Hello Friends ,
I have always loved working with different mediums on Canvas, till lately I dint realise that it was what Mixed media was !
Today I have created an Crazy Birds Mixed Media Canvas wall art for my Sons room using Tim holtz crazy bird stamp set!
A work on canvas that combines paint, ink, and collage could properly be called a "mixed media" work, When creating a painted or photographed work using mixed media it is important to choose the layers carefully and allow enough drying time between the layers to ensure the final work will have structural integrity. If many different media are used it is equally important to choose a sturdy foundation upon which the different layers are imposed.
These stamped images of crazy birds were a sweet swap from a crafter friend Tanvi , I am not such a big fan of these birds but when I received it from her my son was all excited and wanted to make it his own !
Step by step tutorial
Must say they are a great ones for the mixed media creations !
I coloured them using my new found love for Soft Pastel chalks, They are easy to colour blend well and when brushed with water blends like a water colour . This did bring in magic and the effect I wanted !
Here I have used a 8x6 Canvas and coloured it with my Maped colour pens smoothy, they are colour crayons that turn into water colours when brushed with water! you can see my few other creations with these pens HERE
My new addition in the craft room is the Gesso, yes I have got it finally and put it in use and loving the effect that formed on the canvas !
Added in some scraps of paper and stencilled them like bricks for the birds to perch on and finally stamped a few twigs around . These wordings I have hand written !
Given it a 3d effect with double sided tapes to the birds so that they stand out !
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Hope you enjoy it as much I did !