Winged Beings Mixed Media Canvas

By  Suzanne Czosek  for  STAEDTLER-Mars Ltd.

Watercolor crayons, pencils, and soft pastel chalks create layers of color on canvas. Use garden-inspired stamps and die cuts to create a dimensional display for yourself or your gardening friend.



  • Canvas board, 8”x8”
  • Tissue paper
  • Tim Holtz Idea-ology Paperie Symphony Tissue Tape
  • Stampendous Black Crushed Glass Glitter


  • Stamps: Impression Obsession In a Garden (CL322) and Chicken Wire (CC155); My Favorite Things MPD Winged Beauties; Stampendous Jumbo Spring Bouquet (CRS5045)
  • Die-cutting machine
  • My Favorite Things Die-Namics MPD Winged Beauties Die
  • Inks: Ranger Archival Jet Black, Imagine Crafts Tsukineko VersaMark Watermark
  • STAEDTLER Karat: Aquarell Watercolour Pencils, Soft Pastel Chalks, Watercolor Crayons; Ergosoft Colored Pencils
  • White acrylic paint
  • Gesso
  • Stampendous Detail Black Embossing Powder
  • DecoArt Americana Gloss Decoupage
  • Adhesives: adhesive dots, glue pen

Basic Supplies

  • craft mat, spray bottle, scissors, foam brush, heat tool, paintbrush, newspaper (to cover work surface)
  • Size
  • 1. Size is 8"x8".
  • Winged Beings Canvas
  • 1. On covered work surface, paint canvas with gesso; let dry.
  • 2. Using sides of crayons, smear canvas with yellow, then orange, watercolor crayons. See Photo 1. Smear watercolor with water or leftover white paint to create blended background using foam brush.

    Photo 1
  • 3. Lay Chicken Wire stamp, right side facing up, on craft mat. Mist with water. Smear pastel chalks over surface. Stamp randomly over canvas. See Photo 2.

    Photo 2
  • 4. Stamp flowers and butterflies on tissue paper using Jet Black ink. Heat emboss using Detail Black embossing powder.
  • 5. Color stamped flowers and butterflies with watercolor pencils and colored pencils.
  • 6. Die cut butterflies from tissue paper. Smear white acrylic paint over butterflies; let dry. Detail cut flowers from tissue paper. Adhere flowers to canvas using découpage medium.
  • 7. Tear pieces of Symphony tissue tape; adhere to canvas.
  • 8. Stamp sentiment onto tissue paper using Jet Black ink. Heat emboss using Detail Black embossing powder. Detail cut sentiment and adhere to canvas using découpage medium.
  • 9. Adhere black glitter to center of butterflies using glue pen. Adhere butterflies to canvas using adhesive dots.