Hi, it is Janine Koczwara here to share with you a mixed-media canvas that I made for my daughter's room.
I had a little play with a layered mixed-media canvas a few weeks back and had so much fun I really wanted to make another one that would match the colours of her room. I don't think I am particularly "artsy" in a paint and drawing way, but with Prima's masks and a few different mediums, you can achieve really artsy results easily! Besides, it is so much fun to feel a bit like an artist for a while!
So, this is what I created! You can see there are a lot of layers making up this canvas and a lot of mediums to create the different effects here. What is even more fun is that this entire canvas was created with scraps of my Prima papers, kind of like a "green" project, saving my scraps from the bin!
I started by covering my background with small pieces of paper. (A mix of texts, spots and prints works well with this.) I also added some torn strips of tissue tape as well, after I had finished sticking down the paper strips.
Next it is time to add layers of gesso, acrylic paint, glimmer mist and texture paste, using a selection of Primas masks to help add some wonderful textures to the background.
After I took this photo of the background I went back and rubbed in some iridescent medium for acrylic paint and it helped blend and lighten the colours of the background. Then it was a case of paper piecing the mushroom and fairy onto the canvas. Now I will let you in on my secret, since I am totally drawing challenged!! I traced my image from a children's colouring book! So you don't need to be great at drawing to do this, just have patience!!
I have created this video showing how this project was completed in my usual super speedy mode!! If only I could create this fast but 20x speed may not work in real time! LOL! I hope you enjoy it.
You can see by the addition of the muslin for the fairies dress that another element of texture has been created, rather than just using paper pieces for it.
It was rather messy and fiddly to cut and ink and slightly distress all the little grass blades and lines in the mushroom, but the effort is worth it when it is finished as it is the little details that give it a lot more character.
Love using this technique of stamping onto tissue paper and then adhering to my canvas with gel medium! It means you can get the effect of a stamped image even when the surface is really rough and textured as it is here.
- 922184 Prima 12x12 Donna Downey Studio Mask
- 922139 Prima 6x6 Donna Downey Studio Mask
- 922108 Prima 6x6 Donna Downey Studio Mask
- 551476 Prima Say It In Crystals
- 505233 Prima Got Flowers
- Scraps of Prima Papers from following Ranges:
- Almanac, Rondelle, Jack & Jill, Watercolor Rainbow,
- Indeed Collections
- 12x12 Canvas
- Gel Medium
- White Gesso
- Texture Paste
- Iridescent Medium (Acrylic Paint)
- Glimmermist, Patina, Sunflower, Key Lime, Timeless
- Lilac & Cadillac Pink
- Ranger JBS Acrylic Paint Dauber, Chewing Gum &
- Speckled Egg
- Daler Rowney Pearlescent Liquid Acrylic, Moon Violet
- Tracing Paper
- Ranger Stickles, Gold & Diamond
- Pentel Artist Series Color Markers #S360-111,
- #S360-105, S360-109, S360-116
- Ranger Archival Ink - black
- Technique Tuesday Stamp - Childhood
I really hope you enjoyed this tutorial as much as I enjoyed making this canvas.
You really can create wonderful arty pages or canvases when you have some
Prima masks to help you create!