Monday 3 November 2014

Mixed Media canvas - Bird Cage

I've finished another canvas this week and am truly loving doing these! 

This time I went for a patterned paper background mixed with paint, stenciling, tissue paper, dry wall tape and gold embossing!

The greyboard birdcage, birds and key are all from That Craft Place and I decorated these using a variety of methods.

 The flowers were die cut, inked and glazed with mod podge before assembling and adding mixed bead and gem centres.

Thankyou as always for visiting my blog. 

If interested, I have a stall at the East Morton Christmas Makers Fair at the end of November and would love to see a few friendly faces there! 


I would please like to enter this canvas
into the following challenges:

Monster Mash!

It's time for the halfway reminder for the challenge over at the

As always the theme is Anything but a card and you still have until the end of November to get your entries in!

My DT inspiration this time is a Halloween / Monster inspired large canvas measuring 16" x 20".

The background was made using acrylic paints dropped, run and splodged randomly! I continued to layer up paint, Imagination Crafts mica powder spray, Viva Decor texture paste and stamped Distress inks until I was happy with it!

I sketched the monsters onto the background and then painted them in with a couple of coats of gesso before applying texture paste through some stencils. I added colour to the monsters using Distress inks before spraying the whole canvas with a light coat of cheap hairspray to seal! 

The eyes were added by building up layers of gesso with the occasional layer of mod podge. Then I painted the red pupils before sealing again with mod podge. I added the black outlines to the monster's body/head eyes and mouth before carrying on.

The next stage was to add Inkessentials Crackle Accents to the eyes which I left to set overnight. The next morning I rubbed red paint into the cracks giving the wonderful bloodshot look! 

Finally I added black ink to frame the whole canvas. 

Thankyou as always for visiting my blog