Time Required :
About an hour
Advanced
Advanced
You're definitely experienced.You've tried it all, and you're looking for a challenge!

marbled mixed media canvas

Step 1
Project Note: Cover your work surface well, as this project is very messy. You can wear rubber gloves if desired.
 
Click here to download and print the flower template. Cut out the flowers. Click here to download and print the quote. Set the flower patterns and the quote aside. 
Step 2
Squeeze paint into flip top bottles, filling about a third of the bottle. Add about the same amount of water to the bottle and shake vigorously. Add more paint or more water until you get the consistency of syrup. Do this for all five colors of paint. 
Step 3
Squirt out paint from each bottle onto the canvas. Lift the canvas up and tilt in one direction so the paint begins to marble, mix and spread. Tilt in another direction to keep the paint flowing. Keep tilting the canvas in different directions to get the paint to marble and cover the canvas. When you are happy with the marbling and coverage, let the canvas dry overnight. 
Step 4
Trace and cut the flowers from scrapbook paper and cardstock. Cut circles for the centers. 
Step 5
Arrange the flowers on the canvas to get an idea of where to adhere them. Brush gel medium over the back of each flower and press into place. Brush gel medium over the top as well to ensure a good bond. Let dry. 
Step 6
Use the fine point Sharpie® marker to outline the flowers, and draw doodles onto the flowers and the canvas. 
Step 7
Use the Sharpie® brush marker to draw stems onto the canvas from the flowers to the bottom of the canvas. 
Step 8
Cut apart each word in the quote and then glue them onto the canvas using the gel medium. 
Step 9
To finish the canvas, coat the entire canvas with gel medium and let dry. 
 
Share your project photos with #MakeItWithMichaels 
Materials

Product Actions

Product Actions

Materials
 

    Products

  • You’ll Need: 1
    Item # 10222020 
    $3.99
    Add to cart options
  • You’ll Need: 1
    Item # 10358199 
    In Store Only 
    $2.99
    Add to cart options
  • 1010018302
    You’ll Need: 1
    Item # 10222358 
    $3.99
    • Color: Green/Yellow
    • Size: 4 oz
    • Color: Green/Yellow
    • Size: 4 oz
    • Color: Green/Yellow
    • Size: 4 oz
    Add to cart options
  • 845160372
    You’ll Need: 1
    Item # 10240269 
    $2.49
    • Color: Black
    • Count: 1
    • Color: Black
    • Count: 1
    • Color: Black
    • Count: 1
    Add to cart options
  • 1010018302
    You’ll Need: 1
    Item # 10222328 
    $3.99
    • Color: Unbleached Titanium White
    • Size: 4 oz
    • Color: Unbleached Titanium White
    • Size: 4 oz
    • Color: Unbleached Titanium White
    • Size: 4 oz
    Add to cart options
  • 1010018302
    You’ll Need: 1
    Item # 10222289 
    $3.99
    • Color: Naples Yellow
    • Size: 4 oz
    • Color: Naples Yellow
    • Size: 4 oz
    • Color: Naples Yellow
    • Size: 4 oz
    Add to cart options
  • 845162822
    You’ll Need: 1
    Item # 10672303 
    $4.99
    $9.99
    • Size: 11" x 14"
    • Size: 11" x 14"
    • Size: 11" x 14"
    Add to cart options
  • 1010018302
    You’ll Need: 1
    Item # 10135006 
    $3.99
    • Color: Portrait Pink
    • Size: 4 oz
    • Color: Portrait Pink
    • Size: 4 oz
    • Color: Portrait Pink
    • Size: 4 oz
    Add to cart options
  • 1010018302
    You’ll Need: 1
    Item # 10222349 
    $3.99
    • Color: Aqua Green
    • Size: 4 oz
    • Color: Aqua Green
    • Size: 4 oz
    • Color: Aqua Green
    • Size: 4 oz
    Add to cart options
  • Add to cart options
 
Tools

Product Actions

Tools
 

    Products

  • You’ll Need: 1
    Item # 10454187 
    In Store Only 
    $2.39
    Add to cart options
  • You’ll Need: 1
    Item # 10194255 
    $3
    Add to cart options
    *No additional coupons or discounts may be applied.
  • You’ll Need: 1
    Item # 10505746 
    In Store Only 
    $0.79
    ea.
    Add to cart options
  • Add to cart options
  • Add to cart options
  • 845160372
    You’ll Need: 1
    Item # 10338068 
    $1.69
    • Color: Black
    • Count: 1
    • Color: Black
    • Count: 1
    • Color: Black
    • Count: 1
    Add to cart options
 

Product Actions

You’ll Also Need
  • Water
  • Paintbrush
  • Disposable Table Cloth
  • 1 - Bazzill® Basics Cardstock 8½""x11"" – Buttercup (sku 10474473)
  • 1 - Bazzill® Basics Cardstock 8½""x11"" – Navajo (sku 10474397)
+ View More