Mixed Media Canvas – Be Artistic

Hello all,

Finally finished up the 5 x 7 canvas (treated with Gesso) that I have been working on over the last day or two. This canvas features a texture paste, stenciled background at the top portion of the canvas and old clothing pattern pieces at the bottom of the canvas.

Be artistic canvas part 1.jpg

The entire background was then treated with a combination of chalk paint and ink sprays.  Stencil creme was used to highlight the pattern of the stencil and a script stamp was used to build up the layering.   The paper layers and fibers under the focal point were aged with Distress Ink /Oxides and Pitt pens were used to add shading around the border of the canvas.  For the focal point, I pulled out my stash of sealing wax and used the melted wax as the glue for the beads. As you can see, a few more embellishments were added here and there to finish up the piece.

Mixed Media 5x7 canvas beartistic

I haven’t used sealing wax on my project for years, it was fun to dust off an old product and used it again.  I think it really added some nice interest to this canvas.

Materials used:

  • Art Minds, Chalk Paint
  • My Tattered Angels, Glimmer Mist
  • Various Beads & Metal Embellishments
  • Prima, Decorative Frames
  • Twine
  • Firefly, Ephemera
  • Ranger, Archival Ink
  • Plaid, Folkart Stencil Creme
  • Ranger, Tim Holtz Distress Oxide & Distress Ink
  • Club Scrap, Script stamp from Paris Flea Market set
  • The Angel Company, Be Artistic stamp
  • Prima, Stencil
  • Ranger, Texture Paste
  • Liquitex, Gloss Medium
  • Finnabair, Art Basic Gesso
  • Fiber-Castell, PITT artist pens
  • Old clothing pattern pieces
  • Sealing wax

Happy day to you,