Well this week I tackled something that I have been wanting to try for awhile; a mixed media canvas. This is my very first one! I am very happy with the way it came out.
I used an 8x10 canvas to create this project.
I used several of Gina's Designs Lasercuts on this canvas.
To create some texture, I used modeling paste and a stencil on the canvas. I then added several lasercuts to the canvas: butterflies, a vine with a leaf, mixed media fragment, the word dream and a key with a keyhole. I then painted everything with gesso so that I had a base to add my pastel paints. To finish off the canvas I added some walnut stain spray to give some shading under the elements I used on the canvas.
Under the vine I added some lace and cheesecloth to give more texture. I also added some beads to the vine from my stash. Metal corner pieces were added to two of the corners which I also gessoed. A metal butterfly was added to the largest butterfly. I then finished it off with adding white roses, which I used pastel pink paint on. I also added red rosebuds that I gessoed to soften them up, along with some beaded sprays that I cut up and tucked in. Under the white rose to the left is a metal flower from my stash.
In this corner I have the mixed media fragment along with a paper doily and cheesecloth - more texture!! I then added the word "Dream". I then added a resin frame and I have a small butterfly inside and then added more lace above the frame. Again more texture! To finish off the corner I added some flowers and a beaded spray. I used gesso on the red rosebuds to soften them up. Pastel pink paint was added to the white rose.
Here I have the lasercut key and keyhole, to which I added a metal key on top. I then gessoed and used my pastel paints. I finished it off with 2 small open roses.
The more I look at my canvas the more I am very happy with it. I hope you like what I have done!
Gina's Designs Items Used:
Other Items Used:
Pastel Paints: Pink, Blue, Green
Metal Key and Flower
Have a scrapping good day!
Kim C. :)