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Hidden Treasures – Mixed Media Canvas for Finnabair CT

Hidden Treasures – Mixed Media Canvas for Finnabair CT

Hello dear friends,

For this month project I would love to share with you a sea themed mixed media canvas, using lots and lots of texture and layers in lovely tones of teals and greens. I had so much fun creating this canvas and I hope you’ll like it.

Hidden Treasures – Mixed Media Canvas for Finnabair CT

I started by applying a layer of modelling paste mixed with texture powder using a silicone brush, dried it just a bit with my heating tool and then pressed an amonnite fossil into it to create some texture. Left it to dry and then I covered everything with a layer of white heavy gesso. To add some colour to my background I used a few ink sprays in a combination of blues and greens.

Hidden Treasures – Mixed Media Canvas for Finnabair CT

Using airdry clay I created a starfish that I embellished with some art stones, and a few seahorses and then I started on my composition. For this purpose, I used real sea shells in different sizes and shapes, my handmade starfish and seahorses, a few mechanicals and lots and lots of art stones that I glued down with 3D matte gel.

Hidden Treasures – Mixed Media Canvas for Finnabair CT

To create the “seaweed” I used pieces of cheese cloth I have painted using diluted Impasto paints. 

Hidden Treasures – Mixed Media Canvas for Finnabair CT Hidden Treasures – Mixed Media Canvas for Finnabair CT

When everything was dry, I started adding more colour to my background, using again diluted Impasto paints. I painted the clusters of shells mechanicals, clay bits and art stones with a mixture of art alchemy Impasto paints, rust paste, patina paste and art alchemy metallique paints. When the paint was dry I sponged some white heavy gesso on top and added hightlights with art alchemy Sparks, waxes and mica powder.

Hidden Treasures – Mixed Media Canvas for Finnabair CT Hidden Treasures – Mixed Media Canvas for Finnabair CT

As a finishing touch I made some splatters with diluted white gesso and added the words.

Hidden Treasures – Mixed Media Canvas for Finnabair CT

I hope you enjoyed and got inspired by my new project and you are ready to create some magic of your own. 😊

Here is my video where you can watch my creative process and see all the products I used. Enjoy and have fun!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Have a great day, my friends, and don’t forget to check out my popular Online Workshops, great for both, beginners as well as more experienced artists. And did you know I am now offering my Art Journaling and Beyond Workshop as Lessons a la Carte? This means you can buy now each Lesson from this Workshop separately! 🙂 I’d be delighted to see you in the classroom! 

Much love,

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2 Comments:

  1. Sanda I love this! xx

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  2. Oh Sanda!!

    It has been awhile since I have seen anything from you and now I see that time away is so well spent! This is just phenomenal my friend!!Absolutely breathtaking really! Your art always amazes me, but some pieces make me stand up and shout- and this is one of those!!
    huge hugs,Jackie xx

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