Mixed Media Ornament with Meihsia Liu

Hi, everyone, Meihsia here today to share a tutorial of how to create this mini canvas wall hanging with a cute ornament on it.

To start this project, I die cut the ornament base with Tim Holtz Sizzix Die Carved Ornaments and kraft chipboard.

Apply a layer of Prima Flowers White Heavy Gesso on the ornament base and dry it with a heat tool.

Dab Clearsnap ColorBox Top Boss Embossing Stamp Pad on the ornament base.

Sprinkle UTEE or any clear embossing powder on the ornament base then pour the excess powder off.

Apply heat to UTEE on the ornament with a heat tool until UTEE melted. Repeat the heat embossing steps 3 or 4 times for a thick raised layer.

After applying the heat on the last embossing, IMMEDIATELY stamp the pattern on the ornament with Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamps 2014 Christmas Nostalgia.

You can always heat and melt UTEE or clear embossing powder on the ornament again, and stamp the pattern on it until you are satisfied with the result.

Apply Clearsnap Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink Gold on the stamped pattern. The felt tip of Smooch Accent is perfect to color the small pattern like this.

Apply Clearsnap Aladine Pigment Ink Gold Izink around the edges of the ornament.

Cover Tim Holtz Sprocket Gears watch parts and Regal Adornments metal with Heavy Gesso.

After the Gesso is dry, color these embellishments with Distress Paints.

Apply a layer of Heavy Gesso on Tim Holtz Idea-ology Bare Minis Burlap Panel.

Cut the image from Tim Holtz Idea-ology Paper Stash Seasonal and distress it. Then attach the image on the canvas while the Gesso is still wet.

Attach all the embellishments using heavy structure gel.

I really love this cute ornament with these gorgeous colors and beautiful metal embellishments.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and got inspired to create your unique ornament for this holiday.

Happy crafting!


Thank you Meihsia for the awesome project tutorial. This one absolutely blows me away!!  Now guess what? it’s your turn! Join us this week in the challenge and show us what techniques you’re ready to rock!

  1. Watching the transformation from chipboard pieces into an art collage is amazing. LOVED all the step by step photos. Thank you for sharing!

  2. Gorgeous piece, Meihsia! Love it! You’re so brave to place your pretty stamp into melted UTEE! But with wonderful results! Hugs, Sandra

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