Sunday, 26 April 2015

My first Mixed Media Canvas

Hello again so here's my Second Project for That Craft Place

Theme is No Cards

At one time i use to dread any challenges where it wasn't make a card!! But now i really love to do them as you can just sit and play & get messy with glue, texture paste, inks & paints etc.

So this is the first time i have ever done a Mixed Media Canvas & i thoroughly enjoyed it and i hope you like it too!!

Firstly i primed the Canvas with Gesso and left to dry.
Next i started sticking down tissue paper with a multi surface primer from That Craft Place Ltd as it acts like a glue. Very messy this part but so good creating all those creases and folds.
Once dry paint over with Gesso again.

Once the Gesso is dry i applied some texture paste through stencils. Next start placing diecuts & other things onto the canvas and once your happy with it glue them down again with the multi surface primer.
I forgot to take a photo of it before i painted another coat of Gesso all over it to seal it ready for painting. (sorry)

Now it's the Fun & Messy part!!! 
The next photo is just me painting on watered down perfect pearls & already it is coming to life. 

Next i used Dylusions Sprays & Deco Art Sprays.

I am showing this next photo because all i did was add a new spray i bought this week from Docrafts Artiste Spritzing Ink. I couldn't believe how good that gold is and how it changed the look of it all!!!

Lastly i added some metal embellishments what i didn't want lot's of colour on and the MDF light bulb. I Dry brushed the die cuts and embellishments to make them stand out more and added some Inka Gold in various colours.

Here it is all finished!! 

and a couple of close ups to see the texture better.
Some of the DT asked me how i made the flower at the top left but i hadn't thought of it as a flower until they said. What it is is a fan from an old computer what my hubby was taking apart and i pinched it!! lol

The pipes at the sides are just Paper Straws with seed beads and micro beads what have been mixed together in a pot with the multi surface primer and applied to the straws.

All Dylusions Sprays, Docraft Spritzer, Ink Golds, Multi Surface Primer, Gesso, Dies, MDF Cogs & MDF Light Bulb are from That Craft Place Ltd

Please pop over to That Craft Place Blog to see the rest of the makes by the DT.

Hope i haven't bored you with all the photo's as i wanted to try and show you how i made it. 

I would like to enter the Following Challenges :-


  1. Oh, Amanda, if this is your first, can't wait to see more in the future. This is beautiful! Thank your for joining us at CRAFT Challenge! Brenda

  2. Wow how beautiful the end results turned out... Thanks for joining Brown Sugar Challenge~

  3. This is so gorgeous. Wonderful job with your first piece. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Inspiration Destination this week.

  4. So pretty. Thanks for joining us at Noor!

  5. Beautiful - love your step by step photos.

    Thanks for joining us at the CRAFT Challenge.

    Helen x

  6. Amanda this came out beautiful! Your first MM??? I can't imagine what your next ones will be like. First time and you nailed it! Look forward to seeing more.

  7. Thank you for joining our 'things with wings' challenge at Crafty Catz with this beautiful project. I really love how you interpreted the theme. Please join us again tomorrow with a brand new challenge.

  8. Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week Amanda! Fabulous canvas :) hugs x

  9. An eye popping's fabulous,can't believe it's your first attempt...well done...
    Thank you for joining in with our challenge over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit..x

  10. No way is that your first canvas! You have mad cool skillz missus! xxSAMxx

  11. Hello, A lovely project, I love the colour choice. A lovely style. Thank you for joining us this fortnight. Simply Papercrafts Good luck. We would love to see you again for our next challenge.
    Chrissy (Challenge Blog Owner)

  12. This is amazeballs! Love the textures you created and all the yummy tid bits. The fan is genius! Wowzers! ~Niki