We are so excited here at Therm O Web for the release of our new Mixed Media Adhesive, perfect for altered art pieces, art journals, home decor projects, and so much more. Today I have a patriotic summer art canvas to share, showcasing some fun ways to use the new adhesive, along with a peek at some of our fabulous new watercolor iCraft Deco Foil colors.
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Proud to be an American Mixed Media Canvas by Designer Audrey Pettit

Therm O Web iCraft Deco Foil™ Transfer Sheets- Lapis Watercolor, Amber Watercolor (coming soon!!)
Therm O Web iCraft® Deco Foil™ Liquid Adhesive
Therm O Web iCraft® Mixed Media Adhesive (coming soon!)
Therm O Web XL Memory Tape Runner
Patterned Paper: Authentique
Stencil: Tim Holtz
Paint: Ranger Distress Paint- Picket Fence, Black Soot, Broken China
Pens: Sakura Jelly Roll- Black; Ranger Distress Marker- Gathered Twigs
Ink: Ranger Distress Ink- Brushed Corduroy
Texture Paste: Ranger
8×8 Canvas

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Project Instructions:

To begin, gather a blank canvas in your preferred size, along with a variety of heavy weight patriotic patterned papers.

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Cut a piece of patterned paper slightly smaller than your canvas size. Using a sponge brush, apply Mixed Media adhesive to the back of the paper, and then adhere the paper onto the canvas. Use your fingers to press over the entire panel, removing any trapped air bubbles and making sure all areas are glued down. Place a layering stencil onto the canvas, and using a spatula, add texture paste randomly through the stencil. Move the stencil, and repeat the process. Set the canvas aside to dry.

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Once dry, apply Distress Paint to the edges and to random spots in the center of the canvas. Allow paint to dry. To bring out the raised stencil pattern, trace around some of the shapes with a Distress Marker, and use your finger to smudge the ink.

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To apply the Deco Foil, gather your iCraft Deco Foil™ liquid adhesive and an old (junky) flat paintbrush. Dip the brush into the adhesive, and the swipe the adhesive randomly around the edges and center of the canvas. Set the canvas aside until the adhesive is dry, yet tacky, to the touch.

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Cut a strip of new watercolor Deco Foil Transfer Sheet, and place the foil down onto the adhesive, with the colored side of the foil up, and the shiny silver side down. Rub over the top of the foil with your finger, and then peel the foil up.

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Repeat this process over the entire canvas. I used the same strip of foil, just pressing down a new area on the sheet as I went.

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To create firecrackers, cut several strips of patterned paper in different widths. Round one end of the strips with your scissors, and cut a curve at the other end. Glue a small piece of rope or twine to the back of the curved end using the new Mixed Media Adhesive. Adhere the leftover ends of the patterned paper behind the wick. Then decorate the firecrackers with additional strips of paper. Sand, ink, paint, and distress your firecrackers as you wish. And then embellish the firecrackers with Deco Foil using the same method as above.

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Adhere the firecrackers to the canvas using Mixed Media Adhesive, spreading the adhesive to a thin coat using a foam brush.

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Trace around the edges of the firecrackers with a marker. And then draw sparkler arcs from the wicks.

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Dab the end of a cotton swab into the Deco Foil liquid adhesive, and dot adhesive all around, and down from, the sparklers. Allow the adhesive to dry until tacky, and then apply Deco Foil  to the adhesive dots.

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Cut sentiment or title letters from your patterned papers, or apply alpha stickers to the canvas. I edged my strips with brown ink using an ink blending tool for an aged look, before adhering with the Mixed Media adhesive. Paint the outside edge of the frame black. And enjoy!

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Our team is at the Sierra Pacific Craft Mixed Media Event in beautiful Salt Lake City Utah! We’ll be showcasing our newest iCraft® Mixed Media products and NEW Watercolor Deco Foils™ that we know you’ll be very excited about. You can sign up for our emails to receive be first to hear when they are available for purchase!

We wanted to share with you a free printable we’ve created for the show attendees that you too can print off at home using our NEW Light Weight Mixed Media Sheets.(coming soon!!) Or you can print on paper as well!


Our NEW iCraft Mixed Media sheets can be cut, torn, diecut, inked, misted…you name it!TooltipText

Simply right click on the image above to save or click this widget to download.

And here’s a peek at our 5 New Watercolor Deco Foil Transfer Sheets we are releasing. From left to right: Amber, Emerald, Amethyst, Lapis and Summer Rainbow (coming soon!)


2 Comments on Mixed Media Americana with iCraft Deco Foil

  1. Kirsty Vittetoe
    July 16, 2016 at 11:47 pm (6 years ago)

    That is simply AWESOME!

  2. happygama
    August 2, 2016 at 6:20 am (6 years ago)

    Thank you so much for the easy to follow instructions. I love this project!!!