My First Mixed Media Canvas!

9 Jun

I have been watching mixed media projects on YouTube for months and have been saying I am going to do one someday.  Well someday finally happened!  I did one for my dad for Father’s Day.  It was a process, but I am happy with the way it turned out for the most part.  I will start with showing you the photo of some of the elements I chose to use and the piece once I put the texture on and glued the elements on and covered it with gesso…

Mixed Media Canvas - Choosing the items

Mixed Media Canvas – Choosing the items

Textured element used along with tissue paper and modeling paste

Textured element used along with tissue paper and modeling paste

Gesso covered

Gesso covered

Once the three layers of gesso was dry, I painted it with acrylic paint and Lindy’s Stamp Gang, and Tattered Angels sprays.  The finished canvas looked like…

Mixed Media Canvas Completed

Mixed Media Canvas Completed

I used a lot of elements but did not use any flowers since it was for my dad and featured a little boy.  Here are a few close up photos of the gesso phase and the completed project.

Mixed Media Canvas - Up Close GessoMixed Media Canvas - Up Close Painted

Mixed Media Canvas - Up Close Gesso 2Mixed Media - Up Close Painted 2

Mixed Media Canvas - Up Close 4 Mixed Media Canvas - Up Close Painted 3

For the process used here is the video…

Thanks for stopping by!

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2 Responses to “My First Mixed Media Canvas!”

  1. mary anne June 10, 2013 at 10:25 am #

    This is fab and I would never guess it was a first for you.

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