Hello friends! Kim here with you today to share a mixed media canvas that I created using three of the beautiful Joggles/Margaret Applin Designs Flora & Fronds Stencils and Masks. It’s no secret that I love anything with flowers and I was thrilled when these stencils arrived in the mail. Each of the Flora and Frond Stencils are 6” x 9”, a perfect size for using on canvases or art journals, and include a mask, as well as the stencil.
In my project video, I’ll demonstrate how you can use the mask portion to cover an area before adding additional modeling paste, which gives the illusion of one flower behind another. We’ll also walk through how you can use the stencil as a mask for the background when painting specific areas. I’ll also show you a quick and easy glazing technique that adds a vintage feel to the canvas. Lastly, I’ll share a quick tip on how to fix sloppy stenciling (I just can’t be trusted with paint and a stencil!)
My favorite part of today’s project is sharing the evolution of how the canvas came together. What I had originally envisioned in my mind and how it turned out are very different, but I found that I liked the final piece much more! Sometimes you need to keep adding layers! This was such a fun canvas and I can’t wait to walk you through my creative process. Please enjoy the video and happy crafting!
Joggles/ Margaret Applin Designs 6 x 9 inch Stencil/Mask Combos – Flora & Frond Stencils #8, Flora and Fronds #11, Flora and Fronds #12
Dina Wakley Media – White Gesso – 4 oz. jar
Dina Wakley Media Paints
Dina Wakley Media – Glazing Medium – 4 oz. jar
Faber Castell Pitt Brush Pens
Wendy Vecchi Embossing Paste (or use Liquitex Light Modeling Paste)
Dina Wakley Media Palette Knife
Other: 8 x 10 inch canvas board; baby wipes, paint brushes (large and small),
Here are some close-up photos to show detail: