Mixed Media Canvas Flowers

"Mixed media, in visual art, refers to an artwork in the making of which more than one medium has been employed.
For example, a work on canvas that combines paint, ink, and collage could properly be called a "mixed media" work." 
This week at Love is in the Details...
I have always had a passion for art and crafting, and in working on these canvas projects has really brought me back to my art school roots.
It is a great way to explore color and different types of mediums and techniques.

In the following examples I show how I have used paint, mists, inks, gel medium, glitter, stamping and layering of paper to create these pieces.
All paints and mediums used in these projects are Claudine Hellmuth products.

In all cases I began with blank 6X6 canvas that were primed (some come primed if not you can prime them with GESSO.) I began with my primary color around the edges and covered the middle of the canvas with book paper, this was paper that I got from an old dictionary(garage sale find). I applied under the paper and over the paper Claudine Hellmuth Matte Medium, this is excellent as a glue and sealer. Then I used my heat tool to dry between layers of gel mediums, glues and paints.

I applied more paint and used mist with masks to begin creating my background, again drying in between layers.

In this step I decided to create flowers on these canvas pieces. I cut a variety of pattern paper and arranged them in the shape of a flower. I applied matte gel medium first, then placed them on top and then covered them with the gel medium to seal them in place.

Once I got this "base" for my canvas I began adding more paint, creating texture and dimension. I used glitter, inks, pastels, word stickers, stamping and rub-ons. I just kept adding or removing color and texture until I ended with a result I liked. 

These are the three canvas that I created from this process. 





Post a Comment


Blog Archive


Popular Posts