Five Mixed Media Mini Canvas Tutorials by Stephanie Papin

Hello Lindy’s Stamp Gang friends !

Stéphanie with you today to  share  with you  this new project made for a special occasion, Father’s Day!  I hope , he enjoys  my  work, i’m not sure about it, but I enjoyed making this for him, and that alone is great!
Here is a new mixed-media canvas. It’s actually five mini canvases glued onto a big  canvas. It’s the first time that I create something like this, but I love dimension so much, that I wanted to  try something different .

It’s also the first time that I  worked on such a small area. I really enjoy to work on  canvas because there is already texture on it, and the white colour of the texture is really  beautiful.

I wanted to create a clean looking project. That’s why I worked on very small canvases, and left lots of white space on the big canvas. I  just added some big  tasks of gesso  in the center so  there is a touch of something different , but still avery  clean look. I  left my  gesso  dry 3 days long because  it was very  thick.
 To  begin my  work, I  prepared my five mini canvases with  a  very  small  collage of paper and gesso …
  … stamped some stamps in black ink  … and then added some Lindy’s!


I used different colours here and there on the five canvases. Then I applied a crackle texture paste  with  a stencil on  the canvases. 
Once again, I used a second texture paste, this time a glass bead  paste, that I mixed with  some ‘Art Sugar’ (Antique Silver) . It gave color to the project, texture, and shine all at the same time.
I then continued with other colours, small or bid drops of colors, some of the colours mixed together and I got a beautiful  results.
Three of the five canvases are worked with  metal  embellishments.
I  used  acrylic glaze (silks) to paint on the metal embellishments.
On three of the canvaes I built metal layers to add dimension.
I added Lindy’s colours  again and again. After that I glued  the beads.
I added Lindy’s colours again and again, until I  find that it’s enough, and I achieve the look that I want.
I hope that you find inspiration here to  try  to work on the mini canvases. It’s so much fun!
Remember to play with us with the colour challenge, as there still are some days left for you to share your work.  You could maybe win a Lindy’s prize! Take a chance!
My  Lindy’s colours used:
–  I’m Late, I’m Late Slate


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