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Mixed Media Canvas with Art Alchemy and Dylusions

Happy Friday!!

Today I’m sharing an 8x8 Canvas I have done using some of the lovely Dylusions Sprays and Art Alchemy paints and waxes. 

I knew I wanted to use a photo I had taken on my last visit with my best friend and beyond adorable niece (not at all biased right?) I chose to do the photo in black and white as I wanted to use warm tones for the canvas, and the colors in the photo would have clashed. 

I started out with an 8x8 Canvas I got from Michaels. I went with one with the deep sides so I would have more room to play, and I love the depth it helps give to my art. 

I then began using random items from my stash. 



I built the piece up until I was happy with it. 


Not gonna lie, it was quite hard to cover this up!! I may have to recreate it and leave it be next time. 

Then I covered the piece in about three layers of white gesso. 



Once the gesso was dry I began to spray it with Dylusions Spray inks in Cherry Pie, Rose Quartz, and Pure Sunshine, until I was happy with the colors and how it blended. I used my heat tool to dry the inks.  When it was completely dry I used Art Alchemy Wax in Old Silver to highlight the leaves and the metal frame. I then used Metallique paint in White Pearl for the gemstones, and Sparks paint in Unicorn Hair to highlight the flowers and some of the beads. 


Using some Matte Gel Medium I took a small paintbrush and randomly dabbed some onto the canvas and then used some of the gold Finnabair micro beads. 



All finished!! I am absolutely in love with how this turned out, and can not wait to use more of my Dylusions sprays on my mixed Media pieces. 

Thanks for stopping by!
-AR

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