Mixed Media Project – Flower

This weekend I’ve tried something fun something I was wanting to try. This mixed media project is made from collage and painting use different materials. I have no formal training in any art course just bear with me if it seems not professional.

I think Art has no particular form or ways just express the way you want to express. If you are new to collage it is a work of formal art, made from an assembly of different forms. So in this piece I have collected some pattern papers, vintage book pages and vintage ad. There’s no rule or right or wrong, just put it together till you feel like it.

I used Golden Matt Medium to glue each piece to the canvas and paint on top of them as well. While it dries, the surface is ready for painting. For the background techniques, I didn’t do much. Painted with amber color and  also a bit black acrylic paint to distress the corners. If you ask about the white circles, ha ha.. I used a toilet paper tube to dab a bit white acrylic paint then stamp it, as for the small circles they are dabbed with my paint covers. It’s really fun to use whatever you can find in your house to create some background. If you have some sophisticated stencil they’ll be great to use in your background too. Other than acrylic paints, I’ve also used a bit oil pastel to make it look busy.

I still have a lot to learn to be more brave for the colors and paints… most of all I do enjoy get my hands messy!



  1. Valerie says:

    I just wanted to say that this is beautiful ;) I was searching for a DIY canvas rug to do for my kitchen, and wanted you to know your work has inspired me. Doesn’t look to me like you need any formal training. God bless.

  2. Thank you for your kind comments Valerie.
    Have a good day!

    God Bless :p

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