Sunday, 4 May 2014

Mixed Media Art Canvas - Flora

Today's YT video is a mixed media canvas with a floral theme.  Hope you enjoy it :-)


Golden Gesso
Anitas Acrylic Paint : Cream
Lumiere Acrylic Paint: Pearlescent Blue
Stewart Gill Paint:

  • Meta Mica: Amourosa
  • Meta Mica: Meadowgrass
  • Byzantia: Laurelius
Archival Ink: Bluebell
Postcard BackgroundStamp: Unknown Manufacturer (But Darkroom door make one that looks identical)
Golden Matt Medium
Golden Soft Gel Medium
Digital Collage Flower Images: Etsy Shop: LandOfEnchantment
Prima Marketing: Ledger Paper Stack
Stencil: Imagination Crafts (Leaf Swirl)
Liquitex Light Modelling Paste
Palette Knife: Langnickel #P4
Stewart Gill Fresco Flakes (Chalk Pink, Albumarin)
Ranger Distress Glitter: Tumbled Glass
Ranger Glossy Accents
Detail Brushes: Art Master
Round Brush: Reeves
Flat Brush: Reeves
Glaze Brush: Royal 1/2"


  1. Beautiful! As always! I've never left a comment, but wanted to let you know that I so enjoy watching and learning from your videos. So clear, so well done. Thank you!

  2. Beautiful. Thanks for your video. Loved watching Anneke.

  3. This is some of the most beautiful mixed media I have ever seen. First time I watched your videos. Would love to buy the one you just made.....very nice work and a joy to watch. Thank you fore sharing.

  4. Beautiful, Rach. I can't wait until my new room is sorted out. You've inspired me to get my canvas and paints out again. :)

  5. This was such a fun project to watch you create. I just love the way you put things together. And the coloring techniques you use. Makes me stretch my own ways of using things. thanks as always for sharing.

  6. B...U...T...ful, as usual! Thanks for sharing Rach. Always love your creations!

  7. Just gorgeous I can't wait to get that email stating you have a new video... I love the floral piece

  8. Another fabolous art piece from your creative hands. LOVE all what you create !! You are blessed with such a huge amount of inspiration, skills and sense of real ART !!!! I'm so grateful that you'll share with us. Thank you so MUCH !!!!
    Hugs from SPAIN

  9. Love ALL your work Rach....interesting to see you going more and more 'glittery'!

  10. Another beautiful piece! I've watched most of your videos and truly love your art. I appreciate that you share so much with the public. I've taken great inspiration and ideas from them. I do have a question. You used matte medium to lay down the digital collage, and soft gel medium to lay down the ledger papers. I would like to know why you used different mediums. Is it due to the type of paper or personal preference or different texture? I'm just trying to learn and that made me wonder. Thanks!

    1. Thank you Dena. I used matt medium for the digital collage sheets firstly because the paper is lighter weight, and secondly because it does not smudge the inkjet ink as easily as when using a thicker medium which tends to grag the ink with it when being applied. I switched the gel medium however for the ledger papers because they are heavier and need a stronger adhesive. Matt medium will provide a better surface texture for accepting additional paint or colour which is something I also consider when choosing which medium will work best for a specific job. Hope that helps :-)

  11. Really beautiful work Rachel. The variety of work you produce is great to see.

  12. Tis is absolutely stunning! Thank you for sharing your techniques!

  13. Excellent video and truly beautiful result. Thanks for sharing.