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Mixed Media Canvas




  • Stampendous Jumbo Tulip Stamp
  • May Arts Ribbon: 395-18-33; WP14; 390-58-09; 393-25-01
  • Canvas (size up to you)
  • Variety of papers, tissue paper, acrylic paints, inks, watercolors and markers
  • Gesso
  • Gel Medium
  • Washi tape
  • Punchinella
  • Molding paste Stazon Ink



After preparing your canvas with a layer of gesso… It’s all up to you to create!  I put layers of assorted papers on the canvas and covered with more gesso, dried.

Then it’s on to creating with lots of layers of paint, ink, stains and markers. Once happy with your background stamp your image using Stazon ink. You can then color it with paint or watercolor (your favorite choice of medium) Use your ribbon as stencils and make sure to add to you canvas. I also used it to hang my canvas. Just think outside the box and have fun!

Blog post by: Peggy Cain

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  1. Stampendous Graphics

    Wow, this is a dynamic and creative project. Instant art for any room! Love what you've done with the Jumbo Tulip. Incredible job with combining these products.

  2. LinhC

    Great tutorial!  The canvas is beautiful!

  3. Debbie Craine

    Great idea and mediums used. Cant wait to see what else is done this week.

  4. Renee VanEpps

    I thoroughly enjoyed this video!!  I can't believe how interesting it turns out just by throwing stuff on!  I learned a lot from watching this, (and I know it wont be quite as easy as you make it look!), but I can't wait to try this!  TFS Peggy

  5. Christine Dring

    Fabulous canvas! That jumbo tulip stamp is cool!

  6. Amanda Coleman

    I love creating my own art for the home.  This is a fantastic piece!

  7. Pendra

    Amazing canvas… love that big stamp and the creative way you used the ribbon!!!  Thanks for sharing!

  8. GM

    I love the art- interesting colors.

  9. Sue D

    Awesome canvas!  I like the creative ways you used the ribbon.

  10. Trudi Wilbur

    Gorgeous, love that tulip stamp!

  11. Ange

    Awesome stamp!

  12. Sharon L-S

    Awesome job Miss Peggy!  This would be something kids would love to do.  A great project.  Thanks for Sharing.

  13. Tanya Hulbert

    Very creative and different!  Thanks for sharing!

  14. Kathy P

    P.S.  Will this work with heavy weight cardstock?  (Not a canvas?)

  15. Kathy P

    Wow, this is amazing!  And with such a great video tutorial, I may just give this a try….on a small canvas to begin!

  16. Debbie / Daqa

    I love the tulip stamp! Thanks for the video, I enjoyed watching it. I also like how the canvas could be hung with any side up, (as you made it the other way around in the video then the picture shows). It's an interesting piece of art, always something new to discover due to the many layers!

  17. sue wisniewski

    They big jumbo flower is terrific.  colorizing ribbon is go to technique I like to do.
    stamping sue

  18. Lexi

    How beautiful! Thanks for sharing the details in the vid! :))

  19. Pam

    This is wonderful. I have to try it.

  20. NWFlamingo

    Love those big tulips!   How "JUMBO" are they?  It is hard to tell without the dimensions of the canvas.

  21. Indy

    Beautiful flowers!

  22. Kristie Maynard

    Wonderful project.  Love that stamp!

  23. Rea

    Gorgeous project, thanks for sharing.

  24. Deborah

    Wow! Great canvas! Love the mixture of stamping with ribbon and the flower stamp!

  25. Bethany Becker

    Gorgeous canvas!  THanks for sharing.

  26. Lynda

    I really enjoyed your video.  I've never seen the process – only the end result.

  27. Sharon Gullikson

    WOW, that is a work of art. I'm trying my hand at mixed media after taking a CHA class.

  28. natasha g.p.

    You have been showing some really pretty projects. Thanks for taking the time to inspire us.

  29. Micah G.

    GORGEOUS colors. I love it.

  30. Amy Jones

    Oh wow that really was some great information.  I really want to try this.  Thanks so much for sharing.

  31. Jan Garber

    Very pretty canvas project!  Love those stamps!

  32. Miriam Prantner

    This is so pretty and the video is wonderful.  Thanks!

  33. Jennie P.

    I love the flowers. They are gorgeous!

  34. rush

    nice canvas project.  thank you for sharing.

  35. Ruby C

    I really enjoyed watching your video of you creating your mixed media canvas. The giant tulip stamp is gorgeous and I love how you used the ribbon. I kept wondering where the ribbon was on the canvas until I watched the video, ingenious!

  36. Sue McRae

    Love that large flower stamp, perfect for working on canvas!

  37. Laura Cox

    Very cool…this is something I've been wanting to try….TFS!!

  38. Karen aka Soccerboyzmom

    Great stamp and the canvas came out wonderful.  I love it.


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