Mixed Media Canvas Art

Mixed Media Canvas 10

Recently I had attended a mixed media workshop conducted by Bipasha here in Dubai. To be honest, I went in a bit unsure of what I thought about mixed media and came out with a whole new perspective. It turned out to be much simpler than I thought it was. What I love about the art of mixed media is that you got to follow no rules!! You can do what your heart desires.. splash and play around with colors, basically unleash your creativity and be amazed with what you come up with. You have the freedom to combine a lot of different media however you like and come up with something new each time you create. It is freaking awesome! I need to give a big shoutout to Bipasha who introduced me to this lovely world of mixed media and also to Neelu from PPS who conducted this workshop in Dubai. It just opened new doors for me.

Today, I have my very first mixed media project to share with you guys.

Mixed Media Canvas 1

Mixed Media Canvas 7

I began with this oval artist’s canvas as my base. I mod-podged some white lace all over the canvas for some texture and evenly smeared white gesso all over it. This lace with leaves all over is one of my favorite which I have been hoarding for years. Finally I got some use of it.

Mixed Media Canvas 5

Like I said there are no rules in mixed media so I went ahead and placed a lot of flowers and other elements all around. Since I did not have a lot of charms with me I went ahead and used some potpourri I had lying around. Some of them were broken jewelry pieces that I had collected over the years.

Mixed Media Canvas 2

This is the other end of the canvas. Its a blend of orange and yellow mists and watercolors. I also added some pearls and rhinestones from Pie Lane.

Mixed Media Canvas 6

You can see that I have used more than one color mediums on this project. I’ve used mists, watercolors and white gesso.  The possibilities are endless!!

Mixed Media Canvas 4

Overall, I am very happy with the outcome. To be honest, I was a bit nervous as well playing around with the colors I chose. I thought a tinge of black would have probably highlighted my elements even better but chose to stop here.

Mixed Media Canvas 8

I decided to gift this piece to a dear friend who is expecting a new member into their family soon. If you notice, I decided to keep the center of the canvas slightly blank so my friend could put a family picture there if she wanted.

That is all from me today! Do leave in the comments below of what you think of my first attempt at mixed media. I would love to know what you think about it and also suggest me how I could get better at it.

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  1. So beautifully done! Love your amazing lace background and your fabulous flower arrangements! Great colours, too! Brilliant design! Thank you so much for joining in our Crazy For Colour challenge at Anything But Cute! Branka DTx

  2. This is just so delicate and beautiful! It is an amazing first mixed media project.

    I am sure that your dear friend will love it!

    Thank you for sharing it with us at Mixed Media Mojo

  3. Absolutely Awesome…Love the lacy background…Soothing colors just steal the show 🙂 Keep coming…
    Everything at right dose…colors, elements 🙂
    Keep Inspiring!!

    • Thank you so much, Sathya!! 😀 Its appreciations like this that make you want to make more and better projects.. Thanks a ton babe!

  4. Welcome to the world of Mixed Media! You are wrong–there is one rule to Mixed Media and that is to have FUN!!! And it looks like you did! This is a brilliant work of art and I’m sure your expectant friend is going to treasure it. Thank you for joining our Crazy For Color challenge at Anything But Cute. Hugs! Sara Emily DT

  5. Great project! Love all the details! Thanks for sharing it with us over at Mixed Media Mojo this time.

  6. Thank you so much for joining our Crazy for Colors challenge at Anything But Cute!
    Samra DT

  7. What a beautiful egg this is fantastic! Great texture and details! Thanks so much for playing along with Mixed Media Mojo this month!

  8. A beautiful project, thank you for sharing it with us at Mixed Media Mojo.
    xxx Hazel.

  9. It’s me again just to say thank you for sharing your beautiful project with us at Altered Eclectics.
    xxx Hazel.

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