Is there anyone out there still obsessed with Harry Potter? I love all the books and movies, and when I found the lantern that I used in this mixed media I knew what quote would work perfectly for it.
You will want texture, so for the grid stencil I used a dish mat and stenciled it on the background.
The find everything you can get your hands on and glue it down with modeling paste. I found broken toys (there are Hex Bugs and Bakugan and more in there) broken necklaces, bracelets, lace glow sticks, beads, buttons, and more. The lantern was a night light that I disassembled and added a cork for the bottom.
Remember, colors don’t matter because we will cover it all with black gesso.
Once you are happy with the placement cover everything with black gesso. Make sure you get in all the nooks and crannies and cover it well.
Now it is time to paint. I used metallic paints and painted near the light with brighter colors and went darker from there. I wanted to make sure the light was coming from the lantern and casting a glow on the rest of the painting.
For the quote I just printed it on my computer and adhered it to the painting. When everything was dry I sealed with a spray sealer.
And there you have it, a Harry Potter Mixed Media Canvas to show off your love of all things Harry Potter.
In case you missed my other Harry Potter inspired crafts you can see it here: