Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Mixed Media Canvas

Hi y'all!  I wanted to share a canvas that made recently.  I love playing with a 6x12 canvas when I'm creating for fun or trying out new ideas.  It is such a great size.  Plenty of room, but not so large that you are spending forever on it.  Sometimes, you just have a little while to play and this size is perfect for that!

I started out with some modeling paste and a stencil.  This on is a Heidi Swap stencil.  After I let the paste dry, I just painted the entire thing black.   I really like the chalkboard look that is so popular right now, so I decided to experiment a bit to see how it worked with a canvas.


Before I started embellishing it, I decided to give it a few splatters with some white and neon colored paints.  For both the background and the splatters, I used inexpensive acrylic paints.

 

For embellishing this one, I used a lot of oldies but goodies supplies!  I have so many things in my stash that I still love and I don't care if they are 'out of date'.  A good example of this is my Prima Sprites and my American Crafts Thickers.  I will not admit how many flowers I have, but the Sprites are so cute!  Also, the Rainboots Thickers .... oh man!  My all time favorite font for Thickers!  Talk about not admitting how many packages.  I still buy the black ones!  Hopefully, I will never run out!


In addition to my oldies, I chose some newer flair.  I couldn't resist the hashtag and liked the way it fit nicely in the bottle cap heart.

 
To finish it off, I added a few brads and some little words from my stash.  The last thing was, of course a bow!  :)


I would love to see your take on canvas'.  Leave a comment with your blog address, and I'll stop by!

Thanks for stopping by!

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