Tuesday, 18 November 2014

My first mixed media canvas

Here is my first mixed media canvas art, i wanted something to personalise my craft room with and will be doing a few more. i bought it for 50p from a charity shop and covered over the old image with some forever friends self adhesive fabric and then covered the area with some homemade texture paste and left it to dry overnight. i then gathered up my favorite stencils, inks and paint and started dabbing and spray things all over the place.

To add dimension just spread texture paste over a stencil mask and dried it with a heat gun before randomly spritzing it with inks. I used Artiste Cardinal Red, Violet,Goldstone, Electric Blue and ocean Blue. Oak House Stdio's  Pumpkin, Sepia, Vintage blue and tempting teal. it was not long after this project that i realised i needed a pink one so i guess i've spent next months wages already. to make the quote (which was influenced by a stamp i had spotted on Oak House Studio's website) i used a selection of Tim Holtz alphabet die strips and then spritzed the cutouts with Goldstone spritzing ink.

for the altered chipboard i just painted it over with the texture paste and the spritzed inks over it. I then titled the canvas up and blew the excess ink down the page adding a few more drops to add to the effect.

Thank you for visiting and the products i used are below


Goldstone DOA550612
Ocean Blue 
Electric Blue DOA 550605
Cardinal Red DOA550603
Violet DOA550611
Pink Blush Acrylic Paint DOA763219

Oak House Studio
Tempting Teal
Vintage Blue
Vintage Burgundy


Crafters Workshop
Ranger dylusions diamond of a boarder
Well Rounded

That special touch

Tim Holtz
Vintage Market


  1. Wow, if that's your first mixed media canvas I can't wait to see what's coming next! Brilliant xx

  2. Hi Katie this is a fantastic canvas. I expect you will be doing a lot more. Hugs Jackie

  3. Such a lovely canvas!! I just LOVE the saying and the technique you used!!