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Be A Voice Mixed Media Canvas by Andrea Walford

Welcome to another Donna Downey Studios Artist Gang Tuesday! For this month’s project I decided to create another 12″ x 12″ mixed media canvas with an inspirational quote.

My poor studio is sadly lacking in art pieces for the wall because in the past my tendency was to create most of my art in my journal.  My reason for this was simple – I was experimenting, and I didn’t want to chance “ruining” my canvases. I wanted to save my canvases for the time when I felt as though my artwork had progressed enough to be “worthy” of a canvas.

It wasn’t until I noticed that at the end of each of the art journal pages that I created without expectation, I loved the result. So, I decided to take a different approach to my canvases. And that is to create without expectation – to allow my voice to express itself through my art – this is something I talk more about in this post.

Be A Voice 12 x 12 Mixed Media Canvas Video Tutorial by Andrea Walford

When I sat down to create today’s canvas the only conscious decision I made was to choose my colors – I knew I wanted something in shades of teal and purple (a color I have recently started using and loving).  I then set out a selection of about 10 of my Donna Downey Studios stencils that inspired me and set to work.

You can watch the video tutorial on how I created this piece below.  A full supply list can be found on Donna’s blog.