How to Create Mixed Media Canvas

Hi Everyone Phyllis here sharing a step by step tutorial on creating a mixed media canvas using Art Anthology products.

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How to Create Mixed Media Canvas
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I started with a 7"x14" canvas and painted a thin coat of Acrylic Gesso on the entire canvas.

I started with a 7"x14" canvas and painted a thin coat of Acrylic Gesso on the entire canvas.

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Once Gesso dried, I spread Clear Crackle randomly on the canvas.  Then I used Art Anthology's Mud in a few places using a stencil.

Once Gesso dried, I spread Clear Crackle randomly on the canvas. Then I used Art Anthology's Mud in a few places using a stencil.

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While the canvas is drying I went ahead and painted 2 coats  of Acrylic Gesso to Melissa Frances  Applique and let dry.  Once the Gesso dried,  I applied a generous amount of Clear Crackle on.

While the canvas is drying I went ahead and painted 2 coats of Acrylic Gesso to Melissa Frances Applique and let dry. Once the Gesso dried, I applied a generous amount of Clear Crackle on.

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While I was waiting for Clear Crackle to dry,  I painted a coat of Gesso on the embellishments.

While I was waiting for Clear Crackle to dry, I painted a coat of Gesso on the embellishments.

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Here's a picture of the embellishments with a coat of Acrylic Gesso.

Here's a picture of the embellishments with a coat of Acrylic Gesso.

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Once Clear Crackle dried on the Applique,  I sprayed Art Anthology's Peacock Feathers Coloration spray all over.

Once Clear Crackle dried on the Applique, I sprayed Art Anthology's Peacock Feathers Coloration spray all over.

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Once Peacock Feathers Coloration dried I used a paint brush to apply French Toast Coloration spray to the Applique.

Once Peacock Feathers Coloration dried I used a paint brush to apply French Toast Coloration spray to the Applique.

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Once everything was dry,  I started to place embellishments on the canvas.  I used  Gel Medium to glue the metal embellishments down and Fabri-tac to glue flowers down.

Once everything was dry, I started to place embellishments on the canvas. I used Gel Medium to glue the metal embellishments down and Fabri-tac to glue flowers down.

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I sprayed most of the background with Art Anthology's Peacock Feather Coloration spray.

I sprayed most of the background with Art Anthology's Peacock Feather Coloration spray.

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Next I sprayed some of the roses with Art Anthology's Timeless Coloration  spray.

Next I sprayed some of the roses with Art Anthology's Timeless Coloration spray.

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Once the Timeless Coloration ink dried I used Art Anthology's Enchanting Minx on some of the flowers and roses.

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I used French Toast Colorations spray in random places.  In between colors I used my drying tool.  Then I went in and used Art Anthology's Sunshine Sorbet Dimensional Paint to lighten up a few places.

I used French Toast Colorations spray in random places. In between colors I used my drying tool. Then I went in and used Art Anthology's Sunshine Sorbet Dimensional Paint to lighten up a few places.

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I took I also used Art Anthology's Cotton Candy Velvet Dimension paint to lighten some areas where I used Enchanting Minx.

I took I also used Art Anthology's Cotton Candy Velvet Dimension paint to lighten some areas where I used Enchanting Minx.

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Once everything is dry,  I mixed microbeads and seedbeads with Gel Medium and randomly spread the beads on some of the embellishments.

Once everything is dry, I mixed microbeads and seedbeads with Gel Medium and randomly spread the beads on some of the embellishments.

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Here is a close up of the beads!

Here is a close up of the beads!

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