Stamping on Canvas: Mixed Media Part 1

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.

Mixed Media Avian Toile

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

Mixed Media Supplies

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.

Piece of Textured Fabric

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.

Acrylic Paint Results over Textured Fabric

Here is the acrylic paint result after painting right over the Punchinella.

Daffodil Delight Ink from Refill

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.

Wood Support for Back of Canvas

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.

Inking up Block Stamp with a Marker
. I then proceeded to ink up the Filigree Block Stamp with a Concord Crush Marker.  Make sure to huff on the stamp before stamping. The moisture from your mouth helps keep the ink wet.

Stamped Image on Canvas

I stamped it up in the right hand upper corner.

For Stamping on Canvas: Mixed Media Part 2, visit again on Thursday.

Thanks for stopping by.

Stampin’ Hugs,

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