Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Splitcoast Tutorial: Canvas Panel Card

This week's tutorial over on Splitcoast is a fun little mixed media project called a Canvas Panel Card. It's the creation of my friend Kae Pea over at the Moon and the Maker - I have learned so much from her!

Here's my project - I did have canvas panels, but decided to work with matboard instead, since I had these nice scrap pieces that were 4" x 5". I started off by covering the panels with some scraps of paper I had on my desk (I've been working on cards for an upcoming Summer catalog release!) using matte gel medium.

Next I layered some crumpled tissue paper over the panels with gel medium to add some texture and soften the background.

After the gel medium was dry, I highlighted some of the texture with a little white gesso...

...then stamped myself a design to paint. I love these Paint Fusion sets from Sheena Douglass... they're a little harder to get now, but they're such a great size for this type of project, and so easy to arrange and paint.

I used acrylic paint to fill in the design, then added stenciled modeling paste and stamped details...

the sentiment is one of mine from Impression Obsession - always a good reminder. :)

Hope you'll pop over to the tutorial and try a project of your own!
Thanks for stopping by!


  1. I love your version ! Just gorgeous! Thanks for giving me the opportunity to do a tutorial for Splitcoaststampers!

  2. This is GORGEOUS, DINA!!!! You ALWAYS INSPIRE!!!!! ;)

  3. A Gorgeous "Work of Art" my friend. TFS all your photos and descriptions of your text too :-) Hugs..