Sunday 25 January 2015

A mixed media canvas for Scrap Around The World January mood board with a tutorial

Hello friends!
Today I want to share with you all a mixed media canvas I made for Scarp Around the World January moodboard designed by our very talented designer Karita Vainio. 
This is a lovely shabby chic mood board.
 Here is what I created 

Some close ups-

Here is the gorgeous mood board by Karita Vainio that was my inspiration


1. Apply a generous coat of Mod Podge to adhere your
 patterned paper to the canvas. Let it air dry or use a heat gun.

2. Apply gesso on the base & heat dry.

3. Use your chosen stencils with your texture paste, 
to create some background texture.  

4. Adhere all your embellishments on the canvas. 
Once everything is in place add more stenciling if you feel it is required.  

5. Coat the embellishments with a generous amount of gesso. 
Use crackle texture paste around the flower clusters & edges of the canvas.

6. Use your mists & sprays to cover the embellishments.
Repeat with alternate coats of gesso & sprays, as many
 times as necessary to achieve the desired result.Use hot glue for the drips.

Products Used :-


12" x 12" canvas - art store
Patterned paper - Kaisercraft Base Coat
 White heavy gesso & texture crackle paste - Prima 
Texture paste - Ranger
 White gelato - Faber Castell
Vibez - Shimmerz white mist
Stencils - Art is & Reverse chicken wire - The Crafter's Workshop
Sprays - Lindy's Starburst Hottie patottie hot pink,
 Rambling rose red, Cotton candy pink & Shabby turbine teal
Magicals - Lindy's Autumn maple crimson & Queen of hearts red
 Embellishments -Shabby chic oval resin frame, Typo bulbs, 
Ingvild Bolme plate & Finnabair bottle cap - Prima
Other metal embellishments & flowers - stash

Now onto what's in store for the winners at Scrap Around The World


OVER $50 worth of product from 7 Dots Studio!


7 Dots Studio was born from dreams & for dreams. 
We are a European scrapbooking manufacturer of high 
quality scrapbooking products – paper, stickers, die-cuts,
 collage sheets, 6x6 pads, collection kits &chipboard.

Our collections are created by amazingly talented artists - 
from clean, graphic designs to mixed-media, grungy collage look. 
What you can always be sure of are high quality & thickness
 of our papers, which makes them perfect for all kinds of media.

 Among our products you will also find clear stamp sets coordinating 
with our collections to make them even more interesting & versatile.
We are amazingly happy & feel very blessed to see how much
 our products are loved by crafters & artists all around the world!

If you would like to see more awesome inspiration from our design team
please visit our blog HERE, our Facebook  page HERE & follow us on
Twitter HERE, Pinterest HERE & Instagram {7DOTSSTUDIO}.



$35 worth of CHIPBOARD from 2Crafty Chipboard
{not necessarily exactly what is shown below but a GREAT selection!}

2Crafty Chipboard is an Australian owned & operated manufacturer & wholesaler 
of laser cut chipboard products, located in Sydney, Australia.  We have been
 in operation since October 2006 & have more than 1 000 designs on offer.
We pride ourselves on quality products that are versatile & up to date with 
market trends, as well as offering unbeatable customer service, 
with quick turnaround of jobs large & small. Visit our website HERE.

We are happy to quote on personalised jobs, whether it be a single title for a 
customer, or large jobs for retreats, classes etc.  If you are a retail business 
& would like to stock our range of unique products, please contact us
 for more information.  Please see further details on our blog HERE!



$30 worth of product from 13@rts
{A selection of the products shown below}

13arts is a Polish manufacturer specialising in scrapbook papers, 
embellishments & artistic mediums. See our store HERE where
we ship worldwide!  Our blog HERE is full of inspiration & we
 have a monthly challenge where all our welcome!

Follow us on Instagram HERE, Twitter HERE & Facebook
 HERE & remember to follow us on Pinterest HERE too!!



$25 gift certificate from Creative Embellishments!

Creative Embellishments is a family owned company created by

Michael & Nicolle Kramer, a husband & wife team who design

 & manufacture unique, high quality chipboard, wood, rubber stamps 

& flair products.  We have been in operation since September 2013. 

It is our mission to offer fun & inspiring products that can be added to

 any project to bring out your inner creativity! In the near future we will 
be expanding into other mediums such as acrylic & stencil embellishments.

 We also custom cut for individual orders & have a wholesale store for 
retailers, kit clubs & classes. Do your shopping HERE!  If you own a 
store register for our wholesale section HERE.  Be inspired by our blog
HERE & follow us on Instagram HERE & Youtube HERE.


$20 worth of product from UmWowStudio!
{based on a good selection of the goodies below!!}

UmWowStudio is an innovative embellishment company located in
 Las Vegas, Nevada.  With chipboard, flair & stencils currently in
 their product line (& more fun things on the way!) they span across
 all bits of paper crafting, including memory saving, card making,
 tags, stamping, mixed media, art journaling & more!

Shop with us HERE, follow our blog HERE & LIKE us on Facebook
HERE!  Follow our boards on Pinterest HERE & Youtube HERE!!


15 Euros worth of product from Scrap-Unlimited
{you will receive a surprise selection of BEAUTIFUL goodies!}

Scrap-Unlimited is a craft supplies manufacturer from The Netherlands,
creating  & selling the most amazing selection of embellishments for the
crafting industry.  We offer shabby chic, vintage & steampunk inspired 
embellishments, ribbon, flowers, metals, mini-books & mini novelty items.  

Check out our online store HERE for SO MUCH MORE!  
LIKE us on Facebook HERE & follow our highly
 inspirational blog HERE & our Pinterest board HERE.



15 Euros gift voucher from Mixed Media Place

Mixed Media Place is a treasure chest of different media for creative minds,
carrying a wide variety of embellishments & tools to get your projects going. 
The world of mixed media is a place of limitless possibilities - we are here
 to help you to spread your wings & fly! Find our blog HERE, LIKE us on
Facebook HERE, follow our boards on Pinterest HERE & do your shopping HERE!



17.50 Euros worth of products from Danafix, France. 
{Exactly as shown below}  Ciao 5+1 set “Vampire Knights”. is an online store 100% dedicated to all 
Copic products. All Copic products made & assembled by the European
 importer are available in stock & we offer fast, international delivery!



$15 worth of product from Studio75
{Exactly as shown below}

Studio75 is a  Polish manufacturer of scrapbooking papers & items 
such as chipboard albums, notebooks, spiral bindings & magnetic sheets.  
We have our own online store HERE, a bustling Facebook page HERE
 & a highly inspirational blog HERE - come & visit us - let's connect!



Over $15 worth of product!!Courtesy of our design team!
{This month from me - Helen Tilbury}

Prize consists of a full pack of 5 inch doilies, airmail washi, a Prima stamp set,
K & Co. brads, Purple Pumpkin flairs & giant button, embroidered flourish,
Basic Grey bling rub-ons & Wycinanka Chipboard Christmas set. 



Random Winner will always receive the previous month's kit
from Scraps of Elegance, valued at a whopping $36.95!!

Scraps of Darkness & Scraps of Elegance are monthly scrapbook kit clubs
 that cater to scrapbookers who are looking for an alternative to what other 
kit clubs offer.  Our kits are designed for artists who wish to take scrapbooking
 to a level beyond.  We strive to include the latest & greatest items on the market
 that will enable you  to create not "just a layout", but a work of art. 

Visit our blog HERE,our Store HERE & sign up for our kits HERE & HERE!
Please LIKE us on Facebook HERE, follow our boards on Pinterest HERE ,
subscribe to our Youtube channel HERE & find our tutorials HERE!!

We would LOVE to connect with you!!!


The deadline for this challenge is  SATURDAY 31th JANUARY 2015.

So don't forget to get your entries in time :)



  1. Wow! You canvas is just gorgeous! I love the colors and all of the texture!! :)

  2. This canvas is STUNNING. Love it.

  3. So beautiful and inspirational!

  4. So beautiful and inspirational!

  5. This is so gorgeous, glad to see you creating again!

  6. This looks fabulous! Very, very pretty!

  7. This is really sooo exquisite Jaya!! <3

  8. Hi Jaya! I'm so in love with this layout...its so neat yet so defined...your work is very inspiring! :)

  9. Just stunning....I so love the design and how the flowers trail down....fabulous Jaya! ;-)

  10. This is absolutely stunning canvas Jaya! Your work rocks and I am your latest follower and a fan already! Just gorgeous! :)
    Thanks for such happiness.
    Suchi xx


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