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A Christmas Mixed Media Canvas


Hello to all our Design Memory Craft readers.  Leonie here today, welcome to my Christmas post.

 Christmas prepations are in full swing here along with all the usual end of year celebrations including lots of activities for my children as they come to the end of another school year.  The past couple of years I've made the same type of presents for the childrens' school teachers.   Small canvas panels depicting Christmas story scences and quotes.    The canvases themselves are the only thing I need to purchase and the rest is made up of scraps of patterned paper and a few embellishments from my stash so they work out to be relatively inexpensive gifts but each one is quite unique.

As the panels are only 5x7" they come together quite quickly and I usually do one stage at a time (this year there were five canvases) before moving on to the next stage.  I used lots of Gelatos and Stampers Big Brush Pens along with the Design Memory Craft Textural Accents in the making of these gifts.

I've made a process video showing the steps involved in creating the canvas below, however I used the same process and techniques for all five.




Thanks for watching.  I hope you enjoyed this little video and it perhaps inspires some creative gift making of your own.  Merry Christmas

Leonie Neal-Dawson, Guest Designer. 

Supply List:

Design Memory Craft® Products

Gelatos® Acqua Dolce, Snow Cone, Cotton Candy, Metallic Blueberry, Boysenberry and Grape, Buttercream, Lemon, Mango.  Pitt Artist Pen Medium.

Stampers Big Brush Pens- Cobalt Blue 143***, Skyblue 143***, Cobalt Green 143***, Light Flesh 132*** and Green Olive 167***.

Textural Accents- Gel Medium, Glaze and Gesso

Palette Knife,

Other products  7Dots Studio Papers,  Kaisercraft Rubons, Zva Creative flourish, sequins, The Crafters Workshop and Heidi Swapp stencils



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Sandra Scott

Leonie to say I love these would be a complete understatement, as I watched I wanted to be there in a class of how to complete these beautiful canvases. Thank you so much for sharing.

Debbie B

Beautiful..............absolutely beautiful! I love watching you create your works of art. Very inspiring.
Thanks for sharing. Ciao :)

Sue FitzGerald


Susie F

These are simply beautiful.


Fantastic! I would never have guessed the images were in sections. All of your embellishments were perfect additions! Thank you for making the video.

Pam H

This was fun to watch. Thanks for sharing.


So beautiful! Thank you for the video

Linda Pekrul

Beautiful! I really enjoyed the video and picked up some tips!

Susan Badalucca

These are absolutely fantastic! I just love them, you have totally inspired me now. THANK YOU!

Patty Moore


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