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Mixed Media Canvas Favorite Technique Tutorial by Angie Gutshall

Angie Gutshall made this gorgeous mixed media canvas featuring the Lucky Charm line and her favorite techniques:

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ALTERED CANVAS by Angie Gutshall

Supplies: Cardstock Tags (85656) – Bits, Doing Dots (35964) – Lucky Charm, Float Away (35965) – Lucky Charm, Lucky You (35967) – Lucky Charm, Bright Bauble (35970) – Lucky Charm, Lucky Charm Badges (85658) – Flair, Lucky Cahrm 4×6 Diecut Cards (85649) – Bits, Rubons (42395) – Lucky Charm, Lucky Charm Clear Acrylic Stamp (85653) – Stamp, Lucky Charm Clear Acrylic Stamps (59178) – Stamp 

Angie

First step is to cut out a background paper for your canvas. I used Lucky Charm paper. Make sure to put Mod Podge on the bottom and top of the patterned paper.

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Then I took some gesso and covered the paper using a piece of cardboard I tore off a box.

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I then took a mask and misted whereever I wanted.

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After the mist dried I painted around the edge of the canvas.

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After the canvas dried I took a stamp and ink and stamped all over the canvas. There is no wrong way of doing this!

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Here is a picture of the canvas so far:

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Now it's time to add a little more color with some more paint and mist splatters.

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I added some of the Lucky Charm tags for more color. Remember to add Mod Podge to the bottom and the back.

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Now for my favorite technique… using textured paint! I took one of the die cut sheets and used it as a mask.

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I covered the entire wording with the textured paint.

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Here is a picture of the words with the textured paint. I love how this looks!

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Here is my finished canvas! I punched out some butterflies from various Lucky Charm papers. I love the Lucky Charm rub ons and flairs! They make it so easy to decorate small spaces on the canvas. Also you can see another place I used one of the die cuts with the textured paint. I also added a cute sticker and painted around it.

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Thanks so much for taking the time to look at my tutorial. I hope you enjoyed it and I hope it inspires you to make a mixed media piece!