I’ve always loved painting but haven’t pulled out my paints in years until last week when I had this vision of a mixed media canvas which was inspired by the new stamps Ann Ellis designed for YNS.
I’ve never painted on a canvas and I’ve never tried mixed media so when I got started I really had no idea what I was doing and must admit I had so much FUN creating and learning along the way!
I started with a 6×6 canvas and after a little research discovered that I needed to prep my canvas with Gesso so after that dried I got to the fun part – painting, stamping and creating!
This is my finished canvas…
I used the Ann Ellis Sun Hat stamp set and lots of stuff I had on hand like Bazzill Flowers, Twinkling H2O’s, Glossy Accents, shell buttons, YNS Glittered Skittles, acrylic paints and finished off the canvas with a clear glossy gel glaze to seal it and give it shine.
The sentiment I used is computer generated and I sponged with distressed inks before sealing it and pasting it to the canvas.
I LOVE how it turned out and I hope it inspires you to try something different too!
Did you know that our current YNS challenge is ‘Anything Goes’ ? Be sure to join us for your chance to win some YNS bucks!!!
Enjoy your day!