Sunday, 22 March 2015

Mixed Media Canvas ~ Dina Wakley Inspired

I made this mixed media canvas from a technique in Dina Wakley's newest book, Art Journal Courage. I loved the idea of making a stencil of someone I know (rather than myself.. hehe).

As I am a member of Hobbykunst's designteam, I thought that the fabulous Connie would be the perfect "victim".. She is the heart and soul of Hobbykunst, and is continuing the journey of Hobbykunst as an online shop as the store in Vestby unfortunately is closing.

A step by step tutorial, you asked?
By all means!

Prep canvas with gesso and let dry.
Make puddle with Dylusions Bubblegum Pink and let run. Spray Funky Fuchsia through Dina Wakley stencil and let dry.

Fill fineliner with Golden Fluid Acrylics Teal and make circles. Let dry.

Edit photo on computer and cut out stencil. 

Place stencil on canvas and cover everything you don't want black...

Spray with Liquitex Carbon Black spray paint. Should be done outside. Quickly lift stencil.


Now add a quote using different stencils and black gesso. You can also use black paint, but I quite like the matte finish the black gesso gives.

Add some texture.

...and then some writing... 

And voilá, you're done!

I wish Connie the best of luck! 
If you live in Norway, please support Hobbykunst

Siv xxx

I'm entering Mixed Media Place's Creative Gym #6 - Typography


  1. This is absolutely wonderful!!! :)

  2. Great idea! Thank you for joining the Mixed Media Place challenge!

  3. This is so cool, I love it! Thanks for sharing with MMP :)

  4. Really cool and love the stencil of Connie!
    Thanks for joining the MMP challenge!

  5. Great project! Thank you for joining the Mixed Media Place Gym!

  6. Wow, I love it! Modern and cool! Thank you for joining our challenge at Mixed Media Place!


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