Tuesday, 9 November 2021

Mixed Media Christmas Canvas

November Guest Designer

Dilia Ramirez

Hello there! Dilia here again with this Christmas mixed media canvas. Below you'll find a step by step quick tutorial along with a video tutorial. Hope you all like and enjoy it! 💝 All WOW! products used are linked throughout and at the end of this post. 

If you'd like to view this video tutorial please see it here:

Ok so for this project I decided to go with a 14" by 7" canvas. The first thing I did was brush on some white gesso to the canvas and a few of the resin or paper clay elements I was thinking of incorporating into the project.  The gesso allows paints and mediums to adhere better and protects the canvas and paper from absorbing to much liquids and warping. Throughout this project I used 
WOW!'s Dual Speed Heat Tool. The low or high heat setting gives you options for embossing different types of materials at an appropriate temperature. I then cut a small piece of designer cardstock and ripped the edges and distressed them with some scissors and water, I tend to really like that look.

I loved the porcelain look that the resin pieces took in my last project (see it here) so I went ahead and did the same thing to the resin pieces here. I applied WOW!'s Mixed Media Embossing Brush over the resin and heat embossed them using the WOW! Opaque Bright White embossing powder as well as Iced Teal Embossing Glitter


I used a piece of wood behind the canvas to give me a flat/hard surface on which to stamp the Merry Christmas sentiment. Since I knew I'd need more than one impression, I used a Stamp Positioner so that I could stamp the image as many times as was necessary in the same spot. I used the St. Valentine StazOn red color ink pad then applied a clear coat of gesso to protect it. I gave the piece of cardstock a quick brush with white gesso and white heat embossed the Foliage Background Outline stamp on it. Then I mixed in some Rosy Cheeks embossing glitter with with texture paste to add stars to my background using the Starry Night stencil then heat embossed it. I added some white Ranger crackle paste around the borders of the canvas and then used some cheese cloth under my embellishments. 


I then stamped the Foliage Background Bold stamp set onto a piece of WOW's Superior Smooth White Cardstock and used here again both the Rosy Cheeks and Iced Teal embossing glitters and heat set it. I fuzzy cut some of the foliage images and applied in random places in my project. 


To make this project start to look cohesive, I added glue (Ranger's Multi Medium Matte) around the edges of the roses I used and in all the places I could and added WOW's White Puff embossing powder and heat set that. This gives the project look like snow fell all over the project. Before adding all the embellishments I attempted to add some purple background color but unfortunately the color turned black when I sprayed water over it and since I was unhappy with the color turnout I continued changing the color using different Finnabair sparks paints and White Titanium acrylic paint. When I was satisfied with the color outcome I began gluing all embellishments. Then covered the sentiments with a piece of paper to add white splatter using a fan brush. Since I unfortunately ended up covering most of the stars I had added previously and the project needed something some, I again added stars using the Starry Night stencil with white texture paste. The mistletoe with doves was an image I purchased from the Silhouette Design Store and diecut using my Silhouette Cameo. As the sentiment "Meet me under the mistletoe" needed something like it.


As I mentioned before please contact me with any questions, I'm more than happy to chat about crafty stuff! You can find me in social media here: YouTube, Instagram, TikTok, Etc. 

Sending you lots hugs!

Jx3 Inspirations by Dilia

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  1. A super piece of work Dilia and a gorgeous finished piece, thank you for the step by step photos. x

    1. Thanks so much Pat! So happy you liked it. Xoxo


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