~ Mixed Media Twilight Saga – Breaking Dawn Canvas Project

Okay, Twilight fans, here is my latest project incorporating the techniques I learned at a mixed media paint course I attended a week ago with ShaDeeLa.  The project started out as a plain white 8×10 canvas, a few pieces of thick chipboard, acrylic paint, alcohol ink, glimmer mist, patterned paper, ribbon and gems.

Step 1 – I first painted using brown, red and black acrylic paints on the canvas, followed silver glimmer mist.  After letting this dry I added red and black alcohol inks that I let drip and dry-brushed across the canvas.  I set this aside overnight to dry completely.

Step 2 – Using rubber stamps and white acrylic paint, I stamped a random design along the edges of the canvas.  The paint reacted with the alcohol inks from the night before, making pinky streaks where the paint touched the ink.  Using a red chalk ink pad, silver acrylic paint and black Staz-on, I distressed the scrolled chipboard piece.  With black crackle paint, I painted a medium layer onto the frame.  I set this aside to dry overnight.

Step 3 – Added a strip of tissue tape to the bottom of the canvas.  After Photoshopping a photo I scanned from the latest Entertainment Weekly, I printed and attached with a clear transparency to the crackled frame with pop-up foam tape.  Patterned paper was cut and inked and adhered to the scrolled chipboard.  Both of the chipboard pieces were then attached to the canvas using pop-up foam tape.

Step 4 – Flowers were diecut from patterned paper, formed and glue-gunned with gems to the project.  Ribbon was added to the edge of the frame and a piece tied to the bottom of the scrolled chipboard.  A sparkly “love” sticker was the last addition.  This project took about four days from start to finish.

{close-up of the flowers}

{close-up of the paint, ink and stamping}

{close-up of the crackle paint}

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10 thoughts on “~ Mixed Media Twilight Saga – Breaking Dawn Canvas Project

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