Mixed Media Winter Canvas
This fabulous winter canvas was inspired by the first snow of this year that came this week, birch twigs and alder cones. It's a great Christmas/Holiday project with natural materials and a beautiful gift idea as well!
If you don't have all the supplies, you can use something else that you have to create texture - be creative! Instead of painting and stenciling the winter scenery, you could also use a nice image and decoupage it to the center.
LIST OF SUPPLIES
- primed canvas, about 18x24 cm / 7x9,5 inches
- black acrylic paint (matt) or black gesso
- paint brushes and a sponge dauber (optional)
- burlap mesh ribbon (width about 6 cm / 2,35 inches) to the bottom of the canvas
- a ripped piece of paper, white (or for example a book page)
- good quality craft glue, gel medium or all round medium
- stencils: small deer/reindeer, dotted lines, snowflakes - or something else you have in your stash
- thick effect paste, I used sand effect paste by Creabox Marabu
- acrylic paint and water: turqoise, dark blue, mustard brown, dark brown
- 2 twigs of a birch tree and wire to tie them together
- branches of an alder tree with alder cones
- hot glue
- star shaped brads (optional)
- bronze and gold acrylic paint
- "glitter flakes" and transparent glue or gel medium to glue them down (or regular glitter glue)
- white gesso or white acrylic paint
HOW TO MAKE THE WINTER MIXED MEDIA CANVAS
I used burlap mesh, wrinkled paper, stencils and sand effect paste to create texture. The lovely stencil with reindeer and the "glitter flakes" are from Aliexpress. The paints I used are acrylic paints made by various brands.
As it's easier to show how to create a mixed media canvas on video than to explain it with words, I suggest you watch the Youtube video tutorial to see the whole process!
Youtube video tutorial:
© Auer Media 2018-11-29
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