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Colour Pop Canvas Materials

Oh boy. This painting is fun!

 I wanted to do a blue canvas. Focus on blues, greens, a mellow, calm canvas. The pop of colour was going to be from the yellow and purple in the background (and, on a side note: I’m using purple! I usually don’t because I find it almost Easter eggy in colour but look at me go, 2 days of purple!) Ha. We see how well that turned out.

 The flower needed a little… Oomph. Something to beef them up. It was, to be honest, plain. Boring. So I reached for the red and I’m so, so glad I did!

Materials Used:

  • 11″ x 14″ Artist’s Loft canvas
  • Golden acrylic paints: carbon black, manganese blue, teal (fluid acrylic), ultramarine violet, cadmium yellow light, cadmium red light, and light green
  • Liquitex professional acrylic light blue
  • Liquitex professional gesso
  • Neocolor II wax pastels
  • Sharpie oil based paint pen
  • Faber-Castell Pitt pens big brush and brush
  • Staedtler pigment liner


  And I did manage to video today’s painting so I should have the up soon too!

Be Free Journal Page Materials

Today’s page was a very zen experience. Very relaxing.  Grabbed my paints and just… created.

Check out today’s contribution to my 366 Days of Art Project here.


Materials Used:

  • Canson XL Mixed Media 11″x14″ journal
  • Liquitex Basics Paints:
    • Mars Black
    • Raw Umber
    • Raw Sienna
    • Cadmium Yellow Medium Hue
    • Cadmium Orange Hue
    • Primary Red
    • Alizarin Crimson Hue Permanent
  • Holben Acrylic Colours Mat Yellow M012
  • Golden Gesso
  • Sharpie Paint Pen White
  • Faber Castell Pitt Pens, Big Brush and Medium
  • Finnabair Prima Stencils: Dots & Stripes, and Ripped Fishnet
  • Ranger Dylusion Stencil: Honeycomb Large

Today’s material came from The Paint Spot, Michaels, and Treasured Memories.


Look! I blogged!

My latest post on our Alberta Craft Alert is a super cute Mini (Fake) Terrarium project that’s super fast and easy. I had the kids doing this one at the last Mercer Collective’s Kids Craft Table and they loved it.