Hi Everyone, and welcome to my post today which is a Mixed Media Canvas I have created using a photograph from our Wedding over 22 years ago. With Valentines Day just around the corner I thought this was a good project to share, and it makes a lovely gift for that special someone.
I have used the Anna Griffin Pigment Powder (purple), White Acrylic Gesso, Gloss Texture Paste and Matte Texture Paste as the main focus of my techniques. I also have a video in this post sharing my creative process – sped up and shortened as much as possible so as not to take up too much of your creative time.
I have used my Go, Press & Foil to colour the chipboard pieces, and then grunged them up with 3D Liquid Pearls, Glitzin Glamour and White Acrylic Gesso (with and without the Purple Pigment Powder). I have used the same products on the flowers, photograph, canvas (edges) and die-cut leaves/swirls for a bit of grunge elegance too.
I used the Matte Texture Paste as an adhesive with a brush to attach the doilies on the background and with a palette knife in a trowel fashion to adhere all of the dimensional elements to the finished canvas.
The metal Butterfly has been coated with Embossing Powder after heating it until it was very hot, and then sprinkled with white glitter once the Embossing Powder was melted.
I have mixed the Pigment Powder (purple) with the White Acrylic Gesso to colour the background with several layers, the last of which I didn’t mix thoroughly so that I could get some movement and shading into the background. I have also used the Pigment Powder (purple) to colour the Gloss Texture Paste that I applied with a palette knife through the stencil for the main background focal point.
I added a touch of water to the White Acrylic Gesso left on the palette and then flicked it over the background before adding the embellishments. I accidentally deleted this part of the video during the editing process and didn’t realise until it was too late.
Please let me know if you have any questions about my Mixed Media Canvas or my creative process, and I hope you enjoy my video.
Products I have used:
CO724824 Go Cut & Emboss Machine
CO725032 Go Press & Foil Machine
CO725351 Heat Activated Foil Silver Foil (Matte Finish)
ULT157651 Liquid Drops 3D Pearls – Lavandula
CO721972 Glitzin Glamour Glitter Glue – Purple
CO721971 Glitzin Glamour Glitter Glue – Crystalina
CO724868 Anna Griffin Texture Paste – Gloss
CO724867 Anna Griffin Texture Paste – Matte
CO724871 Anna Griffin Acrylic Gesso – White
CO725544 Mix and Match Pigment Powder – Purple
CO724998 Embossing Powder – Brights – Super Fine – Candy Grape
CO724917 Be Merry Christmas Assortment Glitter (White)
CO724296 Camden Cottage Roses (6cm) – White
CO724287 English Roses (3.5cm) – White
CO724288 English Roses (2.5cm) – White
CO724289 English Roses (2cm) – White
CO724290 English Roses (1.5cm) – White
CO726212 Paper Roses with Stems – Deep Violet
ULT158044 Bohemian Bouquet – Bohemian Butterfly Metal Charms (2pcs)
ULT158039 Bohemian Bouquet – Bohemian Damask 6″x6″ Stencil
ULT157630 Ooh La La Paper Doilies – Hearts (25pcs)
CO725920 Cést la Vie Chipboard – Framed Roses (2pcs)
CO725921 Cést la Vie Chipboard – Makes All Things Grow Sentiment (5pcs)
ULT158371 Bohemian Bouquet Chipboard – Geo Flower Border (1pc)
CO725346 Glitter Paper 210gsm – Silver
CO724049 Vintage Rose Cutting Die – Decorative Daffodil Spray
ULT157782 LÁquarelle Cutting Die – Drifting Frond Decorative
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day