“Dreamers, paint your dreams” mixed media canvas with Aleksandra

Hi dear Lindy’s Gang friends. It’s already April, but we still have such a funny weather here in Slovenia. I hope we will soon be enjoying in warm spring days, filled with sunshine! This month I decided to go with a more neutral color palette, as it suits the April mood and also April Moodboard on Lindy’s challenge. I made a mixed media canvas with lots of gorgeous natural Lindy’s shades paired with beautiful 7 dots studio papers. I long wished to work with these gorgeous papers, perfect for mixed media and I finally had a chance to play with them. I hope you’ll like my project and it inspires you to make your own creation, maybe even join our monthly challenge? 🙂


First I covered my canvas with clear gesso to prepare it for my Lindy’s colors. I then sprayed the canvas with the lightest of tones – “Glory of the seas gold” Starburst spray. I then added some corrugated cardboard and wrapped with twine.

I dry-brushed it with white gesso on some parts and then added texture and color. Next, I prepared a mixture with sand texture paste, a bit of white gesso and three different shades of Lindy’s gang Magical shakers – “Grab a guy gold”, “Cowabunga copper” and “Bratwurst brown”. This gorgeous and highly pigmented Lindy’s powders are just perfect to mix with different mediums. I applied my colored texture paste onto the cardboard and twine and on the edges of canvas. I then added some shades of brown with “Bayou boogie gold” and “Cajun carnelian red” Starburst sprays and some green touches with “Edelweiss moss green” Starburst spray – one of my all-time favourites! I just love this color!

I added some Dusty Attic chipboards, which I covered first with white gesso and then applied two different shades of Lindy’s embossing powders on top, before the gesso was dry. I used “Bratwurst brown” and “Midnight copper” embossing powders. I love to use them on top of the wet gesso, it gives such a gorgeous dimensional effect when heated.

At the end I added some wordings to finish my canvas. I love the saying: “We are all dreamers! Follow your heart! Paint your dreams! And yes! Paint your dreams and paint your life! It’s much more beautiful then!

There is also a video tutorial for you on our Youtube channel so you can try it for yourself! I’m sure you’ll have a lot of fun with this project!

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Thank you so much for taking time to stop by and see you soon!

Hugs, Aleksandra


2 thoughts on ““Dreamers, paint your dreams” mixed media canvas with Aleksandra

  1. Thank you so much dear Pooja! I’m so happy you liked it! Thanks for stopping by and leaving some love! <3

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