Eye of the Beholder Mixed Media Canvas using Pebeo Fantasy Paints

Good afternoon. This is another mixed media canvas that I have just completed. I am calling it ‘Eye of the Beholder’. I used texture pastes and Pebeo Fantasy paints to create the main panel. I used more texture paste through stencils and die cuts along with acrylic paints to create the background panel.

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I first spread the canvas with some left over coloured texture pastes (from another project – I hate wasting anything).

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I then started pouring on the Fantasy paints, finishing with lines of Relief Paste and little gems while the paints were still wet. I simply had a play.

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I felt it needed a decent background panel to show it off so I created the textured panel with acrylics, paste through stencils and a few die cuts. The sentiments were stamped and embossed with sparkly gold powder.


12 X 12 and 8 X 8 inch canvas boards

Pebeo Fantasy paints (Moon and Prisme)

Pebeo Ceramic and Glass paints

Pebeo Relief Paste (gold)

Acrylic paints and Starlight paints (Imagination Crafts)

Versamark inkpad and sparkly gold embossing powder

Pebeo Gilding Wax (gold)

Sand and grass texture pastes

Acrylic gems

Text stamps (Sheena Douglass – Dream)

Die cuts (Sheena Douglass – Create A Flower – What a Mesh and Going in Spirals)

Stencils (with organic designs)

Cufflinks created from vintage brass buttons revamped with Pebeo Prisme and Moon paints

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Good evening. I thought that you might like to see some cufflinks that I created from vintage brass buttons decorated using speciality Prisme and Moon paints from Pebeo. I love these paints. Perfect for upcycling these plain buttons.

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


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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.