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Steampunk heart canvas

Hello !

Valerie here with a new mixed media project using AA paints, inks and stencil ! I called it “La fabrique a bonheur” (hapiness manufacture).


Layering the different mediums was the key to obtain this rusty look. I used two Velvet in Tango and Portobello, and three Colorations sprays, in Juicy, French Toast and Siesta Key.

Texture is created with special powder and heat, dimension by layering cardboard gears and grunge board strips.

You can watch the complete tutorial on the Art Anthology YouTube channel, as well as other tutorials…

Thank you for reading this post today. See you next month for another tutorial…

Here is the list of AA products to create this canvas :



Inspire Mixed Media Heart Art Journal Page using Art Anthology by Jax Scraps

Inspired Close-up

Inspired Close-up

Happy May!

Here is another Art Journaling page using many different Mixed Media products from Art Anthology!

Inspired Mixed Media Heart Art Journal Page Jax Scraps

If you would like to see how I created this page please check out my Snapguide tutorial here:
Check out How to Inspire Mixed Media Heart Using Art Anthology by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

I hope that you are Inspired to create today!

Be sure to share your creative works on our Art Anthology Facebook group, Art Anthology Adventures in Art!




My Heart Canvas

For this Valentine’s Day, I wanted to make a wall-hanging for my husband, letting him know that he has my heart.


To begin, I painted a heart onto the raw canvas sheet with Velvet in Cotton Candy.


I then added some depth to the edges, blending with Velvet in Persimmon.


Just because I wanted to try it, I decided to stipple some Sorbet in Linen onto a rubber stamp.


I applied this over the heart painting – you can see the design here:


And then immediately put the stamp into a shallow water bath to clean up later.


After a few moments drying time (Sorbet dries rather quickly!), I applied copper transfer foiling to the project and burnished it well.  A limited amount of the foiling transfered – but just enough for my liking.  I only wanted a whisper of butterfly to be visible to add texture but not distract from the wording I was adding later.


Now I applied Colorations in Patience, Watermelon and Waimea Bay to the remaining canvas.


I outlined one side of the heart with a graphite pencil, blending it with a stiff, dry bristle brush to create a shadow.


I then added Dimensional Crystals in white for my writing on the heart.  And added an outline around the canvas with Dimensional Crystals in Bluebird, cross-hatching lightly at corners.  Once the canvas was dry, I embellished the heart with crystal wings.


I added some love notes to the background with a Faber Castell PITT Artist pen in Copper.  Then I set aside this part of the project to dry completely.


Now I need to work on the background ‘floating canvas’, a larger gesso-primed piece that I will be mounting my work to.  I sprayed it heavilly with Colorations in Patience and Waimea Bay, allowing the colors to blend at the edges.


Because this canvas is gesso-primed, the Colorations tends to bead on the surface.  I use this to my advantage, taking a paper towel and using it’s texture to add to the ethereal look of the background.


Allow this to dry.  You will see an almost ‘salt-like’ background as a result.


I placed my project in the center of the background canvas, and applied the remaining crystals to fall over the edge of the two pieces to help join them together.


And now I have a finished gift for my husband.

I hope you enjoyed today’s project and I look forward to your comments and any questions you may have.

Sally Lynn MacDonald