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Mixed Media Monday Canvas

Hey everyone, Kim here. I'm back today sharing my project I made with the June mixed media kit. If you didn't know, our mixed media kits always come with a project so you can start playing with your mediums as soon as you open the box.

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Here is the June kit:

It''s almost like you get 2 projects in one in this kit. For my project I decided to use some of the metal pieces on a canvas. 
Here is my project:

I used the mediums, metals (as ell as some from my stash), a stencil from a past MM kit and I got to creating. I'm really happy how it turned out.

How about some close ups?

For the background, I layered the stencil using modeling paste. I used various parts of the stencil all over the canvas until I was happy with the look.
Once that was done, I glued down my metal and chipboard pieces until I was happy with the design they created. I layered pieces on top of each other and used foam tape for other to give it dimension.
Once my design was complete, I gave everything a layer of clear gesso. I wanted to make sure that the color I was about to add took to everything on the canvas. I dried it with my heat gun (I was to impatient to wait).
Then I grabbed the mist from the kit and went to work. I started at the center of my canvas and with the lightest color. I started with a pointed paint brush, to make sure I got into the small spaces.
Once Had the area covered I wanted, I moved on to my next darkest color, the purple. To get the edges to blend, I misted lightly with watering blended with the paint brush. For the larger area, I used a larger flat paintbrush.
For the edges, I used the black mist (although it looks blue). I used the large flat paint brush. I didn't worry about blending the edges with the purple, because I planned on using the gold mist for that. 
Where ever there was a hard edge or "white space" I used the gold mist and dry brushed that area to get the blended look.
Once that was all dry, I took a brush and some soft gloss gel and randomly brushed it on the project. Then I took a clean soft brush and dipped into the mica flakes and brushed them wherever the gloss gel was. It added nice dimension to the project. When I was done, I just brushed away the excess and I was done.

Did you get this kit? If so, show us your project in our Facebook Cafe. If not, you better head on over to the store and grab one. There are only a couple left before they are sold out. 

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