Mixed-media Canvas tutorial with Svetlana

Hi beautiful Lindy’s friends!

Svetlana here on the Lindy’s blog today to show you the process of creating a mixed-media canvas. I wanted to add more sun in my projects, so I decided to dedicate my canvas to spring. I used all natural colors of this season: yellow, green and brown. These colors remind me of natural elements such a growing grass and shining sun.

Process video so you can watch and create your own canvas.

Basic Process

  • Choose a napkin with your favorite motif and tear it into several pieces.
  • Glue the pieces of napkin onto your canvas with some clear medium or glue.
  • Add some white acrylic paint or gesso here and there on your background.
  • Stamp with black and grey archival ink on your background.
  • Apply sand texture paste through the stencil, leaving your napkin’s pattern visible.

  • Now we can get together all the elements in one composition. I love adding pieces of lace and leaves between layers.
  • When my composition is ready and glued together I add small pearls, glitter and stones. I can highlight some elements with wax and white gesso.

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I hope you like my canvas and the tutorial. Thank you very much for reading. I’m really looking forward to your feedback!


Svetlana Sanochkina

Hi! I'm Svetlana Sanochkina from Russia. My style is mixing different elements with paints. I love experimenting with color combinations. I have been crafting since 2016.

2 thoughts on “Mixed-media Canvas tutorial with Svetlana

  1. Thanks for your comment! It’s a great supporting for me:)

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