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“Follow your Heart” – Mixed Media Canvas

Hi there! Lynne Joncas here sharing a canvas I created using several gorgeous Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists. I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to take a class with the incredible artist Finnabair a while back, and this mixed media canvas is inspired by the one I made in her class.

Supply list for this mixed media canvas project:
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists: Festival, Maya Blue, English Ivy
Canvas Corp – coloured burlap: Wheat
Canvas Corp
stretched canvas – square
Ranger Distress embossing powder: Vintage Photo
Versamark ink, Homemade texture paste
Art Alchemy Metllique Wax: Rich Copper
Prima stencilcheesecloth and a variety of metal and chipboard embellishments, lace, flowers etc.

I like to begin by creating a basic design plan. A few things do end up getting moved over the course of creation, but it helps me decide where I want to add stenciling and  any other textural details. This type of project is also a great way to use up mismatched or odd-coloured items from your stash, as you will be covering them all over with gesso afterwards!  I did try to use lighter-coloured items for this, as I knew I was planning to leave a lot of the canvas white and that I would be misting lightly with soft colours. If you choose a darker colour palette, however,  it’s a perfect way to use up the “ugly” flowers you have! Scraps of lace, burlap and other fibers look terrific when gessoed and misted, as well, and add a nice variety of textures.

I added stenciling with texture paste to some of the open areas-I love texture paste! Your stenciling doesn’t have to be perfect; if your texture paste is fairly thick the designs will hold their shape and it will not bleed under the stencil.

Once the texture paste is dry (you can use a heat tool to speed the process up, but your stenciling may puff and bubble a bit, which creates an interesting effect. You may want to try it on a scrap first, though, to decide which effect you prefer.)

Prime your entire project with gesso. It took a couple coats over the darker flowers to get a good white base. If you prefer to mist over a coloured background, you may add a coat of acrylic paint or tinted gesso when your base coat is dry.
As you can see, there is still a hint of colour in a few areas, but I knew the mist would be enough to cover them.

Now comes the fun part-adding your mist! I used three colours and allowed the mist to dry between colours. If you decide you want the colour deeper in some areas, add more after all the colours have been done-I find seeing all the colours together makes it easier for me to decide where I might want a little more saturation. I brushed the title piece with turquoise mist as I wanted it to stand out a bit from the rest of the canvas-I love the deeper colour effects you can get by painting with glimmer mist!

The chipboard gears were given a rusty texture and metallic look with the combination shown below.I heat-embossed first, then rubbed the metallic wax onto them when they were cool.

Here are a couple closeups that show the misting onto the textures.

I so enjoy working with Tattered Angels Mists.
If you haven’t tried them yet, I hope you do – you will be amazed at what you can create!

Have a lovely and creative, colourful day!




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