Saturday, July 6, 2013

My 1st Mixed Media Canvas

I was on a scrappin chat forum & a few ladies decided to do a video chat. They wanted to do a canvas project & anybody was invited. I decided this would be fun to try. I had the canvas, gesso, stencils & spray mist to start off with. I was able to get to Hobby Lobby & Michaels before this started so I picked up some modeling paste & gelatos.

I couldnt wait for the day to come so I could create & chat with these ladies that I just met about a month ago. Of course, I had to have problems with my computer. I have always had problems with my flash player & it affects my videos. It wouldnt even install the plug in for the video so I had to use my sons laptop.

I was informed that they had started off  with layering papers & glueing them down with modge podge. I havent used my modge podge for awhile so I couldnt get my lid off. I just used my gel medium instead. After that it was smooth sailing. I tore papers, glued them down. After all the papers were glued down, I started more layering with stamping, misting & stenciling.
 I used 2 different Prima stamps on this photo. The top left part is a small flower stamp that I used black archival ink on. The red splotches by the butterfly was stamped using a red gelato & water. The white circles were made with modeling paste & bubble wrap. I added bling to the bottom of the Prima butterflies.
 I stamped the banner with black archival ink again but shaded in some of the pennants with a light pink gelato. I applied the gelato right to the image & got my finger slightly wet to spread the color around. The heart was made with a stencil, gelatos, Prima chalk edger & stickles. I applied the pink gelato to my craft mat & sprayed it with water. I then took the paint brush & painted in the heart. I applied the white chalk edger to the inside of the outline of the heart & rubbed it a little with my finger. I then applied the stickles to the inside of  the chalk & took a baby wipe & smudged the stickles a little. I took modeling paste & applied to the wing stencil with my plastic spatula. I sped up the drying process with my heat gun.
 On the bottom heart, I stamped a different heart using the gelatos right on the stamp. I need to practice on this a little more because it didnt turn out like I thought it would. I was able to get the outline of the heart so I ended up using pink crackle paint for the inside of the heart. After that dried I used Glitz Grape stickles for the inside outline of the heart. I smudged it with the baby wipe just like the other heart. I used more modeling paste for the wings, more circles & on a stamp. That worked ok but is hard to get off the stamp. My last part was clustering the flowers. I had a hard time with this. I can cluster but I just couldnt find the right combo of flowers. I took the pink gelato & applied it to my craft mat again. I watered it down & then used my fingers to apply it to the middle flower.
This is my first try so I dont think it turned out too bad. I know there is room for improvement but I do like the colors, textures & embellishments. I think this will go up on the wall. Hope you enjoyed!

Happy Scrappin!


  1. That is absolutely beautiful. Love the colors and how you put it all together. The wings on the hearts are so cool. And that butterfly...WOW!!

  2. Heather its beautiful!!!! I really love it. I need to try this.

  3. This is so beautiful Heather!! great job!


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