Mixed Media Canvas

I don’t always have extra time to create canvas art, but when I do happen to find that “extra” time I truly enjoy creating one-of-a-kind mixed media canvases. It is something different from my day-to-day of walls, furniture and creating new finishes to teach. I love getting to incorporate many of my different products into a piece to create something unique and beautiful.

Have you ever created a work of art on canvas? It’s the perfect outlet for every creative, especially if you are looking for that perfect accent piece for a room. Or... if you rent your home, it gives you the opportunity to make your home your own without painting the walls.

I want to share with you how I created this one-of-a-kind Jennifer Original 😉

This is a fun mixed media canvas project that you can customize for any room. I started with a gallery wrapped canvas that was 4’ x 2’. You can purchase these anywhere... Michael’s, Hobby Lobby, and even on Amazon HERE.

I started out by troweling on my favorite product to use with the Rollers, Texture Medium. If you’re not comfortable with a trowel, you can always brush the Texture Medium onto the surface as well. I try to keep the Texture Medium around 1/8 to 1/16 of an inch thick and cover the entire surface of the canvas. Then I grabbed the Tiger Roller and rolled randomly through the wet Texture Medium, curving here and there. Once I was done rolling across the entire canvas, I cleaned off the edge of my trowel and with a VERY light hand, I knocked down the high points to soften the pattern. Make sure to not push too hard or you will make the pattern disappear. Allow the Texture Medium to dry, then sand if needed.

Next, I painted the surface with Black Bondago. You might need to paint on two coats for complete coverage and then allow to dry.

Then I grabbed some of my favorite stencils: Donatella Damask, Hampton Medallion and DeVille Scroll. I also picked out some of the Modern Masters Metallics that would complement the black background. I used Silver, Pewter, and Rose Gold Metallic Paints to layer the stencils on top of each other.

Lastly, I used Gel Medium to add Silver and White Glitter to my canvas. I embossed the Hampton Medallion stencil, which gave my canvas some dimension. Make sure to try out our Color Shaper Tool for embossing, it makes it so much easier to accomplish this technique.

More of a visual learner? Make sure to check out the entire process below.

Ready to learn even more? Head to my YouTube Channel HERE!

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