My first Mixed Media Art Canvas

I have been seeing lots of these art canvas pieces on blogs and wanted to try one for quite some time.

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I followed a  youtube video by Kim Schofield at Eclectic Paperie for painting the canvas with acrylic paints, stamping with acrylic paint, and also for doing the butterfly (Martha Stewart clear stamp stamped with Botanical verse from Tim Holtz "Papillon"set). However, I added some of my own ideas so that it was bit different.!

The large flower is a tutorial by Wendy Vecchi using her art film paper. Other products used are Tim's Tattered Floral die, crackle glaze,  distress paint and gold paint daubber; Botanical verse, and Wendy Vecchi "Believe in Art" greenhouse advert.

The blue "flower"  with the gem is a Cuttlebug embossing folder "Floral Fantasy". I embossed a sheet of paper stamped with the Botanical verse, tore out a section with the flower, sponged with distress inks, and layered on the canvas with matte medium. I also used some Tim Holtz tape "journey" and "symphony notes" and inspire word embossed in black EP applied in the same manner.

The stamps I used are from Tim Holtz "Papillon" and "Ultimate Grunge" sets; the large word "inspire" is  from a set by Chocolate Baroque of England; and small UM's  "dream" and "art".

Other supplies - TH Alterations Die "Elegant Flourish", Rock Candy Stickles, and TH metal corners.

I'm going to enter this into Tim's Tattered Floral Challanege, Inspiration Journal Add a Little Pop (the pop is the flower and butterfly) and The Craft Room In the Garden Anything but a Card Challenge (butterflies and flowers are found in a garden)

March 19, 2013


Tim Holtz Tattered Floral Challenge

Inspiration Journal - Add a Little Pop

The Craft Room - In the Garden anything but a card


  1. for your first canvas it's a stunner! love the colours, and the flowers, thanks for sharing with us at Craft Room Challenge, Debi x

  2. Beautiful canvas, Sharon! Absolutely lovely.

  3. Sharon! How nice to see your beautiful canvas...a giant butterfly, be still my heart! And I'm thrilled that you enjoyed the eP video - nothing makes me happier than to inspire! Wonderful work!