Hello Crafty Friends! It's Monika here today with a Mixed Media Tutorial. I thought I'd progress to working with canvas, four of them to be precise, to make this little Christmas present.
I tore the paper and glued it to the canvas. A torn edge makes for a smoother transition between paper and canvas.
Once dry I brushed my colours on, very randomly and not too bothered about perfect coverage.
Once dry, I used the Bubbles stencil to draw on some circles with a white gel pen.
Next I stamped the torn newspaper from the Mixed Media Grunge set in black Memento.
I stamped and fuzzy cut the large butterfly from the Blossom Like A Butterfly set and the matching small butterfly from the Gone Postal set. I ended up using one large and three small ones.
Once dry, I added some shading using copper shimmery Decorating Chalk before attaching the butterflies. I also went over the stenciled words to pick up some texture as you can see in the close-ups of the finished project.
TIP!: To stop the burlap from fraying add a thin line of glue, Mod Podge or clear nail varnish to the edges.
That's it from me for today. Hope you feel inspired to create a little canvas and maybe link it up with our Mixed Media Challenge. There is still time left to play this month.
Have a lovely week!
ARTplorations Stencils: Bubbles, Hello And Company
STAMPlorations Stamps: Mixed Media Grunge, Blossom Like A Butterfly, Gone Postal