Emilie Bier Do it Your Self

Mixed Media canvas with chipboard accents - Mod conglomeration of rocks

Learn how to make a mixed media canvas with scrapbook paper and Mod-hodgepodge! This was a fun experiment with cute chipboard accents. So easy!
I’m to be happy, celebrating in week two with Melody Ross’s great products from GCD Studios – available at Artsy findings! This week I have art artsy Urban line as well as the Chip.
Oh, my God, I can't technology rave enough about Melody’s Chip! It is one of the most fun things I’ve EVER done in my years in the craft. I beat love with a wooden hammer!
This tool-set is all about embossing chipboard, and rather than listen to me and go further, you should watch this video that explains everything.
Once I learned about this set, I had to create something, so here’s my first attempt at a mixed media canvas using the Chip technology as well as artistic and Urban.
Now here’s how I did it.
DIY Mixed Media canvas
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Canvas – 9″ x 12″
FolkArt acrylic paint – coastal Blue, Brilliant Blue, Medium, Orange, Sunny Yellow, Bright Green,
Green
Mod hodgepodge gloss
Chip type Tools
Chip type
Artistic-Urban paper and Embellishments – I have a large plate made of 12″ x 12″, small pieces of two other 12″ x 12″ leaves, four stations and three buttons
Fiskars Edger
Flat brush
Craft knife and Mat
craft glue

I always get my paper to the Mod-hodgepodge first – call me neurotic; that’s right! I cut a 12″ x 12″ sheet to fit my screen.
Then I have my Fiskars punch edges to make a pattern on both sides of the paper. It’s the small decorative elements, my friends. Once your paper is finished, set it aside.
color of the edge of the canvas with a base color – me is Coastal Blue. You don’t have to paint the center (as long as your papers are thick enough, which these are), because it won’t be seen. Make sure that you cover the edges well and set them aside to dry.
Now the wooden hammer! Used the birds are chipboard pieces and then the mini-forms – I font also “fly” and “Float” in the middle of the two larger birds with the large-Sparrow -.
Like I said, you are going to want to watch this video to learn the whole process. Then you can play, like I did!
To the fun distressed effect that I did, select a color for the basecoat to dry your bird and let it.
you can Mix your second color with some Mod-hodgepodge and paint over the top, make sure that you really get that the second color in the grooves (you want him to stay, to be).
Before the second layer is dry, wipe it off. I didn’t wipe it completely, just enough to get out of a weak layer and in the grooves. Place ornaments your chipboard to dry.
Back to the canvas! It should be completely dry. Time Mod smorgasbord on the background paper. Spread a medium layer of Mod hodgepodge across the entire front of the canvas.
Put your paper down and SMOOTH thoroughly. Wipe Mod hodgepodge that comes out of the sides with the brush. Let it dry for 15 – 20 minutes.
Cover the top of the paper with a medium layer of Mod smorgasbord. They cover the sides of the canvas too. Let dry.
I didn’t want to bore you with tons of pictures of the embellishment process, so just know that I trimmed my borders, the respected those with the Mod collection and then allow to dry.
Then I sealed over the top with Mod-hodgepodge. I glued my birds down with craft glue, and then I added a few words cut another sheet of paper, a piece of chipboard in the middle and some buttons. It took me a while, as my mixed media canvas, but I really. It’s is bright and make me happy!
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