Sparkle Blend Canvas

EK Gorman, DPP Blend canvas aDo you ever find that you have too many sequins lying around and don’t know what to do with them?

Well, today I am sharing a really fun way to help deplete your stash!  It started with my kiddo who asked for a canvas that was nothing but sequins…an obvious request by an eight year old girl.  But how do you create a canvas that is just sequins…  Well I figured out a method and I thought you might enjoy seeing the process.

IMG_5901I started with a 4x4x1.5 inch canvas I picked up at my local box store.  I also grabbed some metallic blue acrylic paint.

IMG_5902I painted the sides of the canvas with the metallic canvas, leaving the top white.

IMG_5903Then using some rose colored wax, I blended a little around the top of the canvas.

IMG_5904Then to hold the sparkle blends to the canvas, I spread a thick layer of Golden Heavy Gel medium.

IMG_5905I then added some Conversation Hearts sparkle blends to the gel, pressing the sequins into the medium.

IMG_5906I then repeated the process with both the Springtime blend and Easter Basket blend.  I left a little line between each group so that they would not mix.

IMG_5907I then added some Liquitex Matte Medium over the blends to help lock the sequins into place.

IMG_5909Then poured some Clear Tar Gel over the whole canvas.

IMG_5910The Clear Gel is self leveling and will really seal the blend under a protective silicon over everything, forever locking the sequins into place.

IMG_5911I let the tar run over the edges to create some more visual interest on the canvas.  It takes 24 hours for the clear tar to cure, but when it does it is transparent and ultra shinny!

EK Gorman, DPP Blend canvas bWhen the tar finishes curing, you end up with a little piece of art!

EK Gorman, DPP Blend canvas dI just love how the light catches this mini canvas.  Needles to say, my child has already hung this bit of girly goodness in her room!

EK Gorman, DPP Blend canvas cWant to pick up some Doodles paper Playground Sparkle blends, feel free to use the code EK 15 to get 15% off your next purchase at White Rose Crafts, the exclusive retailer of Sparkle Blend Sequin Mixes.

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