It’s Ronda here today to share with you a mixed media canvas I created using a variety of My Mind’s Eye products. This 8 x 10 canvas mixes patterned paper, brads, chipboard, and stamps with gesso, watercolor crayons, and vintage thread.
Supplies: The Sweetest Thing-Lavender:About Me patterned paper, decorative brads, stamp;The Sweetest Thing – Honey:decorative brads, stamp, layered sticker, label sticker, chipboard elements;The Sweetest Thing – Tangerine:stamp; Misc:Ranger Archival Ink, gesso, matte medium, glossy accents; Caran D’Ache Neocolor II Watercolor crayons, Maya Road trinket pin,
I always start my canvases with a layer of gesso. This primes the canvas as well as adds subtle texture. I knew I wanted to use the beautiful "About Me" patterned paper from The Sweetest Thing lavender line.
I love the script, designs, and colors and used it as my inspiration. After laying down the first layer of gesso, I added the bits of patterned paper and scraped some more gesso over top. I wanted just peeks of the paper showing through the gesso.
Next I used watercolor crayons to color the background of the canvas drawing on the patterned paper as inspiration.
To adhere them to my canvas, I used a pair of jewelry pliers to break off the prongs from the back of the brad and glued them down. I love layering embellishments so I used some of the die cuts from the decorative brads and the chipboard embellishment on top of the patterned paper.
I inserted a turquoise leaf pin into the heart layered sticker and placed in on a label sticker and the patterned paper. After adding vintage thread to my canvas using matte medium, I added the final sentiment stamp to the canvas. I love the simplicity of this statement on this canvas.
Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope you found some inspiration to create your own mixed media canvas.