Wednesday, September 20, 2017

PrettyNPink Mixed Media Canvas

Hi, Crafty Friends!!
I'm back again with Little Birdie Crafts to bring you another "Clean" Mixed Media Project.
I love mixed media but don't like getting too grungy and dirty. I like the textures and layering but am more drawn to more bright and fresh color palette. 

So, I create my mixed media with my personal style and likes in mind.. because ART is about personal expression and there's no wrong way to do art!

Little Birdie Crafts Supplies Used
Renae Blush (Flowers)

Other Supplies Used
Tulle Ribbon
Mixed Media Glue (Beacon)
Pebeo Gilding Wax (Crafter's Companion)
8"x10" Pre-Primed Canvas
2.5"x2.5" Decorative Picture Frame (Michael's)
White Gesso (Liquitex)
Whipped Spackle (Faber-Castell)

First, I started by applying whipped spackle onto my pre-primed canvas using a palette knife and Script stencil. As you can see in the pictures below, this is a pretty good sized stencil and it covers most of my 8"x10" canvas. I personally did not need to use painters tape or washi tape to hold the stencil in place. But if you could if you wanted it to be more secure.

I removed my stencil, set the canvas aside to dry, then immediately washed my stencil off. Removal of the spackle is a lot easier while it is still wet and it helps to prevent damage to the stencil.

After the spackle dried I painted the entire canvas(including the sides) with  Little Birdie Crafts' French Rose chalk paint.

Once the paint was dried, I applied Pebeo Gilding Wax onto the raised areas of the canvas and along the perimeter edges. This paste is so easy to use... just gently dip your finger directly into the wax and rub your fingertip across the surface. You don't need too much, a little goes a long way!

I removed the easel and backing off the small decorative frame then attached it to the canvas using mixed media glue.

I prepped my chipboard pieces. First snipping a couple of links off of one of my pendants. (I'll save it to add it to the top of my other later to elongate it). 

I prepared a texture paste by mixing 1 teaspoon white gesso with about 1/4 teaspoon - 1/2 teaspoon of texture powder.

I applied the mixture to all my chipboard pieces, making sure to get in between the small creases and along the sides.

Once the pieces were fully dried, I rubbed more gilding wax over the raised textured areas. The wax has a creamy consistency and is very easy to apply and very easy to wash off. Simply wash off with soap and warm water to remove.

I applied the Garden Butterflies Chipboard piece onto the front of the decorative frame with more mixed media glue.  

Then arranged the Renae Blush flowers and leaves and Kraft Leaves around the decorative frame in a cascading fashion, tucking the leaves behind the flowers. Once I achieved the look I wanted, I secured the pieces in place with mixed media glue.

I love how elegant the Renae Blush flowers are. The centers of the flowers are filled with pearl beaded stamens and rhinestones. 

And here is my finished canvas...

Look at all these amazing details!! Those flowers absolutely heavenly!!

And the tulle surrounding the canvas is so dreamy!!

I hope you enjoyed this mixed media tutorial! 
I absolutely adore this style I hope it inspires you to give it a try!!

Until next time...

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