Anat with you today to share a Mixed Media Canvas ‘Believe in magic’, featuring some techniques using Lindy’s, like coloring Acrylic Pebbles, Glitz spritz to color molds prints and Frozen Jack Frost Spray for a dry brush effect.
So let’s start with the Step by Step:
I had this composition in mind and I thought a Flat Canvas will be the suitable base for it! First I adhered some construction mesh in the center of the canvas, using gel medium where the composition will take place.
Using a Spatula I spread White Crackle Paste unevenly and left it for a few hours.
After the cracks were made, I glued the composition with Gel Medium. I used in the composition a clay frame, lots of metal embellishments and chipboard. I left it again to dry for a few hours. I always work in more than one project at the same time, so when one is “resting” I can work on another one.
Next, cover the composition with white gesso.
Pick 3 gorgeous sprays: Magnolia Magenta Gold Shimmer Spray, Wild Honeysuckle Coral Shimmer Spray and Peony Scarlet Red Shimmer Spray. I sprayed with them one beside the other and only a little bit on top. I wanted the composition to be darker than the rest of the canvas.
I made splashes with Frozen Jack Frost Shimmer Spray, smaller ones on the composition and bigger ones on the canvas. It’s important to dry it before the next step.
To give more interest to the project I sprayed a little bit with my new love: Bling-y Blonde Shimmer Spray Dry with a heat gun or let it dry naturally.
In my last post I explained the Dry Brushing technique with White Heavy Gesso, here I want to show you can achieve Dry Brush effect with the Frozen Jack Frost Spray. In this project I used both: On the composition elements I used the White Gesso and on the base I used the Spray.
Here’s another great technique: to color my Acrylic Pebbles I mixed Gel medium with California Poppy Gold and Autum Maple Crimson Shakers. I than brushed the pebbles from both sides with the mixture. When both sides were dry I added it to the Canvas.
I decided I want to spray the chipboard sentiment, and not emboss it as I usually do. So to get a perfect shimmery color I first gave it a coat of white gesso to cover.
And sprayed it with Red Hot Poker OrangeShimmer Spray. You can see how gorgeous it is.
Brushed the pebbles with white gesso.
Antique Effects for Molds
Before coloring clay mold print you have to give it a coat of clear gesso or gel medium.
I discovered some time ago a very easy technique to give molds an antique look – spray it with Glitz Spritz Spray.
The Glitz Spritz is basically shimmer only, so when you spray it the shimmer goes into all slots of your mold and give the antique look, perfect for most kinds of projects. I used here the Medieval Gold Glitz Spritz.
Last, but not least, I’ve added a little bit of glitter to the project
Hope you enjoyed the process as much I did creating it!
Here are some more pictures.
- Sprays – Frozen Jack Frost Shimmer Spray, Medieval Gold Glitz Spritz, Wild honeysuckle coral Shimmer Spray, Magnolia Magenta Gold Shimmer Spray Peony Scarlet Red Shimmer Spray, Bling-y Blonde Shimmer Spray, Red Hot Poker Orange Shimmer Spray.
- Shakers – Autum Maple Crimson, California Poppy Gold
Have a wonderful day xoxo