How to Create an Altered Canvas

Join Karan as she walks you through how to create a Gorgeous Mixed Media Canvas !

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How to Create an Altered Canvas
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Begin with a 5x7 stretched canvas.  I added a coat of gesso just to be sure it was primed, heat seat to dry.

Begin with a 5x7 stretched canvas. I added a coat of gesso just to be sure it was primed, heat seat to dry.

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Chose your embellishments and lay them out, I tried to achieve the look of a porthole with the embellishments i had. Use gel medium to adhere them to the canvas. Heat set to dry.

Chose your embellishments and lay them out, I tried to achieve the look of a porthole with the embellishments i had. Use gel medium to adhere them to the canvas. Heat set to dry.

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Add a coat of gesso  to all the embellishments, heat set to dry

Add a coat of gesso to all the embellishments, heat set to dry

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I added some art stones and adhered those with gel medium, i gave everything another coat of gesso and heat set to dry.

I added some art stones and adhered those with gel medium, i gave everything another coat of gesso and heat set to dry.

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Here is a close up of what it looks like dry.  Next step is to start with some minx.

Here is a close up of what it looks like dry. Next step is to start with some minx.

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I always begin with the light colors first, but it is really up to you. I did find this to be a bit brighter then I thought, so i dabbed in some Decadent Minx too

I always begin with the light colors first, but it is really up to you. I did find this to be a bit brighter then I thought, so i dabbed in some Decadent Minx too

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I wanted to be sure the Decadent Minx was for my shadows, so i ended up dabbing it off the top of the stones and other embellishments.

I wanted to be sure the Decadent Minx was for my shadows, so i ended up dabbing it off the top of the stones and other embellishments.

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After spreading the Decadent Minx around and dabbing off excess, i heat set to dry then added in some rust amber.

After spreading the Decadent Minx around and dabbing off excess, i heat set to dry then added in some rust amber.

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I continued to  dab off the colors adding more where i wanted. Creating Art is all about finding what you like in the process;

I continued to dab off the colors adding more where i wanted. Creating Art is all about finding what you like in the process;

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On the rim of the oval resin frame i used a mix of portobello and i dabbed a bit of the Enchanting Minx on my craft mat, just very lightly and i rubbed it in the edges of the cracks with a qtip.

On the rim of the oval resin frame i used a mix of portobello and i dabbed a bit of the Enchanting Minx on my craft mat, just very lightly and i rubbed it in the edges of the cracks with a qtip.

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I continued to play with the Decadent  Minx and Amber Rust for my shadows adding in the Enchanting Minx for the highlights

I continued to play with the Decadent Minx and Amber Rust for my shadows adding in the Enchanting Minx for the highlights

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I went around the edge base of the frame and was sure to create shadows with the Decadent Minx.  I amber Rust was added too.

I went around the edge base of the frame and was sure to create shadows with the Decadent Minx. I amber Rust was added too.

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I added a chipboard title and edged it with the portobello and a bit of amber rust.

I added a chipboard title and edged it with the portobello and a bit of amber rust.

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I am so please with how this turned out,  Try something new with the Minx mediums you are going to love them

I am so please with how this turned out, Try something new with the Minx mediums you are going to love them

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