Home Uncategorized Mixed Media Canvas, Christmas Baubles and DIY Decorative Candles

Mixed Media Canvas, Christmas Baubles and DIY Decorative Candles

by Dr. Monika Tripathi Shukla

Hello lovely crafty souls,

Hope you all are doing well.

This is Monika from UROOCREATIONS, Today I have gorgeous Mixed Media Canvas, Christmas baubles and Decorative candles to share with you .

Let’s start with my first project, a Mixed Media Canvas “Merry Christmas” which I made using gorgeous chipzebs, stencils, die set, couture sequins and decor stones from Mudra.

Mixed Media Canvas “Merry Christmas”:


  1. Take a round canvas and prime it with black gesso. Then add a few pieces of an ordinary tissue paper to add some texture. Use a vintage effect pattern paper on the half portion. I used mod podge to adhere the tissue and paper on to the canvas.
  2. After drying apply a few random patterns through the Mudra stencils – Brick (6×6), Grunge Damask #1 (6×6), Grunge Damask #3 (6×6) and Crackle FX (6×6) using Finnabair modeling paste.
  3. Add some clay elements and glue dots along with Mudra Décor stones (Medium, Mini and Micro). I made clay elements using Prima Marketing – IOD moulds and air dry clay. Use a strong adhesive to add all the elements on the background. Now dry it completely.
  4. Then apply another coat of black gesso and dry it again.
  5. Add colours on to the background by sprinkling the Lindy’s stamp Gang – Flat magicals (rizzo’s rowdy red, greased lightnin’ green, tears on my pillow tangerine, sanda dee sepia and danny zuko’s denim) here and there. Add a little water with the sprayer, create a little movement by tilting and with the help of a thin brush. Now let it dry naturally. I have kept it overnight for best results.
  6. Add a little extra spark using Lindy’s Starburst spray – Sassy Sapphire and Edelweiss Moss Green. Add sassy sapphire on the clay elements and Edelweiss Moss Green on the dull spaces on the background. Now leave it for drying.
  7. Meanwhile take the Mudra chipzebs – Snowflakes (6×6), Christmas (7×7), Fancy Flourish (6×6) and Leaves #2 (8×8), colour them using few colours from the same set of flat magicals and for few chipboard elements use heat embossing techniques to make them glittery. I have used Lindy’s Gang embossing powders for heat embossing the sentiment “Merry Christmas”. For Santa with the sleigh and Reindeer, use Finnabair metallique wax – vintage gold to add the gold effects. Do the same for snowflakes too. Now dry them completely.
  8. Make the composition to create a Christmas scene, arrange the elements using few cardboard pieces on their back and try to add some layers by overlapping the elements.
  9. Add a picture to the canvas and try to add a few chipboard leaves around the picture. Now add dry twigs nearby house chipboard elements and arrange some handmade flowers and leaves around the twigs. I have used Mudra Gardenia Die to make the foam flower and leaves and shaped them using an iron.
  10. Now add a few more colours here and there to create some extra effects. Add a small amount of different colours on the glue dots and décor stones as well and heat set them using a heat gun. Add the metallic sticker “DECEMBER 25” from Tim Holtz idea-ology collection.
  11. Add the few pieces of cheese cloth to fill the composition. Make some faux berries by sticking some Mudra Decor stones (medium size) on a dry twig. Colour the faux berries using Finnabair acrylic paint – Royal Red and once they are dry add them in between the dry twigs and foam leaves.
  12. Add Ranger stickles glitter glue on few places and Mudra couture sequins – Gold.
  13. After drying add snow effects by using Tonic Studio – nuvo crystal drops, let it dry and apply a thin layer of White Chalk Paint to make the snow effects more natural.
  14. At the end highlight a few places and elements on the canvas by applying Finnabair wax – Vintage Gold. Add the small amount of Finnabair wax – Mystic Turquoise as well on a few places and embellishments. Apply the wax using a thick brush and also take some extra wax on your index finger and apply it on the canvas to balance the gold effects. Add few splatters on the whole canvas using white chalk paint and it is done now.

Mixed Media Christmas Baubles:

Here is my second project, Christmas Baubles. I have altered a few baubles using mixed media techniques.  These baubles are featuring gorgeous Mudra sequins, chipzebs, dye-able ribbon and stencil.


  1. First apply a coat of Black Gesso on the baubles and dry them.
  2. Now start adhering the Mudra chipzebs from different collections Snowflakes (6×6), Leaves (8×8) and Leaves #2 (8×8) on the baubles using a strong glue/ adhesive. I have used Finnabair – Prima Marketing – Soft Matte Gel. Leave them to dry completely.
  3. After drying colour the baubles using acrylic paints, apply the paint with the sponge using dabbing technique. Add textures and movements onto each bauble by smudging and blending colours randomly. Dry them completely. (I have used Finnabair acrylic paints -Royal Red and Green Olive).
  4. For one bauble, use Mudra stencil – Quatrefoil Pattern (6×6)and sponge a little amount of green acrylic paint though the stencil. For another one, use Finnabair – metallique wax (Mystic Turquoise) and apply it by rubbing your finger to highlight some area. On the remaining two, apply Finnabair – metallique wax (Vintage Gold) using dry brushing technique.
  5. Then jazz them up with the Mudra Sequins – Harvest Mix, Gold and Yellow. Add the sequins using silicone glue or tacky glue; we can use soft matte gel as well as it also dries clear.
  6. Make the bows using Mudra Dye-able Ribbon and colour them with Lindy’s starburst spray colours. I have used two light shades of spray colours to colour the bows.
  7. Yay!! Our sparkling baubles are ready to be hung on the Christmas tree.

DIY Designer Candles:

We can design our own candles in no time using raised stenciling technique. This is super easy and quick DIY to make some decorative candles to celebrate this festive season. I have used Mudra stencils – Falling Heart (6×4) and Grunge Damask #3(6×6).


  1. First apply a coat of Mod Podge on the candles with the sponge using dabbing method and let them dry.
  2. Then take some metallic acrylic paint on the sponge and colour the candles by dabbing the sponge on the candle (I have used beige and green colours). I just dabbed on a very thin layer for a very light look.
  3. Use Lindy’s Stamp Gang flat magicals to make your own coloured stencil pastes. Add a pinch of colour to the modeling paste and add a little amount of the baby powder to make it little thick, so we can use this paste for raised stenciling technique.
  4. Fix the stencil on the candle using two long strips from Mudra Masking Sheet.
  5. Now apply stencil paste using Mudra stencils – Falling Heart (6×4) and Grunge Damask #3 (6×6) respectively for big and small size candles. Apply a thick layer through stencil and remove the masking tape along with stencil very carefully and let the candles dry.
  6. Repeat the same steps for the remaining area of the candle. Dry them completely.
  7. After drying these  designer candles are ready to light up.

Products Used:






























I hope you liked these mixed media creations. Do participate in our ongoing Mudra Craft Challenge #38. You can win some gorgeous goodies and a guest design spot too. We are looking forward to seeing your amazing creations with

Thank you so much for visiting and reading our blog.


Mudra craft challenge - Christmas Jingle Bells or New year






Crafters Corner
The Craft Shop
Nagashri Arts, Bangalore
Anandha Stationary
Hindustan Trading Company
Starbox, Chennai

Kat Scrappiness
The Craft Store, Srilanka
Papercurves, UAE



Much love

Dr Monika Tripathi Shukla

You may also like

Leave a Comment