Hi! Dana Tatar here today sharing a mixed media butterfly canvas. I thought it would be fun to start my design term by creating a piece that reflects my design style. I’m a highly tactile artist and I love to combine different textures in my work. I also like to play with pattern and color. When I’m not creating with photos of my family and friends, butterflies and birds are often the focal point of my projects.
How to Create a Layered Mixed Media Butterfly Canvas
I used a 3×3 inch canvas for the base of this project. I prepped the surface of the canvas for color by first spraying it with water, and then applying bright pink mist. It is difficult to stamp onto uneven surfaces like canvas. To add text to the background of my canvas, I stamped with waterproof ink and the Distressed Text Stamp onto a sheet of Tissuestock, which is a strong tissue paper. I tore a portion of the stamped paper from the sheet and sealed it onto the canvas with matte medium. Next, I added a second design to the background by applying molding paste over the Circuit Stencil.
To create a layered focal point for my canvas I first glued down a bright green resin frame. On top of that, I added a Wood Veneer Banner that I colored with blue acrylic paint. I embossed a Monarch Butterfly with Carnelian ICE Resin Iced Enamels for the next layer. This product is designed to add enamel color to metal, but I love to use it on chipboard. I added a rhinestone heart to the center of the butterfly for a touch of sparkle. Finally, I added a metal tag to the bottom of the canvas.
To finish this piece, I wrapped the canvas in decorative ribbon and then glued a double-loop bow to the center of the top edge.
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