Mixed Media – Steampunk Brush framed

Hello all,

So, January was a busy, busy month for me.  Art Journal classes, Creativation, and other travels really kept me hopping!  Although, I really can’t complain, because I had so much fun and really enjoyed the adventure of it all.  Now it is time to get back to the things I have been putting off…like the bookkeeping and planning.

The project that I am sharing with you today is a Mixed Media piece done on a 8″ x 10″ flat panel canvas.  I actually completed the project about a week ago and posted it on Instragram however, I wanted to get it framed prior to posting it here on my blog.

Finished and framed:

Mixed Media Frmd Grey Steampunk brush canvas 1.2018


Mixed Media unFrmd Grey Steampunk brush canvas 1.2018

I think the frame really finishes up this piece nicely.

The frame I used was a slightly banged up frame that I got on clearance for only $2.50.  I painted it with Gray spray paint (was dark brown) and then distressed it with some sand paper.  I then sealed up the frame with a two coats of satin varnish.  I am always checking out the discount bins at my local craft stores for items like this as they work great with distressed, steampunk, and even vintage projects.  The additional scrapes and dents only add to the overall effect!

Materials list:

  • DecoArt Metallic Paint
  • Acrylic Paint sprays
  • Apple Barrell Paint
  • DecoArt Stencil by Andy Skinner
  • ArtMind Stencil
  • M. Graham Co. Gloss Medium & Varnish
  • Art Basic Soft Gloss Gel
  • Cypress Home paper napkin
  • Stampin’ up – designer paper
  • Tim Holtz Idea-ology products
  • Vintage finds
  • Creative Embellishment gears
  • Texture paste
  • Other embellishments

I hope you enjoyed this project and tip about keeping your eye open for the great items you can find the discount bin at your local craft store.

Happy day!


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