How to Make a Canvas With Sculpture Medium

Create beautiful movement by combining sculpture medium and cloth! Riikka Kovasin shares her tips with us.

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How to Make a Canvas With Sculpture Medium
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Flip the canvas over and start by adding Modeling Paste through a stencil to the frame of the canvas.

Flip the canvas over and start by adding Modeling Paste through a stencil to the frame of the canvas.

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Then add some masking tape to the canvas to create a little texture to the background.

Then add some masking tape to the canvas to create a little texture to the background.

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Paint the whole canvas black using Finnabair's Black Gesso.

Paint the whole canvas black using Finnabair's Black Gesso.

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Make your art doll. Use clay, cloth, cardboard and twine or any other material you wish. I made my doll's eyes using Prima Pebbles.

Make your art doll. Use clay, cloth, cardboard and twine or any other material you wish. I made my doll's eyes using Prima Pebbles.

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Adhere your doll and the main focal point to the canvas using 3D Gloss Gel.

Adhere your doll and the main focal point to the canvas using 3D Gloss Gel.

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Soak the fabric with the Clear Sculpture Medium. Use a brush to push the medium into the fibers. Let dry a bit and arrange all the pleats as you wish. Let the medium dry over night.

Soak the fabric with the Clear Sculpture Medium. Use a brush to push the medium into the fibers. Let dry a bit and arrange all the pleats as you wish. Let the medium dry over night.

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Color the fabric with black gesso and/or Art Alchemy paints.

Color the fabric with black gesso and/or Art Alchemy paints.

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Using the 3D Gel as your adhesive, add more embellishments to the piece. Cluster around the main focal point.

Using the 3D Gel as your adhesive, add more embellishments to the piece. Cluster around the main focal point.

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Add touches of the Graphite Texture Paste here and there. You can use a brush or palette knife also.

Add touches of the Graphite Texture Paste here and there. You can use a brush or palette knife also.

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Paint a layer of Soft Gloss Gel inside the light and then sprinkle black Glass Glitter on it. Let the piece dry thoroughly.

Paint a layer of Soft Gloss Gel inside the light and then sprinkle black Glass Glitter on it. Let the piece dry thoroughly.

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Add touches of metallic using the Art Alchemy paint.

Add touches of metallic using the Art Alchemy paint.

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Add a different color and different kind of shine using a custom paint out of Soft Gloss Gel and Mica Powder. Just choose the color you like and mix in to the Soft Gloss Gel.

Add a different color and different kind of shine using a custom paint out of Soft Gloss Gel and Mica Powder. Just choose the color you like and mix in to the Soft Gloss Gel.

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Add some touches of Color Bloom spray here and there. I sprayed Cobalt on the piece, and used the nozzle/tube to flick Precious Stone on the piece.

Add some touches of Color Bloom spray here and there. I sprayed Cobalt on the piece, and used the nozzle/tube to flick Precious Stone on the piece.

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Finish the canvas with glitter. The glitter will stick to the paints/sprays on the canvas, but you can also use Soft Gloss Gel for a stronger hold.  Just apply gel, then sprinkle glitter on top.

Finish the canvas with glitter. The glitter will stick to the paints/sprays on the canvas, but you can also use Soft Gloss Gel for a stronger hold. Just apply gel, then sprinkle glitter on top.

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Your piece is finished! You can personalize your piece by choosing gesso and paints in the colors you like!

Your piece is finished! You can personalize your piece by choosing gesso and paints in the colors you like!

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See the beautiful texture the sculpture medium adds to fabric?

See the beautiful texture the sculpture medium adds to fabric?

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