It’s been a few months since I’ve made a mixed media canvas, and creating this one reminded me how much I like working on canvas. I need to do it more often! I made this one with DecoArt Media fluid acrylics.
I used stencils in the background as well as for the focal word. Someone was a little rough with this one in a class, so I keep the broken part of the “E” on the stencil itself and then just tack the little missing piece down with re-positionable adhesive when I need that letter.
Thick black texture paste really stands out in this alphabet stencil. Spoiler Alert: it needs some serious drying time, for sure, before you place the stencil down to do the next letter. That one little word took 3 days!
These small alphabet stickers have been in my stash for well over a decade. Can you guess how delighted I was to use them? I ended up using three words so I could use as many as possible. I’m easily amused.
The heart is drawn with a gelato and smeared with my fingers, and I’ve used script stamping and also patterned paper in the background.
I haven’t found a place to hang this yet, but I will. Do you hang your work at home?