Life in Moments

Hi everyone.  I'm Jan and I'm excited to share this quick and easy project with you today.  This mixed media canvas project just evolved.  It started out as something for the upcoming Halloween holiday here in the US, however,  it took on a life of its own as I played with the colors and textures a little.
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You'll need:
5 x 7 Watercolor Canvas
foam brush
Gelli Plate
Clock stencil (Mixed Media Supplies)
Chain Link background stamp (Mixed Media Supplies)
Modeling paste and knife
ink (yellow, pumpkin, and brown were used in this project)
Wooden Laser Cuts (MelissaFrances-thin cuts)
If you need to prep your canvas, apply a thin coat of gesso.  Let dry.
Ink up your Gelli plate with desired colors, using the brayer, blend the colors as desired.  Press the canvas into ink and pull.  While you still have the ink on the gelli press, place the clock stencil on the gelli press and pull another print.  Move the stencil to another part of the press and pull another print, repeat as desired - you can re- ink if you need to.  Clean off the stencil -- make sure it is thoroughly dry before storing.

Place the stencil as desired on the canvas and using the modeling paste, apply a thin layer. as seen in the image above.  Pull the stencil and repeat.  I had a little extra paste left on my knife, so I just swashed it across the canvas in a couple of places. Using the background stamp, impress lightly into the wet texture paste in the upper left hand corner.  Be sure to clean your stencil and stamp before the paste dries.  Allow your canvas to dry. 

If needed, lightly sand the now dry modeling paste areas.  Ink lightly around the edges of the canvas and add a swipe or two across the canvas.
Glue the laser cut words on the front of the canvas as desired.  Mount and frame or use as a cover for a mini album.
Thanks for joining us today as the Mixed Media Design Team continues to share some fun projects this month.  You won't want to miss a single post.  Be sure to visit the Mixed Media blog throughout the month!   Enjoy your own personal crafting and nurturing time and feel free to drop by my blog for additional ideas and projects!


  1. I love the colors and texture! Great Job Jan!

  2. Loving the colours you've used Jan and your instructions are fantastic too, thankyou.