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!


8 thoughts on “Mixed Media – Pedestal”

    1. Thank you so much! So happy like you like this project and would love to see the pedestal project that you create!! Happy day to you!

  1. I have been a bad blogger, and really need to catch up on your blog…so many wonderful projects since I was here last month, and it looks like you are having a blast at CHA. Lucky girl! But your canvas was calling and I had to come take a closer look. Beautiful colors, texture and fabulous balance on this piece of artwork! Sending New Years hugs!

    1. Thank you, Sara! Really appreciate your wonderful comment! Yes, CHA was such an adventure and I had so much fun attending!

  2. I love the white space makes your butterflies really pop. Thanks for playing along at Mixed Media Monthly Challenge

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