You are Loved: Mixed Media Mini Canvas Art

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More than Mug Rugs

Our printable sentiment panels can be used for more than just making mug rugs. They can be used for mixed media projects, too. I created this mini canvas using a sentiment panel from the You are Loved collection. All I needed was a love sentiment and some paint, gloss medium (adhesive), enamel accents, and of course, the 3x3 canvas with easel.

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Step-by-Step

The first step was printing out the sentiment panels at a reduced scale on the printer fabric with my inkjet. Next, I used acrylic paint to create the background color on the mini canvas. After trimming the sentiment panel with a rotary cutter, I roughed up the top and bottom edges and adhered it to the canvas with Golden polymer medium (gloss). Once the adhesive was completely dry, I added enamel drops to embellish the canvas. I also painted the wooden easel with black acrylic paint.

I couldn’t stop at just one…

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For this canvas, I followed the same steps with a twist. After adhering the sentiment panel with the gloss medium and letting it completely dry, I used a dry paint brush to add more color, let it dry, and finished it with another coat of the gloss medium.

I can’t wait to keep exploring other ways to use the sentiment panels for more mixed media projects: art journaling, framed art, and bigger canvas boards.

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If you’ve subscribed to our email list, you’ll be the first to see my next mixed media projects, along with new sentiment panels we’ll be releasing this fall. As you wait, explore the You are Loved collection for your mixed media projects. The sentiment panels and mug rug patterns are available now in the shop.

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Here's your shopping aisle for browsing. I stocked it up with items I used to make the mini canvas projects in this post. I also included links to larger canvas options and art journals I use for other mixed media projects. Enjoy!