Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Post 423: Natured Inspired Mixed Media Canvas- "Be Brave, Wild, Free"

Hi friends!!

I'd like to share a Natured Inspired Mixed Media Canvas- "Be Brave, Wild, Free"
This was part of the DT work for Bob n Betty, I used their lovely new "classics" decoupage papers. All the details are here. I was inspired by a couple of challenges this month & when I saw this Boho Chic Owl in the decoupage papers, I knew I had to use it. It is so beautiful & cool, so I gave it yellow feathers and a nest :)  I absolutely love nature so this was really fun to create!


Took an 8 by 10 Canvas Board & applied a thick layer of heavy white gesso on it. To create texture in the background, created grooves in the wet gesso with the end of a paint brush & added few mini beads. Once, it was dry, sprayed on colors using Lindys Sprays. For the focal image & titles "Be Brave, Wild, Free", fussy cut elements from one of the papers in the Classics Collection, created a nest with sisal, dry hay, colored gauze, feathers and then adhered the owl & titles to it. Also, added flowers, die cuts, wood slices & lace around the nest to form a visually pleasing composition. Added a Tim Holtz sticker, "And Let it Fly Away" as a sub-title at the bottom. Then did background stamping with black archival ink and for shine, applied Prima’s Metallique waxes to the background. For additional texture & shine, applied Finnabair’s art stones & glass glitter using 3d Matte Gel to some of the areas. Then, dry brushed some white gesso onto the flowers and created white ink splatter. In the end, distressed the edges of the canvas with black soot distress ink.

Supplies Used:

Bob n Betty- Classics Decoupage Specialty Papers
Lindy's Sprays:
Prima Finnabair Metallique Waxes- Aged Brass, Rich Copper, Vintage Silk
Prima Finnabair Heavy White Gesso
Prima Finnabair- Glass Glitter (gold)
Prima Finnabair- Art stones, Mini Art stones
Prima Finnabair- 3D Matte Gel and Soft Matte Gel
Prima Mini Stamps
Ranger's Archival Inkpad- Jet Black
Ranger's Distress Inkpad- Blacksoot & Vintage Photo
Flowers, Die Cuts, Lace, Feathers, Gauze, Dried Hay, Sisal
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Stickers

Here are some photos of the canvas:

Close-Up photos to show the details:

I am playing along with the following challenges:

1. More Than Words April Main Challenge (included owl and was inspired by nature to create the nest, add flowers and create a wild looking background, title, "be brave, wild, free" and sub-title, "let it fly away" are also inspired by nature because we must respect animals and not cage them.)

2. Lindys April Challenge (was inspired by the warm colors & used Gossamer Gold Vintage Spray,

3. Scraps N Pieces- April Challenge (A few of my favorite things include birds, flowers, texture & nature)

Thanks a lot for your precious time :)
Stay Blessed!


  1. Hi Preeti, dear!:) What a stunning canvas! The texture is just perfect- love all the small bits and pieces which came along so beautifully giving your project a lot of extra interest. Focal point is fab too:) Thank you for playing along on More Than WOrds blog. ALso thank you for playing on Lindy's Gang :) Big hugs, xo Asia

  2. amazing amount of texture and colour. I bet your lindys sprays as stunning :0

  3. So beautiful! Your canvas is so gorgeous. I love the owl and the background texture.

  4. A gorgeous canvas. Amazing textures and details. Thanks for playing along at More than Words.

  5. This is awesome Preeti!! Love everything about it! Well done! All the best from MTW! :)

  6. This is wonderful! I love that background work. We always love it when you join us at More Than Words.

  7. Love the owl! Beautiful composition! Thank you for playing along at Scraps N Pieces challenge blog.

  8. The textures on your canvas are amazing! Love that owl! Thank you for playing along with us at More Than Words!

  9. Beautiful textures and so many details, great job! Thank you for playing with us at Lindy's Gang!

  10. Looking at it makes me travel to a wild forest! Great job! Thanks for playing at SnP!