Mixed Media Canvas ~ Sea Goddess

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This weekend I completed a mixed media canvas for a competition I saw in the mixed media magazine Cloth Paper Scissors. I love this magazine and is one of the only art magazines I’ve found that has a focus on mixed media.

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I wanted to use lots of my favourite materials, which included:

  • Dylusions paints & Sprays
  • Stencils
  • Inktense pencils
  • Posca Pens
  • Watercolour paints
  • Sequins
  • Embossing powders
  • Liquid acrylic ink
  • Embroidery thread
  • Beeswax

DSCN2393I had an idea for an embellished sea goddess, with lots of textures and blues and greens. After prepping the canvas with white gesso, I sketched a face and used my favourite Inktense pencils to give her an underwater colour.

I felt this piece was quite intuitive as I painted her hair and added the elements as I went. I just love the different shimmery materials such as the Liquid Acrylic ink and embossing powders. I also like the effects the sequins gives the whole piece. Below is a video of making the whole project, I have quite a library of art videos now so if you’re interested check out my YouTube page.

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2 thoughts on “Mixed Media Canvas ~ Sea Goddess

  1. I love the way you used the beeswax in this piece and how the sea horse stencilling came through throughout. You deserve to win this competition. You’re really inspiring and talented šŸ™‚

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