Thursday, August 1, 2013

Mixed Media Steam Punk Painting - "Dream"

I love how mixed media allows you to express the exact mood your in. Yesterday's project was whimsical, and fun with it's pastel colors. Today's project is magical, and dreamy. I had so much fun putting this canvas together. Isn't that texture amazing? I started by painting my canvas black, and then added a little bit of gold, purple, teal, and blue. Going through my stash, I noticed I had a ton of little glass beads that haven't been touch in years. I added mod podge to the entire canvas, and just dumped the beads onto the canvas! They stuck pretty well - especially after I used the heat gun.
I poored paints, all over the beads. I let the paint "goop" up in some areas, and I spread it out in others. I used some of my Heidi Swapp sprays to get that beautiful older copper look. I wanted this paiting to have a steam punk swist to it - so I cut out a few gears and stars using my Silhouette Cameo, and painting them with told and teal. The title is made out of thickers.

This canvas ended up being a surprise gift for my hubby, and he loved it. I hope you all loved it just as much!


  1. Very cool project, Christina! The gold really pops off that metallic background. Awesome canvas! :)

  2. This is great, there is a lot of texture! I love it.