Friday, November 20, 2015

Xyron & Faber Castell Blog Hop: Christmas Mini Mixed Media Canvases

Hi there,
Today, I am sharing 2 Mini Mixed Media Canvases that I created for this week's Blog Hop with Xyron and Faber Castell. I love mixed media projects, so when I received my box of Faber Castell and Xyron products  to create with, I knew that I would enjoy this journey. These canvases were super easy to make and perfect for gift giving. I included an easy tutorial below.
Faber Castell: Gelatos (Brights), Mixed Media Stencil, Gesso
Pre-Gesso'd Deep 4" Canvas (2)
Water Mister
Copic Markers (YG67, YG05,R46,R59,E57)
Air Compressor
Resin (Birds and Frames)
Christmas Script Die Cuts
Floral Berries
Distress Ink
Xyron: 3" Sticker Maker, Adhesive Dots

 Step 1: Directly apply gelatos to craft sheet and mist water over gelatos.
 Step 2: Turn pre-gesso'd canvases over on top of craft sheet.
Step 3: Turn canvases over and ink sides of the canvases with remaining ink left on craft sheet. Set aside to dry. Note: To absorb the remaining ink, reactivate gelatos with mister and place tags on craft sheet. The tags can be used for future projects.

Step 4: Directly apply gelatos to edges of canvases and rub along the edges.

Step 5: Lay a mixed media stencil on the 1st canvas and airbrush the pattern onto the canvas. Repeat this step for the 2nd canvas. Set aside.
Step 6: Rub some gelatos on a mini resin frame and then airbrush the frame with a coordinating color. Accent the frame with more gelatos by rubbing the gelatos on the raised areas of the frame. Repeat this step for the 2nd frame.
Step 7: Adhere frame and berry stems to the canvas.

Step 8: Adhere berry clusters to the canvases.
Step 9: Using adhesive dots, adhere flowers to accent. Add ribbon and set aside.
Step 10: Airbrush resin birds and accent with gelatos to enhance the details.
Step 11: Run script die cuts through 3" Sticker Maker.
Step 12: Adhere die cuts and resin birds to the canvases. Continue embellishing as desired.

Christmas Mixed Media Canvases by Karen Jiles Supplies Gesso, Mixed Media Stencil, Gelatos: Faber Castell; Resin: Prima; Flowers: Petaloo; Inks: Ranger; Die Cuts: Sizzix; Adhesive: Xyron; Other: Ribbon, Canvas, Berry Clusters

Thanks so much for visiting today...:)



Jean said...

I love these! The Gelatos are perfect for the background!

D.Ann C said...

I wouldn't've thought to use 'smoosh' technique for a canvas background... It's terrific! Thanks for the tip of using tags for the excess, too!

BethW said...

I don't have an airbrush-but I can adapt the technique-I have to make some of these. So many new ideas for me to try-this post is fantastic and your creations are so pretty. I know one friend will definitely be getting one of these for Christmas. thank you so much!

Allison CB said...

Beautiful!! Just lovely!!

Mary Holshouser said...

Beautiful idea. They are small enough that if you gift them - the people won't have to wonder where they are going to hang them. they could be set on a table or mantle.
thanks for the detailed directions.

Karen Jiles said...

Thanks, Jean!

Karen Jiles said...

Thanks so much!!

Karen Jiles said...

Thanks, Beth! The airbrush technique is very quick and provides immediate appeal.

Karen Jiles said...

Thanks, Allison!

Karen Jiles said...

Thanks, Mary! Very true. The mini canvases are perfect for gift giving.

Linsey R said...

Oh my goodness, Karen!!! These are absolutely beautiful!!! What sweet little gifts these would be for Christmas--something to treasure for many years!! I love the resin bird, the subtly of the Gelato background. They are just wonderful in every way!!

Katie said...

These are wonderful! Awesome job! Love everything about them. :) Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.