Aloha Mixed Media Canvas

Ahhh…Hawaii. Just the place where I want to relax and let all of my stress melt away. Unfortunately, I won’t be able to go anytime soon, but I can bask in the aloha rays and waves with a little imagination and artistic creation.


For today’s Blog Hop, I bring you a lovely vacation themed mixed media painting. My canvas collage reminds me of a beautiful beach somewhere off the shore of Kauai, and is a pleasant reminder to visit again someday.

There is a little of everything in this art piece … watercolor, acrylic, stencils, natural fiber papers, sea shells, embroidery floss, buttons, pins, my sea turtle ribbon, canvas, watercolor paper and more.

I made this little video you so you can see my process and melt some of your stress away too on a virtual painting vacation. Come create with me!

Be sure to hop around to see what other Bloggers posted on summer vacation crafting. Aloha!


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About Cherish Flieder

Cherish Flieder is an internationally-featured artist, designer, creative entrepreneur, and award-winning children’s book illustrator. Cherish’s designs have been seen in fashion apparel, books, magazines, greeting cards, gifts, crafts and more. She is the creator of Something to Cherish®, an artistic brand that joyfully connects with the hearts of women through her original watercolor mixed-media artwork on pre-treasured gifts, home decor, fashion accessories, and keepsakes. Cherish is also the founder of the art licensing community She regularly teaches marketing, illustration, design, and technology at Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design. Connect with Cherish on Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, Google + and LinkedIn.