Posted: May 1st, 2021 by

Sometimes Life Just Sucks | Canvas

Hello and happy weekend to you! Lynda is here on the blog today with a stunning mixed media canvas, featuring our ‘sometimes life just sucks’ sentiment with our Daisy and smashed vase stamps…

Today’s project is a mixed media canvas, featuring the stunning ‘Break Free’ stamp set as the main focal point. This was so much fun to make!

sometimes life just sucks stamp | mixed media canvas | daisy

I started with a piece on thick backing board recycled from a paper pad. I adhered corrugated cardboard and used the ‘Ink Swirls’ stencil and texture paste for my base layer.

Once the texture paste was dry, I applied generous smatterings of Izink sand texture paste and left to air dry.

The next stage was to cover with gesso and again. leave to dry ( I am SO impatient when it comes to things drying so these steps were very frustrating for me haha!)

Then came the fun part! I set to work with a combination of spray paints and distress oxide sprays.

They reacted beautifully together and just look at that texture!

Once the paint was dry ( yes, more drying!!) , I used the fabulous new ‘Grunge Tones’ stamps with white paint to add more texture, and added paint splatters with a fan brush.

I used the ‘Break Free’ stamp set, embossed in white, on an inky mop up sheet I had to hand, and fussy cut. I added more texture by mounting it on top of some sisal. I just love the natural fibres for creating interest.

I added the sentiment from the ‘Lost for Words’ set and layered on black card to finish.


ink swirls stencil

daisy stamp | smashed vase | break free

sentiment stamps | card making | clear photopolymer

grunge background stamps | dots | circles

Wow that texture is incredible! Stunning colours and wonderful layers! Thank you Lynda ♡


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