Friday, 26 May 2017

Post 170: Mixed Media Mini Canvas: Be You

Hi folks!

Hows the weekend looking for you? I look forward to getting started on some new supplies and experimenting :) Today, I'd like to share a mixed media mini canvas titled "Be You", this was my first try at working on a canvas and also at using crackle texture paste and I must say I love the cracked effect. I enjoyed it a lot and hope to make more canvases in the future :)

There are many layers in the canvas i.e. gesso, texture paste, layers of color added using sprays, inks and brush pens. Stencil work was done using a brick design stencil. For added texture, I'd added some small beads and gauze. The project is embellished with a stamped butterfly, gems, flowers, buds and tendrils. There is copper colored shine and shimmer on the project due to embossingSplashes of white gesso were added at the end. 

I really love the stamped sentiment that reads, "Don't let people discourage you. Just fluff your tutu and dance away." I think I will hang this canvas in my room to look at it and help me stay encouraged. 

List of Supplies:

So Suzy Stamps- fluff your tutu
Stamplorations Stamps- Trendy Butterflies 2
Versafine Onyx Black Mini Inkpad
Ranger's Distress Inkpad- Black Soot

Colors and Media:
Little Birdie-Color Splash Ink Sprays- Mocha and Berry Blast
Camlin Brush Pens
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens
Aqua Brush
Prima Finnabair Texture Paste- White Crackle
Camlin White Gesso
Zing Copper Glitter Embossing Powder

Tools and Other Supplies:
Little Birdie- Brick Stencil
Palette Knife
Tombow Mono Multi Glue
5 by 7 Canvas panel by Mont Marte 
250 gsm iris cardstock (snippet)
Ranger's Blending tool and foam
Black Sharpie
Brushtro Thin Tip Technical Marker 

Mini blue beads
Flowers, buds and tendrils from the Paper Crafting Medley (aurora) by Little Birde
Tim Holtz Chit Chat Stickers

Here are a few pictures of the process :

Here are a few pictures of the canvas:

I am playing along with the following challenges:

Stamplorations Anything Goes Challenge (used stamplorations butterfly stamp here)

Butterfly Challenge #79 (many layers here and also gauze is cream colored) 

Mixed Media & Art Challenge- May (I was inspired by the blues, browns and bricks)

Mixed Media World- May Challenge (was inspired by the blues)

Mixed Media Warriors Challenge 16 (was inspired by the blue stones and flowers)
Wyzwanie MMW #16 - MayMoodboard | MMW Challenge #16 Majowy Moodboard

HLS May Mixed Media Challenge (There is splatter of gesso on the page)

Power Poppy Frame it Up challenge (I've used the ornate frame chipboard to frame the sentiments and butterfly)

Thanks for your time :)
Love reading your precious comments. 
Stay Blessed.


  1. Supeb Preeti it's really awesome love the color n the background it's looking amazing

  2. Brilliant project, Preeti, gorgeous design. xx

  3. WOOOOW!!! Your canvas is AMAZING!!! Love it! :o) xx

  4. WOWzers!!! This is amazing! Love all those textures and the color combination is fantastic! I could never do mixed media, but I love looking at it!

  5. Amazing...luv this.


  6. Love your beautiful creation! The texture and the embellishments are fabulous. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

  7. Awesome project preeti...lovely colours and textures

  8. The crackle effects are just stunning, love it all, super fabulous project Preety!

  9. Very interesting beautiful creation! Thank you for sharing it with us at Mixed Media World!

  10. Wow!! Very interesting mixed media! Love the crackling and the gloss effect! Fab work of art full of textures and details! Thanks for entering your stunning creation in the Butterfly Challenge#79!

  11. Brilliant sentiment and love how you have used it with a colour palette that isn't pink and frilly!Thank you for joining us at the Creative Artiste Mixed Media, Anything Goes, #26 May Challenge. Good luck! Love Denyse (DT)

  12. This is lovely Preeti. So many layers and different textures . All the colours go particularly well together. Thank you for fluttering into the butterfly garden. Hugs Mrs A.

  13. WOW! Just gorgeous! Thanks for all the helpful, inspiring details! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Flowers Galore’ challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

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  14. love that crackle effect - thanks for sharing your project at the STAMPlorations Mixed Media Challenge

  15. Really pretty! Love the bricks a lot and the crackle paste is very interesting to look at. Thank you for playing along once again STAMPlorations May Mixed Media Challenge and see you again soon :)
    Hugs and smiles,
    STAMPlorations Mixed Media Design Team
    Qinaahana Arts & Crafts {My Personal Blog}

  16. This is fantastic!! I love how you've shown your steps as well!! Love it!! Thanks for playing along with the Power and Spark Challenge this month!

  17. beautiful!!! thanks for sharing the steps! glad you joined in with us at the STAMPlorations Mixed Media Challenge!!!

  18. Beautiful canvas Love the butterfly. Thanks for sharing with the STAMPlorations Mixed Media Challenge.

  19. A gorgeous piece and an ever better sentiment!!! love the colours!!! Its really unique!!
    Thanks for joining us @ Happy Little Stampers mixed media challenge for the month of may!! All the best.

  20. It's beautiful! Thank you for playing with Mixed Media & Art!

  21. Wow! Very beautiful! Thank you from Mixed Media and Art!

  22. Pretty canvas!
    Thanks for joining us at Mixed Media & Art!

  23. wow Lovely project thanks for playing with Mixed media and Art. I love the details!!!!

  24. Beautiful colors and textures, thanks for joining us at MM&A!

  25. Wow! Amazing project! Thank you for playing with MIxed Media and Art!