Sunday, January 07, 2018

12 x 16 Mixed Media Canvas Board

Hello everyone!!!  Happy New Year!!!!!
I hope you all had an amazing Christmas and the start of your New Year has been wonderful.
Today I want to share with you a 12 x 16 canvas board using many mixed media products.

 The background was created using doilies, mesh, die cut clocks, lots of modeling paste and stencils, cheese cloth, drywall tape, tissue.   It was simply a matter of layering everything onto the board and adhering everything down with mod podge.  I started off with covering the entire surface with a thin wrinkled layer of the tissue. After letting the mod podge dry I painted the entire board with a coat of white gesso to keep everything uniform.  I then sprayed using Prima sprays - blue, green, yellow and pink here and there letting each colour dry first before going to the next one.  I kept adding sprays until I had the look I wanted.
Here are a few closeups of the background to show you the texture created.

When the entire background was complete and dried I added my resin picture frame then I did my flowers around the left side of the frame.  I started in the middle and worked my way around the frame.  I tucked flowers under each other and really tried to layer them.  I dry-brushed some watered-down white gesso onto the flowers, very lightly on the edges.  Added some painted chipboard leaves here and there, a wood key (you can add almost anything you want)  then decorative pearls onto the background as shown.  I completed the bottom right corner with a small resin frame and flowers on top of cheese cloth.  And there you have it.  If you use a canvas board instead of an actual canvas, you can frame the project.

Until next time, this is Donna
wishing you a safe and happy week and keep on crafting.
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