Sunday, July 22, 2018

Sunshine After the Rain

A mixed media canvas by Mary Szymanski
aka MotleyMixedMedia.

    Hi to all my crafty friends!  I'm back here on the Chattering Robins Blog to show you how I created this beautiful canvas using The Robin's Nest Dew Drops and Tear Drops to really make this piece sparkle!

     I started with a 6x6 inch canvas and collaged ripped vintage papers onto it.  Then I white washed gesso and water over the whole piece to push the papers into the background a bit:

     After the glue and gesso are completely dry, I pushed super heavy gesso through a sun rays stencil and let that dry completely:

I then picked out some warm high flow acrylics to cover the canvas and turn it into a bright sun.  After the warm colors dried, I added teal high flow acrylic paint to the sky:

After the paints were good and dry, I started to add the Dew Drops and Tear Drops to embellish the piece, Ranger Glossy Accents.  Here I used Dew Drops from the Primary and Goldenberry jars for the sun, and then Sea Glass Tear Drops for the rain, after I strung silver string down the left side of the canvas:

When the Dew Drops and Tear Drops were dry, I went back and painted the rest of the sky between the sun's rays with the teal blue. It looked more complete that way, and I love how the reds and teal complement each other and really pop!

Almost finished! I stamped "hello Beautiful" onto teal cardstock with Versamark ink and then embossed it using gold embossing powder and my heat tool, ripped around the words, and then taped it onto the canvas using double-sided foam tape:

Here's the final product and the Dew Drops and Tear Drops I used:

Well, there you have it!  A beautiful canvas with added bling from The Robin's Nest!  I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.  Below, you will find a list of all the supplies I used for this project.

  • 7 Gypsies Mixed Media Paper Artboard 6x6
  • Torn Vintage Papers
  • Liquitex Fluid Matte Medium
  • Liquitex White Gesso
  • Liquitex Super Heavy Gesso
  • Palette Knife
  • Sun Rays Stencil by StencilGirl Products
  • Golden High Flow Acrylics in Tea, Hansa Yellow Medium, Naphthol Red Light
  • Glossy Silver String
  • Ranger Glossy Accents
  • The Robin's Nest Dew Drops from the Primary and Goldenberry sets
  • The Robin's Nest Tear Drops from the Sea Glass set
  • Smooth Teal Cardstock
  • Unity Stamp Co. Hello Beautiful Stamp
  • Versamark Watermark Stamp pad
  • Personal Stamp Exchange Gold Embossing Powder
  • Double Sided Foam Tape
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