We’re hopping with May Arts this week! We’re so excited to be partnering again with them and crafting with their fabulous ribbons.
Are you ready for an inspiration filled week with giveaways? Here’s how you can enter: Stop by our blog and the May Arts blog each day this week and leave a comment. Two winners will win $50 of product from us, and 3 spools of ribbons from May Arts. The hop will close at 11PM on February 15th. The winners will be announced here the next day.
Today, I have a canvas I made for the lovey-dovey day! I wanted tons of texture because the ribbon I was sent was full of possibilities in adding texture to any project!
This canvas emerged from many layers of materials. I started with applying papers with Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gel Medium. Once it was dry, I added thicker materials like canvas strips, textured papers, and May Arts Burlap, May Arts Open Weave, and May Arts multi- sized pearl strands.
I applied the Gel Medium really thick and added some glass beads in while adhering the ribbon.
Once the Gel Medium dries, the beads are held on firmly and the Gel is clear! So there is a textured base now but adding more is always better!
So, I used one of Faber-Castell's new Texture Luxe in both Gold and Silver through the new Mixed Media Stencils. I used a palette knife to apply them very thickly. It took awhile for the Luxe to dry but after leaving to go workout, I came back to add more color!
For this project, I wanted a Valentine's theme so reds, metallic pinks, and metallic browns (from the Steampunk set) were the color scheme of choice! The Gelatos® colors are vibrant and mix with water to create fun drips and puddles of color to make my project pop!
For this project, I used Gelatos® colors in Cherry Red, Metallic Melon, Bubble Gum, Iced Chai, and Iced Coffee. Starting with the pinks and working to the darker colors, I watered them down on my craft mat and used a brush to drip or brush them on.
Finally, I used some Luxe to color my Prima resin angel. It dried really fast on this little gem. I layered this over the ribbon, some gold leaves, and a feather.
The heart was stamped with the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Stamper's Big Brush pen in black on a script stamp. Some Gelatos® color in Metallic Melon added a bit of sparkle and shine.
I added a love phrase sticker (from Cosmo Cricket) and wrapped the pearls around the canvas to finish it off beautifully!
This was a fun project to create!
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Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft® Products Used:
Texture Luxe in Gold and Silver ***coming soon***
Mixed Media Stencils *** Coming Soon***
Stamper's Big Brush Pen (black)
Textural Accents Gel Medium
Other Products Used:
May Arts 2.5 Inch Open Weave Burlap Net
May Arts 3/8" multi-size Beaded strand
May Arts 2.5 Inch Burlap/wired ribbon in Natural
Prima Marketing resin angel
Cosmo Cricket Phrase Stickers
textured paper, dress pattern paper, and book paper.