Hi there. Alice back again with another take on the No-Heat DecoFoil™ collage technique that was used to create this graduation set. This time scraps of foil in pretty blue shades were adhered to die cut vellum “waves” to create the effect of sunlight on water. They made the perfect backdrop for this mixed media canvas. The great thing about a project like this is that you can adapt it to any color scheme or theme and use any supplies you have on hand.TOW Ocean Mixed Media Canvas Alice Golden 1

Therm O Web Supplies:

Deco Foil™ Aqua, Teal, Ocean Blue, Deep Blue Transfer Sheets
Deco Foil™ Adhesive Pen
iCraft™ Easy-Cut Adhesive Sheet
3D Foam Squares
Aqua Ornate Glitter Dust™ Frames

Other Supplies:

Home Decor Canvas
Assorted stamps
Assorted paints
Vellum
Wave die cuts – Papertrey Ink
Shells, sequins or other mementos

A variety of paint and stamps were used to create the base layer of the canvas. The canvas came pre-printed with text (and found at 60% off at my local big box craft store!). I went old school on this one and used some of my wood mounted stamps… so glad I hung on to a few of my favorites.TOW Ocean Mixed Media Canvas Alice Golden 2

Project Instructions:

To create the DecoFoil accents, first apply a piece of Easy-Cut Adhesive to the back of a piece of vellum and then die cut the vellum into wave shapes. Use the new Deco Foil Adhesive Pen to randomly draw lines across the vellum and then use foil scraps to cover the adhesive. Run through a manual die-cutting machine to press the foil into the vellum. Remove the foil transfer sheets to reveal the foiled vellum.

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Continue layering foil colors as desired. Alternately, cover the entire “wave” with one color of foil to give more uniform coverage. Once you achieve the desired effect, peel the protective liner from the back of the vellum and adhere to the canvas. Using vellum as the base layer allows some of the text and stamping show through and adds more interest.

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Complete the canvas by adding Glitter Dust™ frames, shells, sequins, and a stamped quote. I just love this quote by Mother Theresa.TOW Ocean Mixed Media Canvas Alice Golden 5

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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