Canvas,  Decor

A canvas of many layers

hand-dyed coffee filter flowersIt’s been a while since I’ve felt inspired to work on a canvas but now the ideas are just bursting around in my head and I can’t get them out fast enough!

This is a 12-inch by 12-inch canvas. There’s such a variety of techniques showcased on this canvas. We’ll make these gorgeous flowers from hand-dyed coffee filters.

The flowers are die-cut and I’ll show you how to roll them and to use several shades of paints to make them come to life.

Pretty lace and silk ribbon is added – with a pearl-head stick pin – to create a shabby-chic look.

wax on canvas

Students will work with plaster gauze, paper strips and gesso to create texture and movement in the background.

Acrylic paints are layered over gesso with a hint of shimmer added with Ranger’s Pearl Paint Dabber.

Who doesn’t love the look and smell of beeswax? I’ll share techniques for using beeswax to add a soft look to your project. And then, how to age the entire piece.

This class kicks off at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 5. Class runs till 4 p.m. Check out the info on our calendar for all the details you need to know or call the Studio at (517) 618-7700.


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  • Deb

    I love all the mixed media you incorporated in this canvas. Lovely photo of you and Dennis. I can see Rachel in you. Great project but I have to work that day. Hoping for another offering of this class. Deb

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