Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Mixed Media

Today want wanted to share to mixed media canvas I made.  They were shared over on the Paper Crafter's Corner blog for the Creating Keepsakes Blog Hop.  Creating Keepsakes now has a mixed media issue and you can win one by going HERE.

Pinwheel Canvas created using The Paper Bakery Mixed Media Kit:

First, I adhered some torn-out book pages to the blank canvas. Then I ‘painted’ over the pages with Gesso to make the background base. To add some depth & additional dimension, I then used a Studio Calico stencil and some Jenni Bowlin acrylic paint to add circles to the background.

I made the pinwheels and the ‘sticks’ (which of course are just paper strips) out of Echo Park “Sweet Day” papers and adhered them with mod podge and let dry. I used the Amy Tangerine Sketchbook stamps and just stamped around the canvas. I also used a Jenni Bowlin rub-on that I cut up. And lastly I took an American Crafts Slick Writer marker and outlined each element.

Heart Canvas: 
 First I Mod Podged some favorite papers directly down to the canvas. Then I took some crape paper streamers from a birthday party and scrunched them around the outside, and mod podged them down as well. Then, I used some Gesso to “paint” over the papers and crape paper. To add more color around the edges, I added some Jenni Bowlin acrylic paint around the outside, using the built-in dauber.
To add EVEN more depth to the background, I added dark green acrylic paint using a Jenni Bowlin lettering stencil, and I added the bright yellow paint using a hexagon background stamp.

Then I got started on the hearts! I cut-out the hearts from some Lily Bee papers and adhered them to my thoroughly inked & stamped canvas. I added some My Mind’s Eye chipboard pieces here & there.  I then painted around each of the elements, using acrylic paint again. And lastly I took my American Crafts Slick Writer pen (my favorite pen for doodling) and doodled around each item.


  1. These are awesome. I love the pinwheels and the hearts. Great pieces!

  2. These are both awesome, Angie! You are so good at mixed media and having fun with paint and such. :)

  3. ok totally loving these... I broke out some canvases a couple weeks ago and it's been so fun creating with them... Thanks for sharing.. hugs

  4. Your projects are amazing, Angie! Love all the texture and your choice of colors! Great work!

  5. Such great work! I left love for you at PCC!