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Industrial Honeycomb Canvas

by: Jools Robertson
March 28, 2017

Industrial Honeycomb Canvas

Modern/Retro hexagonal element textural canvas with a grungy industrial finish.

Items needed :

  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Yellow Oxide
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Dioxazine Purple
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Carbon Black
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Quinacridone Gold
  • DecoArt Media Mediums and Specialty Products - Modeling Paste - White
  • DecoArt Media Mediums and Specialty Products - Crackle Paste - White
  • Assorted Brushes
  • Palette Knife
  • MDF Lattice Pattern
  • Canvas Board
  • MDF Honeycomb
  • Water Spritzer

Instructions :

Adhere MDF lattice pattern, once dry apply Modelling Paste with a palette knife to areas of the lattice

and applying Crackle paste to surrounding areas.

Once dry, approximately 24 hours as it was very thick in the recesses arrange the top decorative elements and adhere.

Spritz the Canvas with water, and start applying Yellow Oxide.

Followed with Dioxadine Purple, spritzing with water and blending with the Yellow Oxide.

Apply Carbon Black to the purple areas and spritzing and blending.

Dilute and create washes of colour by spritzing and allow the colour to pool and seep into the cracks and textures.

Once happy with the overall colour balance allow to dry naturally.

Apply Quinacridone Gold neat to areas and water down in others.

Allow to fill all the recesses and textures.

Be sure to visit Creative Journey for more projects and to learn more about Jools Robertson.


What is MDF Lattice Pattern and Honeycomb? When you say apply 'neat', does that mean straight from the bottle? I love this canvas! It has so much depth and color and texture. Just need to understand how you did it. Thanks!


March 28, 2017

Jools this just amazing, love all the texture and the wonderful grungy, crackled effects. Brilliant xxx

Brenda Brown

March 30, 2017

I really do believe that if I added this INCREDIBLY WONDERFUL creation as a new wall on our ranch bee hive that they would LOVE it and feel like they had moved to the RITZ Jools. They could bring honey for the combs and have AMAZING places to lounge and visit with their friends too!!! The bees would ADORE the colors - as do I. Your project looks like it is oozing with LUSCIOUS DecoArt Media Honey already!!! GRAND inspiration. Xj.


March 30, 2017

Hi Carol MDF Lattice and Honeycomb refers to the cut lattice used in the background and neat does refer to straight out of the bottle Jools


March 30, 2017

Absolutely gorgeous Jools, the colours are so,rich and warm and the texture is fantastic. Tracy x

Tracy Evans

March 30, 2017

Ohhh, photo is so great...I just wanted to stick my fingers in it and touch all that amazing texture and product! Instant love GF!


March 30, 2017

Beautiful as always Jools really loving the colours you have used they really highlight the elements.x

Dee Adams

March 31, 2017

Oh I love this canvas - beautiful colours, scrummy textures and layers xx


March 31, 2017

Lovely canvas, Jools. The deep colors are gorgeous.

Barbara Rankin

April 1, 2017

Great color and use of mediums. What is a good source for MDF?

Jan Ostridge

April 25, 2017

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