Tuesday, 21 August 2018

Dream Deep - Mixed Media Canvas

Hey guys
I have a mixed media canvas to show you all today. This one is my first ever canvas I made on commission....I have clients purchase my ready artwork but I never had one order a canvas custom made to suit her requirement...I am super happy about this. I have tried my best to make this canvas and it took me 2 days to make it.
 I have used a 8" x 10" canvas from Itsybitsy. I started with priming my surface with gesso and then randomly applied a mixture of black gesso and texture sand on the canvas to give it this grainy texture. While it was wet I added my circle background chipboard shape in various places using gel medium and dried it all.
Once dry, I started layering all my embellishments with gel medium and them dried it all.After a coat fo gesso, I started the coloring process using the magicals on the background and chalk paints on the embellishments. When I was happy with the colors, I highlighted it all with Art Alchemy waxes. To add more interest, I sprinkled some tiny gold stars on the canvas and finished it all with my sentiment which I printed on my printer.....super fun process.
I have few pics to show you my canvas. Since I got this framed before I took the closeup pictures and the frame cannot be removed....I do not have any close up pictures which is really disappointing. Now when I try to take pictures...its glaring up which is truly annoying. So here are a few pics I could take before I sent it for framing.... next time I will surely click all my pics before I send it out...Lesson learnt!
Here is a small clip showing you my canvas....
I have used Mixed media Mediums like heavy matt gel and black gesso, Canvas, Texture sand, chalk paints, Metal and chipboard embellishments from Little Birdie Crafts. I used art alchemy waxes and few metal embellishments from Prima Marketing and a few magical shakers from Lindy's Stamp gang.....so much love went into making this canvas. it was my first time with magicals and I truly love them.....these shakers are amazing.

I am putting my canvas up at the following blog challenges:

  1. Creative artiste Mixed Media Challenge#41- Anything Goes
  2. Rhedds Creative Sprit Challenge August 2018-  Anything Goes
  3. Double D Challenge- The Moon and/or The stars 
  4. HLS Mixed Media August 2018 Challenge - Words

List of Supplies used
Bavarian Blue Magical ShakerBlack Forest Black Magical ShakerPolka Purple Magical ShakerPrima - Finnabair - Art Alchemy - Metallique Wax - Vintage GoldPrima - Finnabair - Art Alchemy - Metallique Wax - Old SilverPrima - Finnabair - Mechanicals - Mini Stars
Thank you for stopping by...I hope you all liked it.


  1. WOW what a beautiful mixed media work of art! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘The Moon and the Stars’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

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  2. Wow, this is so amazing!! The details you added are spectacular!! I love the colors and design!! What a stunning project this is!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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  3. WOW!! This is stunning, i love everything about it especially the wording.
    Thank you for sharing with us at Happy Little Stampers Mixed Media Challenge
    Kelly (DT)

  4. Your client should be very happy! Your canvas is beautiful. Thank you for sharing with us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit Challenge this month.

  5. What a stunning creation..I love it.
    A fabulous entry for our challenge at Rhedd's Creative Spirit.

  6. Lovely work. Beautiful design, texture and colours. Thank you for joining us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month. Judy DT

  7. Fabulous mixed media piece!
    Thank you for sharing with Happy Little Stampers!
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