Mixed Media Canvas: Be Still And Know I Am God

My first mixed media canvas finally done after working on it for 1 and a half day. I am inspired by many artists both here and YouTube 😊 So thankful for so many people generously posted their tutorials.

Mixed Media Canvas: Be Still And Know I Am God

Mixed media is one of the thing I would like to learn more this year. So many techniques and products for the mixed media projet. I am learning and exploring ideas from many artists throught their blogs and YouTube videos.

Honestly, it is tough challenge for me because mixed media is a project that you need to be able to just flow with the moment, freely adding medium as you go to create an art. For “the not knowing the result” is me stepping out of my comfort zone. I read the 5 tips from Rita Barakat at Design Memory Craft blog post and they are practical but the number 5 is the most challenging for me: Let Go. But it is a challenge, right? Expect the unexpected.

Here are the close up pictures of  how I created this canvas from before to after.

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Supplies I used for this project:

  • 8 x 11 canvas (I got it at Ollie’s)
  • Shutters – ARTplorations Stencil
  • Heart Stencil (cut using Silhouette Cameo)
  • Mixed Media Grunge – April 2015 stamp set (STAMPlorations)
  • Clear Gesso (Liquitex)
  • White Gesso (Dina Wakely – Ranger)
  • Gelatos – Mix and Match Set (Faber-Castell)
  • PITT Stamper’s Big Brush Pens – Mix and Match Set (Faber Castell)
  • Memento Black Ink Pad
  • Color Shine: Citron, Pink
  • Homemade: Modeling Paste, Gold Shimmer Spray
  • Tim Holtz Tissue Paper
  • Aquash Watercolor Brushes
  • Make Up Sponges
  • Pallet knives
  • Fabric Puffy Paint (to make those white glitter gems)
  • Glue gun and glue stick
  • Alpha Cork Stickers (CTMH)
  • Alpha Glitter Thickers (Amy Tangerine)
  • Gold Glitter Glue

I link up the canvas at these challenges:

Challenge #221 – Anything Goes Two-Week Challenge.

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STAMPlorations March Challenge: Theme and Sketch

STAMPlorations™ March 2016 Mixed Media Challenge

STAMPlorations Never-ending Anything Goes Challenge

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13 thoughts on “Mixed Media Canvas: Be Still And Know I Am God

  1. Mixed media is something I have also wanted to do more of. I love it as well. You have a really great background. The butterfly is beautiful. Thank you so much for entering our 221st challenge. We are always delighted to see your entries and appreciate your inspirational creativity.
    Blessings,
    Carole Robb Bisson
    Word Art Wednesday
    DT Member

  2. Awesome work! I totally love the colors! Thank you for playing along in the STAMPlorations Mixed Media Challenge! Hugs, Susanne.

  3. Helen, I so love your amazing mixed media canvas here, what a stunner! Great texture and layering and what a great promise! Thank you for reminding me to rest and know that God has it under control. <3

  4. What a great creation…Love the pics of your creative process! We are so blessed with your participation in our previous Challenge and would love to have you back for our current Challenge at Word Art Wednesday. I want to share with you the inspiration of God’s Word from Habakkuk 2:3-4 and it says, ” For the revelation awaits an appointed time; it speaks of the end and will not prove false. Though it linger, wait for it; it will certainly come and will not delay. “See, the enemy is puffed up; his desires are not upright— but the righteous person will live by his faithfulness—.” Have an awesome week!

    JO ANN
    http://jatterburycreations.blogspot.com