Clean & Simple Mixed Media Canvas Decor – Hop with Eye Connect Crafts Day 3

by | May 25th, 2016 | 9

Clearsnap and Eye Connect Crafts Blog Hop May 2016

Can you get a clean and simple look while using mixed media techniques? Yes, you can! Kymona Tracey shares how on this third day of our week long hop with Eye Connect Crafts. Have you seen today’s blog post over at Eye Connect Crafts? Be sure to check it out and scroll to the end of this post to enter to win giveaways from each company.

Without further ado,  Kymona Tracey shares a clean and simple canvas decor piece with a gorgeous pop of color:

Canvas with ink Totem poppets

Hello everyone!!  Kymona here, with another amazing project that I had a blast creating.  I’m going to show you how to ink up a die cut chipboard using an intense pigment ink and smooch!!

Yes, I love when I get to play with inks that are new to me.  It teaches me about the inks and how I can use them.  Are you wondering which inks I’m talking about? Well let me tell you!

I’m using Izink – Distributed by Clearsnap® an acrylic based pigment ink that I’ve paired with Smooth Spritz®! Man, this ink is so vibrant and gives the die cut chipboard pieces an amazing look.

Let me show you!!

Those Eye Connect Craft Totem Poppet Seals look real right!!! Lets check out how I created this look.

Supplie listed need to create this canvas

Here is the list of supplies you’ll need:

How to get started inking up the die cut:

Shake up the Izink – Distributed by Clearsnap® in Volubilis bottle to move the ink around.

Using the dropper, add a couple of drops to the Eye Connect Crafts Totem Seal die cut chipboard.

Adding ink to the chipboard

Use the sponge roller to move the ink across the chipboard piece.

Add some ink to the paint pan as needed.  Roll the brush in the pan to pick up the additional ink.

Spreading the ink with the roller

Once all the ink is added to the chipboard, let the ink dry for 2 minutes before moving on to the next step.

Let the ink dry

Once the ink is dry, place the chipboard piece inside the color catcher to prevent the ink from spraying all over the place.

Using the Smooch Spritz® Silver Foil, after shaking it a couple of times, spray about 3 to 4 times, depending on how much ink you want, onto the chipboard for added dimension.

Note:  The ink on the box to the right of the chipboard is the sliver foil.  The ink on the chipboard gives this awesome black-silver color.  Spraying to close gave me that look.

Spray smooch on the chipboard

While the ink dries, start on the canvas.  Watercolor the background that the seals will rest on.


While the watercolor background dries, attach the seals fin, head, and arms using brads.

Once the canvas dries, temporarily attach the large seal where it goes so that the sentiment can be stamped out using Colorbox® Archival Dye Ink by Stephanie Barnard.

Stamping text on the canvas

Once the sentiment is finished, adhere the seals with foam tape, place the smaller seal on top of the bigger seal.

close up of the two die cut chipboard seals

Super fun and stress free crafting!!

Take another look:

Canvas with ink Totem poppets

So what do you think?  Would you give the Smooch Spritz® and Izink – Distributed by Clearsnap® Inks a try in your next project? Please let me know in the comments.  To see more of my Clean and Simple tutorials, please visit my blog.

And before you go, be sure to enter our giveaway and check out the projects today on the Eye Connect Crafts Blog.


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About Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful. Visit Jennifer's blog at

9 Responses to Clean & Simple Mixed Media Canvas Decor – Hop with Eye Connect Crafts Day 3

  1. Bunny Dobbie says:

    I love the intense colour of the Izink! I’d love to try it and the Smooch Spritz on journal pages that I make. I’d also love to try the Izink with a rubber roller. It looks fun to experiment with!

  2. Carla Hundley says:

    Looks fun and thanks
    for showing all the
    Carla from Utah

  3. mare williams says:


  4. Rosali says:

    Great project! Kymona is always so creative! :)

  5. Super cute idea!! Love the seals!!!!!

  6. Mary Holshouser says:

    Fun idea.
    Love to use the spritzers.
    thanks for sharing.

  7. Jennifer Carmichael says:

    Love the projects. Great tutorial

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