Thursday, December 24, 2015


I have been working on some small canvas mixed media projects to put in my Zibbet here , they are fun littleprojects, canvas size is 4 x 4 inch

DECO ART products used:  Andy Skinner Stencil Shedded, Americana Gesso, Matte Varnish. Americana acrylic in Moon Yellow, Media Fluid Acrylics in Primary Magenta, Cadmium Orange Hue, Cobalt Teal Hue, Yellow Green Light. Media Matte Medium, Triple Thick Gloss Glaze, Texture Crackle in Deep Tuscan Red, Media Crackle Glaze, Traditions paint in Carbon black, Red Violet. Media Antiquing Cream in Patina Green and Titanium White, glamour Dust Glitter paint in Ice black.  

Other products used, stamps, Dymo lable maker, tissuepaper,poece of an old dictionary, white gel pen,Tim Holtz die  and distress ink. Honey comb stencil

HOW TO:  first gesso the canvasses. Next takce 2 pieces of tissue paper big enough to cover the canvas (also on the sides) and use stamps to create a background

For the Follow your heart canvas the tissue paper was glued on the canvas using matte medium. just cover the canvas in the matte medium and put the tissue paper on, than use a paint brush with matte medium to go over the tissue paper to seal it, Start in the middle and work to the edges to get rid of airbubles, When the tissue paprer creases that is not a problem, texture is good :-)

Let dry and paint over the tissue paper using media fluid acrylics in Cobalt Teal Hue and  Yellow green light. Let dry. Die cut the heart ( Use cardboard from an old box,save the heart for the other canvas) and use the pice of cardboard where the heart came from as a stencil to make the heart, using a palette knife ad the Texture Crackle. Let dry and add antiquing cream in patina green and rubb it in the cracks.  Remove access using a baby wipe and use a layer of Triple thick gloss glaze to protect the antiquing cream.  Next stamp the circles using Gesso (my circles are a stamp by Joy Designs, but a cap from a bottle will work too.
Use the Dymo to make the text and add that to cardstock, cut to size and adde some red from Tim Holz disstress ink to the cardstock, next add tripple thick gloss glaze and when dry place it on the canvas.

The Cherish canvas,  paint the heart Primary Magenta, and when dry stamp on the heart and varnish.
The canvas has a base coat of Mooon Yellow next glue on the tissue paper( I used some argyle stamp and the word LOVE and some random letter stamps to create the background) use matte medium like on the other canvas. When dry paint the tissue paper on the canvas in Cadmium Ornage Hue media fluid and in Traditions Red Violet. Use a bit black to age.
Stencil the honeycomb stencil with red paint and the Andy Skinner stencil in red.
Add the crackle glaze to the heart and use white antiquing cream to make the cracks stand out. Draw the arrow using a white gel pen and use Triple thick gloss glaze as a varnish. Glue the piece of the dictionary on the canvas with matte medium(first use distress ink to colour it matching to the canvas). When the canvas is dry glue the haert on. Stamp the word cherish on a piece of cardstock, use distress to colour it and triple thick gloss glaze . Glue it on the heart and the canvas is done.

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