Mixed Media Canvas

Two canvases with brayer backgrounds


Hello! I was thinking to have a mixed media project using a brayer and acrylic paints, and here it is finally coming to life with two canvases. Just to show how you get different and amazing results, I wanted to create two very different color schemes.

If you want to watch how I created them, here is the link to the video on YouTube. You will find supply list at the description area on YouTube or at the end of this post:

In one of the canvases, I preferred to go for a vivid style and the other shabby chic style.

For the vivid one, I used my Dylusions and Paper Artsy Fresco Chalk paints for the other one. What I love about using a brayer is, you can mix the colors in a way you can’t ever do with other techniques. And it is kind of surprising when you finish.

For both of them, I also did some stenciling with embossing paste. And I also did some stamping on the background to give more interest. I used an amazing butterfly stamp by Indigoblu and embossed it on a vellum paper with black embossing powder that has glitter in it.


I embellished it with Nuvo crystal drops in various colors matching the background. I placed it on a cheesecloth to give some texture as well. I used Tim Holtz sticker set for my sentiment and gave black border using Archival ink.



For the second one, I chose chipboards and flowers for my sentiment and focal point.


I painted the flowers with the same green I used for the background, just to bring things together. I also stamped some flourishes on the corners, as well as a dragonfly. This time I embellished them with white and green Nuvo crystal drops. I also used an amazing stencil by TCW that has vine leaves to add extra dimension.



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Thanks for visiting, and see you next time!

5 thoughts on “Two canvases with brayer backgrounds

  1. The texture and layers of colour you have created is wonderful, both pieces are amazing! :-). I’ve been looking to buy a Brayer for a while now, would you recommend the Ranger one you used for these pieces in terms of ease of use, the finish you achieved, Brayer size and quality? Thanks for sharing and have a lovely week! J 🙂

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    1. hello! Thanks a lot for watching as always 🙂 Yes, I would recommend it, it’s a mini brayer, so the size is quite good, and I was happy with application. The key is not to execute any force, otherwise the paint doesn’t transfer. Enjoy! have a lovely week!

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