For this project, I taped four canvases together and worked on them at the same time. I couldn’t choose between a couple of stencils, so I used 8!

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TCW9011 Clear Matte Medium
TCW759 Tangled Vine, TCW765 Flower Grid,
TCW768 Journal Musings, TCW769 Flower Scroll,
TCW770 Wildflower Duet, TCW772 Regal Butterfly,
TCW787 Architexture, TCW737 Love Sonnet

Paints – umber, cheddar, sedona, elephant
Dictionary pages, tissue wrap, 6” square canvases

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To begin, I gessoed the canvases and then I taped the four of them together so I could work on all of them at the same time. I stuffed paper towels in them so they wouldn’t sink in when I was working on them.

Next, I painted them with an ivory paint and then used matte medium to glue strips of dictionary pages onto the canvases.


After that, I began to paint the canvases with the cheddar, sedona, and elephant colored paints.

Once they were dry, I used the umber paint and a large variety of TCW stencils to decorate the canvases.

In order to tone down some of the color, I applied tissue wrap using the matte medium; and then painted over that once it was dry.


To finish, I applied more stenciling and painted the sides using the umber paint.

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Until next time, keep making art, friends!

Patty 😉

12 thoughts on “FOUR MINI CANVASES

  1. Thank you Patty for sharing this lovely project. I really like the finished results. They are sunny but also autumnal, yes really like these. In fact you have inspired me to have a go myself. Thank you!

  2. I like these also! Would never have thought of taping four together. What a fantastic grouping they make!

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