Live Your Dreams – A Mixed Media Canvas

Hi Everyone, Saadia here,

Today, I am sharing  a mixed media project with you. I hope you like it.

Let’s start :

I used an 8×10 inches canvas panel by Monte Marte, as my substrate. I covered it with Little Birdie 2 in 1 Mixed Media paste. I applied the paste through a  Little Birdie stencil.

Next, I glued my embellishments with Heavy Gel medium – Matte. I glued the flowers with hot glue gun to save time.

After that, I covered everything with White gesso. This gesso is great for priming the surface before applying paint. It can also be mixed with paint, inkers to get a custom gesso colour.

Next, I painted the background with acrylic paint and applied a coat of Little Birdie One Step Crackle Medium. I let it dry slightly and then applied a lighter shade of acrylic paint.

Little Birdie Crafts chalk paints work well with One Step Crackle Medium. Cracks start to appear as soon as you apply the paint over a semi dry layer of One Step Crackle Medium. When all the layers were dry, I sealed the background with two coats of Soft Gel Medium – Matte. Little Birdie Crafts Varnish can be used in place of Gel Medium but I am more comfortable with Gel Medium.

Next, I colored my focal elements with Tinted metallic paints.

Glued Mixed media stones on the primed chipboard frame.

Next, I highlighted the areas with White Gesso and the Tinted Metallic Paints.


Added a few white splatters and some seed beads.

That’s it for today. I hope you liked my project.

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Take care and keep crafting!!

Saadia Nawaz

Materials used :

Monte Marte canvas panel


Heavy Gel medium


Little Birdie Crafts white gesso
Soft Gel Medium
Irregular Dots Stencil
Mixed media paste 2 in 1
Mixed Media Stones
Chipboard words Live Your Dreams
Primed chipboard shape Fancy round frame
Allium Green
Ariel Moonlight
Beaded Petites
Margarita carnation
Tinted Metallic Paint Golden Plum
Tinted Metallic Paint Silver Oak
Primed chipboard shape Ornate flourish


One step Crackle medium








  1. Wow absolutely awesome project love each details and texture done with crackel medium and the beautiful colors too

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