Tuesday, 23 August 2016

be Joyful……..mixed media canvas

Hello and welcome. I hope you are having a great start to the week. I always love it when I can manage a little time playing in the studio and today offered me the opportunity. YAY!!!!
I recently purchased a couple of canvases at my local pound land store. Nice size 8x10 canvases for £1.00 was too good to pass up. I decided it was time to give mixed media a try after all my research. Yes research is what I call all the hours of watching videos on Youtube:-)
So here is what I came up with and I will explain in more detail how I achieved it later in the post…








 So I started with adding gesso around the edges of the canvas. Allowed it to dry then began adhering the various papers with mat gel. Once that was dried I added a little gesso here and there to tone down some of the images. I then came on with a few stamps to give more texture to the background. I added a few dies cuts before finishing with burlap, butterfly and flower. Perhaps if I am feeling ambitious I will make a technique video to show the whole process!!! Until then I hope you have enjoyed my project.

Please come again!