DIY Christmas Mixed Media Canvas

Using a variety of acrylic paints and embellishments to create a Christmas Themed mixed media canvas on wood.

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Hi Blitsy Fans!

Carisa here with you today and I don't know about you but I am in the holiday crafting spirit 100%!!! I'm listening to Christmas music, making handmade holiday cards and I love creating new mixed media pieces to hang for the holiday season as well. Today I am going to create one of those pieces showing you how to use your favorite pattern paper collections as your starting point as well as inspiration for a color palette. A lot of times without such a reference, I can get carried away mixing every single color of paint I own which can become a little overwhelming not to mention a hot mess. By using a paper collection from one of your favorite paper companies, I used Bo Bunny's 6x6 Altitude collection, all of the guesswork of cohesive colors has already been done for you. Also, it's a great way to use up bits and pieces left over as well as maybe some of the papers you don't like AS much because they didn't end up on your scrapbook pages or cards since you'll be creating many layers on top - the patterns don't matter as much as the colors. Pick out paints that match and you are all set to go creating beautiful mixed media wall decor for any holiday. Let me show you how!

Supply List

Wood Canvas Panel-10"X10"

Dina Wakley Media Heavy Body Acrylic Paints - Night, 2oz

Ranger - Dina Wakley Media - Heavy Body Acrylic Paints - Turquoise

Ranger - Dina Wakley Media - Heavy Body Acrylic Paints - White

Ranger Archival Ink Jet Black

Crate Paper Craft Market Wood Veneer Hoops

Advantus - Tim Holtz Ideaology - Plaquettes

Advantus - Tim Holtz - Ideaology - Linen Ribbon - 10 yards

Bo Bunny Altitude 6x6 Paper Pad

Dina Wakley Media Cling Stamps - Positive Women

Faber-Castell Gel Medium

Golden Acrylics Gold Mica Flake (Small)

Heidi Swapp Color Shine Spritz - Gold Lame

450 Quick Dry Adhesive-1.7

Montana Acrylic Paint Marker, Fine Nib - Shock Lilac

Princeton Art & Brush Co Select Brush Set - Foliage 3750 Set

Faber-Castell Texture Gem Ice

STABILO Woody 3 in 1 - Black

Stabilo Aquarellable All Purpose Pencil - Black

Dina Wakley Media Palette Knives

Liquitex Acrylic Gesso Surface Prep - White, 16oz

Wall Joint Tape

Background Stamps

Unity Stamp Company & Donna Downey Advent Stamps

Stitched Circle Dies

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Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed some inspiration to get you in the holiday crafting spirit. Be sure to stop by and share what you are working on with us in our Facebook Page. I can't wait to see what everyone is making this holiday season. Until next time, Happy Crafting!