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.

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Tear tissue paper in various sizes and adhere randomly to all sides of the canvas using Mod Podge. Allow to dry.

Step1

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

Step2

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

Step2A

Apply an assortment of paints and glaze to the canvas.

Step3

Step3A

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

Step4

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

Step5

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

Step6

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.

Step7

Adhere die cut pieces to the canvas.

Step8

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

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9 Responses to Mona’s Mixed Media Canvas

  1. 1
    Carmen says:

    This is a great project. Thank you for the tutorial very informative and easy to follow.

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    Greta H says:

    What a gorgeous piece of art! Mona’s instructions are so clear–thank you!

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    Becky says:

    :) Happy Thanksgiving. Very pretty Mona. Happy Holidays To All, Becky

  4. 4

    Thanks for the sweet comments :) Happy Thanksgiving to all! :)

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    suzy plantamura says:

    Mona – this is soooo cool! I feel like I just got a mini mixed media lesson. I must try this. Love how you mixed all the layers and products. thanks for the inspiration! xo

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    Davi says:

    Love this beautiful piece Mona! The texture is so pretty and the colors are lovely for a fall decor :)

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    butterfly says:

    What a great project – I love the mixed media background, and the leaves are lovely!
    Alison x

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    Judy says:

    Cute idea. Great job designers

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