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Autumn Mixed Media Canvas

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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
 

Materials:

  • 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

Instructions:

  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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