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How do I make a mixed media collage on canvas?

How do I make a mixed media collage on canvas?


  1. Wet the photocopy with a spray bottle.
  2. Place photocopy on canvas and brush gel medium over the top.
  3. Apply step 1 of Fragile Crackle and allow to dry until the crackle is clear.
  4. Apply step 2 of Fragile Crackle; allow to dry.
  5. Mix equal parts of retarder/extender with paint color of choice.

What do you use to make a canvas collage?

Gloss acrylic medium is clear, permanent and waterproof. It won’t discolor with age. It’s more adhesive than matte acrylic medium. You can use it to adhere paper and fabric to canvas or canvas and other fabrics to paper.

What glue is best for canvas?

You should use Luan plywood, birch plywood, or Masonite if you are going to glue canvas – preprimed or primed after attachment – to a panel. In essence, it’s Elmer’s white glue that’s acid-free. You only need to apply a thin layer of glue. Overdoing it will cause the canvas to become swollen.

What media can be used on canvas?

Two of the most commonly used paints for canvas art are oil and acrylic paint. Acrylic comes in as an all-time favourite with its favourable qualities; it’s easy to work with and dries quickly. Oil paint is another winner with its thick, gluey consistency it is the perfect paint recipe paired beautifully with canvas.

How do you seal a mixed media collage?

How to varnish mixed media artwork on paper

  1. Spray Varnish: A spray varnish might be the easiest…
  2. Resin: Another suggestion would be to pour resin over the finished mixed media piece to help seal all the various elements together under a sturdy, protective coating.
  3. Gel Medium: Use an acrylic gel medium.

Is Gorilla Glue good for canvas?

Gorilla Glue will work well on a canvas to canvas application as long as the standard directions of “Damp It”, “Glue It” and “Clamp It” or “evenly weight the surfaces” while the glue is curing can be followed.