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Mixed Media Painting – Be Amazing, Arsty Girl!

Hello, I am Michelle Wells and I have a mixed media painting I’d like to share with you today. I absolutely love drawing, painting and mixed media, so I combined all three loves to make this 9×12 canvas, into an inspiring piece of art to brighten any room. And with the AMAZING Tattered Angels High Impact Paints, it has never been so easy to create a mixed media canvas.

Products used in the mixed media painting:
Tattered Angels High Impact Paint – TurquoiseLime GreenHot Pink, Black
Tattered Angels Chalkboard Mist – Canary
Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam – Clear
Aga Baraniak Compose Your Life Collection 12×12 Paper – Be Amazing and Flower Pieces
Matte Gel (I used Mod Podge), Texture Paste, Iridescent Medium, Beacon Mixed Media Glue
Embroidery Thread, Washi Tape, Ribbon, Glitter, Ink Pads
Watercolor Pencils, Paint Pens-Black & White
Scrapbook Paper, Embellishments of choice

I used gel medium to add my pre-drawn and cut face design to a 9×12 canvas. I used flesh colored watercolor pencils for the face color, for the eyes and lips. I then used Texture Paste and a small plastic spatula to form textured hair.
Next step, background. I chose Tattered Angels High Impact Paints for this.

Used a good size dollop of the TA High Impact Paint in Turquoise, then sprayed liberally with water, and did a “drip and runny” technique.

I also did the same with the TA High Impact Paint in Lime Green.

Once the background layers had dried, I used a paper towels, with the High Impact Paints in Turquoise and Lime Green to add definition. I also used Hot Pink TA High Impact Paint and TA Chalkboard Mist, in droplets, to give the effect of flowers.

I chose the TA High Impact Paint in Hot Pink, watered down for a watercolor effect to color to the flowers from Aga Baraniak’s Flower Pieces paper, and I used a drop of Tattered Angels Chalkboard Mist in Canary to the center of each flower. I used watercolor pencils, once again, to color the leaves for the largest flower used in her hair. I used Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam in clear, to add a slight sheen and shimmer to the watercolor flowers.
For additional interest to the background, I used stamps and stencils with ink and iridescent paste, as well as randomly placed washing tape over the design.

For additional interest to the background, I used stamps and stencils with ink and iridescent paste, as well as randomly placed washi tape over the design.

Finishing touch on my Artsy Girl, was her hair. I used TA High Impact Paint in Black to color her hair, after applying coiled matte medium soaked embroidery thread in dark gray, over the texture paste.
For added sparkle, I added black glitter to the drying paint.
I finished her hair with a sheer ribbon, a painted flower and leaves from Aga Baraniak’s Flower Pieces paper, and a whimsical butterfly from my personal stash.

The last thing I added was to her scrapbook paper dress, and that was adding the phrase “Be Amazing” cut from Aga Baraniak’s Be Amazing paper.

I hope I have inspired you to try some mixed media painting, too.

Have a crafty day!!!


Working with Canvas Corp Brands, the home of Tattered Angels, 7gypsies and Canvas Corp (Canvas Home Basics), since Jan 2017 and loving every single minute of it!!!

'Mixed Media Painting – Be Amazing, Arsty Girl!' have 2 comments

  1. June 17, 2018 @ 9:37 am Julia Cotrim

    Your mixed media painting is so cool! TFS!


  2. August 11, 2018 @ 9:56 am Jill

    Thanks for sharing this beautiful piece! I love all the color!


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