Monday, April 13, 2020

Celebrate Spring Canvas #Mixedmedia

Welcome to the April "Flower" Blog Challenge.

Below you'll find links to all the other bloggers that created something with a Flower theme.

Meet this month's co-hosts!

Be sure and click over to see the other host projects.

Read along to see how I created a floral mixed media canvas. 

First, I added a few colors of paint to my canvas and spread it around with a baby wipe.

I used a brush too.

Using a floral stencil I traced some flowers onto music paper.
I added a little paint to get some color.
And some to the canvas.
I added some stamping using archival black ink. And I used mod podge to adhere some printed tissue paper. The tissue paper adds a little texture.
After the tissue paper dried, I added a little white  Gesso to soften the lines of the tissue paper. It's quick and easy to just use your finger to apply the Gesso around the page. At the same time I'm softening the look of the stamps. I want them to fade into the background and the Gesso helps achieve that look.
Cut and paste the flowers to the canvas, add a little white paint stenciling.
Using a permanent ink pen I outlined the flowers in a whimsical style.
Adding dots of paint help the flowers come to life. Use the back of the paint brush to do that .

I stenciled the letters to spell Spring , onto tissue paper.

Once you decoupage these into place the tissue paper will pretty much fade into the background.
I used some oil pastels to shade around the flowers and create a border around the word SPRING.

It's a very cheerful addition to our Spring home. Just what a girl needs during this self quarantine.

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  1. What a fun way to add a touch of spring decor to your home, Michele.

    1. THx for stopping by Beverly. Hope you had a great holiday.

  2. How fun is this! It turned out beautifully and I love the music paper! Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thx Chas I always seem to need a little music paper in my projects. They make me feel happy.

  3. How creatively unique, Michele! What a lovely and interesting technique! And oh so pretty, too!

  4. Thanks so much for sharing the whole process with us beginning to end! Pinned.

  5. What a great tutorial to make mixed media art. I really like the whimsical designs around the flowers.

  6. That is such a lovely canvas! Thank you for the lesson in mixed media art! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

  7. Hi Marci. Thanks for stopping by . You can use that mixed media on your atc's.

  8. This is pretty, I especially like how you explain each step you took and I'm loving the yellow sheet music flowers.

  9. This is really beautiful. I haven't done mixed media artwork since high school. I remember how much I enjoyed it, now I really need to get into mixed media again.

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