Prima “Amber Moon” Mixed Media Canvas

I designed this 12” x12” mixed media canvas primarily with Prima products (ArtAlchemy and Finnabair). I love the rich colors in the Prima products as well as the “effects” these products add to your project designs.


I started with a linen canvas, then painted the canvas with “Mars Black” acrylic paint from Liquitex. I loosely went over the canvas with white medium gesso, also from Liquitex.

I applied layers of torn script tissue paper and tea/distress ink died doilies, I purchased at Michael’s. The fabric rosette was a find while strolling through a flea market with my sister Mary. I added the braiding, from a thrift store shopping day with my sister. I added layers of gesso and the Prima paints and paste to alter the original color of the braid trim. You can see what the rosette looks like below, before color and distressing was added. I love both versions of this project.


The colors all come from Prima products “Sparks” Acrylic Paint (Finnabair ArtAlchemy), and “Rust Effect Paste” (Finnabair ArtAlchemy). The paints and paste truly added vibrant color and dimension on the design.

Some of the resources used in this project are listed below.

Prima Marketing – Finnabair ArtAlchemy Products

Liquitex Basics Acrylic Gesso

Graphic 45 Square Tag & Clock Metal Dies

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