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Frozen Deer Canvas by Anna-Karin Evaldsson

Frozen Deer Canvas by Anna-Karin Evaldsson

Instructions

Hi everyone! I am happy to be here to share a mixed media tutorial using a whole bunch of fun techniques and products to create a wintery canvas, which would be great as a gift. I used Dylusions stencils and paint by Dyan Reaveley, as well as foil and texture pastes.
Frozen Deer Canvas by Anna-Karin Evaldsson | www.rangerink.com
Christmas is coming very soon and I am working on some gifts, and this 6 x 8 in canvas will be one of them. I aimed for a cool winter feeling, but the techniques in the tutorial can be used for many different themes if you change the colours and stencils. I took step photos.

Frozen Deer Canvas by Anna-Karin Evaldsson | www.rangerink.comStep 1: Start by coating your canvas, or maybe an art journal page, with White Gesso. Press the lid of a Distress Paint bottle into the wet gesso to create circles.

Frozen Deer Canvas by Anna-Karin Evaldsson | www.rangerink.comStep 2: I used Dylusions Paints and, as any acrylic paint, they can easily be mixed into many different shades and colours. I wanted a lighter blue and mixed a little London Blue paint into White Linen.

Frozen Deer Canvas by Anna-Karin Evaldsson | www.rangerink.comStep 3: I mixed too much paint and since I don’t want to waste any paint, I used the remainder in my 8 x 8 in Creative Journal, as a base for a future art journal page.

Frozen Deer Canvas by Anna-Karin Evaldsson | www.rangerink.comStep 4: Before the blue paint is completely dry, place the Large Country Stencil on the canvas and wipe off paint with a slightly moist cloth to create a frame.

Frozen Deer Canvas by Anna-Karin Evaldsson | www.rangerink.comStep 5: Place the coordinating inner mask on the canvas and paint with Antique Linen and a little Frayed Burlap.

Frozen Deer Canvas by Anna-Karin Evaldsson | www.rangerink.comStep 6: Place the frame mask back on the project and with a dry brush, add a darker blue shadow around the frame.

Frozen Deer Canvas by Anna-Karin Evaldsson | www.rangerink.comStep 7: Leave the frame mask on the canvas and also add the inner piece, place the Holes Large Stencil over the canvas and sponge London Blue Paint through it.

Frozen Deer Canvas by Anna-Karin Evaldsson | www.rangerink.comStep 8: Add a darker shadow around the frame with a Black Soot Marker. I later also added a shadow on the inside of the white frame.

Frozen Deer Canvas by Anna-Karin Evaldsson | www.rangerink.comStep 9: Place the masks back on the canvas again and sponge White Paint through the stencil. Place the stencil a little above and to the left of the original blue dots, since we want the blue to be a shadow.

Frozen Deer Canvas by Anna-Karin Evaldsson | www.rangerink.comStep 10: Add some random stamping with Tim Holtz Dots background stamp, still leaving the masks in place.

Frozen Deer Canvas by Anna-Karin Evaldsson | www.rangerink.comStep 11: Place the Holes Stencil back on the canvas and line up with the white dots. Apply Transparent Gloss Texture Paste through the stencil with a palette knife. This adds subtle shine and dimension to the dots.

Frozen Deer Canvas by Anna-Karin Evaldsson | www.rangerink.comStep 12: Smear white Texture Paste through the stencil to create the deer. Let dry.

Frozen Deer Canvas by Anna-Karin Evaldsson | www.rangerink.comStep 13: I wanted the deer a little whiter and painted it. You could also mix a little white paint into the paste before applying it through the stencil.

Frozen Deer Canvas by Anna-Karin Evaldsson | www.rangerink.comStep 14: Mix a tiny bit of Black Marble into White Linen Paint to create grey. Dry brush on the deer and also paint some around the deer to create a shadow. Dry brush Black Paint around the edges of the canvas.

Frozen Deer Canvas by Anna-Karin Evaldsson | www.rangerink.comStep 15: Now comes the really fun part. Add shine to the project with Foil. Place the stencil back and apply Collage Glue through it. Wash the stencil. Let the glue dry just a little bit, you’ll have to experiment with how much. Press the matte side of foil sheets onto the glue and repeat until you are happy with the look. I used four different sheets from the Frozen set.

Frozen Deer Canvas by Anna-Karin Evaldsson | www.rangerink.comStep 16: Apply a little Collage Glue around the edges and foil with a silver sheet.

Frozen Deer Canvas by Anna-Karin Evaldsson | www.rangerink.comStep 17: All the layers of paint, stenciling, stamping and foil gives the look of a dimensional piece.

Frozen Deer Canvas by Anna-Karin Evaldsson | www.rangerink.comStep 18: I just love the look of the random applications of various foil sheets.

Frozen Deer Canvas by Anna-Karin Evaldsson | www.rangerink.comStep 19: Here you can see the effect of the foil on the deer a little better. The five foil sheets in the Frozen set look wonderful together.

Frozen Deer Canvas by Anna-Karin Evaldsson | www.rangerink.comStep 20: The silver foil edge with the black paint underneath gives a great frame to the canvas.

Frozen Deer Canvas by Anna-Karin Evaldsson | www.rangerink.comStep 21: Die cut a sentiment from white and black cardstock and glue together to create a shadow.

Thank you so much for watching! I hope the tutorial inspired you to play around with stencils, paint, Texture Paste and of course Shiny Transfer Foil Sheets.

Happy crafting!


Anna-Karin EvaldssonHello! I am Anna-Karin and I have been doing arts and crafts my whole life. I started making cards in 2002 and two years later I also began to scrapbook. I had found my home among paper, stamps, ink, paint, dies, photographs and embellishments. My hands are ink stained almost daily. I enjoy switching between different projects: cards, tags, mini-books, art journaling, layouts, canvases and 3-D/home décor. I love trying out new and old techniques and many of my projects have mixed-media elements. Every project is a creative adventure and the possibilities are truly endless. Find me at my blog: www.layersofink.blogspot.com