Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Follow Your Heart - Mixed Media Canvas

Hello everyone! I hope that you are all well. I have decided to continue practising with other mediums and decided to create a canvas, as I haven't made one for ages! I do like the She Art style and thought that this would be the direction that I would go in.

I applied white gesso and once dries I then used a stencil and some texture paste to some areas of the canvas. I then sprayed some LSG sprays.

The house image was simply some shapes that I cut out. I used some white gesso around the edges. I rubbed some gelatos around the edges of the shapes that were a complimentary colour to the papers and then used a dark gelato around the outside of the entire house. I then used various stamps to add texture.

I drew a tree onto the paper and glued it onto the canvas in the same manner as the house. I also used gesso and gelatos as before. I did outline the image with a black pen. I used a stamp to stamp hearts onto the tree and gelatos to create the leaves. I outlined them both with the pen to add definition.

I originally wanted to use a Darkroom Door sentiment stamp but it was too big for my canvas! So instead I printed the sentiment onto my compute and cut it out.
I used Prima oil pastels to colour these butterflies in. They react so beautifully with water.


Canvas: 8" x 8"

Paper: Grace Taylor Vintage Scrapbook Pad

Ink: Staz On Jet Black and Blazing Red

Masks: Maya Road and Tim Holtz Dot Fade

Stamps: Bobunny Stitches and It is Written, 49 Market Gabi's Square Stitch Stamps set, Gabi's  Circle Stamp set, Gabi's Butterflies are Free, Fiskars Clear Stamps Border Patrol

Other: Gelatos and Prima Water Soluble Oil pastels, Lindy's Stamp Gang Star Burst Blue Hawaiian Blue and Tiffany Blue, Maiden Hair Fern Green and Jack in the Pulpit Teal, Mister Hueys Opaque White, Liquitex White Gesso, Art Basics Soft Matt Gell and Modelling Paste

Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. Oh this looks wonderful! I love your house and love the tree too.. great colors and the hint of stenciling looks great.. I hope you have a good week ahead!

  2. This is absolutely beautiful!!!

  3. Gorgeous canvas Cathy,love this!


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