Mixed Media Ideas #12: Wall Art Canvas

  • Difficulty Rating: Intermediate
Mixed Media Ideas #12: Wall Art Canvas

For my last installment of the Mixed Media Ideas series, I knew I wanted to make a canvas to put up on my wall.

I started by painting the whole canvas with a few colors of acrylic paint. I used a basic sponge brush and light strokes - this paint layer did not have to be perfect, so I let the paint strokes show. Next, I used some glimmer mists and a mask to add some pattern to a few areas of the canvas.

Mixed Media Ideas 12 Wall Art Canvas painting the canvas

Once the background dried, I started adding the title letters and embellishments. A fun way to add dimension to simple stickers is to add them onto do some cardboard or chipboard and cut around them carefully using a pair of Micro Tip Scissors No. 5.

Mixed Media Ideas 12 Wall Art Canvas cut out flower

I added part of my title with alphabet stickers, but I knew I wanted to handwrite the rest. Figuring out how big or small your lettering needs to be is a little tricky here. You don’t want to write and erase too much because this will dull the paint. To make this easy, I cut some plastic packaging using the Amplify™ Mixed Media Shears and wrote on it using a sharpie marker.

Mixed Media Ideas 12 Wall Art Canvas write with a sharpie on plastic

I then moved this plastic around my canvas to figure out where I wanted my words to be and if I need my letters to be smaller or bigger in size.

Mixed Media Ideas 12 Wall Art Canvas create a pencil stencil

Lastly, I wanted to add some texture and dimension to the canvas. For this, I created a stencil by punching cardstock using the AdvantEdge Border Punch Starter Set and the Antique Lace cartridge.

Mixed Media Ideas 12 Wall Art Canvas embossing with punched paper stencil

I then smoothed some embossing paste over the stencil and added a little gold embossing powder. A little hint of shimmery gold is just what was needed to finish off this canvas!

Mixed Media Ideas 12 Wall Art Canvas completed canvas

Supply List

Chipboard

Mod Podge

Twine

Canvas

Paint

Embossing plate

Gold embossing powder

Sharpie pen

Letters

Stickers