Little Birdie Crafts Sea Flowers Mixed Media Canvas Tutorial
Hello, Friends! Are you ready to pull on your Mixed Media boots this morning? I am really learning to enjoy the whole messy mixed media experience! This 8×8 Little Birdie Sea Flowers Mixed Media Canvas Tutorial is loaded with tips, tricks, techniques and ideas that you can incorporate into your own crafty adventures.
Instead of being scared out of my wits when faced with a blank canvas, I am learning to have fun with the process, take it as it comes and to trust my instincts. Since I love everything about the ocean, I thought it would be fun to create a little seaside collage with sprays, paints, gels, stencils, chipboard and flowers.
I won’t spend a lot of time here talking about the project, as you can find out all about it in the video tutorial below. But just look at all this yummy texture, color and dimension! I can’t believe I did this! Happy dance time!
Little Birdie Crafts Sea Flowers Mixed Media Canvas Tutorial: Two Step Crackle Medium
I’ve been wanting to try out LBC Two Step Crackle Medium for ages, and I finally had a chance to take it for a test drive. This close up shot of the background gives you an idea of what it looks like. In person, it’s amazing. But it’s hard to capture with the camera.
Little Birdie Crafts Sea Flowers Mixed Media Canvas Tutorial Video
I thought y’all might enjoy taking this little mixed media journey with me, so I’ve prepared a video tutorial for you. We’ll start with a quick look at the finished canvas and talk about the supplies I used to create these mixed media effects. Then there will be a photo step out tutorial showing you how to build the basic layers on the canvas. Finally, we will go “live” as I build the collage elements. This way, if you are like me, you can see how a composition like this comes together. For your convenience, I’ve linked all the products I used below this post.
There is still much for me to learn when it comes to mixed media. But I can tell you this, I’m looking forward to each new experience instead of dreading it.
I hope I’ve shared some tips and tricks today that you can use in your own crafty adventures. If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.
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Flowers of the Sea Mixed Media Canvas Supply List
- Little Birdie Crafts 8×8 Watercolour Canvas
- Vintage Reflections 12×12 Paper Pack
- Lemon Zing/Ocean Mist Color Splash
- Modeling Paste
- White Gesso
- Heavy Gel Medium/ Matte
- Glass Bead Gel Medium
- Two Step Crackle MEdium
- Mica Powder/ Natural
- Walnut Cream Acrylic Paint
- Burlap Roll
- Craft Twine
- Entangled Stencil
- Stone Wall Stencil
- Script Design Stencil
- Think Positive Chipboard Sentiments
- Wendy Arctic Ice Flowers
- Symphony Ivory Flowers
- Cream Rose Buds
- Hearty Melange Silver