Mixed Media on Burlap Canvas

Posted by Carisa Zglobicki

Create a beautiful mixed media project on a stretch burlap canvas using a stamped image colored with Copic Markers, gesso and embellishments.

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Hi everyone! Carisa with you today and I'm going to share how to create a beautiful mixed media piece using a stretched burlap canvas by Home Basics. I love creating on a smaller scale and this canvas measures 6x6 which is perfect for me. I also love coloring stamped images with Copic Markers and sometimes want to create something other than a card with my favorite stamped images and this is the perfect way to do that. This would make a great gift for a loved one, friend or just to create inspiration to display in your home. I am going to show you exactly how I put this together and it is simple enough for anyone to do!

Here is what you will need:

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Prima Marketing, Inc. Bloom Collection Girl (Hope)

Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

Copic Xpress It Blending Card

Copic Markers: Skin (E13, E35, V17, E04, R02, R32, R35); Hair (W1, W3, W5, C6, W9, 110); Dress (Y23, Y26, W3, W5)

Stretched Burlap 6x6 Canvas

Liquitex White Gesso

Crate Paper Craft Market Wood Veneer Hoops

Pink Paislee Citrus Bliss 6x6 Paper Pad

Pink Paislee Citrus Bliss Stickers

Heidi Swapp Flea Market Pouch Kit

Susan Lenart Kazmer Art Mechanique Ribbon by Ice Resin

Prima Marketing Handmade Paper

May Arts Gold & White Bakers Twine

Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive

Tsukineko Craft Mat

Join me in my studio!

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I stamped my image with Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored her using Copic Markers. Then, I fussy cut her out and used an X-acto knife to get into all the spaces in her hair because I didn't want any of the white to show. You can see I didn't color the flowers in her hair because I planned to cover them with flower embellishments.

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I gathered the embellishments I wanted to use on my canvas placing them together to make sure everything was going to blend since I was using bits from different companies and collections.

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I chose some pattern paper and tore all four sides down to fit the canvas. I love the rough texture of tearing rather than using my paper trimmer for projects like this. Then I used some watered down white gesso to tone down the paper and blend it into the burlap canvas.

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Start assembling your canvas together using a strong adhesive. I used Helmar 450 Quick Dry and placed it all over the back of my image as well as all the embellishments.

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To create dimension with the flowers, I used Helmar Scrap Dots. You can use foam dots for this as well. I created a ruffle border with sheer ribbon by folding it over on to itself using adhesive to hold each pleat.

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Finally, I added the wood veneer hoop around her face to bring it out as the focal point as well as some final embellishment touches with the sentiment using the foam glitter stickers, additional flowers and some twine.

Some close ups:

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