Mona’s Mixed Media Canvas

Our very own mixed media maven, Mona Pendleton, is sharing a beautiful project tutorial with you to help you capture the feelings of gratitude this special day represents. After carving your turkey, carve out a bit of crafty time for YOU. Gather your supplies and follow the steps below to create a home decor piece you can be thankful for. Canvas 360x525 Tear tissue paper in various sizes and adhere randomly to all sides of the canvas using Mod Podge. Allow to dry.


Place stencil on front of the canvas, and apply an even layer of gel medium using a palette knife.


Remove the stencil and allow the gel medium to fully dry.


Apply an assortment of paints and glaze to the canvas.



Add distressing by applying Black Soot Distress Ink to edges and front of the canvas.


Die-cut the leaves, sentiment strips, clock face, and clock hands.


Stamp the clock face, hands, and sentiment using Black Licorice ink.  Then apply Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink to the edges.


Stamp the leaves using VersaMark ink. Emboss one of each leaf using gold embossing powder and the others using gold embossing enamel. Apply Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink to the edges.


Adhere die cut pieces to the canvas.


Team MFT would like to wish you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving.