My son and daughter in law got me some mixed media supplies for Christmas. It looked all fun but I admit I was intimidated. So several you tube videos later and I decided to take a shot at the canvas.
Using a You Tube tutorial by Limon Weber.
The canvas was pre-gresso’d so I just cut strips of paper and started gluing them to the canvas in a weave pattern. Then I gesso’d it and after that dried I did a layer of glossy mod podge. Then I added touches of blue and pink acrylic paint.
I added some blue acrylic paint to texture paste and using a stencil I added some dimension. I left it set overnight to dry thoroughly. Then using gold paste I rubbed it over the top.In the meantime I picked out some lace and snowflakes and gesso’d them. Then I chose some gold metal embellishments and gave them a coat in black acrylic. I rubbed the paint off in some spots to give it an aged look.
Following the example I added some gesso around the edge of the picture and then decided where I wanted to place the photo. I placed the photo loosely and worked with the embellishments until I liked where they were. Then I glued everything in place. I think it came out really good for my first one.