How to Create Background for Mixed Media Canvas for Fairy

by Art Anthology

Today I am sharing how I created the background for my Mixed media Canvas using lots of Art Anthology Products! I hope I've inspired you to try out these Amazing products from Art Anthology!


  • Colorations: Patience
  • Colorations: Siesta Key
  • Colorations: Grass
  • Sorbet: Black Velvet
  • Sorbet: Pixie
  • Sorbet: Linen
  • Texture Paste: MUD
  • 6x9 Stencil: Such a Drip
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    On a 12x12 Canvas I added scrap pieces from my stash and distressed the edges, adhered with fabri-tac onto canvas.

    Step 2

    Next I added Acrylic White Gesso to the entire canvas with a generous amount of Gesso.

    Step 3

    I then sprayed Art Anthology's Patience Colorations ink spray and then used my heating tool to dry in between spraying. Next I sprayed Siesta Key Colorations and then heat dried it.

    Step 4

    I grabbed Art Anthology's Pixie Sorbet and spread it around the edges of the papers using my spatula.

    Step 5

    I wanted to add another bright color so I sprayed Art Anthology's Grass Colorations.

    Step 6

    Next I applied Art Anthology's MUD texture paste using Such a Drip stencil.

    Step 7

    I added Art Anthology's Black Leather Sorbet in random spots with my spatula.

    Step 8

    For some shine I added Art Anthology's Linen Sorbet!

    Step 9

    I felt like the Black Leather was too dark so I went over it with Art Anthology's Pixie Sorbet.

    Step 10

    I started gathering embellishments that would coordinate with the background.

    Step 11

    Adhering more elements for texture! I added microbeads and glitter.

    Step 12

    For the last step I flicked some of Art Anthology's Patience and Siesta Key for some splatters. That's it!