How to Create a Mixed Media Canvas Banner

Create this super cute and easy home decor piece using the Gelli Plate from Gelli Arts!

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How to Create a Mixed Media Canvas Banner
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Prepare your gelli plate by adding acrylic paint with a brayer, then pressing some texture into it. I used bubble wrap, the top of a paint cap, a stencil, and a plastic fork.

Prepare your gelli plate by adding acrylic paint with a brayer, then pressing some texture into it. I used bubble wrap, the top of a paint cap, a stencil, and a plastic fork.

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Gently lay down your material and brayer the backside. This will transfer the paint and texture print to the fabric. Set aside to dry.

Gently lay down your material and brayer the backside. This will transfer the paint and texture print to the fabric. Set aside to dry.

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Continue to do these same steps, adding different paint colors and textures for each piece of fabric. It's not necessary to clean the gelli plate between prints. It will pick up traces and look neat.

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These are my finished pieces. The edges have curled a bit, so I'm going to iron the backside of these so they lie flat.

These are my finished pieces. The edges have curled a bit, so I'm going to iron the backside of these so they lie flat.

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Using my sewing machine I attached some trims to the top pieces. This doesn't not have to be perfect, I am no seamstress so mine isn't :)

Using my sewing machine I attached some trims to the top pieces. This doesn't not have to be perfect, I am no seamstress so mine isn't :)

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For the final steps I sewed a pink ribbon to connect all the pieces, then embellished the banner with the decorative clothespins and fabric flowers.

For the final steps I sewed a pink ribbon to connect all the pieces, then embellished the banner with the decorative clothespins and fabric flowers.

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Finally, I stamped each pennant  with an uplifting message

Finally, I stamped each pennant with an uplifting message

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Here is the finished product hanging in my laundry room

Here is the finished product hanging in my laundry room

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To see more detailed pics, visit my blog at www.melsartjournal.wordpress.…

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