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Pretty in Pastels Mixed Media Canvas

Updated July 04, 2019

Nothing quite says spring like pretty pastels. Decorate your home with a color palette that seems to celebrate warmer weather and fresh new life with the Pretty in Pastels Mixed Media Canvas. This gorgeous mixed media art uses Prima flowers, Pan Pastels, and a variety of other elements to create a gorgeous new piece of home decor. Lovely elements like lace and crystals will give your project a whimsical air. Make a gorgeous piece that will inspire you every time you see the quote, "Earth without art is eh."

Pretty in Pastels Mixed Media Canvas

Materials:

  •     Pan Pastel Colors (Violet Tint, Permanent Red, Yellow Ochre Tint)
  •     Pan Pastel Art Sponge (Sponge Bar Point)
  •     Pan Pastel Knife and Cover #3 Oval
  •     Prima Mask  #881692
  •     Prima Meadow Lark Journaling Chipboard  #554774
  •     Prima Meadow Lark Wood Buttons #554453
  •     Prima Meadow Lark Floralee #843809
  •     Prima Louisa May Alcotts Lavender #542443
  •     Prima Jardinere Alla #552596
  •     Prima Flower Market Printery #556565
  •     Prima Cardstock Alphabet Stickers Meadow Lark #554293
  •     Prima 8”x10” Alphabet Sticker Song Bird Sheet
  •     Prima Alphabet Stickers #655350
  •     Prima Resin #890759
  •     Prima Poppies and Poenies #921750
  •     Prima Resist Canvas Pixie Glen #551643
  •     Prima Laraine Pearl White #557645
  •     Say It With Crystals #551537
  •     Gel Medium
  •     Script Stamp
  •     Staz On black Ink
  •     Ranger's Tissue Tape
  •     Masking Tape
  •     Tulle

Instructions:

1. Adhere masking tapes, tissue tape and paper doily onto canvas.

2. Arrange and adhere alphabet stickers onto doily.

3. Paint a layer of gesso over the stickers and tapes.

Pretty in Pastels Mixed Media Canvas

4. Cut pattern motif from pattern paper. Adhere to top and bottom right hand corner of the canvas. Do not discard remaining pattern paper. Tuck under doily. Paint a layer of gesso over the motifs.

Pretty in Pastels Mixed Media Canvas

Pretty in Pastels Mixed Media Canvas

5. Cut out a generic shape from chipboard (or cardstock) and use it as a mask. Here, I used a heart shape. Apply Pan Pastel's color with a sponge applicator. Increase color control by varying pressure with the sponge. If you wish to tone down the intensity, dab some gesso over to dilute the colors.

Pretty in Pastels Mixed Media Canvas

6. Apply and mix colors using Prima's mask over the edges. One thing I like about Pan Pastel's is that it can be easily erased with any eraser!

7. Apply Pan Pastel's Color onto canvas clock (I married Yellow Ochre Tint and Violet Tint). I wanted to have a more intense color , so I started with the Violet tint and then applied Yellow Ochre Tint.

Pretty in Pastels Mixed Media Canvas

Pretty in Pastels Mixed Media Canvas

8. Arrange flowers, leaves and other embellishments.

9. Tie Tulle around the perimeter of the canvas.

Pretty in Pastels Mixed Media Canvas

Pretty in Pastels Mixed Media Canvas

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Love it! Love it! Love it! This Pretty in Pastels Mixed Media Canvas is captivating! Soooo much candy for the eye! I love the color palette of pastels. The layering of the flowers adds texture and depth. I also often use cosmetic sponges to apply ink and find it lends a unique surface. And the sentiment is very much spot on! The earth without art is meh!!! Thanks for the inspiration!

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