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DIY Mixed Media Canvas

Hello, I’m Carmen from Serendipity Studio and I’m so happy to be visiting Katie’s blog while she
takes some time off.

Today I’m bringing you a tutorial on making a collage mixed media canvas using mono-print papers and printables of vintage postcards.  I have a love of vintage items and use them often in my art, whether it’s music sheets, book pages, maps or even lace trim.

I started by printing out some copies of vintage postcards I had scanned and adhered them to the canvas with DecoArt DecouPage.  I do have instant downloads of vintage postcards available in my shop.

I wanted to tone down the background so added a Sage Green acrylic paint.  I love using makeup sponges to apply paint and they are very cost effective.

I cut houses from some  monoprint paper I had previously made.  These are vintage music sheets with acrylic paint and stencils created on a Gelli Plate.

To create a blue sky effect I used one of my favorite stencils from The Crafter’s Workshop, chicken wire stencil.

I then combined some modeling paste and some orange acrylic paint to use with a stencil to create a sun.

Here is the 3D effect the modeling paste gives when used with stencils.

I then added some details to the houses with my Micron pen and charcoal pencil.

More detail now with stamps and archival ink.

Final step is adding the words.  I printed them out and tore it out instead of cutting.  Also gave it a distressed look with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Vintage Photo.

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial and give it a try soon.  If you want to see more, please stop by my blog at Serendipity Studio.

Thank you Katie for letting me visit today!

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I'm Katie, the artist behind the blog Punk Projects. I love everything crafty, I drink tea all day long, I'm a bit of a nerd, and I usually have ink or paint on my hands.

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