Friday 8 July 2016

Two mixed media canvases from me

Good morning!

Today, in a (for once) lovely sunny corner of Kent, UK. I am bringing you wo mixed media canvases I was working on earlier in the week when playing along with

They both started out in the same manner.. a layer of gesso, sometexture paste through a stencil and then painted with another layer of gesso.

I added lots, and lots, of embellishments, shells, an octopus charm and other sea related items on the blue one and flowers, metal charms egtc on the peachy gold one. I used Prima Gloss translucent gel on both to adhere them to the a mini canvas and one a large chipboard heart.

Once the glue had dried I painted all the elements and sprayed and misted them until I was happy with the colours.

To finish off I I added some gold wax to the 'Deep Blue' one and then added tiny white hightlights to the 'Love' one.

Here they are on my desk before I added all the colour to them

I love doing thesebut not sure what use they are, so I will keep making them..but I'm not actually sure what I am actually going to do with them? Any ideas?



  1. They are beautiful Elaine.
    They will make fabulous wall hangers. The blue one would be great in a small downstairs cloakroom and the peach one would look lovely as an accent amongst a collection of family photos on the wall.
    Have a great weekend (the sun is shining here too at the moment - yippee).
    Toni xx

  2. I like the octopus & the blue colour on the first one more Elaine.
    I could just see that hanging up in a bathroom or even a beach hut .

  3. These are beautiful and would make excellent wall hangings ( or as is now fashionable to say home decor items). The rectangular one would also make a fabulous book cover.

    1. Love the book cover idea! Thank you..what a fab idea

  4. Hi Elaine - these are gorgeous! Love the colour palettes you have used on both of these. So many elements to look at.
    Think I would use these as wall hangings, as already said the rectangular one would make a great book cover - on a photo album or scrapbook perhaps.
    Thanks for joining us over at Creative Artiste this month. Hope to see you again soon - good luck!
    Bev (DT) x

  5. Love this one too,
    thanks for joining our challenge over at
    Debbie Dt

  6. I love both of these creations, they would look great as craft room talking points.... Thank you so much for entering our challenge over at Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge Blog, we hope to see you join in again...

    Hugs Rhonda DT & Owner

  7. So much detail on both these, I love the octopus, the colours all of it really. Thanks for sharing it on the Creative Artiste Challenge Janet DT x