Little Birdie Crafts Sea Flowers Mixed Media Canvas Tutorial

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.

Sea Flowers Mixed Media Canvas Tutorial by Kathy Clement Product by Little Birdie Crafts Photo 01

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.

Thanks for stopping by!



Flowers of the Sea Mixed Media Canvas Supply List

Other Products: Other products: Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink, Vintage Photo Distress Oxide Ink Reinker, Walnut Ink Spray, Tim Holtz Sand and Sea Bigz Die, seashells from my stash

6 thoughts on “Little Birdie Crafts Sea Flowers Mixed Media Canvas Tutorial

  1. Suzy Q

    Oh WOW! WOW! WOW! Kathy! This is so gorgeous! Who wouldn’t luv a gift like this! Thank you so much for the awesome tutorial …luv how you detailed each step for us newbies to the mixed media world! Have to add some new inventory first! Thanks again for the great tips and tricks and the guidance! Hugs, Suzy Q

  2. Helen

    This is such a lovely mixed media canvas, Kathy. While I haven’t expanded into canvases yet, I am inspired by what you’ve created here. If it were hanging on my wall, I’d gaze at it whenever I needed a few peaceful moments by the ocean. tfs

  3. Betsy

    Besides giving me inspiration you give me artistic courage! I saw 5X5 canvases at the craft store last week and was drawn to them thinking I could paint and decoupage something neat but I put the package back. I need to step outside the box and give it a try. Thanks Kathy! Your creation is just beautiful!

  4. Joan

    Love this project. The texture is amazing. I have learned so much from your videos like UTEE and will now try crackle medium as well. Thanks you for your detailed instructional videos. So helpful.

    1. kathycNC Post author

      Thank you so much, Joan! I’m still discovering all the ins and outs of mixed media. It’s loads of fun! Thanks for letting me know you are enjoying these mixed media posts. Happy crafting!

  5. Sherry

    Love it. Would love to see it in person. I know the mica and melange is gorgeous. Very sea worthy

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