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Mixed Media Altered Canvas


Hello blogging friends!  Today, I have a mixed media altered canvas to share with you using several fun products from Faber-Castell DesignMemory Craft JustRite Papercraft® and Spellbinders Creative Arts™.

Here is the 8 x 8 Paris canvas.  I love how this canvas turned out! It was so easy to create and I have a step-by-step tutorial to share with you.


To start I applied Gesso over the entire canvas before I added color.  Once the Gesso was dry I started to add some color using Butter CreamMango and Guava Gelatos.  I wanted this area of the canvas to look like the sun.  I used my fingers to blend the colors and then I went over a few spots with a baby wipe to pull up some of the color and blend a little softer in other areas.


Next I added Cotton CandyMetallic BlueberryLavender and GrapeGelatos for the rest of the sky.

Again, I used my fingers to rub and blend the colors.  I also used a baby wipe to pull up some of the colors and do a little softer blending.


Then I moved on to the grassy area of the canvas.  I used Lime and Spearmint Gelatos.


I did the same blending techniques as mentioned above to blend the colors.


 For the next step I applied Bird On A Wire Washi Tape and then I did some stamping.  I used PITT Artist Pen Bug Brush Cold Grey IV 235 and CL-03790 Paris Background StampCL-02195 Greetings From ParisCL-02185 Bon Voyage stamps sets from JustRite Papercraft®.  When I do stamping on a canvas I do not use an acrylic block.  I apply the ink to the stamped image and then I carefully pick the stamp up, turn it over and press on the entire back of the stamp to get a good image.  If you used stamps that are wood mounted or on an acrylic block it won't allow you to press on the stamp in all the areas needed and you won't get a good result.  After the stamping was done a applied a layer of Krylon® Crystal Clear Satin Finish.


Next I applied a layer of Gesso on the canvas and I used a baby wipe to remove the Gesso in some of the areas.


Then I edged to canvas with Light Cobalt Turquoise 154Cobalt Blue 143May Green 170Cold Grey IV 235 PITT Artist Pen Bug Brush to add some depth to the canvas.




























To finish off the canvas I added some die cuts, a bezel with charms and some bling.  I used S5-145 French FrillsS5-081 Damask MotifsS2-006 Garden Weave for the die cuts from Spellbinders Creative Arts™.  The bezel is Susan Lenart Kazmer for Spellbinders™ Media Mixáge™  MB2-007S De Lis-Silver Bezel and I used 1 oz Syringe SingleICED Enamels® MediumICED Enamels® Pewter ReliqueRelique Glitz Powders Silver Sparkle in the bezel. 

I hope you enjoyed the tutorail!  Thanks so much for stopping by today!

I hope you have a wonderful and creative day!


Hugs & Smiles,



Faber-Castell DesignMemory Craft:  Gelatos Butter CreamMangoGuavaCotton CandyMetallic BlueberryLavenderGrapeLimeSpearmintPITT Artist Pen Bug Brush Light Cobalt Turquoise 154Cobalt Blue 143May Green 170Cold Grey IV 235

Stamps:  JustRite Papercraft® CL-03790 Paris Background StampCL-02195 Greetings From ParisCL-02185 Bon Voyage

Paper:  DiscountCardstock.com Black Licorice

Dies/Bezels:  Spellbinders Creative Arts™ Grand Calibur® MachineS5-145 French FrillsS5-081 Damask MotifsS2-006 Garden WeaveSusan Lenart Kazmer for Spellbinders™ Media Mixáge™  MB2-007S De Lis-Silver Bezel

Accessories:  Susan Lenart Kazmer ICE Resin®1 oz Syringe SingleICED Enamels® MediumICED Enamels® Pewter ReliqueRelique Glitz Powders Silver Sparkle; Recollections Bling, Bird On A Wire Washi Tape; Daler Rowney Acrylic Gesso; Plaid® Mod Podge; Krylon® Crystal Clear Satin Finish; E6000, Silver Chain, Silver Jump Rings, Charms, Canvas, Baby Wipes



 Heidi Blankenship Hello, my name is Heidi Blankenship and I live in Minnesota with my husband Eric and two boys, Dusty and Evan. I have been involved with paper crafting for over twenty years. I love to create a large spectrum of projects with a broad range of styles, but I lean towards the vintage, artsy style. I’ve been very fortunate to work with some wonderful companies in the industry. I am currently on the Spellbinders Blog Team, JustRite Papercaft Blog Team, Discount Cardstock, Really Reasonable Ribbon Special Events Design Team, Vintage Street Market and The Rubber Cafe Glue-ista Team . 




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That canvas is so lovely! My teen daughter is into everything Paris right now and would DIE if I gave her something similar.

colleen mcginty

Love this!! Thanks for the great idea!!

barbara macaskill

STUNNING! I have a few canvases waiting to be transformed and I think at least one of them will be similar to this! TFS the wonderful tutorial!

Meihsia Liu

Love the gorgeous background, Heidi. The colors are just amazing! ^_^

Katy Drogos

This is very pretty! Thank you for the inspiration! I really like how you used the gelatos in the background.

Crafting Marfa

You did a fantastic job. The colors are beautiful. I love all the details.

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