angel Mist. Let dry. Voila! You have a beautiful Mixed Media work of art!