124 posts categorized "Canvas"

Gelatos and heat embossing on Sticky Back Canvas Video with Laurel Beard


Hey there! Laurel Beard here today to share with a piece of artwork I created and framed for my daughter's room!

You just need a few supplies and then you can create your own framed art!

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Fourth of July Wall Hanging Decor with Textural Accents

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As we approach America's birthday in a few days, I wanted a little something to decorate my wall for the occasion. In my stash, I had a 4 x 6" burlap canvas that I totally messed up so why not re-purpose it to create this project.

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Creating an Easy Distressed Background with Whipped Spackle and Gelato


Hello Creatives!

Keri Sallee here and I am happy (and sad!) to be presenting you my last project as a Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Guest Designer.

Today, I want to share with you an easy way you can make a distressed background using Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Whipped Spackle and Gelatos®. 

Here is my completed project.

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Stenciled Watercolor Background

Hello Blogosphere! It's Tiffany here today with a Video Tutorial showing you an easy way to create a beautiful background with the Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft® Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils! I'm currently on Spring Break Vacation, so I was inspired by the ocean in Florida!

If you're not familiar with the Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils, they're pretty amazing and my most favorite product in the Design Memory Craft® Mix & Match line! Not only are they completely water soluble, but you can get beautiful vibrant detail with them that will last because they're also lightfast & permanent once they're dry! I especially love how portable they are!

Video Tutorial:


Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you're inspired to create something of your own today!

See you soon,


Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft® Products Used:

Other Products Used:

  • Strathmore Watercolor Paper
  • Washi Tape
  • Awesomeness ;)
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Blog Hop with Waffle Flower Crafts:Day 4 with Rita

11210407_707105506066128_4432758192192028129_n We're so excited to be hopping with Waffle Flowers this week! Here's some information about this wonderful company via their website: 

"Waffle Flower started in April 2014 to explore possibilities in product designs. like to think of ourselves as a tool company. We hope our stamps and dies will help make crafting fun and approachable for everyone! 

Fun, Inspiring, Versatile and Easy to use; all of our products were designed with our FIVE code in mind. We’re dedicated to bringing you the best crafting experience by using high quality photopolymer for our stamps, safe metal for our dies; all made in USA."

Rita Barakat here today and I had the pleasure of working with: Planner Add On - Weather 1 Be My Guest stamp set Partly Cloudy DieAren't these tiny stamps adorable?!?

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I had such a fun time with these products I made this canvas tag and used the stamps in my planner.

I am sure you keep a busy (crazy) schedule just like me!  Add a few PITT® Artist Pens and Stamper’s Big Brush Pens with these weather stamps make keeping a schedule so much more fun! So how about a tutorial on the tag?

First I drew on the edges of this little canvas tag. I spread the color around with a wet paint brush and set aside to dry.

I used the die to cut out these sweet clouds and sun. I cover the clouds with Whipped Spackle to make them look light an fluffy!

I smashed a little Butter Cream and mixed it with Whipped Spackle for the sun. I used  Texture Gems ™  to outline the edges.

I stamped the words "hello sunshine" directly on the little canvas, then added the sun and the clouds with a little Gel Medium. SUch a fun little project! We hope you can find time to create and make something today! To enter our $50 product giveaway, leave a comment here each day throughout the blog hop (May 12-14). Here's how you can enter the Waffle Flower's giveaway: 

• Use #WaffleFlowerCrafts on their social media sites (http://waffleflower.com/blog)
• Link to their Flickr group: http://www.flickr.com/groups/2540006@N24/
• Playing in our bi-weekly challenge: http://bit.ly/WFChallenge 

*The blog hop will close at 11:55 on Thursday, May 14th. *

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® products used:
Gelatos® Colors  in Butter Cream &  Aqua Dolce
PITT® Artist Pens (various colors) 
Whipped Spackle Texture Gems ™  & Gel Medium
Stamper’s Big Brush Pen in Light Blue, Chrome Yellow, Violet, Orange Glaze,  May Green 

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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, Deflecto, ColourArte and freelances for a variety of manufacturers


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Creating Texture with Whipped Spackle & Gelatos

It's another day and another opportunity to get creative! It's Julia Stainton here today with a burlap canvas mixed media project to share with you. I've been wanting to create with Gelatos® and see what I could come up with.

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Star Marquee Light


Hi! Dana Tatar here sharing a star marquee light that I altered to add a little glamor to my craft space. I used one of my favorite color combinations, gold and blue, for this project. I had a lot of fun adding dimensional stars to this piece with the NEW Gold Texture Luxe™!

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Canvas Corp Blog Hop Day 5- Jen

Hi everyone and welcome to day five of the blog hop with Canvas Corp! To win Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®'s $50 prize, comment below each day this week.  One random winner will be selected on April 20th. 

Hi everyone!  Jen here to share with you a project that creates with Canvas Corp bag and Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft products.   FrontofbagI started with a hexagon stencil from the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Mixed Media Stencil 101 Collection and used Gelatos® Colors Brights set to create areas of shape and color.

GelatosonbagColor inside the stencil and then blend with finger.  I rub in a circlular direction to create a mixed effect.

I used the same stencil to dab Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Chalkboard Paint over to create some black areas.  Once dry, I added Art GRIP® Color Pencil in white over the chalkboard painted shapes as well as PITT® Artist Pen in Black around some of the Gelatos® shapes.


Here's a view of the back of the bag... I just added some Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Chalkboard Paint through the hexagon stencil and drew with the ArtGrip colored pencil in white.


On the front of the bag, I colored with the Gelatos® Colors in Snow Cone from the Brights set.  I tipped the bag up ( I suggest putting a piece of cardboard inside the bag to create a flat, solid surface to paint on) and sprayed water to create drips down the surface.  Some text was stamped using a Stamper’s Big Brush Pen in black over some areas.


Next, I added Texture Luxe™ in Gold to some chipboard shapes from UmWowStudio using a foam dabber in the Gelatos Tool Set.

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Using that same hexagon stencil, I added some of the Texture Luxe™ in Gold through using a palette knife.  Allow to dry completely.


Draw a shape (I created a bee shape) with a PITT® Artist Pen and use as a guide to backstitch using colored floss.




Be sure to hop along with our lovely Design Team all of this week to see what we've made with the Canvas Corp. products and check out THEIR blog to see what they've done with the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® products this week, too!   I hope you enjoyed my project!

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Supplies:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Mixed Media Stencil 101 Collection

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos® Colors Brights set

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Texture Luxe™ in Gold

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Chalkboard Paint

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Art GRIP® Color Pencil in white

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Stamper’s Big Brush Pen in black

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft PITT® Artist Pen in Black

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos Tool Set


Other materials:

Canvas Corp Canvas Shoulder bag

text stamp (unknown)

colored craft floss DMC

UmWowStudio Hexagon Confetti Chip

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Blog Hop with Canvas Corp: Day 4 with Mou

Welcome to day 4 of the blog hop with Canvas Corp! To win Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®'s $50 prize, comment below each day this week.  One random winner will be selected on April 20th.

Hi everyone, Mou here with today's blog hop project and a tutorial!


To make this project, you'll need:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Textural Accents: Gesso, Gel Medium, Whipped Spackle, Texture Luxe™ Gold,

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Stamper's Big Brush pens: MAGENTA, PINK MADDER

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos Mist Maker Set
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Mixed Media Stencils 201 collection
Canvas Corp. Home Basics 8" x 10" Medium Texture Stretched Canvas
Others: Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 23PK - Floral Wreath; die-cutting system; flowers, old book paper, lace trim, craft sheet
Here are the steps.
Start with this raw or unprimed canvas from Canvas Home Basics.

Using Gel Medium as adhesive, attach two strips of lace trims onto the canvas. Seal off with a top coat of Gel Medium.


When dry, color the canvas with Gelatos® colors Cotton Candy and Lavender. Blend colors with wet brush.


Create textured design by applying Whipped Spackle through Fleur De Lis stencil from the Stencils 201 collection.

TIP: If you coat these stencils with gel medium before first use, they will last longer. Thanks Tammie Wilson for the helpful tip!


Here's what the stenciled design looks like.


Apply some Texture Luxe™ in Gold with palette knife to accentuate the texture of the lace trims and to add beautiful shin.


To create a focal point on the canvas, cut out text from old book paper in strips and attach with gel medium. Add some flowers around it. Once the gel medium dries, apply Gesso, Gelatos® colors, and Texture Luxe™ in Gold to unify the diverse flowers.


Diecut leaves. Rub some Grape, Blueberry and Boysenberry Gelatos® colors on craft mat and dilute with water. Press the leaves face down onto the colors to create watercolored leaves.


Tuck the leaves around the flowers and secure in place with Gel Medium. to finish.

Hope you enjoyed today's project!

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Canvas Corps Blog Hop Day 3 - Tiffany


Hi everyone and welcome to day one of the Blog Hop with Canvas Corp! To win Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft's $50 prize, comment below each day this week.  One random winner will be selected on April 20th.  

Hey Blogosphere, it's Tiffany for Day 3 of our Blog Hop with Canvas Corp and today I'm showcasing the Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft® product line with an 8 x 10 Stretched Natural Canvas. I definitely went out of my comfort zone to create on such a large-to-me surface, but I had fun! What matches more perfectly with a Cityscape Canvas than the Manhattan Gelatos®? Nothing, right? Oh, I usually create Video Tutorials, but decided to make a Photo Tutorial for you:


1. Create a Cityscape Mask from cardstock & then dab Gel Medium through the Brick Background Stencil (Stencils 10ct 201 Collection) using a foam brush. Allow to dry.

2. Color background with the Gelatos® Designer Colors - Manhattan

3. Blend with a wet brush & then dab away the excess color with a towel to reveal the Gel Medium resist.

4. Trace Cityscape Mask outline using an Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencil (black).



5. Paint Cityscape with Chalk Board Paint medium.

6. Paint windows with Gesso medium. Allow to dry.



7. Dab Texture Luxe™ Gold through Key & Fleur Di Lis Stencils (Stencils 10ct 201 Collection) using a foam dauber. Dab a little throughout the canvas to add more texture as well. Allow to dry.

8. Paint "home" with Chalk Board Paint medium onto the key with a fine paintbrush.

9. Splatter Chalk Board Paint medium across finished canvas & add some to the upper-left corner. Spray with a mini-mister (Essentials Tool Set) of water to all drips.  Allow to dry & then add embellishments!




I hope you enjoyed this photo tutorial & much as I enjoyed working with the Canvas Corps 8 x 10 Stretched Natural Canvas!

Thanks for hopping by,


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