Mixed Media Canvas ~ Sea Goddess

Mixed Media

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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 🙂

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