I love experimenting with various mediums on canvas. Here are 10 mixed media canvas ideas! :)
|My fave colours on a canvas|
Keep to a simple colour combo and play it up with textures to create visual interest.
2. Try something abstract.
A canvas takes a ton more abuse than paper *winks* so experiment. Try in some stamping, drip some paint and enjoy the process.
|For the love of lace and cameo|
Not sure if you remembered my gold and lace obsession last year? *LOL* I wanted to use the lace so badly that I just wrapped the canvas in lace!
|A not-so-secret obsession with lace|
4. Try a little ombre.
Graduating tones can be a fun way to add interest to a background.
|A decorated Christmas tree and coordinating canvas|
5. Put a negative chipboard to good use.
Think of fun ways to create textures on your background. Here I used a negative chipboard + gesso + mists.
|Mixed media canvas with vintage tag|
6. Dress up a focal point.
The background was created to complement the vintage tag. What I did was extend the elements from the tag to the canvas and make a backdrop that would create interest but not distract from the focal point.
|Dream big canvas with Blue Fern Studios|
When you take the guessing game out of choosing colours, you focus on just one thing - textures.
8. Take inspiration from patterned paper.
The colours for this canvas were pulled from that torn patterned paper [top left corner].
|Love it when my "save-it-for-rainy-day" stash gets smaller|
9. Create a fun scene.
Add a photo and create a whimsical scene complete with found elements.
|My Zeus and Zoe journey|
10. Give the majority of your elements the gold treatment.
Use gesso and paint on your elements for a chic pulled-together look.
There you have it. 10 mixed media canvas ideas. Which is your fave?