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Monday, 16 April 2018

Triangular Mixed Media Canvas- Live Beautifully (with Pictorial)

Hi friends!!
Happy Monday :)

Mixed Media is a beautiful style of art and it is a huge field with so many sub-categories. It is a great way to give a new life to old, discarded things around the house & make something beautiful out of them. In this style of art, multiple media are used to create one piece, for example, acrylic paints, sprays, dye inks, gesso, gel medium etc We usually try to create a lot of texture and dimension using different techniques, products & tools. 

I'd like to share a Triangular Mixed Media Canvas- "Live Beautifully" today. It was a lot of fun to make. For the canvas, I wanted it to have nice, cool, fresh colors preserving some white space so I chose blues with a little bit of yellow. I created dimension by adding chipboard pieces in between all the layers (while adhering them). 

Mixed Media Canvas- "Live Beautifully"

Here are some photos of the canvas:











Pictorial: Step by Step Photos of the Process

1. Applied Prima's Heavy White Gesso to the canvas and then applied Modelling Paste through Tim Holtz Gothic Stencil using a palette knife

2. Altered the color of the flowers by spraying them with Lindys Sprays

3. Created clay embellishments with IOD mould and air dry clay. 
(Tip: Sprinkle some powder in the moulds before adding the clay to make de-moulding easier)

4. Added blue shades of color to the canvas using different mediums, sprayed with water to create an organic look & also created ink splatter 

 5. Heat embossed the Dusty Attic Chipboards

6. Altered the butterfly chipboard by applying heavy white gesso and then sprayed with Lindys Spray
(used this method as I wanted the butterfly to match the color of the flowers)

7. To emphasize the relief/raised surfaces of the clay embellishments, applied some blue paint to them with my fingers and then some white gesso to tone down the color and give them a shabby look

8. Colored some bandage gauze with Lindys Spray

9. Created the composition and adhered all the elements with 3D matte gel. 
Added texture to the canvas with a paste of art stones, 3d matte gel & platinum glass glitter

10.In the end, added a few art pebbles with glossy accents & created white splatter with watered down white gesso. 

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4. Lindys Gang Sprays- Yellow Hues, Blue Hues
11. Dusty Attic Chipboards- Live Beautifully, ATC frame #3, Flutterbies #1
17. Finnabair- Glass Glitter- Platinum
20. Ranger's Super Fine White Embossing Powder, Lemon Yellow Embossing Powder

Also, if you would like to check out my first three blog posts (in the series of Beginner's Guides), please click on the below topics.


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Hope you have a great day!
Thanks a lot for your precious time :)
Stay Blessed!

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