Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Sweet! Burlap Canvas

I've got a super SWEET little canvas to share with you today!  This is a 6x6, 1.5" deep burlap canvas.

This is the first burlap canvas that I've worked on and it was not as easy as I thought it would be.  Your definitely better off with loose mediums like spray inks, gelatos, watercolors or gouache.  I started by adding gesso and fluid acrylics.

Since the fibers are so loose I changed to gouache and molding paste for the cupcake.  The gouache covers the burlap much better than fluid acrylic.  In keeping with a highly textured piece, I opted for molding paste for the frosting.  I simply mixed my color right in before applying to the canvas.

Since painting/drawing on the burlap proved to be a bit difficult for me, I decided to go with collage.  I'm using butterflies that I purchased on Etsy from Reneaboutiques.  (Great shop, you should totally check it out!)  Sweet is from a K&Company diecut set.

I topped off the cupcake with a heart button from my stash and sprinkles of Shattered Mica Iced Enamels.  I got the shattered mica from Paper Wings Productions.  They have a lot of great mixed media productions to choose from, check them out too.

Thank you for stopping by, have a beautiful day!!!

Available for purchase here: Sweet Mixed Media Burlap Canvas


  1. Norma, this turned out so YUMMY! I love all the texture and colors and I so want to take a bite out of your cupcake!! Hugs to you~Renea

  2. Norma, This is so nice. I love it. The icing looks almost good to actually eat!

  3. Your canvas art is stunning.
    I have yet to work on canvas, but am excited to try


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