Monday, January 25, 2021

StencilGirl: Woodland Mushroom Canvas

Hello Friends! A wonderful mixed media artist friend, Tina Walker, called out to maker friends who would be interested in contributing to her article over at StencilGirl. I've been a fan of StencilGirl for years! So it was a no-brainer for me. LOL! 

She asked each of us who is my favorite designer over at StencilGirl. Again, that was easy for me! Debi Adams came to mind. I have been a fan of her style for a VERY long time even before StencilGirl! Her projects just make me smile...the colors, the style...she just hits all the feels with me. So inspiring! You can find her StencilGirl stencils here, click Stencils Designed by Debi Adams.

**I receive products from Faber-Castell, Asuka Studio by Memory Place Japan, and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® for use in my projects. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience and doing so I can share what I personally love to use.**

Making the Background

Using a 2.5 x 3.5-inch canvas and white modeling paste, I stenciled the Tall Skinny Mushrooms Stencil by Debi Adams to create my textured background. Let dry.

To color the background, I used a combination of Watermelon, Lavender, Lemon, and Peach Gelatos. With a baby wipe, I spread the colors on the canvas until I got my desired look.

Creating the Woodland Scene

In my stash, I had this adorable woodland-themed patterned paper and was inspired by the stencil and paper to create my Woodland Mushroom Canvas! So I fussy cut the scene as much as I could. I had other papers from the collection to fussy cut parts to lift up for a dimensional look.

Creating & Coloring Gauze Texture

I wanted to create a unique texture to break up the patterned paper and the canvas. After looking in my piles of stuff, I found leftovers from another project that used some gauze material. So why not? LOL! Using the patterned paper as a guide, I cut a few pieces of gauze to use.

I colored the gauze with the same Gelatos color combination as my background and water. Then I air dried the pieces. I love how it turned out!

Assembling the Woodland Scene

To secure the gauze to the patterned paper, I used Premium Double-Sided Tape in 1/4-inch. 

Next, secure and lift the patterned paper and gauze with Crafty Foam Tape 108ft to the canvas. 

The little pieces were also lifted and adhered to the scene with Crafty Foam Tape 108ft.

After it was all assembled, this is what the scene looks like. CUTE~!!! 

Flower Custer Making

Die-cut flowers and leaf stem with white cardstock. Color using the same combination of Gelatos that was used in the background. Then assemble the flower with a pink brad and crinkle it for a dimensional look. 

Fussy cut a wreath design and cut it in half. Use one of the halves and adhere with the Dual Tip Glue Pen on the top edge of the canvas. This will be the base of the cluster.

Cut a piece of gauze to fit behind the flower as an accent and adhere with an Adhesive Dot Medium to the flower. Set aside.

With a combination of Adhesive Dots Medium and the Dual Tip Glue Pen, start building the flower cluster.

Lastly, add the flower in the middle to complete the Woodland Mushroom Canvas.

I hope you enjoyed this Woodland Mushroom Canvas. If you create a mixed media canvas, try this idea of mixing stenciling and patterned papers to use up your stash!

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Thanks for stopping by!

Skill Level: Intermediate
Creative Time: 120 minutes

Materials Needed:
Stencil: StencilGirl (Tall Skinny Mushrooms Stencil by Debi Adams)
Colors: Faber-Castell (Gelatos: Watermelon, Lavender, Lemon, and Peach)
Molding Paste: Golden
Craft Dies: Spellbinders® Paper Arts (Cinch and Go Flowers III Etched Dies by Becca Feeken of Amazing Paper Grace)
Patterned Paper: Kawaii Paper Goods (Forest Freinds Collection by Asuka Studio)
Adhesives: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® (Crafty Foam Tape 108ft, and Adhesive Dots Medium) and HomeHobby by 3L® (Dual Tip Glue Pen and Premium Double-Sided Tape 1/4-inch)
Other: Canvas; Paint Brush; Baby Wipe; Gauze

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Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful work of art.

Celeste Goff said...

What an amazingly beautiful mixed media project Margie!

Christine Kiehl said...

This turned out amazing! Love it! Nice work!