Elizabeth Allen and
So.................here's my FIRST EVER mixed media on canvas! (Be kind!!)
So, after my friend Paula called me from Michigan to give me some tips - I decided to just go for it. What's the worst thing? I throw it away?
First I took a piece of My Mind's Eye paper and cut it to the canvas size. Then I took a Stamping Bella image (the girl) and stamped it with StazOn Ink. I stamped it before adhering the paper to canvas so I got a perfect impression.
Then I used my Mod Podge and covered the top of the canvas and the back of the paper and adhered them together. I covered it with more Mod Podge and let it dry for a bit.
Then I dug around in my closet to find my acrylic paint and using my finger I put on yellow, green and at metallic blue. I covered the sides too - and let dry.
Next I grabbed a few random stamps. I dipped some in my acrylic paint and pressed them to canvas and some I stamped with more StazOn. I added some finger polka dots to the sides of the canvas too. When dry - I added more Mod Podge and then I wanted a bit more - so I colored in the hearts she's blowing with a red Sharpie, then added clear Stickles on top.
I stamped a Hero Arts sentiment on another piece of paper and edged it with metallic paint. ( I don't love how that came out!)
Finally I added some more leaf stamps in StazOn and added one final coat of Mod Podge.
Lastly, I glued down one clear gem over one of the kite tails just for dimension because I didn't invest in gesso (yet).
So - what you think? If you'd done this - do you have any advice for me?
Thanks for your visit!