85 posts categorized "Canvas"

Textural Accents with Rita Barakat


Hello artsy peeps! Rita Barakat here with a mixed media project for ya! Since I got the Glass Bead Glitter gel I knew I wanted to make an angel! So grab your supplies and lets get to it! RitaBarakat2a First of all, I always draw my picture then go from there. If you don't draw that's OK, use a stamp or cut an image out from a magazine. I ended up using many Gelatos®Colors and Gelatos® Double Scoops®. The background needs color, this canvas was already covered with Gesso, if your canvas isn't you should do that first. If you are using an image from a magazine use Gel Medium to attach it to the page. RitaBarakat3a Blend the colors with your fingers or a sponge. I left the wing white on purpose. RitaBarakat4a Use stencils or masks (I used The Crafters Workshop 461 -Rosetta) - I drew on top with Gelatos®Colors and spread the color around with a sponge. I did several layers with the same stencil. RitaBarakat5a
I added tissue paper with Gel Medium, don't worry if it gets on top of the tissue paper. RitaBarakat6a  For small details I go to my Mixed Media Aquarelles, several colors then blend with a wet paint brush. RitaBarakat7a For skin and hair, I use Gelatos®Colors. I also decided to lighten up the tissue paper print with a light painted layer of Gesso. RitaBarakat8a
I use PITT® Artist Pens for details. I had this very cool webbed fabric I added to the wing with Gel Medium, then of course the final touch - Glass Bead Glitter Gel. Not all over, but on the top, on the heart and a little on the bottom side. RitaBarakat9a Here are some close ups... RitaBarakat10a
I hope this inspires you to go create something!!!

Thanks for stopping by,


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Rita Barakat Mixed Media Artist, Illustrator and Designer & Educator. From wall murals to itty bitty minis you can find her work in various hospitals, corporations, family homes, manufacture websites and magazines. She designs for Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®, DCWV, The Crafters Workshop, Deflecto and freelances for a variety of manufacturers.
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Another Wearable Art necklace with Jen Matott

P1010802So last month I created a necklace with ComposiMold and the Mixed Media with Gelatos kit!  I loved it so much that I made another wearable art piece.  This time I used an UmWowStudio Hexagon Background die cut piece, canvas, and the Steampunk Gelatos® set.

Here are some step outs from my creation!

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Wish by Terri Burnette

Good morning everyone.  Today I want to share a mixed media project with you.  I wanted to make a little canvas to help me remember that wishes do come true.  So, on to the project.

Here is the final project:  



I began with an 8 x 8 burlap canvas board.  I knew I wanted 3 areas to work on so I began with the backgrounds of each of the boards.  Using my Black Stamper's Big Brush Pen I swiped the ink over my stamp and stamped onto white tissue paper.  I continued until I had the design I wanted.  I love using my Stamper's Big Brush Pen to stamp.  The india ink is permanent and it is so easy!  Each of my 3 areas was stamped with a different background stamp.



I have already decided that I would use 3 mini canvas' on the main 8 x 8 until I made the unfortunate discovery that I didn't have any mini canvas' in my stash!  So, I improvised.  I cut chipboard that I had so that I had several of the sizes I wanted to use and then glued them together.  I then adhered the stamped tissue paper to the chipboard stacks using Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Gel Medium.  I also gave the tops a coat as well.


Once the Gel Medium was dry, I gave a light coat of Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Gesso to each board to lighten the patterns and give a base for the color to grab onto. I also applied Gesso to the wood elements I will add to the page later.



At this point I decided to add a "frame" of Gesso around the area where the boards will be placed on the canvas.  






Now, time for the color.  For the first coat I scribbled on Gelatos® Double Scoop® Metallic Mint.  I used my finger to get the color distributed all over the board and sides.



Next, I added Gelatos® Blueberry just along the edges and smoothed with my fingers.



And last, Gelatos® Iced Chai for the edges to give them a little distressed look.  I love how the metallics in these colors catch the light too.






I also added these same colors to the paper elements for the canvas.  Again, I used my fingers to move the color around.  I did not wipe my fingers between colors so I got a wonderful  mix of the colors without really trying!  These colors were also applied to the wood and chipboard elements.






Now for a little fun.  I sliced off small pieces of the Gelatos® Double Scoop® Metallic Mint and Gelatos® Blueberry using my palette knife.  I then added Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Glaze to each and mixed well with the palette knife.  Then I added it to the metal butterfly you see in the picture.  Simply drip the colors on and swirl with the palette knife.





This is what the butterfly looked like after I applied my colored Glaze to it.  I also added a few beads in the center for a body.  This took some time to dry because I put it on really thick.  I left it on a small acrylic block overnight to dry.





Once all the elements were dry I added them to the canvas.  I also added some Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Glaze to the wood letters to give them some shine and was happy to see that it really brought out the colors and sparkle of the metallic colors.





I hope you were inspired to keep Wishing today!  Stop by my blog to see more close up pics of the final canvas.

I wanted to take a moment to say a big Thank You to Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®.  My time this summer on the Summer 2014 Design Team was truly a wish come true for me!  I know that their amazing products will continue to be my go to items for creating and continuing to make my wishes come true!


Supplies used: 

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Gesso, Glaze, and Gel Medium

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Gelatos® Double Scoop® Metallic Mint and Gelatos® Blueberry and Iced Chai

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Stamper's Big Brush pen Black #199

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® PITT® Artist Pen Nougat #178

Other items used:  Damask stamp by Recollections, Quatrefoil Background stamp and Composer's Dream stamp by Stampabilities; metal feather by Paper Studio; metal butterfly by G45; Key and lock by Tim Holtz Ideology;  paper from Wallflower Stash by Tim Holtz; pearl stickers by Paper Studio; doily; vintage lace, Maya Road lace; Blue Fern Studios Doily Bunting; burlap canvas; chipboard by Grafix.



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Oh so sweet!


Good morning everyone!  Terri here.  Today I thought I would share something that I made as a gift for a friend.  It is a mixed media canvas with a photo as the main centerpiece.  And of course, there are tons of Design Memory Craft goodness involved!

Here is the final project.

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Blog Hop With Hazel & Ruby: Canvas Creation with Lisa


Hi there crafty friends!! It's Lisa here and this week we'll be pairing with the fabulous Hazel and Ruby! Each day this week, we’ll post a new project on our blogs. Make sure you hop to both blogs and the Facebook page for more chances to win our giveaways!

Here's my super fun canvas for today!



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Blog Hop with Hazel & Ruby: Todays project with Rita Barakat



Hey there peeps! Rita Barakat here on day 5 of the Hazel and Ruby 
blog hop! Make sure you are checking both blogs for lots of inspiration and the  Facebook page 
for more oppertunties to win! 


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Glorious Gelatos and a Canvas


It was time to create but I had no mojo.  You see I have been busy planning my very first public showing of my art, an all day crop, as well as a visit from a dear friend.  Planning hasn't left much time for creativity.  This day was particularly busy, but I had to get something created for my Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® post.  Well, what is a girl to do???

I go to my studio and the thought process begins.  I grab a canvas and the new Gelatos® Steampunk .  I knew I wanted to use the Gelatos® Black Cherry for the  flowers.  Creativity begins.  As I create, I am not too sure how this is going to turn out.  Not so sure I like it.  However, as I continue, blending and smoothing edges with water and my fingers, adding shading and light, I begin to like it more and more. To my surprise on this day, I'm feeling like, "Wow, sometimes when I do not want to create, I am able to create something more beautiful than when I do want to create."  LOL!  It's a fun and silly thought and for me it's true...just for this moment.  

I am feeling happy and stress free.  Feeling grateful for being on the summer design team, for it has given me direction and a reason to create and relax.  So perfect, for an otherwise busy day.  Here it is.  The not so cute start and the awesome finish. 

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Full Bloom Chalkboard by Tonya Gibbs



Hi everyone,  I'm super excited to bring  you today's project. I've created this Chalkboard Art that would make an awesome gift for someone.   This project is one of those that started out being one thing and ended up being something totally different.  I started out wanting to make watercolor card gift sets to share with friends. But when I finished the Art Panel it was just too beautiful to turn into a card. It needed to be displayed on a wall!

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Let Your Dreams Take Flight


Hello everyone.  Terri here.  I have a fun mixed media canvas project for you today.  There are lots of pictures so you might want to grab a cup of tea!

Let me show you what we are making today.

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"Blissful" Canvas Creation


Bliss Canvas



Hi All.  My name is Tiare Smith and this is my first post as a Summer 2014 Guest Design Team Memer.  I am simply thrilled and completely honored to share my creativity with you.  

When I got my box of goodies I knew immediately that I had to use the Paper Crafter Crayons™ and a canvas idea was born.  Nothing like playing with new artsy supplies!  Ohhh baby!

Well, here we go, an artsy video just for you.  I share the process and step-by-step instructions for completing your own, "Blissful" Canvas Creation...LET'S GO!


 Here are a few close-ups so you can enjoy all of the yumminess!

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