Mirrored and Textured Mixed Media Canvas

Mirrored and Textured Mixed Media Canvas

Posted by DecoArt on Sep 27th 2015

Light up any room with this mixed media canvas filled with color, texture, and reflection.


    • 1" flat brush
    • small spray bottle of water
    • 12" x 12" canvas
    • bubble wrap
    • palette knife
    • cosmetic sponges
    • assorted beads
    • E6000 Glue
    • tools
    • pre-cut mirror pieces



    Let dry completely between painting steps.

    1. Apply a layer of White Gesso onto the canvas with a 1" flat brush or palette knife. Before the Gesso dries, make imprints as desired with tools (spatula, end of a paintbrush, etc.). Allow to dry completely.
    2. Randomly spread Limelight and Turquoise Sparkle on the canvas. (These should be thick layers.) Set aside to dry completely: it is milky-looking before it dries and will dry clear.
    3. Instruction #2
    4. Once dry, use Black Gesso to cover the White Gesso areas of the canvas. Let dry. Once dry, use a cosmetic sponge to wipe random areas with Blue (Interference) and Violet (Interference). (They will look very light at first, but will become vibrant as they dry.)
    5. Instruction #3
    6. Dip a thick paintbrush separately into Blue Interference and Violet Interference. Flick each color onto the canvas by pulling back the bristles and letting them go on top of the canvas.
    7. Instruction #4
    8. Use a cosmetic sponge to rub on Brilliant Turquoise in random places. (Moving in tiny circles works well to buff this.)
    9. Instruction #5
    10. Add some drops of Blue Interference and Violet Interference onto the canvas. Stand the canvas up and spray it with a spray bottle of water. (The colors will dry a little more opaque this way.)
    11. Instruction #6
    12. Once you like the design, lay the canvas on its back to dry.
    13. Instruction #7
    14. Add more Black Gesso to the canvas in random places using bubble wrap and a palette knife. When the Gesso is still wet, add a few beads into it.
    15. Instruction #8
    16. Apply the Clear Crackle Glaze with a spatula or brush in random areas. (Do not over-work this; apply the product and leave it alone.)
    17. Instruction #9
    18. Using E6000 Glue, apply pre-cut mirror shapes onto the canvas.