Take Flight – Mixed Media Canvas Tutorial

It felt so good to be back in my studio and getting my hands messy.  I had been working on the “business” side for the last week and no time for creating.
This 5″ x 7″ canvas is the result.
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I went looking in my scraps bin and took out some gelli plate prints, scrapbook paper and some post card printables.  I used DecoArt’s DecouPage to collage them to the canvas.
I then added some acrylic paint with glazing medium from Americana to tone down the canvas and mesh all the papers together.

I love Tim Holtz Distress Inks! I love the vintage and time worn look they give papers.  I applies the Vintage Photo color to the bird printable and the canvas.
Continued working on the background with Dylusions stencils, Americana paint and Paper Wings Productions stamps.
I love this charcoal pencil!  I used it around the red bird to give it a more dimensional look.  I used my finger to rub the pencil line and blend it in.
I let it sit overnight and I was wondering if I was done.  You know how I love adding words to my art, so I was contemplating what to add to this one.  The phrase “Take Flight” was really in my head, but in the end I decided that it was perfect the way it was.
I hope you enjoyed the tutorial and thanks so much for visiting!



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9 thoughts on “Take Flight – Mixed Media Canvas Tutorial

  1. Rachel Beach says:

    This is awesome! I am just getting into mixed media but I am thinking it will be useful when I want to start doing wall decorations around the house. Visiting from Turn it Up Tuesday.

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