Mixed Media Canvas

This is Tanvi, welcoming you here today!
In her previous posts – here & here, DT Lekha used the Itsy Bitsy metallic paints & I knew I had to try them! Was so happy to find them in my DT kit this time! 
Mont Marte Impasto & Mont Marte dimensional paints are two other products I am using for the first time & will talk about these in a bit.

For my post today I am working on a mixed media canvas.
After a base coat of gesso on a 8×10 canvas I started working on creating the background. 

I used teal blast metallic paint. These colors are very creamy & rich, give very good coverage & the metallic sheen is simply amazing. Pearlized paints are available in an array of colors – 

Also I have used these on a variety of media in this project as you will see soon –  canvas, paper, MDF, chipboard, fabric, handmade paper, metal. 

To even out the color I used a baby wipe.

Next I wanted to add some silver to the background & this is where I brought in the dimensional paint. Once again with the baby wipe blended it in the background. Mont Marte Dimension acrylic is a high viscosity fine art paint. 

After this I wanted some stencilling to add texture to the background using IMPASTO. 
 Impasto is a technique of using very thick paint, usually thick enough so that the brush or painting-knife strokes are visible. When dry, impasto provides texture & thats how I experimented with it using a stencil. Mont Marte Impasto is a heavy bodied paint that is colorless. When mixed with the color it does not change color. 
As you can see in the picture I mixed both the colors with impasto & it formed a rich creamy blend. 

Carefully I used the irregular dot stencil, using both pastes randomly.

While it was drying I brought out some embellishments from my Itsy Bitsy stash! 

For some more texture I glued some doillies on the canvas & also some gesso splatters all over the canvas.

Once I decided on the layout I glued all the embellishments using silicon glue

I brushed gesso on all & later painted them with the teal color. The chipboard frames, pearl strings & metal charms I chose to paint silver. At this point I also added some silver stencilled script to the background,

Here is the final look at the canvas & some close ups! Love how the sheen is captured by the camera!
All the embellishments transformed so easily to a teal color!

I had a lot of fun experimenting with the paints & impasto & hope you will try these too!

Thank you for visiting today!

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