Mixed Media – Pedestal

Hello all,

Kicking off the New Year with a project for The Mixed Media Challenge Blog.  This month’s theme is “Ring in the New” and to meet this challenge, I decided to try a new technique to display my mixed media projects.


A visit to my local Wood Connection store got me what I needed, a 4″ wooden candlestick and large finial.  These products will create a nice pedestal for a 6″ x 6″ stretch mixed media canvas.

Mixed Media Butterfly on pedistool 1.2018

This canvas was created by applying texture through a stencil and then covering with a coat of gesso.  I then applied acrylic paint to the canvas and blended to create a somewhat mottled background.  Script was added with a rubber stamp and archival ink. White paint splatters were added to highlight and then black paint was used to create some shadows and interest.  The focal point is a rubber stamp image, stamped with archival ink on tissue paper.  This element was adhered to the canvas with soft gloss gel and then colored with Artist Pitt pens.  Lastly, a sentiment from the Big Chat sticker collection as added.

The candlestick and finial was painted with black paint prior to adhering to the canvas.  I really love how this “canvas on a pedestal” turned out.  I think the pedestal is great way to display this mixed media canvas and I think I will be applying the technique again in the near future.


  • Sizzix-Tim Holtz Alterations, French Flight stamp and die set
  • Club Scrap, Paris Flea Market – script stamp
  • Deco Art Metallic paint, Amethyst & Berry
  • Deco Art White Gesso
  • Craft Smart Acrylic Paint, Envy Green & Metallic Green
  • Tim Holtz Idea-ology, Big Chat Stickers
  • TCW Rebekah Meier Desings Stencil, TCW525s
  • Ranger, Texture paste
  • Faber-Castell Artist Pitt Pens
  • Artist’s Loft Acrylic paint, Mars Black
  • Ranger Archival Ink, Jet Black
  • Wood Connection candlestick and large finnial

Hope you enjoyed this project and will also try something new on your next artsy project too.

Happy day!