Mixed media canvas under the sea

Hello everyone!

I would like to share with you how I made this beautiful mixed media canvas

1- I covered the canvases with gesso. The reason I used 2 canvases because the images are big and small canvas will not be enough. So I combined two canvases.

2- Poured acrylic paints shades into monoprint plate by grafix.

3- I used Sun valley stencil and I placed in the middle of the two canvases. I covered my stencil with modeling paste.

4- After the paste has dried, I spray shades of yellow and orange on the top of it as this will be my first layer.



5- After I transferred all the blue paint into my canvas, with my sponge, I added some texture.


6- I stamped my images on colored card stock, fussy cut them and finally I distressed the edges using distress oxide


7- I added thick gesso in the horizon to give the feel of the waves.


8- I die cut lighthouse, shells and kite for more detailed scene.



9- I added glass beads in the bottom of the canvas and colored some of them in blue paint.


I hope you like the canvas as much as I do..


Enjoy Watching