Hello to all of you!
I’m so excited to share this project with you. I took a class in mixed media and have wanted to do a canvas of this kind for a long time. Everything I used is Stampin’ Up! except for some acrylic paints and textured fabric to use as a stencil. Oh and of course the canvas I used isn’t Stampin’ Up! I’m experimenting with this mixed media technique on water-color paper as well.
Here’s a step by step tutorial with accompanying photos Today’s feature is Mixed Media Part 1. Tune in on Thursday for Stamping on Canvas: Mixed Media Part 2
To start this project you’ll need to a canvas, mine is 6″ x 12″, acrylic paints, Stampin’ Up! Ink Refills and brushes. First you need to give the canvas a good coat of white paint.
Once the white paint is dry, take any textured fabric, ribbon, bubble wrap, burlap or any other material with texture. I chose Punchinella, a scrap piece I had. Punchinella is what’s left over after they punch out sequins. I used the Punchinella as a stencil. I laid it on the canvas and with acrylic paint I painted right over the surface of the Punchinella. You can also use your Stampin’ Up! Ink Refills for this by squirting some drops onto a palette, dipping a brush into the puddle of ink and painting with it.
Here is the acrylic paint result after painting right over the Punchinella.
Along the bottom of the canvas, I used some Daffodil Delight Ink. I didn’t paint it on. I stood my brush perpendicular to the canvas and dabbed the Daffodil Delight along the bottom of the canvas, for a more random look.
Since the canvas is stretched over a wooden frame, there’s little support in the middle of the canvas. While the support is good enough for brush strokes, I soon found out there wasn’t enough support to stamp on. I asked my husband if he could cut me a wood block support to place underneath to stamp on and support the canvas. It fits perfectly in between the canvas frame.
I stamped it up in the right hand upper corner.
For Stamping on Canvas: Mixed Media Part 2, visit again on Thursday.
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