Mixed Media Art Canvas – Connect With Nature


Today I’m going to create a mixed media canvas And I’m working on a 20 x 30cm canvas board To begin with, I’m adding some gesso to the canvas It did come pre-gessoed, but I do like to add an extra layer to that Then, I’m beginning to add my paint which is a Golden Fluid Acrylic This is Turquois Phthalo Now, I’m going to add some acrylic glazing medium to the paint This is going to allow me to have a gradient of colour going from dark at the very top of the canvas and lighter towards the base of the canvas Here, I’m using a tissue to take off some of the colour towards the base so that it becomes even lighter And now I’m adding some darker still colour at the top I’m using Carbon Black which is a Golden Fluid Acrylic You need to use this colour quite sparingly Black can be quite harsh I add some, and then use a baby wipe to drag it down the canvas so that this colour again, becomes part of the gradient Now, I’m using some Liquitex ink in Turquoise Deep This is an acrylic based ink so it is permanent once dry I’m using this to create some drips down the canvas Next, I’ve taken some old book page and torn it into pieces and I’m using some Golden Matte Medium to adhere this onto the canvas The reason I’m doing this is to add some extra interest onto the background and it also provides some contrast in colour Now I’ve chosen a Pan Pastel in Black and I’m using one of the Pan pastel Soft Tools to outline the old book page and allow the torn edges to pick up that colour Next, I decide that the text itself stands out a little bit too much for a background element So I’m using some Titanium White Blending it into the pieces of paper using my fingers just to allow that text to be driven back into the background more than it was Now, I’m using a Tim Holtz Die This is the Tattered Florals From this, I have cut out two of the large daisy shapes On one of them, I’ve cut some of the petals off So that it looks like it is being seen from a different view point and I’ve used Matte Medium again, to adhere these daisy shapes to the canvas And you might notice also that off camera, I pencilled in some stems for these flowers To continue adding interest into the background, I’ve chosen a text stamp And I’m using Archival ink in Aquamarine to stamp this onto the background Most of this will only show towards the bottom f the canvas where it’s lighter I’ve chosen the aquamarine colour to keep it monochromatic Since, when I was stamping the background, some of the text went onto the daisy flowers and I didn’t especially want that there I’m just going over them with some Titanium White by Golden This doesn’t get rid of it totaly, but it does send it further into the background So, I was more than happy with that since I was painting over these anyway, with another colour Now, I decide that I want to add some shadows around the daisies so I’m using pan pastel in black again, along with the soft tool and some of it does get onto the petals so you might think it was a bit of a waste of time, me painting them with the Titanium White But, it’s only a small amoount Now, I’ve chosen a Crafter’s Workshop stencil This is the Mini Cubist and I’m using this along with some Liquitex Modelling Paste to add some texture into the background Once the modelling paste is dry, I’m going to paint the daisies So, I’ve chosen Lumiere Paint in Pearlescent White and this needs 2-3 coats, it’s not a particularly opaque paint but it does have a really nice pearlescent finish, so it’s worth the effort Now, I’m going to paint the centre of the flowers I’m using a combination of a Silks Acrylic with a Golden Fluid Acrylic So, the Silk’s is the Yellow Rose colour and this has a shimmer finish and the Golden Fluid Acrylic is Quinacridone Nickel Azo Gold Now, I’m going back to the Pearlescent White Lumiere Paint and I’m going to paint over the texture paste The textured part of the canvas is not going to remain this colour This is a base coat and the reason I’m using it is because it has the shimmer finish to it and I’m going to paint over the top of it with a flat colour but the pearlescence of this paint will show through so that is the reason for base coating it And I also painted the flower stems in the same pearlescent white colour Now, I’m taking the same Turquois Phthalo Fluid Acrylic that I used at the beginning on the canvas background And I’m going over the Pearlescent White base coat And I do this lightly at first, but I do go back and do a second coat to make it a little bit darker Now, I’m taking a Micron Pen by Sakura and I’m using this to add some detail to the flowers and I also use it on the flower stems This is just going to add some definition to the daisies and lift them a little bit from the background Next, I’ve taken some of the flower petals that I cut off one of the daisies and I’m adding some Lumiere paint to these And I’m going to add them to the canvas as though they are petals that have fallen from the daisies that are already on there Once those petals are dry, I position them on the canvas where I’d like them and I use Golden Matte Medium to adhere them down This is the text that I’m going to add to my canvas and I’ve printed this using my label maker It has a self-adhesive backing, so I’ve used that to attach it to the canvas but I’m reinforcing it with some Golden Matte Medium and this will also change the surface fromlossy to matte which will match the rest of the canvas and it also gives a surface that can be painted and now I’m using a Micron pen to outline the falling petals in the same manner as the other daisies Now, I’m adding colour to the text I’m using exactly the same colours that were used for the flower centres so there is a mixture of the Silks Paint as well as the Golden Fluid Acrylic This is Carbon Black Golden Fluid Acrylic and I’m using this with a piece of Ranger Ct N’ Dry Foam to sponge around the edges and create a frame And as a final touch to the canvas I’m outlining the text with a Posca Paint pen in black And off camera, I also add some shadows using Pan Pastel Black to the falling petals And that is the end of today’s project I hope you enjoyed watching As usual there will be a link to the full product list in the video description box as well as my social media links

100 comments

  • cynlexgmail

    Hi Rachel, I love this. This really made me think outside of the box…that not all of my creations need to be in my art Journal…

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  • Denise Johnson

    Lovely! TFS! 🙂

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  • Lori U'ren

    I would love to recreate this on a large canvas for our living room. beautiful. I think I will practice in my art journal

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  • angela vaughn

    Absolutely beautiful

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  • David Price

    This was the 1st picture of rach0113 that I first watched and it inspired me to purchase all the same products and try to copy what you have done.I am pleased to report I have managed to produce what I think is a lovely mixed media picture which I am very pleased with and through which I have learned a bit about how to set about such an amazing subject. I believe because all the materials and suppliers were named racch0113 was open for beginners like me to try and break into this altogether wonderful area.so I hope what I have is done  acceptable to Rach0113 and I haven't transgressed any copyright laws or anything like that.

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  • Ephemeral Shadow

    رائع أحييك ويسعدني الاشتراك في قناتك

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  • V Willis

    Absolutely gorgeous!!!

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  • D Tarmizi

    Very nice👍

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  • Lavonda Matherly

    This is my 3rd time watching this and you inspire me each time to think how can I use these skills and make this my own. Thank you so much for helping me along my way.

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  • LE CLUB 76

    magnifique, bravo

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  • yadira pineda

    Beautiful, thanks for sharing.

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  • RoXaNe Sol

    hola me encantan tus obras de arte! son fascinante, un saludo desde México.

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  • Mags Nash

    I really love ❤️ this canvass. It's so beautiful and awesome ‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️ I like the words, but I really don't think 💭 you needed them, the whole thing speaks for itself. WOW 😳 WOW. Thank you so much

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  • Creative motikhalida

    What is gesso ? I don't understand , is it white glue?

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  • Prosto Lena

    Beautiful!

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  • Avion Orr

    Lovely

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  • kobone shteam

    Νιce

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  • Sherry Nielsen

    loved this demo

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  • Gertrud Révész

    I am a beginner! Thanks, thanks, thanks! I like it very much!

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  • Zaib Shiza

    Great Artist

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  • J Si

    Very nicely done.  Beautiful.

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  • zain alzain

    Strange idea..I like it

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  • Colours Creativity Space

    Loved it 👍 👍. .awesome work

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  • Maggie Hughes

    Do enjoy your work, and many thanks for explaining so clearly. Well done you.

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  • Catrina Dunn

    This is probably my MOST FAVORITE video of mixed media projects so far after literally watching hundreds here on line. You are my hero Rachel! Gorgeous work! I'm going to take this idea and recreate a similar project for my granddaughter's bedroom. THANKS so much for sharing your incredible talent with us!

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  • R Fatimah Jafri

    It is breathtakingly beautiful. I absolutely love daisies and the
    Color palette is my favorite. Wish this was hanging in my home. It would bring happiness to even the most dreariest of days. Moving!

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  • Raji Nalina

    nice

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  • Carolyn Howarth

    Absolutely stunning!

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  • Neelam Rai

    you always do cool things .keep it up

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  • huda Mohamed

    wonderfull …thanks for sharing this video

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  • Marilu Trader

    Thank you! very nice tutorial, explained very well without being too wordy! Doing this soon! It's beautiful!

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  • Lori Thielen

    Beautiful colors, thank you again I am enjoying getting caught up with previous art pieces that are still available, what a gift Sunshine, Smiles and Hugs from Canada

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  • A Tiny Bit Of This Paper Crafting

    Love the color combination you used here

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  • Diego A Bueno B

    Muy Bello.
    Gracias por compartirlo.
    Saludos desde Colombia

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  • Eileen Moore

    Very pretty. I want to make this for me for Christmas. TFS.

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  • MySecretHaven

    Your art is so inspiring 💜

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  • La bella Abreu

    Beutifull

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  • Denise Lopez

    Wow! work of art!

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  • Real talk 13

    You are super talented and knowledgeable! Very inspiring

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  • Susan Jones

    Lovely page! Thanks Rachel♡

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  • Nid S.

    Awesome! I'm just stunned 👸

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  • Aabha Patel

    This way art can be made….I learned it from you 😙😘😘 beautiful…..

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  • GLORIA ESTEVA

    Hermooooooooso. Me encantó. Gracias. Saludos desde Venezuela 😊

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  • D A

    Great job! God bless you for sharing.

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  • Judith Hembrow

    Many thanks for your clear information. Very helpful for a beginner like me xx

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  • Plucky Creations

    Wow beautiful!

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  • Kimberly Croner

    Beautiful

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  • Annette Carroll

    Wonderfull. Thank you sooooo much. Annette from lreland 🇨🇮

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  • Rose Pisatcky

    OMG this work of art is wonderful! I’m 73 so my mind doesn’t work as great as it did when I was younger and for that reason I wish the video had been a tad slower!! I’m really going to try this!!

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  • Diva Levy

    Beautiful.

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  • Christella Dwyer Dwyer

    Wow so amazing

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  • Naseema Hamad

    Amaxing thanks for sharing us

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  • JuJu Crafts

    missed this one back 3 years ago .. glad I did! I needed the inspiration today! so beautiful ! loved the drip technique.

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  • Wa'ad Khalifa Ali Al Qatiti

    Wow so amazing

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  • AL K

    Wonderful, wonderful mixed media. You used clever ways to make your art flow. I have subscribed and will look for your other art. I am a fan now!

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  • Judi Christopher

    BEAUTIFUL

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  • Heidi Falzon

    Awesome 👏

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  • Daniela Madeleine

    c'est vraiment magnifique ! Amazing !

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  • Vicki Fischer-Rasmussen

    X very nice. Thank you for sharing.

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  • Hasan Tareque Shajib

    brilliant

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  • patricia

    Beautiful painting and thank you for your wonderful easy to follow tutorial.

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  • Patricia Foulstone

    Brilliant thank you for sharing.

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  • Patricia Foulstone

    Okay after your work I have just started my own, so here we go.

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  • Patricia Foulstone

    Rach thank you so much for all your work you show, you are so informative in all you do, at the moment I have only seen this one wondered if your have any more to look at thank you.

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  • Patricia Johnson

    So glad to come across you again. Did you go awol for a while?

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  • Patricia Johnson

    Lovely!

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  • Suma sk

    Love it … BEAUTIFUL

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  • zoe grey

    AMAZING.

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  • Kellie Westley

    Vary cute.

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  • Cindy LaBare

    Absolutely beautiful!

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  • Deloris Bledsoe

    Thank you it is very nicely thought out. Love your color choices. Awesome!

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  • Patricia Owens

    Wow!!!!!!!

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  • claudia culver

    beautiful artwork that inspires me. thank you for sharing.

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  • Bonnie Trocinski

    I'm not very familiar with Mixed Media Art Canvas but love this particular piece. Thought at several points that it was finished but marveled at what each layer added to the finished piece. Great job, thanks!

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  • Lee Yakiwchuk

    Beautiful work!

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  • eridalva braga

    Lindo trabalho, mesmo não entendendo uma palavra do teu idioma me apaixonei. 👏👏👏😍😍

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  • Olivia Yolanda

    Está bella tu pintura eres artista muy creativa ,. Te felicito me gusto mucho , un saludo desde Cd. de México 🇲🇽🤗💐👍👍👍👍

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  • Lorri Hildebrandt

    Wow love it and your nails are rocking. I can never work with nails that long. hahahaha

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  • Erin Toner

    Wonderful 😍

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  • Margaret Hall

    Your work is absolutely beautiful and inspiring. I love it, and thank you for the time and care you put into sharing your considerable talent. One small polite request:- for those of us, young and old, who have hearing difficulties – please is it possible to choose music that doesn't conflict with your clear and easy to follow voice over? This may be partly due to a YouTube requirement you have to follow in order to post here. I had to stop the sound half way through and watch without your explanation because the music was so difficult to cope with. Your voice and what you are saying is fine, it's just the music. This is a problem for many with hearing difficulties in all sorts of areas and not a fault of yours; TV, cinema, radio, shops, YouTube videos etc ….

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  • Vicki Squires

    I think this is stunning!! Just learning how to do a journal. Now I want to do a canvas like this!! Thank you for sharing your talent!!

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  • Claudia Poblete R.

    Hola, el idioma no ha sido obstaculo para ir entendiendo y aprendiendo tus técnicas.
    Gracias por tu video. Me encantó! Trabajas muy bien y explicas mejor! Felicidades te quedó hermoso! Saludos desde Chile.
    Claudia.

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  • Наталья Финдеева

    Восторг!

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  • Azhar Azhar

    Wow

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  • ben 1 Bella

    1001 kiss from Morocco

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  • look is suit dance camp

    Amazing

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  • ADA FOOT Logmah حلال

    Artist. magnificence nice nice

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  • Cocinando con Lissy

    Loved it 😍😍😍

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  • arts4community

    Some workable techniques but a lot of product to buy!

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  • DoorDash Mike

    Love this piece. So many elements and it flows quite well.

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  • Dunja Belir M

    Odlicno….hvala 😍

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  • jcofortco

    LOVE THIS!

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  • Geeta Desai

    Loved your painting I will definitely try

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  • Saad Khalid

    Good you artist

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  • Sandy’s Multimedia Art World

    Love this piece❤️

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  • shakiba shayegan shokouh

    Amazing

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  • eva abid

    Wonderful!!! You have done it so effortlessly. Thank you so much 😊

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  • wanda ruiz

    Beautiful ♥️👍👍.

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  • Rita Rajgor

    Wow beautiful amazing 👌👌👍👍

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  • Michelle fay

    😍😍😍😍

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