Mixed Media Christmas Canvases

EK Gorman, Elizabeth Craft Designs dHey Friends!  I thought I would try something a little different today, and whip up some mix media canvases for the holidays.  Last year I did a couple of similar things for gift exchanges, and needless to say, the friends have been asking if I was going to do it again.  I hadn’t planned on it, but my friends being persistent, encouraged me to do it.

EK Gorman, Elizabeth Craft Designs aHowever, after just a bit of thought I realized that two of the newer Joset dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs would create some really cool mix media canvases.

EK Gorman, Elizabeth Craft Designs gStep One:  Trim up two sheets of heavy duty thick mix media card stock to 6×6 inches and 6×4 inches.  Also pull out two 6×6 inch canvases.  I used a 2 inch thick canvas and another one only 1 inch thick (it was what I had in my stash).

EK Gorman, Elizabeth Craft Designs hStep Two:  Using some Distress Paint (or other crafting paint), dollop out some green paint onto the 6×6 sheet of mix media paper.  (I used Twisted Citron, Cracked Pistaschio, Mowed Lawn, Forest Moss, Shabby Shutters and Peeled paint.

EK Gorman, Elizabeth Craft Designs iStep Three:  Using a pallet knife, spread the green paint around the cardstock.  Let Dry.

EK Gorman, Elizabeth Craft Designs jStep Four:  Repeat steps two and three using blue paint and the 6×4 sheet of cardstock.  (I used Picket Fence, Broken China, Chipped Sapphire, Faded Jeans and Mermaid Lagoon.)

EK Gorman, Elizabeth Craft Designs mStep Five:  Add paint to the thicker canvas letting the two colors overlap (don’t forget the sides of the canvas).  I used Burnt Umber and Chromium Oxide Green heavy body paint.

EK Gorman, Elizabeth Craft Designs nStep Six:  While the paint is still wet, add Leaf Green Microfine Glitter over the top of the canvas.

EK Gorman, Elizabeth Craft Designs pStep Seven:  Repeat step five, but using blue and white paint instead.  I used Titanium White, Phthalo Blue and Teal.

EK Gorman, Elizabeth Craft Designs qStep Eight:  Repeat step six, this time using Royal Blue Silk Microfine Glitter and Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter.

EK Gorman, Elizabeth Craft Designs kStep Nine:  Once the paint dries, die cut the 6×6 cardstock with the Elegant Christmas Tree inside die.  Then die cut with the outside tree die, but only die cut half the tree.  Trim off the excess paper with your scissors.  Using kids choice glue adhere the cardstock to the green canvas.

EK Gorman, Elizabeth Craft Designs lStep Ten:  Repeat step nine, using the Snowflake Border die set and trim off the excess paper.  Using kids choice glue adhere the cardstock to the blue canvas.

EK Gorman, Elizabeth Craft Designs rStep Eleven:  Die cut sentiments out of Words 5- Winter Wishes out of White Soft Finish Cardstock and Ladybug Red Soft Finish Cardstock.

EK Gorman, Elizabeth Craft Designs fStep Twelve:  Using Kids Choice adhere the sentiments to the canvases.

EK Gorman, Elizabeth Craft Designs cStep Thirteen:  Repeat step twelve with the other canvas.

EK Gorman, Elizabeth Craft Designs eEK Gorman, Elizabeth Craft Designs bWhat you end up is two different mix media canvas that look special, but were in fact really easy to create.  Both of these are perfect to hang on the wall or set up on a shelf or table somewhere.


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