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Decorative Mixed Media Canvas
detailed step by step tutorial

Hi friends! A new week begins and I thought I would inspire you a bit to create something pretty! I love sharing tutorials, so I thought I would repost for you one of my most popular tutorials!



I made this decorative Shabby Chic / Mixed Media canvas panel not long ago. I have updated the tutorial and added very detailed step by step photos and list of supplies! I know how Mixed Media can be a little intimidating for a traditional cardmaker, but with this tutorial you will learn the basic steps and supplies to achieve a lovely mixed media look not only on a canvas but on every other papercrafting project your little heart desires to create!

CLICK HERE to check out my tutorial and a detailed list of supplies with great step by step pictures and a couple tips! :) Don't forget to let me know if you liked my guide tutorial by clicking on the little heart on top (that way I'll know you enjoyed it)!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a great week!


Comments

  1. wow... i am so enthused about this gr8 tutorial.. now i am going to follow your directions so i know how to use my cheap canvas board i could afford at the dollar store!!!!!absolutely gorgeous:) you are an amazing lady with talent. THanks for helping me out today!!!:) sometimes i stall when i dont know the first idea of how to start.. but this is absolutely my best canvas inspiration i have ever had.. My scanner is not here at the moment but when i have it i will try to send you a picture of what i have come up with related to your instructions.. oh i wish ther was something more i could say than thanks.. words cant always express my heart:) take care.. and keep on trucking..:)

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    1. So glad, deeply glad that you were inspired and encouraged by my tutorial! There are more coming in the way! Can't wait to see what you create!

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  2. What a beautiful card. Thank you for sharing your well done tutorial. You make it look so easy.

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