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Vintage-inspired mixed media canvas...a tutorial


Mixed-media-canvas-by-Yvonne-Yam-for-The-Crafters-Workshop-and-Viva-Las-Vegastamps

So this week is all about stencils and stamps over at The Crafter's Workshop as we partner with Viva Las VegaStamps. I created a 6 x 6 mixed media canvas. Read on for the tutorial. :)


I started with a 12x12 sheet of Blue Fern Studios patterned paper which I cut down to slightly smaller than 6x6 and distressed the edges. Then I applied a coat of clear gesso all over. The collage of patterns was way too distracting so I applied a layer of Liquitex Super Heavy Gesso on parts of it to tone it down. [If you don't have super heavy gesso, just use a few coats of regular gesso till you get the look you want...but wait for each layer to dry before applying another...it tends to look very opaque when it's wet like in this photo.]


Next, I applied a tea stain all over to "age" the paper. This was Rooibos tea so it's a little orangey. You can dilute with water. For a really light tea stain, try Earl Grey. I usually just use whatever tea I'm drinking that day. *winks* 


Then it was stamping time! I was a little overzealous as usual and went a little overboard with my stamping...but there's a little bit of "open" time before the ink dried so I could rub off/lighten parts with a wet rag. Once I was happy with the stamping, I heat set with my heat tool.


I applied Liquitex glass bead gel with The Crafter's Workshop stencil. After that I blended everything in with Silks Acrylic Glazes, pulling the colours from patterned paper.


I added a Prima resin frame and "aged" it with Silks Acrylic Glazes. A thick layer of Crackle Glossy Accents was added...love how the cracks add to the vintage feel. :)


Then I embellished with paper blooms and pearls.


There you have it...a vintage-inspired mixed media canvas. What do you think?


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27 comments:

Lynn said...

I think that of all your mix media canvases this might be my favorite. I might be because it has a tea cup and you used a real tea bag to stain it. LOL! Seriously, I truly enjoyed learning how you created this work of art. I love how you toned down parts and erased others. I usually panic and sometimes junk the piece when I go overboard. This is a beautiful, beautiful masterpiece. Thank you so much for showing it to me. I am sooooooo inspired!

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Its Gorgeous Yvonne ! i loved how you have toned down the images on pp and added texture to it !The blooms look as if part of the image :)

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CREATIVE KHADIJA said...

Superb and looking unique :)

Tanvi Shah said...

This is gorgeous! Love the tea stain bit. Thanks for sharing the process.

Gumbek Craft said...

That is very beautiful. Love the paper.

Lizzyc said...

It looks so beautiful.. I love it! Thanks for the step by steps!

Hussena said...

Oh Wow !! this is so gorgeous ..I just love the way you have embellished this canvas and the pretty colors too ... thanks a ton for the tutorial and tips about the various mixed media products I always get to learn so much from your blog post :)

Sherry Eckblad said...

No one does vintage like you. Your canvas is amazing and I love that you just use whatever tea you are drinking to color your papers.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wow wow wow!! This is gorgeous! LOVING those flowers and all the fabulous texture!! Pinning!!!!

dstandard said...

Totally gorgeous! I just want to sit and watch you create! I know I could learn so much!

Sathya said...

Jus love all ur mixed media canvas tutes...Its so very informative...Here, i love the way u toned down the effects and the crackled effects, teas stains, various embellies all complements each other so well :) Very inspiring one, indeed !!

alexandra s.m. said...

Your Canvas sensational Yvonne and you are so generous sharing all the creative steps!
Thank You very much!!

Cindy deRosier said...

It's beautiful! I've never given any thought to 'tea-stain' when I've read that before... it hadn't occurred to me that people were pouncing actual tea bags on their projects!

Lisa said...

This is absolutely stunning!! I love the beautiful design!! The flowers and pearls look amazing!! I wish I drank tea so I could use it to stain...awesome tip!! Gorgeous canvas!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Shelly said...

Gorgeous, Yvonne! Love it!

Ashley Horton said...

Stunning Yvonne! Love the beautiful flowers on your canvas!

Charlene said...

Well girl you rock the mixed media!!

Caz said...

This is lovely!! I really love the flowers on it! I wouldn't mind hanging that up in my room :-)

Radhika said...

i love the swirls and blooms.. beautiful canvas.. :)

Audrey Pettit said...

Akk, my gosh... SO gorgeous, Yvonne! This is stunning!

Charlene said...

PS congrats on your win at The Mixed Media card Challenge!!!

sandi said...

Wow!!!!!!!!!! How absolutely beautiful!

Debbie said...

Gorgeous canvas!

Sanna Lippert said...

very pretty! I like the crackles inside the little frame and I used the same stamp on one of my projects, btw :). beautiful work!

Tone-Lill said...

This must be my all time favourite canvas....Love the design, colours and gorgeous papers and flowers and bling. Me like !!!!!!

Helen Tilbury said...

Beautiful! I love the loopy pearls you've been using!!

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