Stamping on Canvas: Mixed Media Part 2

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Mixed Media Avian Toile


Stamped Avian Toile on Canvas
Here’s a picture of some stamped images and rub ons. The Avian Toile Block Stamp (retired) still didn’t print up enough, even with the wood block underneath the canvas. Normally for these mixed media pieces, I don’t mind partial images, but this was really the feature and the bird hardly stood out.

Stamped Avian Toile on Tissue Paper

So, what I decided to do is to stamp the Avian Toile Stamp on white tissue paper with Stazon Black Ink and it worked like a charm. I used a decoupaged medium to adhere the stamped tissue image to the canvas. You can also use watered down white glue such as Tombow Multi Purpose.

Stamped & Colored Avain Toille Detail
This photo shows a detailed image of the bird. I used various Ink Refills as watercolors. Once the inks dried, I then added Gold Smooch to highlight the bird

Stencil on Canvas

I then took one of my Stampin’ Up! Decor Stencils and dabbed on some Regal Rose Ink.

Stencil Detail on Canvas

Here’s a detailed view of the stencil.

Rub-Ons on Canvas
Then, I added Stampin’ Up! Rub-Ons for some extra layers. Don worry if only partial images rub off, it adds to the dimension and blending effect if some are ragged edged.

White Rub Ons Detail
More rub-ons.

The whole purpose of this canvas piece is to use a variety of inks, paints, rub-ons, stamps and textures. You want lots of layers. You need to be careful that you don’t make gray, by mixing too many colors. I try to go with two or three colors and a white to really pop certain areas. Sit down over the weekend and see what you can come up with. If you live in the Westchester, Putnam County, New York areas I’ll be offering classes in this technique. Look for class details in my newsletter.

Send Me what you’ve created. I would love to see it!


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