Whether you are a Mixed Media Artist or just getting ready to take the plunge, you’re going to love today’s inspiration piece. Did you know that Smoothfoam is a great surface for mixed media art?
To prep the Smoothfoam sheets for creating, Jennifer painted them with a single coat of acrylic craft paint. Pre-painting the Smoothfoam surface was akin to gessoing a canvas before painting it – by prepping the “canvas”, ink and stickers adhered to the surface better & dried faster.
While her base coat was drying Jennifer gathered a collection of assorted pigment inkpads, rolling stamp wheels, and patterned rubber stamps than started stamping & inking until she had a beautiful one of a kind background. Than she printed out a few images from http://thegraphicsfairy.com onto Craft Attitude printable film to transfer onto the finished 12×12 Smoothfoam sheets .
Another tip that Jennifer shares on her video is to use a heat gun to add texture to your project. Since you’re working with Smoothfoam it melts, giving your faux canvas some nice dimension.
I hope that you’ve been inspired to give this Faux Canvas technique a try, you won’t be disappointed. I’d like to send out a big thank you to Jennifer Priest author of the Hydrangea Hippo Blog for sharing her beautiful design with us today.
Thanks for the visit & I wish you a very creative day.
- Smoothfoam Sheets (Plasteel Corporation $2.21)
- Glue Stick for Corners (Xyron $2.99)
- Stylus & Tips Set (ColorBox $22.95)
Supplies Used (Not Shown):
- Craft Attitude Printable Film
- Images From thegraphicsfairy.com
- ColorBox Pigment Ink
- ColorBox Archival Dye Ink
- ColorBox Mix’d Media Ink
- Assorted Rollagraph Stamp Wheels
- Assorted Rubber Stamps
- Blending Tool
- Heat Gun
- Hot Glue Gun