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Celebrate Canvas Panel Frame in Texture Luxe Tutorial

MargieHiguchi CelebrateCanvasFrameProject FINAL

Today I am sharing a canvas panel frame using all the colors of Design Memory Craft's Texture Luxe™ in Pearl, Gold, Silver and Copper. I love the shimmer, texture and dimension that the Texture Luxe™ offers!

MargieHiguchi CelebrateCanvasFrame Step1

On a 5 x 7" canvas panel, I colored Design Memory Craft® Gelatos® in Mango, Metallic Blueberry and Metallic Mint as shown.

MargieHiguchi CelebrateCanvasFrame Step2

The first color I used was Texture Luxe™ Pearl. By adding water to it, I created a blending medium to use for my background. Not only did it blend but it gave a beautiful subtle pearly shimmer.

MargieHiguchi CelebrateCanvasFrame Step3

To add accent, I first used Texture Luxe™ Silver to stencil through Stencils 10 Ct 101 Collection Hexagon design onto the canvas. Let Dry. Repeat with Texture Luxe™ Gold. I love how both hold its shape ;)

MargieHiguchi CelebrateCanvasFrame Step4

For the Texture Luxe™ Copper, I created a skin by spreading it with a Palette Knife to about ⅛" thick layer onto a non-stick Kraft sheet and let dry overnight.

MargieHiguchi CelebrateCanvasFrame Step5

Once dried, I cut "Celebrate" with my die and manual die cutting machine. Note: just in case, I used an anti-static powder to release the die cut easier.

MargieHiguchi CelebrateCanvasFrame Step6
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To adhere "Celebrate," I applied Gel Medium on the back and adhere at the top of canvas. Let Dry. Apply photo corners to my 3 x 4" photo and adhere onto the panel. It's ready to display on your desk with an easel stand!

MargieHiguchi CelebrateCanvasFrameProject FINAL

I hope my canvas panel frame inspires you to explore Design Memory Craft's Texture Luxe™ in your next project! We would love to see what you do - post a link under this post's comment section!

Until next time, thanks for stopping by!
Margie Higuchi


Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft®: Texture Luxe™ Copper, Texture Luxe™ Pearl, Texture Luxe™ Gold, Texture Luxe™ Silver, Stencils 10 Ct 101 Collection (Hexagon), Palette Knife, Design Memory Craft® Gelatos® (Mango, Metallic Blueberry and Metallic Mint) and Gel Medium; Spellbinders® Creative Arts: Fun Sentiments; ScraPerfect: Perfect Crafting Pouch; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®: Creative Photo Corners Gold; Other: 5 x 7" Canvas Panel; Paint Brush; Easel Stand


Margie enjoys different types and styles of paper crafting from creating scrapbook pages to making cards to dabbling in mix media. She considers herself lucky to have been a product designer for a line of chipboard products, a design team member on many craft manufacturer and scrapbook retailer teams, written articles and published artwork in several online and print magazines in the U.S. and overseas as well as on TV.

Margie's “go-to” product is Design Memory Craft® Gelatos®! She uses them in her cards, pages and mixed media projects. They mix and match with many things from water to whipped spackle…The sky’s the limit!

Residing in the northwestern suburbs of Chicago with her husband and their two college-bound boys, they put up with her crazy schedules and endless craft supplies! Visit her blog at SCRAPS of (my) Life.


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Diana @ playingwithoutlimits

Love this idea and the process

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