No Rain, No Flowers: A Mixed Media Canvas

I love summer! The warm weather, sunny skies, beautiful flowers and the rain. It’s my favorite time of year and it’s short-lived.  It’s the middle of July and I already want to start from the beginning so it never ends! This mixed media canvas was created with that thought in mind.

Supplies:  12″x 12″ Canvas Panel, TCW753 Desert Mirage, TCW750 Dahlia Bloom, TCW9004 Light & Fluffy Modeling Paste, and acrylic paints.

The Crafter’s Workshop provided me with stencils and mediums to create this project. The opinions I share are solely my own because I do love to use them.

So I painted the background blue, added some white for a few little clouds, and used the stencils to more to the background.

Next step was adding the clouds and the rain.

To add more dimension I used Light and Fluffy Modeling paste through the stencils.

A received a question about how I put my modeling paste on so perfect. It’s never perfect and you can see from the photo above (leaves in left corner) and the photo below. I love that it’s not perfect. It gives it more texture and character.

I waited for the paste to dry and painted it. If you see the cloud below I added water to the cloud, watered down the paint and added white and then purple. It makes such great effects.

Here is the final piece.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. You can see all the TCW Stencils and Mixed Media Goodies on

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Thanks so much for stopping by!
Karenliz Henderson
The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team


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