Mixed Media Canvas using acrylic and special paints, die cuts and stamps


make honey

I created this canvas last summer and was delighted when it sold straight away (approx size 40cm square).

  • The background was created using acrylic paints and grass modelling paste (Viva Decor) for added texture.
  • Stencils were used to create the lacy border along the bottom and swirl textures in the background (Martha Stewart).
  • Further texture was added to the background with a hessian stamp (Heartfelt Creations).
  • The hexagons were cut from varying thicknesses of card and mount board using a hexagon quilting die (Sissix BigZ). White gesso was used to seal and prime them ready for painting.
  • Raised metallic outline elements were created using Mixtion Relief Paste and Metal Leaf (Pebeo).
  • Metallic gold acrylic paint, and specialist paints were then used to colour the hexagons and to create the ‘honey drizzles’ : ceramic and glass paints, Moon and Prisme (all from Pebeo).
  • Sentiments were printed from the computer and applied with Mod Podge.
  • Bees were stamped onto tissue paper and coloured with alcohol inks, and applied with Mod Podge.
  • Butterflies were cut from commercially printed papers (Heartfelt Creations).
  • Floral gears and leaves were cut using dies (Heartfelt Creations) and coloured with acrylic paints.
  • Additional flowers and swirls were cut using dies (Sissix BigZ) and coloured with Versamark and a mix of Gold and Verdigris embossing powders (WOW).
  • I created the larger interlocking gears using Silhouette software. They were cut from thick card, layered up and coloured with Versamark and a mix of Gold and Verdigris embossing powders.

I had such fun creating this one. I hope that you like it and that it inspires you to have a play with mixed media.

Happy Crafting, Anne xxx.