Vintage Hexagon Canvas with Lindys Sprays and Embossing Powders

Hi friends! Preeti Datta (Dutt Preety) on the Lindy’s blog today to show you step by step how to create a Vintage Hexagon Canvas using Lindy’s Gang Sprays and Embossing Powders.

I wanted to create a happy, floral, colorful canvas inspired by the colors of autumn. It is fun to try out new shapes and hence, I chose a hexagonal canvas. I love layering all the embellishments to create a three-dimensional look. I have used chipboard and die cuts here, one can easily replace these with whatever embellishments you have in your stash. All you need are some gorgeous Lindy’s Sprays and Embossing Powders in your favorite colors. This would make for a wonderful gift for friends or family and the same process can be used to make cards, tags, altered projects like boxes, photo frames etc.

Basic Process

To begin, apply heavy white gesso to the hexagon-shaped canvas to prepare it for mixed media work.

To create background texture, apply modeling paste or any texture paste through a stencil onto the canvas.

Now comes the fun part, adding color. Start by lightly spraying the canvas with water and then using a brush, apply Mad Hatter Mint Shimmer Spray in some areas and Sea Mint Green Shimmer Spray to other areas. Let the colors flow and mix naturally with each other.

Now, we prepare the elements for layering. Heat emboss some of your favorite chipboard and die cuts (cut from thick cardstock) using Lindy’s Embossing Powder- Lederhosen Laurel EP, Guten Tag Teal EP, Merry-Go-Round Green EP, Yodeling Yellow EP, Twilight Bronze Slate EP. I always use Lindy’s Gripper for holding the thin die cuts and chipboards while heat embossing. It is my most used and favorite tool. It helps to avoid burnt fingers and securely holds thin, tiny pieces that tend to fly away. (I’ve used die cuts and chipboard here, you can use whatever embellishments you like or have in your stash.)

To give variety and add visual interest to the composition, we will heat emboss some more die cuts. To get a multi-colored look, sprinkle on 4 different embossing powders onto the leaf die cuts and then heat emboss them, this gives a fun variation to some of the leaves. We’ve used Lindy’s Lederhosen Laurel EP, Guten Tag Teal EP, Oakleaf Olive EPand Desert Moon Turquoise EP here.

Next, prepare some more embellishments for layering by coloring different floral and leaf die cuts using Lindy’s beautiful Sprays-Sea Mint Green, Red Hot Poker Orange and Bling-y Blonde Shimmer Spray. 

Now, color some gauze or cheesecloth by first spraying with water and then spraying on Lindy’s Red Hot Poker Orange Shimmer Spray.

Then, distress and darken the edges of everything (the canvas, the quote chipboard, vintage paper doll, and all the floral chipboards & die cuts) using Vintage Photo Archival Ink and a blending foam. This will help create the vintage look, tie everything together & lend cohesion to the piece.

To soften the look of the background, dry brush a little heavy white gesso onto the completely dry canvas using a flat dry brush. This will soften the colors.

Now, gather all the elements (heat embossed & colored chipboards and die cuts, paper doll, quote chip, gauze, colored gauze & vintage book page), layer them to create a visually pleasing composition and adhere them using a strong glue. Use pieces of cardboard between some of the layers to add to the three-dimensional look.

In the end, add a few pearls to embellish the canvas, apply some metallic waxes to create extra shine and create white ink splatter using watered down white acrylic paint and a fan brush.

Here are some photos of the finished Vintage Hexagon Canvas…


Lindy’s Products

Other Products 

  • Tim Holtz Quote Chips & Paper Dolls ; Prima Finnabair Heavy White Gesso, Modelling Paste, Stencil & Waxes; Fantasy Dies; Creative Embellishments Chipboard; White Acrylic Chalk Paint; Versamark Watermark Inkpad and Ranger’s Archival Inkpad.

Thanks a lot for your precious time
Stay Blessed!


Preeti Dutt

I'm Preeti from India. I love paper crafting and mixed media. I enjoy making clean & simple as well as grungy vintage projects. Playing with colours is my happy place.

3 thoughts on “Vintage Hexagon Canvas with Lindys Sprays and Embossing Powders

  1. Hi kmcorby 🙂 thanks for visiting the Lindy’s blog ❤ I bought the hexagon canvas at a local art supplies shop in India. Canvases of many shapes and sizes are available at most art & craft stores. Please check your local stores, I’m sure they have some interesting ones on sale 🙂 alternatively, the same techniques can be used to alter gift boxes, mdf boards, photoframes etc hope it helps. Have a great day xoxo

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