Saturday, December 13, 2014

Mixed Media Family Canvas Tutorial

I created a mixed media canvas themed around my family and maybe this is something for you to try and give as a gift. Using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® products, I secured the family photo to the die cut mat and "popped" up it for dimension. Let's get started!


For the background, I used Faber Castell® Design Memory Craft® Chalkboard Paint and Gelato® colors. I love how the black contrasts against the colors :) By using the water mister and baby wipes, I was able to blend into a wonderful background.


The butterfly stencil from StencilGirl Products was my inspiration for the canvas. Isn't the design amazing and designed by my uber talented friend, Maria McGuire! I used E-Z Runner® Repositionable Dots to secure the stencil to the canvas. When you're done, just rub off the dots.

I cut/embossed Labels Thirty-Nine Decorative Accents die with thin chipboard to use as an anchor for the other side of my dark butterfly. Next paint the entire piece with Chalkboard paint.


Metallic colors are in trend so I edged with Design Memory Craft® Champagne Gold Gelato® to my photo and canvas for a subtle highlight. Next I melted thin slivers of the color with water using my Palette knife on wax paper, and flicked with a watercolor brush to create splatters.


After assembling everything, I placed enamel dots and sequins with Dodz™ Small. Lastly, I hand wrote "FAMILY - we don't have our act together but together, we have it all!" LOVE it! LOL! Another look at the finished canvas...


Project Supplies:

SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES BY 3L®:3D Foam Squares - Black, Regular, Dodz™ Small and E-Z Runner® Tape Permanent Strips - Refillable and Repositionable Dots
Coloring: Faber Castell® Design Memory Craft® (Design Memory Craft® Gelato® - Champagne, Mango, Guava and Red Cherry; Textural Accents - Chalkboard Paint) and Tools (Palette Knife, WaterColor Brush)
Dies: Spellbinders® Creative Arts (S4-463 Labels Thirty-Nine Decorative Accents and Spellbinders Grand Calibur Die Cutting and Embossing Machine)
Stencil - StencilGirl Products (Butterfly Stencil by Maria McGuire)
Enamel Dots - My Mind's Eye
Sequins - Hazel & Ruby
Canvas: Artist's Loft
Other: Thin Chipboard; Water Mister; Wax Paper

Make a canvas as a special gift for someone!
Thanks for stopping by!
MargieH xo

5 comments:

Mona Pendleton said...

Beautiful canvas Margie! Great photo! Love the burst of color!

Celeste Goff said...

What a gorgeous canvas piece and a great way to capture a beautiful family photo!

Maria McGuire said...

Margie--this turned out just wonderful. I am honored that you used my stencil with a photo of your beautiful family :)

Nancy Carroll said...

Wow, that butterfly is awesome, Great pic, awesome LO.

Susie Bentz said...

Just found this canvas via Google - it is awesome! I don't know how I missed it the firsttime around! :)