I let my mind wander...


I am sharing something totally different than usual. I recently tried my hands at mixed media canvases and I have fallen in love. For long, I have admired mixed media artist, watched tutorials and dreamed of doing it and finally I did.

Here is my first ever mixed media canvas.

And here is how I did it.

1. I covered the whole canvas with some vintage book papers using modge podge, painted over it with acrylics in shades of blue and green.

2. Next I added some script stamping using Heartfelt Creations Stamp. 

3. Then it was time to add some textures, so I used the TCW brick wall stencil and modeling paste to add some on the background. 

4. Leaving the canvas to dry for a while, I started working on the butterfly, which by the way is hand drawn with charcoal pencils over a piece of pattern paper from DCWV. 

5. I also got my sentiment ready using alphabet stamps from Lawn Fawn called Smitty's ABC on strips of paper. 

6. Once my canvas was dry, I glued the butterfly and the sentiment down and added more highlighting with charcoal pencils and white paint. 

7. Another coat of mod podge over the whole thing and it was done.

This mixed media Canvas perfectly fits the Challenge#27 - Lulupu 2nd Birthday Special Category 3
I have used the following alphabets from L U P T C

L - Lawn Fawn Alphabet Stamps
P - Paper, paint 
T - Texture, TCW Stencil
C - Canvas, Charcoal pencils

I am also taking the March Challenge with Mou at Design Memory Craft blog. The theme is to showcase our motto in life and this canvas truly reflects mine. This year I have decided to let my mind wander and let life take it's own course, without worrying about things I can't change.

Let me know what you think of my maiden attempt.


  1. wow Ujjwal, this is simply suberb! i am still drooling!
    i am also very inspired by mixed media these days and dream of making somthing good..
    but this is a masterpice in your first attempt itself!

  2. A+ for your maiden attempt at a mixed media canvas. LOVE your charcoal drawn butterfly.
    Enjoy your mixed media journey!

  3. I just love this canvas, Ujjwal . Its simply superb work especially your choice of colors and the sentiment ..I am so amazed by your hand-drawn butterfly and the beautiful way you have created it as the focal of your canvas.And thank you for the step by step tutorial too :)

    Thank you so much for playing along Lulupu # 27 and Best of luck :)

  4. THis is sheer brilliance Ujjwal! Love how the sentiment and butterfly put the thought across! Love it! Love it! Love it!

  5. In simple words ur creation and tutorial...WOW

  6. In simple words ur creation and tutorial is WOW!!!

  7. Beautiful Mixed Media with lovely colors and layers, Ujjwal.
    Thanks for joining us for Lulupu's 2nd Birthday Celebration and Challenge # 27

  8. I think it's great. The colors are beautiful. Thank you for the, detailed, instructions and supply info.

  9. Just stumbled across your blog and I have to say, this is one of the most beautiful mixed media projects I have seen in a while... Love the look, its got texture but also a clean minimalist vibe which adds to the overall project. :)

  10. Wow this is gorgeous! Love the colours and that butterfly is amazing!:)

  11. Wow i love the canvas...that hand drawn butterfly is amazing...all the text written makes it a great piece of artwork!!

  12. lovely layers and texture and a very pleasing colour palette and visual


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