72 posts categorized "Canvas"

More Playtime with Chalkboard Paint!


 Hi there Faber-Castell Peeps!!  I hope you are enjoying a glorious spring!! I know that here in Atlanta we are in full swing of trees, flowers and everything blooming!


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Inspired by Candy!

March 2014 023100 Hey artsy peeps! Rita Barakat here and I am super excited to share this post with you!  I love working on different size projects, the bigger the better - this one is 16x20 canvas!  Inspired by candy!

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Art Journal Page with Jen Matott



Hi creative friends!  I am so very excited to see the new products that Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® has released.  One of them is full of my artwork!  In fact, I designed the art and instruction booklet photos/ write up for this kit! 

It is the second one that I've designed for  them and I'm thrilled with how it looks!  WOW!  I can't wait for you to be able to get your hands on this kit.  In the process, I had to cut a couple pages out due to space and materials that were going to be included.  So, I wanted to share one of those pages that didn't make the cut with you! 

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Chalkboard Fun!


Hi Faber-Castell Fans - Karen here again!!  I had SO much fun playing with the Faber-Castell Chalkboard Paint and PITT® Pastel Pencils -  it was one of those projects that just worked from the start and I loved the finish!

My first thought was to create the house with just the PITT® Pastel Pencils because they work SO well on the chalkboard paint, but I thought I would mix it up and add some paper to the mix!! 

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Coloring page with Gelatos®

Bird from a colouring book

Hello, Olga Siedlecka here. Today I would like to inspire you with a whimsical birdy portrait as Spring is nigh. The idea of copying outlines blew my mind during painting with my daughter in her coloring book. I came across this cute bird and I thought that it would look quite nice on a canvas panel. Versatile Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® media made the process easy peasy.


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'Flowers' a canvas...

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Hello everyone!  Krista here again showing you another fun project you can do using some Gelatos®, Stampers Big Brush Pens and Textural Accents.  I've got a little video-slideshow-tutorial on how I created this 6" x 12" canvas. 


This canvas was super fun (and fast) to make.  I used lots of Gelatos® and Stampers Big Brush Pens.  If you've never tried Gelatos® before you MUST!  They are my fav, my go to, my can't live without...lol.  They blend effortlessly with or without water, are compact, highly pigmented acid free color sticks that glide on creamy smooth (just like butter) for maximum color and coverage.  And the Brush Pens always finish things off beautifully.  These pens are all lightfast India Ink and have a durable brush nib for a multitude of uses!  I would be lost without them!  :)

Anyway, hoping this project brightens your day and puts a little glimmer of hope that spring is just around the corner!  

Enjoy your day! ~Krista van Tol


Supplies Used:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft, Gelatos®:  SnowCone, Raspberry, Margarita Mix, Lime, Metallic Mint, Peach, Watermelon, Red Cherry, Metallic Melon, Lemon, Tangerine, Mango.  Faber-Castell Artist Pen Black#199, Stampers Big Brush Pens:  May Green #170, Light Cobalt Turquoise #154.  Textural Accents:  Gesso, Gel Medium.

Other:  6x12 canvas, baby wipes, old book paper, stencil (TCW), water spritz bottle, rub-on sentiment. 

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Finishing Touches


Hi Faber-Castell Peeps!! It’s me, Karen, here again to show you what I love about my Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft pens and crafter crayons!  I may not be the best at sketching and drawing, but I love to cut and tear paper into shapes to make projects. 


This week, I sketched a sailboat and cut it out of some of book paper and then my favorite scrapbook paper.  I glued the pieces down to my canvas with Faber-Castell Gel Medium, sealed the whole thing with Gel medium,  and let it dry.   What I love about using gel medium is the fact that it isn’t sticky like glue.  I also love that when I am working on my finishes, I can actually ‘erase’ pen marks for a little bit since they sit on top of the medium and dry a little bit slower!

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Altered magazine portrait

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Hello, Olga Siedlecka here. I feel more than honoured to be here and I’m so exited to share with you my first project prepared as a Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® guest designer. I’m a addicted to a joined smell of coffee, cookies and a fresh magazine. I always cherish such moments of relaxation as a sheer pleasure. Moreover, I usually find flicking through fashion pages very inspiring. I also look upon each and every color magazine as if it were first and foremost my source of illustrations and texts to be used afterwards. This time I decided to the mixed media portrait using wonderful Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® media.

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Gelatos + Glaze = love!



Hi Faber-Castell friends, my name is Karen and I am SO excited to be showing you all my first project here as a guest designer for Faber-Castell Design, Memory Craft!

Last week I bought a gorgeous pint of strawberries. They were shiny, plump and deliciously sweet tasting. I ended up sketching them in my sketchbook just because they made me SO happy! And then the more I thought about them, I had to turn them into a canvas!

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Wedding Series: Mixed Media - will you try it?

jan 2014 019   Hey there creative people Rita Barakat here! When I am out and about I hear two things- either you are an avid follower of the blog and never do any mixed media because you are intimidated by mixed media but you love looking at it or you just cant get enough! Either way, todays post is for you!  Mixed media- will you try it? Time to get your hands dirty! (Or get your gloves out- yes I know you!) "The best is yet to come" would that be a great theme for  a wedding? Exciting times starting on a new venture ! I made this little canvas as I was thinking of a table with gifts and mementos at a wedding. How sweet would it be there with the other best wishes for the bride and groom! This project is simple enough for the beginner as a quick and easy project if you are an old pro!

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MIX & MATCH from Faber-Castell makes designing with COLOR simple. Choose a color set that inspires you. Choose a medium. Mix & Match as you create. Color coordinated palettes give you the freedom to design your project knowing the colors & mediums will work beautifully together.

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