Mixed Media Sunflower Canvas by Linda Peterson

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Linda Peterson has been busy making fabulous mixed media art!  A couple of basic collage techniques is all you need to get started creating your own wall art.  Linda shows you how to layer using decoupage, paint and bubble wrap to create this rich and beautiful sunflower inspired art.  Featured on Livin’ the Creative Life TV.

Watch Linda’s super cool  Mixed Media Sunflower Canvas YouTube video tutorial!

Canvas 12 x 6
Music sheet – (download)
Handwriting sheet (download)
Collage medium
Sponge brushes
Paint in colors of choice – we used a brick red, turquoise, burnt umber, sand, white and   black, sunflower yellow
Distress inks in greens and browns
Words or phrase of choice
Bottle caps – anything to create a circle texture – optional
Foam stamps –optional
Charcoal pencil

Click here to download Linda’s sunflower pattern, music advertisement and handwriting pdf’s

Enlarge or reduce your patterns to fit your canvas.  Download and print out a couple of sheets of music and handwriting.

Cut out strips of newsprint and decoupage onto canvas.  Allow to dry
Apply a light wash of white paint randomly over surface.
Apply desired paint color to bubble wrap or plastic wrap and stamp onto surface to begin the layered textural effect.  Repeat until you have a pleasing background.  Allow to dry.
Cut out sunflower and pot pattern from handwriting and music papers and decoupage to background.
Paint over sunflower with yellow – leaving some of the writing to show through.Paint pot using the same technique.
Outline with charcoal pencil to give added depth.
mixed-media-hero Linda Peterson Finish by applying any additional textural effects or phrases as desired.  Apply finish coat of decoupage medium over surface and allow to dry completely.