Hello! – with Mixed Media


Hope! Mixed media on canvas

Hi everyone! Thanks for stopping by the blog, i’ve been meaning to set one up for the longest time but never really came around to it. The-Desi-Crafter will be my online crafting escapades journal 🙂

For the first post i’ll start off with the latest mixed media on canvas project that I completed. I started off by creating a layered vintage look with acrylic paints in pinks, magenta and white. Once i was satisfied with the background look i opened up my treasure stash of trimmings and findings and played around a bit. The central piece is the glass bottle, I had been a little under the weather the past week and this mixed media project was just what the doctor ordered 🙂 It took a while, as i played around with bits and bobs and once everything looked in place, each piece was stuck down and covered nicely with white Gesso. I love the raw texture that Gesso provides to pieces like these. Also on the canvas are silicone butterflies that i made using my favorite butterfly mold and a exquisite gold metal elephant that fell off an old shoe! The project was completed by a light layer of dry brushing with acrylic paints in magenta, pink and metallic gold.

Entered for:




Eclectic Ellapu – Pink Team Anything Goes, September Already



14 thoughts on “Hello! – with Mixed Media

  1. Hi there, nice canvas. Loving the colour scheme and details and thanks for sharing it with us at The Mirror Crack’d but you need to mention our blog on your blog post and link back to the specific challenge you are entering.
    This is explained in the rules at the top of the blog, hope that helps.
    Angela x

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  2. Welcome to the world of blogging! What a fabulous canvas you have made here with all those bits and bobs! I’ve never seen a bottle on a canvas before, and you have provided much inspiration! Thank you for joining our Mixed Media Makeover at Anything But Cute. Just a reminder to mention our name in your post and link back to the specific challenge you are entering. In this particular challenge you will need to provide a before photo of the project you are making over. Please be sure to join us again! Your work is fabulous, and I love that you have provided us with a step by step, as well! Bravo! Hugs! Sara Emily DT


    • Thanks Sara. Unfortunately it was the first project i blogged with and in the excitement of putting it together i forgot to take pictures. Will note the rules for the next challenge entries


  3. Your project is amazing, however at Anything But Cute this month our theme is Mixed Media MAKEOVER and so, we require that you include a photograph of the item or project that you recycled to make your current piece. Also we need our challenge mentioned and linked back to in the post.
    Hugs, Samra DT


    • Thanks Samra. Newbie blogger…forgot to take images before starting. Have linked to the challenge though. Have also entered another project for the september challenge which includes the before images. Thanks for stopping by!


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