‘Explore’ Mixed Media Canvas by Mary Catt

Hello mixed media’s fans! Mary here with you today and I’m going to show you how I made a canvas using several Starbursts and Flat Sprays as well as Embossing Powder from Lindy’s.

I started by covering my canvas with black gesso. When this had dried, I applied black modeling paste through a stencil and because I wanted to give it, even more, texture I heat embossed the pattern with ”Angel Wings Mauve” embossing powder.

The shimmer really stands out on the black background.

Then, I gave all the embellishments a coat of black gesso.

I glued down all the embellishments. Then, I mixed black gesso and art stones with soft gloss gel and applied it on the canvas to create more texture.

When everything was dry I highlighted some spots with white gesso, this helps make the patterns and shapes stand out.

I used the sprays Pop Rock Purple, Tea Pot PurplePrima Donna Purple and Hydrangea Blue to add color to the canvas.

To finish, I made some splatters with White Acrylic Artists Ink.  Here are some close-ups so you can see the details.

I have also made a video tutorial with the procedure. You can watch it here or on the Lindy’s Stamp Gang YouTube Channel.


Lindy’s Products

Other products

  • 2Crafty Chipboard, Finnabair mediums (White and Black Gesso, Soft Gloss Gel), Finnabair Art Stones, Scrap-Unlimited embellishments, Prima Marketing flowers and pebbles


Thank my friends for your time!

Leave a Little Love

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.