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Monday, 13 September 2010

Mini Mixed media Canvas Tutorial

Mini Mixed Media Canvas Tutorial

I thought I'd do a tutorial this morning for a mini mixed media canvas .. I hope you'll play along :o)

I used a cheap canvas board for this project, but any canvas or even mount board would do.
I used colourwash and glimmer mists (made my own in my mini misters with perfect pearls)and covered the canvas.

Then I tore a page or two out of an old french novel.

Using Claudine Hellmuths Studio line paints & a babywipe I cover the page. (I used the light blue first)

Then I begin to add more colours (as many as you like until your happy with it)

Next I prepare my collage elements, these are all from Artchix Studio .. well worth a look !

Then I use Claudine hellmuths Multi Medium Matte to adhere the pages to the canvas :

Next using a stencil (Crafters workshop 6x6 template) with Pine needles distress ink I just do small amounts on the paper & canvas.

Using Black Archival ink I stamped an image (stamper anonymous Timholtz stamp)on to the paper.

then I started to assemble the collage using ideaology metal accents on the watch.

As a finishing touch I have added Glossy accents to the number 5 to add more dimension.

& that's all there is to it ... You can use a smaller version of this idea for ATC's or cards .. anything really .. just have fun x


  1. This is just fab. Love the whole composition and colour. Thanks for sharing your talents with us! I'll be back for more - actually planning to come in person too sometime...

  2. i really enjoy what you have created will add you to my favourites,list,so I can come by too see if you have posted any more,handy tips just love what you have done on here ,hugs cheryl xxx

  3. I have looked at all your posts on this blog and it is so inspiring! Thankyou

  4. I'm sorry for don't make me more clear when I said different. Maybe, because of my English as a second language (I'm brasilian), I'm still learning better ways to do this happen. When I said different, I mean unique, beautifull! I really loved the work you do and one day I will sign into your classes.
    Thanks for take the time to visit my blog, I appreciated it a lot and welcome to ALE.
    Flávia Oliveira (or - here you can call me any time, will be great learn more from you)