Hi, Crafty Friends!! Design Team Member, Mitsyana, here! And I’m back again with Little Birdie Crafts to bring you another “Clean” Mixed Media Project.
I love mixed media but don’t like getting too grungy and dirty. I like the textures and layering but am drawn to a bright and fresh color palette.
So, I create my mixed media with my personal style and likes in mind.. because ART is about personal expression and there’s no wrong way to do art!
Here’s What You’ll Need:
- Stencil Script Design
- Chalk Paint French Rose
- Chipboard Garden Butterflies
- Chipboard Ornate Pendants
- Renae Blush (Flowers)
- Kraft Leaves
- White Gesso
- Tulle Ribbon
- Mixed Media Glue
- Gilding Wax
- Whipped Spackle
- 8″ x 10″ Pre-Primed Canvas
- 2.5″ x 2.5″ Decorative Picture Frame
Step 1: Place Stencil Script Design onto the pre-primed canvas and apply whipped modeling paste with a plastic spatula. Remove the stencil and set aside to dry.
Step 2: Once paste is dried, apply paint over the entire canvas with French Rose Chalk Paint and a paint brush. Then set aside to dry. You can speed up drying time with a heat gun.
Step 3: Apply Gilding paste along the edges of the canvas and the raised texture of the paste.
Step 4: Remove the backing from the decorative picture frame.
Step 5: Attach the decorative picture frame onto the painted canvas using mixed media glue and set aside to dry.
Step 6: Trim two links from the top of one of the Chipboard Ornate Pendants.
Step 7: Mix together white gesso and texture powder into a paste.
Step 9: Adhere Garden Butterfly chipboard piece to the mounted frame using more mixed media glue.
Step 11: Attach Chipboard Ornate Pendants with more mixed media glue to the upper left side of the canvas to make them appear to dangle down.
Step 13: Run mixed media glue along the sides of the canvas and attach the tulle ribbon around the perimeter and set aside to dry.
Here is the gorgeous finished canvas…
More detailed pictures…
Lots and lots of texture…
This canvas would be great for a number of different themes. It would totally work for a fairy, princess, or spring themes and adds a rich feel to your decor.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial on how I create my “clean” mixed media! If you love mixed media but don’t like a dark grungy style… try this approach. And don’t forget to just have fun, you’ll be amazed on what you create!