Wish Upon a Star by Katy

For today's tutorial I've created a mixed media mini canvas using lots of different products and mixing up images from several Rubber Dance sets.

My canvas is teeny tiny - and I love these cheap little canvasses (they come in packs of 4 for £1) as they are great for experimenting on before you commit to a larger area; a bit like ATCs.

Apply some ColourArte Silks Acrylic Glaze in a green colour with a credit card. Add some smears and then use the edge of the card to add criss-crossed lines. The glaze dries a little bit dimensional so the lines stand out nicely when the other layers are added.

Stamp the Round in Circles image with Watering Can Archival Ink and the large circle with yellow ink. Spray the canvas with Mustard Seed Distress Spray. You must use permanent ink like Archival or StazOn as we will be adding further water-based layers on top.

Stamp the lines stamp (from Stitch & Frame) with Watering Can Archival. Use the stamp in your hand rather than on a block to get a partial, distressed image.

Use the lid of the dabber with Mustard Seed Distress Paint to add yet more circles.

Add more yellow spray, dry, and then loosely fill in the circles and trace some of the lines with a Gelato stick.

Stamp lots of little stars from Christmas Cheer in black Archival ink.

Finally, stamp and heat emboss the words from Affirmations, cut out and glue in place.

And you're done! Would make a cute gift I think?

Katy x

I used these cool stamps from Rubber Dance - don't forget, you can use the coupon code katy15 to get 15% off your entire order at Rubber Dance!!!


Round in Circles

Christmas Cheer & Tags (little star)

Stitch & Frame


Bibi Lindahl said…
Cooool! I don't think I have seen such teeny canvases here, not that I have been looking - but now I will! Such a sweet gift idea. Love it! So pretty. Oh, and I have to start using my credit card more (haha, not for shopping), and try this with Silks!
Thank you so much, Katy!
Majo said…
Very cool, dear Katy, love your little piece of art ♥
Craftyfield said…
I would love to make enough of these for each of the diners at the Christmas table, including their name in the design somehow. Lovely mixed media project!
ionabunny said…
Very cute. Stocking fillers maybe. Hugz

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