Aug 21, 2013

"Eat Healthy"Mixed Media Mini Canvas


Here i am to share my experiment with mixed media project. I wanted to try mixed media work and i bought a mini canvas, which i taught ll be perfect for a trial.

"Eat Healthy", this is what i wanted to do as this ll be used as a fridge magnet... Yes to remind my self to stop eating junk foods and eat health... This is what my husband insist my every time when i pick a chips packet from the supermarket, he always picks fruits and healthy cereal snacks....

Now I am little conscious for my lil one inside... yes its gonna be sibling for Sushant (my son 3 1/2 years old) in another 7 months...

Let me tell a bit about the canvas...  As i dint plan anything before doing this, i jus went with the flow. This mini canvas is 4"x4" size, i gesso'ed it completely with a even coat, added some PPs (it isnt showing as told, no planning :P) and added tissue paper and gesso'ed it..- which came in some shipping box for packaging... yeah yeah i used a scrap in my project.. :P.... then the right time to embellish it.. the best glue i found is glue gun .... i added some mulberry flowers from prima , recollections and stash, some charms , resin flowers, pearls, etc... One thing i understood is if ur planning to dry your project with heat gun, do not use any plastic base embellishment, like my pearls and a plastic flourish i used started bubbling slightly , and i stopped heating it...  after all the embellishing and its set to go for a gesso .. yes i gesso'ed  it compeltely - a even layer and let it dry for a while and then spraying...

Spraying - Coloring - I was soo confused at this point, i did some experiment a night before doing sprays in plain paper, and on a gesso layer to make sure how the color looks...  I had only dylusion spray with me and i went ahead and used it ... I did a random spraying of a yellow and teal/blue colors and after it was done was badly missed a shimmer feel.... so i sprayed in some  smooch spritz gold shimmer color (i was soo soo worried if this ll work), but not bad it come out pretty well, as a first time , okay... Hope my coming works might be improved...

Thats it Done....

Must mention this, i really than mallika for guiding me how to start on and gave some useful tips ... Thank you soo much di..... :)

A Close Up...

Challenges Entered: 

Color Conception Challenge - Challenge #3 - Nail it Down with textures
This Challenge really motivated me to work on this project...

Crafters Corner Challenge - Challenge #11 Anything Goes
Thanks for easy peasy challenge .... love it...



  1. This is awesome the texture and colors..loved it so much..congraulations n take care.
    Thanks for playing along CCC and all the best !!

  2. Love how the green and blue blend in to each other
    Dr Sonia
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  3. great idea!!I think I'm gonna make one for myself too..I loove chips!!Thanks for the wonderful inspiration

  4. Congratulations Varshitha.... Thats really a great news....
    And the project is gorgeous.... Looks bright and colorful.... Great color combo.


  5. This is lovely. Beautiful color choice.

  6. If this is what you do when you do not plan.. what would you do when you plan.. I need to make something like this for myself and gift it to myself as a constant reminder.. beautiful colors and absolutely wonderfully executed.. Thank you playing with us at color conception in the nail it with textures challenge...


  7. First of all congrats on your Happy news Varshita :) ..So happy for you :) ...And you know I really loved your canvas ..such gorgeous colors and so beautifully layered and textured its such a perfect example of mixed media work ..For your first time with this type of work I think you really have nailed this !!
    Thank you so much for playing along Crafter's Corner # 11 and Best of luck :)

  8. I love the colors you have used and what a lovely and artistic way to put a healthy message...thanks for joining us at CCC#3 Nail it Down with textures

  9. Aww!!
    what a gr8 news..wishing u n ur baby all the very best!!
    I am always happy to see ppl trying something new...what i generally love doing too...And the feeling when u get wonderful results...just wow!!
    Thanks for joining us this time at Color Conception Challenge..All the very Best !!

  10. I truly love the colors you have used, the contrasting color saying EAT HEALTHY!! Congratulations & take care. Thanks for joining us at Color Conception Challenge, all the best.

  11. Love the colors varshitha!! This is so gorgeous!!Thanks for joining us at Color Conception Challenge, all the best.

  12. All ur cards r amazing very attractive good luck


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