Category Archives: Canvas

Mixed Media Mojo September Challenge


  • Stencils – Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz – Dot Fade and Stencil Girl – Leaf Poetry Stencil
  • Stamp – Hero Arts “Newspaper Background”
  • Modeling Paste – Viva Modellier Creme – Mother of Pearl and Viva Ferro – Gold iron
  • Adirondak Dimension Pearls – Terra Cotta
  • Tim Holtz Tissue Wrap – Melange
  • Canvas
  • Decorative Polyester Leaves
  • Claudine Helluth Studio matte (gel) multi-medium

I created this 8 X 8″ canvas with a base of gesso and then added Ranger Distress Inks to give the background a little color. I then stamped the background with a newspaper stamp and applied some tissue wrap with matte gel medium. I added some dimension with modeling paste through stencils and painting a little paste directly onto the canvas. Finally, I attached the polyester leaves that I had in my stash with more gel medium. I drew some lines to accentuate the outline of the leaves with a fine line marker. This canvas has a lot of texture and Autumn color. I created it for the Mixed Media Mojo September Challenge, which is to create a mixed media project with a Fall theme and modeling or embossing paste. Thanks for visiting.



Kitty Canvas



  • 5 X 5″ Canvas
  • Kitty image – Ten Two Studios (Lisa Vollrath)
  • Stencils – The Crafter’s Workshop “Quatrefoil” by Ronda Palazzari and “Halftone Borders”
  • Tissue Tape – Tim Holtz Ideology “Symphony”
  • Bling button – Melissa Frances Embellishments
  • Chipboard shape – Paper Accents “Marquee #2”
  • Rubber stamp – JudiKins “Calligraphic Flourish”
  • Patterned papers – Creative Imaginations “Beautiful You” (Christine Adolph) 6 X 6″ pad and Momenta “Botanicals” 6 X 6″ pad
  • Tissue Wrap “Terminology” Tim Holtz Ideology
  • Hearts – Studio Calico Wood Veneer
  • Acrylic paint

I created this mixed media canvas on a whim, the first one I’ve attempted. It was fun to start with a canvas and acrylic paint and then to build layers on top using papers, stencils, chipboard, rubber stamps, etc. I made the flower out of tissue tape with a little bling in the center. The image is from a set I purchased from Lisa Vollrath at Ten Two Studios. There’s very little better than dressing up a cat! Have a great day!