Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Mixed Media Canvas

This is Tanvi, welcoming you here today!
In her previous posts - here & here, DT Lekha used the Itsy Bitsy metallic paints & I knew I had to try them! Was so happy to find them in my DT kit this time! 
Mont Marte Impasto & Mont Marte dimensional paints are two other products I am using for the first time & will talk about these in a bit.

For my post today I am working on a mixed media canvas.
After a base coat of gesso on a 8x10 canvas I started working on creating the background. 

I used teal blast metallic paint. These colors are very creamy & rich, give very good coverage & the metallic sheen is simply amazing. Pearlized paints are available in an array of colors - 

Also I have used these on a variety of media in this project as you will see soon -  canvas, paper, MDF, chipboard, fabric, handmade paper, metal. 

To even out the color I used a baby wipe.

Next I wanted to add some silver to the background & this is where I brought in the dimensional paint. Once again with the baby wipe blended it in the background. Mont Marte Dimension acrylic is a high viscosity fine art paint. 

After this I wanted some stencilling to add texture to the background using IMPASTO. 
 Impasto is a technique of using very thick paint, usually thick enough so that the brush or painting-knife strokes are visible. When dry, impasto provides texture & thats how I experimented with it using a stencil. Mont Marte Impasto is a heavy bodied paint that is colorless. When mixed with the color it does not change color. 
As you can see in the picture I mixed both the colors with impasto & it formed a rich creamy blend. 

Carefully I used the irregular dot stencil, using both pastes randomly.

While it was drying I brought out some embellishments from my Itsy Bitsy stash! 

For some more texture I glued some doillies on the canvas & also some gesso splatters all over the canvas.

Once I decided on the layout I glued all the embellishments using silicon glue

I brushed gesso on all & later painted them with the teal color. The chipboard frames, pearl strings & metal charms I chose to paint silver. At this point I also added some silver stencilled script to the background,

Here is the final look at the canvas & some close ups! Love how the sheen is captured by the camera!
All the embellishments transformed so easily to a teal color!

I had a lot of fun experimenting with the paints & impasto & hope you will try these too!

Thank you for visiting today!

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  1. wonderful MM layout! Loved the color combo. xx

  2. wow!..i fell in love with this monochrome mix media..and loved the use flowers and other embellies

    1. Thank you Lekha! Your metallic posts led to this!

  3. Wow! Extremely beautiful job done, love all the textures and embellishments!

  4. Lovely project... I am so inspired to make such one... Just love the colours...

  5. Wonderful creation..must try the metallics

    1. Thank you! They are really awesome & so many shades to choose from!