Excited to share my tutorial for creating a Wildflowers Mixed Media Canvas with StencilGirl® Stencils!
• Acrylic paint
• 11”x14” Canvas
• StencilGirl® Stencils: Wildflowers 6”x 6” and Wildflowers and Grasses 9”x 12”
• Coffee filters
• Variety of paper: vintage book pages, sheet music, tissue
• Gelli plate
• Rubber brayer
• Paint brushes
• Mod Podge or matte medium
• Baby wipes or paper towel for cleanup
1: Gesso the canvas. Paint whole canvas background color of your choice.
2: Coat the Gelli plate with a thin layer of paint, using the brayer to smooth. Pull a few prints using the coffee filters -- since these are absorbent, it helps to have a base layer of very thin paint before you begin printing or stenciling. Flatten the coffee filters and create several backgrounds using the Gelli plate.
4: Continue making prints. Make more than you think you’ll need, in a variety of colors.
6: Tear the prints and arrange a loose layout on the canvas. Use Mod Podge or Matte Medium to tack everything down in place.
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