Hello friends, It’s Kim here today. I am very excited to share with you my next design team project for Joggles. This mixed media canvas is so easy and simple to do! I hope you will join along with me and create one for yourself!
Art Basics Soft Matte Gel or Dina Wakley Media Gel Medium – 2 ounce tube
Water Brush or your fingers
Other: lace; The Best Glue Ever by ScraPerfect or substitute iCraft Deco Foil Transfer Adhesive 2.1 oz
Here’s my process:
I began with some of the gorgeous Prima IOD pastels and just randomly rubbed a lovely taupe and light blue colour from the pack all over the Windsor & Newton 8 x 10 inch stretched cotton canvas. I then used my wet fingers (or you can use a water brush) and worked the colours into the background of the canvas, including the sides.
Using some scrap paper from my stash which fit the canvas leaving a border on all sides, I gave the paper the same treatment as the canvas with the same colours of watercolour pastels. Using Jet Black StazOn Ink and Joggles /Margaret Applin Designs Vintage Correspondence Cling Mounted Rubber stamp, I stamped all over the paper. I also wet the edges of the paper and rolled up the sides to give it a worn and distressed look. You can see above how lovely this stamp is!
For this canvas, I used one of my favorite Joggles Collage Sheets, Papillion II, cutting out three of the butterfly images in the colours I wanted to use.
I glued the butterfly images in a vertical line down the center of the paper which had just been coloured and stamped.
Next, I used one of the Christine Adolph Rub Ons, following the package directions to adhere the ones I wanted to the paper and making sure not to cover up my butterfly images.
I chose a lovely flower and the word Believe for this piece.
Once you have placed the foil on top of the adhesive from the rub ons, gently use the popsicle stick included in the package adhere it. Its so simple and gives such a lovely look. I chose black foil for the word, Believe, so it would pop…
And copper foil for the flowers so they would shine.
Now it was time to adhere the paper to the canvas. I used Prima Soft Matte Gel from the Art Basics line but you can substitute Dina Wakley Media Gel Medium. I was careful not to put much of the glue around the outside edges of the paper as I wanted to tuck some lace under and around them to give a further worn and vintage look.
Once I had the paper glued down to the canvas, I decided it needed just a little more foiling.
I used some glue from my stash called The Best Glue Ever. It dries tacky, and is perfect for foiling. ICraft Deco Foil Transfer Adhesive does the same thing.
I just put it in random spots then went over them with the foils while the adhesive was still tacky.
That is all there is to it! The whole canvas took me about an hour or so to complete. It is a simple and easy project to add to your home décor.
I hope you have found some inspiration here today, and will check out all the great items in the Joggles store!
Have a great day!!