This week's Mix-Ability challenge is to use stencils and modeling paste on our projects... I don't have modeling paste but I've had good results using household acrylic caulking. I decided to do a mini Christmas canvas - this is a 4" canvas panel from Blick - I love this little fun size! I bought the classroom economy pack - 24 little canvases for $3.00!? Amazing deal.
I started off with a blank canvas and used a stencil from the Crafter's Workshop to add my caulking in the corners - I used an old library card to scrape the caulking through the openings, and let it dry overnight.
After the caulking was dry, I added some gold acrylic paint, spritzed with water, spread it with my fingers, then daubed some of the paint off with a tissue. To highlight the raised areas, I used Colorbox Fluid Chalk inks.
The branches and ornament with its hanger were cut from book pages using Impression Obsession dies. The stamps I used are from I.O. too.
The whole canvas is covered with a couple of coats of matte varnish. On behalf of the Mix-Ability team I'd like to wish you a Merry Christmas - we appreciate you!