Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Celebrate Life - Mixed Media canvas Tutorial

Hi Friends,

Its me Sathya here again. Hope you are well inspired by Super fabulous projects of my Teamies using Mudra's recent stamp releases.

As promised....Have come up with a Mixed media canvas Tutorial using Mudra stamps.

Sit back, Relax as i take you through the process...




(***This canvas is not initially intended for a pictorial, so kindly bear poor quality pics. Complied to make with my WIP pics taken on phone cam ***)


  • 5x7" primed canvas is taken (This is a good choice sizewise. Lesser/greater than this size would be bit tough to handle for a newbie)
  • This MM canvas is completely mists-free project ;) :) means no mists/sprays are used in the process of making it.
  • Apply Wendy Veicchi Embossing paste (Translucent) in the canvas using palette knife leaving a central portion. This creates a frosty spikes, when pouncing against the surface. It dries up fast, so avoid using heat gun.


  • Translucent Emb.Paste has a natural sheen and shine, so after drying it gives such nice texturous sheen all over.  
  • Meanwhile take 2 ply facial tissues (or those without textures) and stamp Vintagy fluorish stamps using archival black ink.

  • After canvas completely dried, similar to decoupage techniques, put these stamped facial tissues over canvas sides, using Ranger -multimatte medium. (This acts as seal, glue, and as image transfer also). Allow it to air dry.

  • Using Ranger-multi matte medium, stick a cheesecloth to the central portion of the canvas. Let it air dry. (*Refer pic above)
  • Take metallic gelatos of colors - Teal, Dark blue and apply on those frosty spikes of the Emb.paste. It just magically slides in the grooves. If needed, slightly mist your fingers with water and smooth it over the spiky textures.
  • The colors magically blends as such. 
  • Prima Art alchemy paint-Steampunk mixed with Emb.paste and stenciled out, using TCW microbial in a circular fashion, on the central portion of canvas leaving the cheesecloth area.
  • Meanwhile stamp the Large butterfly from Butterfly flutters stamp set, using Archival ink and color it using metallic gelatos - Purple, Dark blue, Pink. And heat emboss it, using Ranger UTEE clear embossing powder twice. This gives a beautiful embellishment kind - Butterfly to use as focal element :)

  • Take any resin embellishment  -Square/rectangle/circle (or make one using moulds/chipboard), mine is a square resin, colored randomly using Prima Art alchemy -Rose gold opal magic and glued it down on Cheesecloth using foam adhesive and hotglue gun.
  • Add 2 crisscrossed piece of cheesecloth on resin embellishment using Ranger mm medium and also around resin embellishment area and pour generously Prima mini art stones. 
  • And after drying, sponge on Rose gold art alchemy paint randomly on it and apply even on the sides of the canvas.




  • Glue down Embossed butterfly on the resin using hotglue gun.
  • "Celebrate life" are taken from Brushed sentiments stampset. Stamped using Black archival ink, sponged using purple gelatos and rose gold Prima art alchemy. Fussy cut it and Heat emboss those using UTEE clear Embossing powder and make some embossed glossy sentiments :)  
  • Sentiment is popped using foam adhesives.






Sorry for my Research protocol kind procedures... Hope, i made the things easy and understandable...Else shoot queries down in the comment section...Sure to help you :)

Hope you are enjoying the Inspirations series from my Teamies using Mudra stamps :)

Do try out these awesome range of Mudra stamp sets . Am sure...you will fall in love with these pocket-friendly Indian make stampsets!!

Project supplies:

Butterfly flutters


Vintagy Fluorish


Brushed Sentiments


Happy Stamping!!!

26 comments:

  1. Sathya, I absolutely love your mixed media canvases and this one is no different. Love how effortlessly you use stamps with mixed media techniques.

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    1. Thanks much for the love...Am into Learning MM nuances and absolutely love sharing it :) Glad you are liking it, Ujjwal :)

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  2. Beautiful piece of Mixed Media art! Creative use of stamps with wonderful textures, love it Sathya!

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  3. Wow Sathya!!! Your rock star! I loved the canvas and those art stones add so much dimension and cuteness to the canvas! :)
    Suchi xx

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    1. Thank u so much, Suchi. Oh yeah...am in love with those cuties...and its my new addiction!!

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  4. Stunning canvas dear :) :) I love it, such vibrant colors, amazing texture :) love the embossed butterfly. Thank you for the detailed tutorial dear :) :)

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    1. Thanks dear..Glad you liked it :)

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  5. so well explained!!!! lovely and dazzling project dear!!!

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    1. Thank U dear :) Glad u liked it!!!

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  6. Wow stunning!!! Thank you for the tutorial :)

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    1. Thank u Karthikha...Pleasure xo

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  7. This is an awesome well explained tute. you have inspired me to give MM a try.

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    1. Thank u dear :) love to c ur take on MM canvases :)

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  8. You Don't have to be Sorry Sathya..very well explained n is easy to follow too :) loved the texture on this canvas and the shine/shimmer of metallic gelatos !

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    1. Thank u SO much dear....Glad you like it!!!

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  9. Wonderful mixed media canvas Sathya ...I just loved that butterfly and those art stones and TFS detailed steps to follow !!

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    1. Thank U Shalu, Glad you liked it!!

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  10. Will soon give a try, thank you for the tutorial

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  11. Love your mixed media work :) Textures are amazing and the butterfly is very pretty! Thank you for the tutorial :)

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    1. Thanks much, Happy you liked it...Pleasure to share here :)

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  12. Sathya! this is so well explained! I totally loved it! you made the whole MM process an easy process. I always wanted to try MM and when I do start, I will definitely refer to this tute! Thanks alot for taking all the effort ifor sharing the start to finish MM project!

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    1. Thanks for the kind words, dear Priya...You are the one of those artist, who asked me MM tute when am jus novice in MM (yes am still novice at MM techniques) I had only you in my thoughts when i made/compiled this.Am glad if this inspired you to start :) Thanks much again :)

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