How to Create Multiple Canvas Mixed Media Project

by Toni Burks-Grijalva

Using multiple canvases for a project provides limitless possibilities for your creativity. Let's get started.

Supplies

  • Multiple canvases
  • gesso
  • hot glue and hot glue gun
  • adhesive
  • stencils of choice
  • Art Anthology Mud Texture Paste
  • AA Colorations-Marlin, Plush & Green
  • AA Minx Ink - Bankroll, Majestic
  • AA Metal Effects - Gold
  • AA Stone Effects - Sandstone
  • AA Gemstone- blue topaz, Flourite
  • AA Sorbet-Parakeet, Baby Blue Eyes, Chocolate
  • AA Velvet- Cotton Candy, Tuxedo
  • Asst. chipboard pieces
  • Asst. Metal
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Here are my two canvases I chose.

    Step 2

    I used this acrylic piece that will be the eyeball and then I traced the eye around it.

    Step 3

    Cut the inside eye out and then snip the eyelashes back to the outside eye lines.

    Step 4

    Using a dowel I curled the canvas for the eyelashes.

    Step 5

    The stencil I used here is Art Anthology's Dot stencil and applied Mud Texture Paste and allow to dry.

    Step 6

    I then randomly added this script stencil to my canvas as well and allowed to dry.

    Step 7

    For some fun interesting texture I dripped hot glue on the canvas and allowed to dry.

    Step 8

    Glue your two canvases together.

    Step 9

    Give your chipboard pieces a nice coat of gesso to prime the surface for paints and sprays.

    Step 10

    Adhere your metal embellies and cover the entire canvas and metal pieces with a coat of gesso.

    Step 11

    Next up I sponged on my Cotton Candy pink paint here and there and heat set. Then applied my sprays to the canvas.

    Step 12

    Using my Metal Effects Gold I used a water color brush and applied some to the canvas. I decided I really wanted more so I added the paint to a spray bottle with water and sprayed the canvas surface.

    Step 13

    The glow from the Metal Effects Gold is beautiful and really enhancing the other colors.

    Step 14

    Applied some cheese cloth for pretty texture using 3D gloss gel and sprinkled sequins, seed beads and glass glitter in coordinating colors to my canvas.

    Step 15

    Using my sprays I then colored my butterflies and attached to the canvas.

    Step 16

    The seed beads, glitter and sequins just add that bit of pretty texture needed to complete the project.

    Step 17

    I hope this has inspired you on your next creative journey. For more inspiration drop by my blog @ www.toni-burks.blogspot.com

    Step 18

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