Multi-Media Summer Canvas

August 9, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog

We love the beach and are so spoiled to live only 45 minutes from the ocean.  To me, the ocean is a place of freedom & relaxtion.  The thought of it inspired today’s beach-themed mini canvas created with lots of Core’dinations Cardstock.
To create this 4″ x 4″ mini-canvas:
1) Cut, sand and dust a 3.75″ x 3.75″ piece of Spotted Jillian Aquaduct.  Adhere to the canvas with craft paste .  I used Helmar’s Decoupage.

2) Ink the edges of the canvas and paper with a color that matches the cardstock background. Let the ink dry thoroughly before moving onto next step.  You could even heat set the ink.
3) Place another layer of craft paste over the canvas.  Set aside to dry while doing the next step.
4) Tear, sand and dust three 3.75″ wide pieces of Core’dinations Whitewash Cottage Porch. Layer & glue these pieces onto to the center of the canvas so the tearing is shows on each layer. This creates the beachy waves. Mix craft glue & chucky clear.  Paint this mixture onto the “waves.”
5) Tear, sand and dust one 3.75″ inch piece of Core’dinations Whitewash Grandpa’s Trunk.  Heat emboss a bit of gold embossing glitter to this piece. This gives it a textured beach sand look.   Glue the “beach sand” to the bottom of the canvas, overlapping the waves.

6)  Punch out a starfish from Core’dinations Neutrals.  Sand & Dust starfish before adding a bit of ink along the edges.  Glue onto the right bottom of the canvas.
7)  Add another layer of craft paste over whole canvas (sides included).  Let this try thoroughly.

8) Freehand paint the quote on the canvas using white craft paint.   Paint over the quote with another layer of white to make the quote really pop.
Core Tip: Use Core’dinations Cardstock for any multi-media canvas!  It is the only textured cardstock I have found that will not warp with multiple applications of craft paste, paint, embossing, inks and glues.  
Other Supplies:
Martha Stewart Starfish Punch & Glitter
Helmar Decoupage & Craft Glue
Quick Quote Chalking Ink


22 Responses to “Multi-Media Summer Canvas”
  1. KellyG says:

    Super creative love this!

  2. Karen says:

    Very creative project, love the color theme.

  3. Cindi says:

    I enjoy learning about and doing mixed media…
    This canvas does make me think about being seaside!
    Thanks, Cindi

  4. barbara macaskill says:

    This is a great beachy canvas! TFS!

  5. Janet Cobb says:

    Love this! Living just 45 minutes from the beach I love any beach theme projects!

  6. marylouh says:

    Petaloo said to come over to your blog. I don’t see any flowers on the canvas but it is very pretty. Love the layering of sand, water, and sky.
    Great canvas.

  7. Diane Harl says:

    I like your ideas … did not know that there was a product that was sandable…I will have to try it. I like the layering on your canvas!

  8. Sara Westhead says:

    Great inspiration!

  9. Awesome projects and Inspirations. thanks for sharing

  10. Shari Czerwinski says:

    Wonderful canvas creation!

  11. Buffy Burnside says:

    I love mixed media! what a fabulous little canvas!

  12. Very creative! It looks and reminds you of the water!

  13. Carla Hundley says:

    Such a lovely canvas
    creation. Great colors.
    Carla from Utah

  14. Robin Buchholz says:

    Pretty canvas, love the colors!

  15. I like your mixed-media canvas!!!!!

  16. TracyM #6773 says:

    LOVELY sentiment and BEAUTIFUL canvas, LOVE the torn & sanded Core, great textures, LOVE the colors of your Core combo too!!!
    I confess that I haven’t tried mixed media with my Core stash … yet => THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION 🙂

  17. Jackie QH says:

    Very creative canvas! I like the technique for the waves♥

  18. This is just the reason I love Core’dinations
    paper! just look what you create with it using
    a few techniques, all easy to learn and use.
    This small canvas is lovely, and gives a real
    feel of the freedom and relaxation mentioned!

  19. Blue Rose says:

    Great creation, love the ocean, this is perfect…colors, textures, feel.

  20. Margie Malone says:

    I love the bright colors used om\n the clipboard.

  21. Dana says:

    It’s so beautiful! I love how you did the waves. It’s so beachy and perfect. I’d love to do something like this for my daughter.

  22. Jean Marmo says:

    What a pretty canvas! Love the sentiment!!

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