Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Grungy Pizza Box Canvas - another DecoArt Mixed Media Tutorial

Servus, hi and welcome to my blog (and thanks for taking the time to stop by)!

Today I want to invite you over to the DecoArt Mixed Media Blog where you will find my latest tutorial in which I show you how to create a steampunk style canvas from a pizza box.

I love up- and recycling boxes of all kinds and sometimes online stores send out their crafty goodness in pizza boxes - so I always keep those for later transformation into more crafty goodness ;)

In this tutorial I show you how to create lush and timeworn looking crackle and texture...

...how to use Brushos alongside the fab DecoArt stuff to add another playful medium to your mixed media projects...

...how to add texture by using stencils, fabric and found objects...

...how to incorporate old photographs and tiny treasures...

...and how to add those final touches that make it a fab grungy looking piece like this:

So get out all your hoarded treasures, found objects and stencils, your DecoArt paints and media and hop over to the DecoArt Mixed Media Blog to find the detailed step x step I have prepared for you!

I hope you will have a great play- and joyful time creating your own grungy canvasses from up-cycled pizza boxes!


Hugs and happy crafting,


  1. Amazing Claudia and thank you for the tuto.

  2. Wow simply wow Claudia! I'm off to see how you made it ;)
    Big hugs
    Donna xxx

  3. Wow Claudia, this is so incredible!! So many gorgeous textures and elements, off I go to see how you put this together! hugs :)

  4. I love all the details! Great tutorial, Claudia!

  5. I like all the colors...Thanks for sharing your talents!

  6. Claudia Thanks for the nice tutorial, it's amazing what your colors and setup can do with a simple pizzabox. Excellent
    Hugs Susan

  7. GRANDIOS Claudia..da bleibt einem die Spucke weg!
    Liebe Grüße aus dem Waldviertel...
    gaaanz langsam kommt der Frühling!

  8. Das ist wieder eine großartige Collage geworden, eine wunderschöne Farb- und Texturmischung, dezente Hintergrundmotive und hervortretende Akzente, einfach Klasse!!! LG Kerstin xx

  9. Never in a million years would I have guessed the base of this is a pizza box. Amazing!

  10. WOW hun, once again you have created stunning art from 'rubbish'! In awe <3
    Sandie x

  11. Brilliant I will be point over to see how you created this amazing pizza box. x

  12. What a cool use of a pizza box!! Claudia- you are so clever my friend! Gorgeous textures! xo

  13. Pizza box? Who would ever dream this fab creation began as a lowly pizza box? I can never look at things in the same way again...we can use it all! Love it and all of the wonderful textures!

  14. This is a Completely FAB & grungy project, Claudia!! OK--Now, I'm going to be asking for a spare pizza box the next time I go get a pizza!! :) I went over to the DecoArt blog and read all of your steps and you make creating something like this doable & obtainable! I so appreciate that, Claudia! I've got all kinds of new DecoArt goodies that are just waiting for me ;) :) I can't wait to finish the BTS household stuff that's taking me away from more important stuff like creating--creating like this!! Fab Tutorial!! XOXO-Shari

  15. Genius Claudia! Pure genius! Off to see more of this wonderfully fantabulous piece of art! Hugz to you dearie! And thanks for sharing! ~Niki

  16. Love the play of colour on this box - just gorgeous!


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