Mixed Media Canvas Art – part 1 & part 2

Mixed Media Canvas Art part 1 & part 2

Mixed Media canvas, part one

Hello Kraafters!

Mixed Media Art has become my passion…almost my first love in the world of art. I enjoy all the layers and texture and most of all the LACK OF RULES! Because of this, I feel the need to bring you a piece I have floating in my head. A vision of what I want to put onto canvas and it takes so long to do I have to do it in parts. So join us on Kraaft It LIVE! Either LIVE or RECORDED to see each part and hopefully create your own piece.

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PART ONE – supply list:

  • Stretched Canvas, gallery wrapped – 20” x 22”
  • Hymnal pages (old book text)
  • Small paper doilies
  • Tissuestock 12×12 – French Script on Ivory
  • Tim Holtz Idea-ology tissue
  • Various stamps for texture and lettering (any will do)
  • Ranger Archival Ink – jet black
  • Finnabair art basics Modeling Paste by Prima
  • Finnabair texture paste – white crackle by Prima
  • Stencils, bubbles by Prima and Leaf by the crafters workshop (use what you have!)
  • Various silk/fabric flowers, wooden beads
  • Finnabair art basics soft matte gel & 3D matte gel by Prima (I used to glue)




Once the show went off air and all was dry, I put a layer of THIN white gesso all over the entire piece. I was sure to cover everything but did not obliterate the background. The layer was thin and in places I used water to to thin out the gesso even more so the background elements still showed through.

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PART TWO – intended supply list:

(I will adjust this list when the show is complete to what was exactly used)

  • Dina Wakely heavy body paint in various BRIGHT colors
  • Pebeo Dyna paints – this line is iridescent and two toned
  • Air Brush medium woops, forgot!
  • spray bottle, with water
  • Spray bottle, with alcohol
  • Stabilo All marking pencil
  • Heavy Body WHITE acrylic paint well, didn’t have any so I used Dina Wakely White Gesso
  • Glass beads, chunky glitter, Anything I Want! I opted for the mica powders from Finnabair and soft gloss gel

I encourage you to play along, take pictures and please post in the Kraafters Kommunity what you have done. We love to share and encourage!

Thanks for joining us live or recorded, leaving comments and playing along.

Catch the replay here anytime: Mixed Media Canvas Art PART ONE & PART TWO

UPDATE!: See the completed piece here:

 The Cross in Spring


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About Heather Kraafter

First and foremost, I am a child of the One True King! I am blessed to be married to my best friend and was privileged to stay home and raise my boys. I began the Kraaft Shaak in 2010 as a way to experiment with crafting mediums and to teach others what I have learned and have come to enjoy it as my creative passion. Taking the 'show on the road' is my latest passion and each day is one step closer to that dream. Thanks for being a part of that journey too!