Monday, 30 March 2015

Mixed media canvas with Tim Holtz's caroler

With Ella Fitzgerlad's quote - The only thing better than singing is more singing - I had already made a greeting card for one of my friend. For making that card I used nearly the same elements what I used this time for the canvas.

I used a 20x20 cm canvas, and although it was primed, I put a layer of modelling paste on it.

While it was drying I tore a paper to a size I needed for the music sheet stamp.

I stamped with StazOn ink pad.

After I tapped and rubbed Ranger Distress Stain (Antique Linen) on the paper.

When the modelling paste dried I painted acrylic paint on the canvas: light blue with some white, diluted with some water on the top and chocolate brown to the bottom.

When it was dry I tapped some turquoise to the brown and after a little silver too.

I glued the music sheet to the middle.

Then I cut out the elements: the branch tree, the caroler, the bird, the lamppost...

I painted them.

After I glued the branch tree - what I altered a little bit before - I put Ranger Crackle Accents on it.

The branch looks like this after the crackle accents dried.

I glued the elements step by step.

I put Ranger Glossy Accents to the lamp so it looks like a real glass.

I rubbed Ranger Distress ink (Peacock Feathers) to the edges of the text cutouts.

And one more thing, if I can still participate with this project on A Vintage Journey blog, then I would like to link this to the Anything Tim March challenge. 


  1. That's a great quote that's right up my street, and I love your pretty canvas with the gentle neutral colour palette and music at the heart of it. Thanks so much for joining us on A Vintage Journey.
    Alison x


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