Pretty and Sweet, Delicate and Petite, a mixed media project made simple.
Every once in awhile, I like to do something I little different from my usual projects.
This mixed media canvas is one of those projects.
It reminds me of a crackling wall found in an old cottage.
How to make a Pretty in Pink Mixed Media Canvas
- 8″ x 10″ Stretched White Canvas*
- White Gesso*
- DecoArt Crackle Paste
- Palette Knife*
- Stipple Brush* and Paintbrush
- White Acrylic Paint
- Rose Inkpad
- 5” x 7” Acyrlic Mirror*
- White Glitter Vinyl
- Vinyl Transfer Tape
- Silhouette Cameo Electronic Die-Cutting Machine*
- Old Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Scrapbook Paper (no longer available)
- Beacon 3-in-1 Craft Glue*
- DAP Rapid Fuse All Purpose Adhesive*
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- Prepare the canvas with a painted coat of Gesso.
- Apply Crackle Paste onto the entire canvas using a palette knife.
- Using a stipple brush*, rub rose-colored ink onto the canvas, giving it a subtle hint of pink.
- Create a delicate scroll frame using white adhesive glitter vinyl, an SVG cut file, and an electronic die cutting machine.
- Use Transfer paper to align and place the frame onto the mirror.
- Center and glue mirror onto the canvas with DAP Rapid Fuse All Purpose Adhesive*.
- The mantle was created by layering, stacking and gluing cut pieces of chipboard with craft glue. (nothing fancy just basic construction)
- Paint it with white acrylic paint.
- Glue the mantle onto the mirror using DAP Rapid Fuse All Purpose Adhesive*.
- For added stability, glue the small floral scrapbook paper pieces onto the chipboard.
- Decorate the mantle with a small jar filled with pink pearl beads, a miniature pewter pitcher and saucer, and the floral scrapbook pieces.
- Adhere floral embellishments around the top and bottom corner of the mirror.
For another DIY Mixed Media project, click on the link below. ↓