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Autumn Mixed Media Canvas



Create your own fall decorations this season. An Autumn Mixed Media Canvas from Linda Peterson is an artistic way to express yourself. Use a variety of crafty materials to create a piece that really represents your point of view.

Autumn Mixed Media Canvas


  • Canvas 12 x 24
  • Music sheet
  • Handwriting sheet
  • Collage medium
  • Sponge brushes
  • Paint in colors of choice – we used a brick red, turquoise, burnt umber, sand, white and black, sunflower yellow
  • Distress inks in greens and browns
  • Newspaper
  • Words or phrase of choice
  • Bottle caps – anything to create a circle texture – optional
  • Foam stamps –optional
  • Charcoal pencil


  1. Cut out strips of newsprint and decoupage onto canvas. Allow to dry.

    Autumn Mixed Media Canvas
  2. Apply a light wash of white paint randomly over surface.

    Autumn Mixed Media Canvas
  3. Apply desired paint color to bubble wrap or plastic wrap and stamp onto surface to begin the layered textural effect. Repeat until you have a pleasing background. Allow to dry.

    Autumn Mixed Media Canvas
  4. Cut out sunflower and pot pattern from handwriting and music papers and decoupage to background.

    Autumn Mixed Media Canvas
  5. Paint over sunflower with yellow – leaving some of the writing to show through.
  6. Paint pot using the same technique.

    Autumn Mixed Media Canvas
  7. Outline with charcoal pencil to give added depth.

    Autumn Mixed Media Canvas
  8. Finish by applying any additional textural effects or phrases as desired. Apply finish coat of decoupage medium over surface and allow to dry completely.

    Autumn Mixed Media Canvas

For a comprehensive video tutorial, check out How to Make a Sunflower Collage Mixed Media Canvas.

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Mar 28, 2014

I had same issue coffeewithclouds. All I got was an ad playing. Sure would love to have the remaining parts. This is an awesome idea.


Jul 24, 2012

love this idea and I really want to makee it but it says to download the paper you need and I see noway to download anything I could really use some HELP


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