Saturday, September 20, 2014

Follow your dream | Mixed media canvas

Hi Friends
Sharing with you a mixed media canvas. This is inspired from the lovely mixed media of my dear bloggy friend Yvonne. I am marveled by the ease with which she executes such amazing mixed media project..long way to go for me. Happy with the result for now, would love to hear how you liked it.

For this canvas,
First I applied some lovely bits of tissue paper with gesso.

Then I stenciled with modeling paste to create the lovely damask texture on the canvas. It was a single border stencil, which i repeated multiple times to get the texture on entire canvas.
Then I applied some brown acrylic paint on the border, to distress the edges. Embellished with the bicycle, Eiffel tower, and Merilyn Monroe. Used a beautiful frame for her.

Though the  embellishment matched, but I did not feel a cohesive look in the canvas. Did some stamping on the edges to add more depth to the canvas. Created the bunting from vegetable mesh and old magazine paper. Applied pink glitter in the frame and flowers. Did some more stamping and used rub ons.
I thought this is the final one now.

But then an idea stuck ! I colored the frame black with a white board marker and my focal point :)
Applied modge podge. Also used distress glitter and white mica flakes sent to me by Yvonne to complete the finishing :)

Some more Close ups:

Sending this to below challenges:

Lessology -Travel theme

Craft Challenge - color challenge 

Scrap Africa - Vintage

The Mirror Crackd - Anything mixed media

Crafty Creations Challenge - Vintage


  1. Wow, what a lovely canvas! Thank you for sharing it with us at The Mirror Crack'd challenge.

  2. What a gorgeous canvas. So much delicious texture.

    Thanks so much for joining in and supporting our first ever challenge.

    The Mirror Crack'd

  3. Oh wow. A really nice canvas you made here. I love the texture you created here. Such a lovely frame and vintage photo. Thanks for sharing and playing with at Scrap Africa.

  4. Fabulous LO, Lavina. Looks like you really had fun making this layout :)

  5. wow...this is pretty nice:) Will surely this soon:)
    I have something interesting in my blog too, do look:)

  6. Beautiful! I love the texture, vintage success! Thank you for joining us at Scrap Africa!

  7. Lovely's got an eclectic mix of elements that go beautifully to tell your story!

  8. Oh wow.LOVE the texture on the background and the fun mix of elements. I like to colour my elements too!

    Thanks for joining us at LESSology!

  9. Very cute. I love that textured background. Thank you for playing at Scrap Africa.

  10. Great project.Thw background is cool and a good call on colouring the frame black.It does indeed pop out more.Love the mix of embellishments.

  11. A lovely canvas, thanks for sharing with us at LESSology!

  12. Good on you for taking Yvonne's lead & creating a canvas - she does them so [apparently] effortlessly! I adore your vintage colours & I think the frame looks fabulous that colour:) I'm a Paris-phile, so this one REALLY tickled my fancy!! Thanks so much for joining in at LESSology this month!!!!

  13. Lavina...this canvas is so super....and love the texture and colouring! So beautiful! Thanks so much for playing along with our Vintage Challenge at Scrap Africa! ;-)

  14. So beautiful Canvas! And with Paris it!
    Thanks for playing with us at Scrap Africa!

  15. Great canvas

    Thanks for playing along at ABAC

  16. Lovely canvas! They are so much fun to work with. this is just lovely. Thanks for playing at Scrap Africa :)

  17. Lovely canvas, thanks for paling with us at ABAC!

  18. What a great job... I started laughing when you said that you thought this was the final step but then another idea struck you... That happens to me all the I call it my creative evolution because I never know quite where the project is going to end up.... :-) Beautiful job and thank you for playing with us at ABAC

  19. It is amazing how you find time for such beautiful craft work along with your other occupations.
    It is a nice collage--is it the right term for your work lavina?

    1. Thanks indu happy that you liked it. .its a mixed media canvas. .collage is usually a mixture of lot of photos. This is a mix of different types of material. .:)

  20. How amazing. I love the way you layered it. You have some amazing dreams. I hope they all come true for you.

  21. A wonderful finished projects often just evolve as well and yours finished up beautifully. Thanks for joining us at Scrap Africa :D


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