Saturday, 25 January 2020

Mixed media canvas - Dream by Kerstin

Hello, creative friends!

I was sick for a long time and am now slowly recovering, so today I dream myself 
with my mixed media canvas collage to a sunny, 
relaxed place on the palm beach with soothing sounds of the sea in my ears.

I found this very relaxing photo collage in an old dog magazine and thought,
 it was so funny that I had to use it on a canvas.

After cutting it out I glued it to stable cardboard and only needed
 to attach two eyelets at the right and left to create the hammock.

For the holding bars of the hammock I used two paper straws.

 some close up's

I love to create with crackle medium 'Weathered Wood' from DecoArt
as it always creates a very special effect on the wooden shapes.

After the crackle medium has dried you can influence the forming of the crackle.
The thicker you apply the paint on top of it, the larger the cracks become... here in the middle of the "Octopussy"

 On the porthole the cracks are very narrow and small.
And for a very old weathered look 
I once again went in with my beloved sandpaper.

Using two colours at the same time on the brush on top of the crackle medium

Calico Craft Parts used: 

Ships Wheel Style 2

Ships Porthole

Leaning Palm Tree

MDF Letters & Numbers - Steampipe Font

Sheet of Mini MDF Wood Cogs - Style 11

Thanks for your visit!


Happy crafting!



  1. Such a calming and beautiful beach scene, Kerstin! I love the octopus on the porthole and the idea to create a hammock is just genius and so typical "Kerstin" :) Wishing you a steady and quick recovery, my friend, and lots of sunshine instead of grey foggy days to brighten up the mood!

    Claudia XXXXXXX