Monday 4 April 2016

"BELIEVE"- A Mixed Media canvas with a tutorial.

Hello all!

This is Jaya here today. Hope you all are doing great!
Today I have a canvas tutorial for you all. It on the brighter side and really full of life. Long back I had made something like this and had many questions on how I made the background for it. So I thought in this guest post for Crafters Corner why don't I re- create  the background and add something more to it to give you all a better idea.

I titled this canvas as "Believe". It is something which is such an integral part of my life.

'Believe' that you can and you are halfway there.
Trust yourself, trust what you are doing and don't be afraid to explore and experiment.


Lets get on to the tutorial :)


Step 1-
Prime your canvas with Prima heavy white gesso and Palette knife.

 Step 2 -

Use Faber- Castell Gelatos and colour the canvas as you desire. 
I used the really gorgeous lime green and light blue ones to colour mine

Step 3-
Using you favourite stencils apply some colour/spray as you desire
. I used the Heidi Swapp Lattice stencil and Faber castell gelato in Pink for this step. 

 Step 4-
Apply some white gesso though another stencil using sponge. I wasn't looking for any dimension here so used the sponge.
 I used the newly released Prima Stencil - Poppies and Prima Heavy white gesso.

 Step 5-
Now stamp randomly using  Jet black Archival ink and your favourite stamps. 
Here I used the Prima Finnabair Vintage Vanity collection Doily stamp and Prima Fairy Belle cling stamp.

 Step 6-
Alter your chipboard pieces-
I heat embossed  this piece with the Rangers heat tool and Lindy's stamp gang embossing powder 

Here I used the same colours and blended them well to give a darker green tone.

Step 7-

Now start with arranging the layers onto your canvas, I used some random leftovers from previous projects for this.Arrange all your embellishments as you desire. I haven't photographed this as it is a process of adding and removing and there is actually no hard and fast rule to this.
It is best to use the Prima soft gels to adhere your embellishments to your canvases. You may also use Aleene's tacky glue for this purpose.

Step 8-
Once the arrangement is done run the black gelato stick all around the canvas edge and rub and buff the pigment a little.

Step 9-
Finish off with some Prima mica flakes- Granite, beads, rhinestones, Tim holtz rub- ons and black and white splatters.

Here is the final project-

Supplies used-

Prima Vintage Vanity clear doily stamp
Prima Fairy Belle stamp
Prima SIIC
Paper doily- from stash
Chipboard pieces- from stash

Hope you all enjoyed my post.
Thank you for stopping by :)


  1. Such a pretty canvas Jaya!Love the colours! Lime green is definately one of my new favourites

  2. Such a Beautiful Canvas..loved the cheerful colors !

  3. Such a Beautiful Canvas..loved the cheerful colors !

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  5. beautiful canvas Jay and thanks for sharing the tutorial


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