Friday, 11 May 2018

Post 434: Vintage Mixed Media Canvas- Imagine

Hi friends!!

I've created a Vintage Mixed Media Canvas- "Imagine". This is the project I made for inspiration while Guest Designing at the Art Playground Blog's May Play. "Imagine", "Discover" & "Live, Create, Tell the Story" are the sentiments I wanted to convey to motivate myself and others.

Here are some photos of the canvas:


1. Prepared the 6 by 8 canvas board with Prima's Heavy White Gesso
2. Applied Modelling Paste through Mudra Stamps Grunge Fx Stencil
3. Added Lindys Midnight Bronze Embossing Powder to the wet Modelling Paste and heat set it to get a bubbly textured look.
4. Added colors using Lindy's Sprays & Shakers.
5. Did background stamping with Archival Ink, Visible Image, Hero Arts, Prima & Dylusions Stamps
6. For the focal element used one of the Tim Holtz Paper Dolls.
7. Created the main composition and did layering using multiple elements including stamped wings, gauze, Creative Embellishment Mini Gear Wood Clocks, metal charms, wooden alphas & numbers, sisal & washi tape.
8. Added brads and black thread to create movement in the piece.
9. For the sentiments, used a few Tim Holtz Ideaology stickers.
10. Dry brushed on white gesso on the textured surface for some highlights
11. Created ink splatter and highlighted some of the elements with Finnabair waxes.
12. In the end, added a few details with a white gel pen & black marker & also, darkened the edges of the canvas with distress inks.

I am linking this to the following challenges:

Creative Embellishments May Challenge- I was inspired by the vintage photo and brown colors in the mood board. For the twist, I've included a Vintage Paper Doll by TH. I've used Creative Embellishment's Mini Gear Wood Clocks here behind the boy's photo.

Mixed Media Art April Challenge (I was inspired by the colors, rust and book pages)

Mixed Media Place April Challenge (was inspired by the brown colors, birds and motivational quote in the moodboard)

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


  1. Preeti, This is delightful! So well done and full of great texture- Thanks for joining us at CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS!

  2. Preeti, this is stunning. those colours are amazing :)

  3. This is so beautiful! Love the contrasting white space.

  4. A fabulous canvas! I love the details and the colours you chose. Thanks for joining us at Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge!

  5. I can't tell you how inspired I am by your fabulous mixed media canvas! Such a wonderful choice of color and contrast, fabulous layered texture and a sensational composition! Very well done and pinned as a favorite! Hugs!

  6. Amazing vintage project! Thanks a lot for playing with us Mixed Media & Art)

  7. Mystical and amazing project! Thanks a lot for playing with us MM&A

  8. Awesome project!!Thank you for joining us at Mixed Media & Art.

  9. Absolutley stunning project!
    Thank you for joining the Mixed Media Place challenge!


  10. Amazing canvas! Thank you for joining us at Mixed Media Place challenge!

  11. LOVE this! What perfect combo of greens! Thanks for joining us at MMP xx

  12. such a masterpiece! very detailed. <3 <3 Thank you for joining us at Creative Embellishments.

  13. Fabulous project! Love the mixed media textures and layering! Thanks for playing along with the Creative Embellishments May Challenge! :D