Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Home Sweet Home Canvas

We are partnering with Canvas Corp this week and the Design Team received a wonderful package filled with goodies to play with! Be sure to stop by their blog and see all the wonderful projects their Design Team has been creating.

I have been oohing an aahing mixed media canvases on Pinterest, esp those inspired by Christy Tomlinson. One of the items I received was a 4″ x 4″ canvas and knew I wanted to try my hand at mixed media art. I loved how this turned out so much that I went out and bought another one at Hobby Lobby! Ü

I looked all over the internet for ideas and tips on how to do it and found you can pretty much do what you want. I need some small space ideas as I was working with a 4″ x 4″ area and found this one on Pinterest that inspired me. I headed up to my craft studio and started cutting papers.

I started out just painting the canvas to give some background color. I also painted on a doily for texture, but it doesn’t show up that well in the final project.


I just cut all the pieces to go on my canvas by hand. I didn’t measure anything or use a paper cutter. I inked all the edges of my pieces and with a permanent black pen, drew doodles everywhere.

I painted Mono Multi Liquid Glue where I wanted the pieces to go and pressed them into the glue. (The “home sweet home” is done with typing the words, drawing a box around them and cutting them out.) After the glue was dried, I found some rub-ons I had in my stash and added them to the canvas. Then I painted another thin layer of of the glue over the top to seal it.
I hope you enjoyed this post and are inspired to go and try your hand at mixed media.


  1. Very cute, Debbie! This would be a great Sunday school project or a kids craft class. Let their imaginations run...

  2. Oh my goodness I love the "Home Sweet Home" one. So cute!