Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Oak House Studio: Mixed Media Canvas Tutorial

Hi all

I'm back with my first official post as a Design Team Member and i am really excited to be here as i love the Oak House Studio products to bits. Would you like to learn how to make a mixed media canvas? Well i will show you xx

First spray the canvas with Pumpkin Ink In A Bottle and allow some of the ink to run down the canvas.

Oak House Studio Inks In A Bottle Pumpkin and Pure Colour Chemistry Brazil Nut

Mix Brazil Nut Pure Colour Chemistry with some texture paste. Use a stencil to spread the paste onto the canvas.

Add a few drops of Brazil Nut Pure Colour Chemistry to an empty spritzing bottle and add a bit of water to make a spray. spritz this over the canvas to tone down the Pumpkin ink. Then flick Citrus Green Ink In A Bottle over the page.

Inks In A Bottle Citrus Green, Brazil Nut Pure Chemistry

Next Using the Square Grid Stamp apply Triple Browns ink to it and stamp around the canvas randomly. Next using the Sunshine Sentiment and Textures set, stamp around the canvas using Golden Oak ink. I then took one of the stamps from the New Daisies and  Rainbows stamp set and stamped that at four points on to the canvas.  The new Daisies and  Rainbows stamp set will be premiering on Honchanda as part of an exclusive bundle.

Daisies and Rainbow Stamp Set

Now its time to get the paper layers built up. I matted the photo onto patterned paper first but did not stick it down as i wanted to place all the paper pieces in the right spot first.

I used a selection of die cuts and trimmed strips of patterned paper to make the layers. I placed them so that i wouldn't cover over the stamp work as i wanted that to be part of the texture.

Its time to add the embellishments. If you do not have any to match the colour scheme then alter them with ink !!. I used cream paper roses and spritzed them with Citrus Green Ink In A Bottle and then Brazil Nut to get an Autumn green. I would recommend covering the entire workspace with newspaper including the wall.

I used the quotes as the title by stamping them onto the board using black ink. If they do not stand out very well then stamp onto Stamping Card and spritz with ink. I tore around the edges so it blended in better. This stamp is also from the New Daisies and Rainbows Set.

Thank you for visiting 


  1. Wow this is fabulous. Great design x

  2. This is stunning. Love the lo and colours xx Jan

  3. Beautiful canvas, loved to see all layers and colours.

  4. Beautiful canvas, loved to see all layers and colours.

  5. Super step by step, Katie, hugs xxx

  6. I really like what you have done! I hope to see a lot more from you soon!

    1. Thank you Gina and more projects are on the way.