Mixed media canvas

Posted by TheDocraftsTeam, 19 Jul, 2016

The Father’s Day card rush has come and gone. Why not craft a sweet little something that he can keep pride of place for the rest of the year (and beyond!)? The mini metal tools and brads from Mr Smith’s Workshop are the perfect starting point for a manly mixed media piece; take a look to see how it’s done.

1. Collect a pile of items that will work on your canvas; we’ve used wooden shapes and letters, metal tools, strips of burlap and buttons.

2. Stick the burlap roll in a criss-cross pattern towards the left-hand side of a small canvas. Stick some baker’s twine over the top with a hot glue gun. Trim a 2" square from thin cardboard and place where you want the photo to go.

3. Take a selection of your embellishments and glue around the canvas, concentrating them around the position of the photo. Stick the ‘Dad’ letters first and build up your layers from there. Add a little mat of burlap and embellishments in the top right-hand corner.

4. Once everything is secured and dry, paint the whole canvas with Noir Artiste Acrylic Paint, using a medium paintbrush. Cut a sponge into 1" pieces and choose four paint colours to complement your photo. (This canvas uses Electric Blue, Periwinkle, Metallic Silver and Blanc). Sponge the colours over every element, starting with the darkest first.

5. Leave to dry and adhere your chosen photo to finish.

Project, how-to instructions and photography by PDT member Julie Wilson (docrafts gallery @ladiesthatcraft).

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