Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Mixed Media Canvas

Hello Friends,

I am Divya, a software engineer, but I am so passionate towards art and craft and doing it since my childhood days. Nowadays, I am making quilling projects, scrapbooking, parchment but have not published anything on any sites except on facebook :-). Now I got an opportunity through lulupu team to try my hands on mixed media layouts/ collage. Here, I am showcasing my mixed media canvas:

Well guys, This photo describes about me:-) I love flowers, butterflies, gears and keys which I almost use in all my projects. Here in this project, I have used lots of product and techniques:

1) I took 8*8 Canvas, applied one thin coat of gesso on top of it and dried it using heat tool.

2)Tore different pattern papers and folded it through hands and pasted it using Modge Podge. You can easily see this effect above clock and other places also.

3)I have used 6*6 TCW flutterby, Chicken wire stencils, wherever I wanted it on my canvas and applied modeling paste to get the raised effect.

4)Then I have started layering canvas using different embellishments like trims, prima flowers, kaisercraft flowers, wood veneer butterflies, metal gears, keys, flowers, clock, bows, bird, doilies, wooden alphabets, buttons, tiles etc.

5) Next step, covered whole canvas using gesso and then have used various Lindy's sprays to get below antique effect and dried it using heat tool. And then finally used dried gesso brush to give dull white antique effect on embellishments.

This is my first post and I hope you guys will like my mixed media collage:-)

My Big Inspiration for this project is Arlene and a big thanks to lulupu design team to showcase my first mixed media canvas.

Waiting for your compliments, comments :-)

Mixed Media Canvas

Close up images:


  1. Awsome work...is it reallllly made by u :P

  2. Such beautiful texture you have achieved.
    Welcome to blogland too

    Dr Sonia
    Cards Crafts School Projects

  3. It's extremely commendable....very innovative. Competency me ek aur addition ho gaya.....
    Muskil badha rahi hai apne liye....... : )

  4. Thats Great Divya, good going and keep up the work.

  5. This is amazing… Couldn't believe its your first mixed media project… Welcome to crafty world and blog land… Waiting to see your works and post… all the best…

    Thanks for joining us in Lulupu Challenge #21



  6. Wow thats pretty steam punk !!! Loved it totally and its hard to believe its ur first one !
    Love it to the core !
    Good to have u at Lulupu challenge #21

  7. Omg....i can't believe Divya thys is u....i was going thru lulupu and came across ur entry. Thys is really an amazing canvas. Loved all the elements used.u have .I m happy that u r also carrying on ur passion along with ur job. Stay blessed and keep crafting :)