Saturday, 15 November 2014

Mixed Media Canvas Class

Here is the finished canvas sample for the mixed media class I taught today to 8 lovely ladies!

It started with me making the flowers and the doilies out of plastic in molds which are actually meant for icing!  I used Smooth Cast to mold them and it sets in 10 min which suits my personality!  I hate having to wait for things! LOL!
This is how I designed it:
I set about cutting up a piece of Pinkpaisly Butterfly Garden paper and re-organising it on my canvas so the dark print was on the inside.
Then I layed out the embellishments and glued them down before adding gesso round the edges of the canvas to soften the pattern.
Here you can see my students starting to add the distress paint to the edges and archival ink through the stencil.
These are 6 of the 8 finished canvases where you can see how they changed things up a bit to suit themselves!


  1. Lovely as always, Belinda. I think I need some smooth cast. I hate when things take a long time to dry.

  2. Lovely canvas Bella, very pretty. The flowers are a great idea.
    Happy crafting, Angela x

  3. Your canvas is beautiful Bella, I love the colours and the sunflower looks wonderful as the focal point. Your students have done a brilliant job on their canvases too - you are obviously a great tutor! Anne xx

  4. Lovely canvas, and great idea with the molds!

  5. Love the cast things you made that is really clever. Looks like a fab class and I love how different they all are.

  6. Ooooo! I wish I lived closer so I could have come!

  7. I love how this project turned out! I am definitely going to make one for my studio wall! I just have to figure out which product you used from Smooth Cast and I'll be all set. I still have my fondant molds from back when I made wedding cakes! I knew those things would come in handy again one day! LOL!
    Beth P

  8. Brilliant and such a very cool idea!! Love what you did and the finished result looks incredible! Great step by stem too and your students all did really well too!!


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