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.

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Comments (9)

  • Judy


    Cute idea. Great job designers


  • butterfly


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


  • Davi


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


  • suzy plantamura


    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


  • Mona Pendleton


    Thanks for the sweet comments 🙂 Happy Thanksgiving to all! 🙂


  • Becky


    🙂 Happy Thanksgiving. Very pretty Mona. Happy Holidays To All, Becky


  • Greta H


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


  • Carmen


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