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Take Risks - Mixed Media Canvas

Happy Hump Day y'all!  Michelle here, bringing ya some mixed media love!

I had so much fun working with the mixed media kit this week and I still have half the kit left!  For this project I used the round canvas board, the Lindy's magicals, Jaquard Gum Arabic, Tres Jolie chipboard, Prima flowers and Prima Mechanicals.

I started out by grabbing some sheet music and Mod Podge from my art supplies

I applied the Mod Podge directly to the canvas, placed the trimmed down sheet music on top and then brushed the Mod Podge over the top.  Pay special attention to brush out the wrinkles and get the Mod Podge all the way to the edge for good adhesion.

Then I grabbed a Jennie Oliver stencil that I just got in the mail and some charcoal sticks and stenciled on the face.  You could use any stencil in your stash or even freehand a drawing for this.  If you don't have charcoal sticks you could use any blendable medium.

Next I mixed up a bit of the gold Lindy's magicals with a tad bit of water and made a little watercolor mixture

I painted the watercolor mixture on to my stenciled face, blending the lines as I went.

I did the same with the teal Lindy's magicals but I went somewhat darker for this one and watered it down in certain areas once it was on the canvas to create more variation.

For even more variation, I went back in with an even stronger color teal color mix and dabbed the color in spots to mimic an abstract sky.

When I mixed the Pine Lindy's magicals watercolor I added some of the Gum Arabic.  It made it quite a bit thicker so I had more variation and options when I was working with it on the canvas.

You can see how much thicker the green went on when I applied it.  I was actually able to apply it with a pallet knife, although I could have used a brush.  I added water once on the canvas and adjusted it till I was happy with the finished look.

Next I moved to the embellishments.

I cut down a portion of the Tres Jolie chip board film strip and added some Tim Holtz photos to the back side and then finished with a gold wax rub.  I glued it all down along with some Prima flowers and a metal Prima mechanicals. 

This canvas was super fun and I really enjoyed these techniques with the mediums in this kit!  I will certainly continue playing with these!!

I hope you enjoyed it as well and I hope you were inspired to create something beautiful!

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