Tuesday, June 27, 2023

CraftWell DT: Hello Sunshine Mixed Media Canvas



This is Craftwell. Currently, I'm spending some time in Galveston, Tx and decided to make a mixed media canvas as d├ęcor for our vacation home.

I used the sassy shell bag kit by Tonic, and since I was limited by what I brought, it was an easy choice for this cute canvas:


First, I added some crumbled aqua tissue paper using Clear Tar Gel, Golden to a plain canvas. Usually, I use ModPodge for this step, but the gel worked just fine. Then, I used a Finnabair stencil to add some blue ink, ColorBox/ Graphic45 to the dried tissue. In the mean time, I died cut the shell images I wanted to used using my SNAP and the specialty cardstock included in the kit.

Then, I did the fun part of spraying with gold sparkle spray the wooden mermaid clip, and some punched sand dollar pieces. I also added some Chrystal Drops accents to the wooden shells, which I also sprayed when the drops where dried.
Finally, I stamped the sentiment on watercolor paper using archival ink. I distressed the hand-tore edges with the sparkle spray using a brush.
I tore some leftover sand motive printed paper, and added the strips to the bottom of the canvas. When dried, I added some clear Chrystal drops accents to represent waves.
I added a net wrapping I had from some fruits, and used glossy accents glue and 3D zots to glue every piece to the canvas. Once assembled, I added randomly Chrystal Drops in blue and clear, and once the dried, I sprayed randomly with the gold sparkle spray, and added some sequins, Simon says stamps using clear gloss.

Some close-ups:

Here are some short videos showing more details:

Here is how the Mermaid clip works for adding a picture:

I am very happy with the final mixed media canvas and put it on a wall already.

Craftwell Tools

SNAP die cut machine

Other Companies:

Clear Tar Gel, Golden
Aqua tissue paper
Watercolor paper, Hero Arts
Sand motive printed paper scraps, various companies
5x7 Doller Tree Canvas
Black Archival ink, CTMH
Bon Voyage Blue ink, ColorBox/ Graphic45
Sparkle Spray Cream Gold, Nuvo
Chrystal Drops Midnight Blue, Nuvo
Chrystal Drops Clear, Nuvo
Bindweed Wallpaper stencil, Finnabair 
Sentiment Stamp, Paper Wings Productions
Sand dollar punch, Martha Stewart 
Specialty sticky handmade paper
Sequins, Simon says stamps
Glossy Accents, Rangers
3D Zots

 I hope you enjoy it this fun project and please follow Craftwell as well.

Stay cool this hot June

Vicky Tovar

Some Challenges:

Strips of paper sand  motive printed paper scraps, and sequins