Friday, January 3, 2014

Mixed Media Canvas with photos

Happy New Year!!
Want to share a canvas I did using modeling paste and gelatos.
 I prime the canvas with thin layer of gesso before I start.  Mixed glue ink into my Liquitex Modeling paste before smearing it thru my brick stencil using a palette knife. Allow to dry.
 I rubbed 3 different colored gelatos onto the canvas in the bare spots. 
 With a damp paint brush, I smeared them out and around the bricks.
 Spritzed the whole canvas with water-use as little or as much as you want.  Pick the canvas up and allow the colors to run together.
 To get the mottled look-I started drying with the heat tool and picking up really wet areas with a paper towel.
 I highlighted the bricks with the dark grey gelato and for the lighter areas a white pitt pen.
 I spritzed the middle area with brown smooch.
 Using MME DP and layered my pictures and added some chipboard accents.

Here's the finished wall hanging.  The sentiments were printed on my computer.

You can get all the supplies I used today at Robyn's shop:  Outlaw Women Scrapbook Emporium
The prices are 20-25% less than retail!!  You can't beat it.

Thanks for stopping by today!  Have a great Friday.

Karen Conner


  1. Gorgeous! thanks for sharing your talent. I have so many stencils and need to use them more!

  2. Beautiful wall hanging, Karen! I love your color palette!

  3. Karen your canvas is just fabolous. Love the bricks in the corners. It is a great way to display a lovely photo. Thanks a lot for sharing. You are so creative !!!
    Hugs from SPAIN


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