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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Canvas Corp Blog Hop day 2 with Rita
Hi everyone and welcome to day two of the blog hop with Canvas Corp! Rita Barakat here and today I am sharing a Canvas Corp 6x6 Canvas Stitched Mini I decorated with a few of my girls. I had so many pictures I made a little video of the finished mini portfolio below (this is the cover)! Here are some tips and techniques I used...

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 You can use Gesso or paint directly on the canvas with Gelatos® Colors! If you are doing a lot of fine detail you might want to use a thin layer of Gesso first - it gives you a smoother surface and a little more time to manipulate the colors.  
I draw directly on the canvas, then spread the color with a wet paint brush. If I am covering a large surface, such as the background I grab Gelatos® Double Scoop®  and mist the surface instead of just using a wet paint brush.
RitaBarakat.com5 All of the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® textures worked on the canvas; with and without stencils. On the left I am using the Texture Luxe™ Gold  with a stencil. On the right I used the Chalkboard Paint for the wings (I love the contrast between the paint and Gelatos®) and the Glass Bead Glitter Gel with the stencil. Have you tried the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® products on canvas yet? Here is my finished project...  


Be sure to hop along this week  with our fantastic Design Team to see what we've made with the Canvas Corp. products and check out the Canvas Corp blog to see what they've done with the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® products this week, too! 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. Good luck!

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Supplies:
Chalkboard Paint
Texture Gems™ 3-ct Metallics (Gold & Pearl used in project)
Mixed Media Stencil Pack 101
Gel Medium
Glass Bead Gel
Texture Luxe™ Gold
Gelatos® Tool Set Gelatos® Colors 15 ct: PASTELS .
Gelatos® Colors 15 ct: BRIGHTS
Gelatos® Colors 15 ct: METALLICS .
Collapsible Water Cup

Other: Canvas Corp 6x6 Canvas Stitched Mini  


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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®,The Crafters Workshop, DCWV, Deflecto, ColourArte and freelances for a variety of manufacturers

Canvas Corp Blog Hop Day One - With Lisa


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.  

It's Lisa with you to start the week of festivities and I hope that you enjoy the project that I made.

Now, I'm not gonna lie and tell you that I started my project and loved it right off the bat. In fact, I had made something else entirely and HATED it! It happens. So I ripped off as much as I could and used the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Gesso and applied about 3 coats and started over.  It's a learning process. And not everything goes as planned or what you had in your head. But, don't give up!

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Congratulations! Card with Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils


Hi everyone, Mieko here today to share Congratulations Card using Stamper's Big Brush, Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils and Gel Medium. In Japan April is the season of new starts. In March 2015 my elder son graduated from university and began to work in April.

Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils create beautiful backgrounds for your card and PITT® Artist Pens apply to your stamps  for even color and crisp images every time. It's  perfect for applying multiple colors to stamps.

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What Makes You Happy Gel Medium Resist Tutorial

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Today I'd like to share how I created this spring inspired card with a couple of techniques using Gel Medium. I used Faber-Castell Watercolor Pad in my card base, card panel to sentiment. I love how they hold the layers of color, water and medium.

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Got Texture?


Hey there artsy peeps RitaBarakat here! Today I just want to share a little technique I used to get a little texture on my bird.

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New blog design!


We're excited to launch our new blog design! Remember how our blog used to look like the picture above?    It's been a while since our last launch so we were itching to get the current design up for a while.  What do you think?  If there are any functions you'd like to see us have, we'd love to hear your opinions.  

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Stylin' and Profilin' Art Journal Page

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Playing in my journal brings me joy and I am thrilled to continue to share that happiness with you.  Here is my latest page in my Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Mixed Media Journal.  Isn't she sweet?  I love how she turned out. Here's how you can make her too.

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Take the Challenge with Mou, April 2015

Hi everyone, Mou here with the fourth Take the Challenge of 2015.

If you are new to this blog, let me fill you in about Take the Challenge. Every month, on the first Monday, I'll post a challenge and my take on it. You'll have 12 days to take this on. Leave a comment to the challenge post with a link to your creation based on that challenge. We will pick TWO winners from among the readers who participated in that month's challenge. And the winners will get a prize from Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®.

My April prompt for you is CREATIVITY. How are you creative, your favorite creativity quote, is creativity your life style or just a hobby... whatever it means to you, create a project around the idea of creativity. Here's my art journal page.


On this project, I used:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Textural Accents: Gesso, Gel Medium, Whipped Spackle

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Stamper's Big Brush pens: BLACK, SCARLET RED, MAGENTA, NEUTRAL set

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils:115, 350 (YELLOW); 156 (GREEN), 123, 124, 125, 133 (RED), 147 (BLUE)

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos Mist Maker Set

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Mixed Media Stencils 101 collection: Hexagons

Others: Sizzix Framelits Die Set 4PK w/Stamps - Limitations; die-cutting system; art journal, old book page, stamps, acrylic mounts, lace trim

And here are the steps.

Apply a coat of Gesso to prime the journal page.

Color the page with Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils. Blend with wet brush. Repeat to create interesting layers of colors.

Stamp randomly by inking background stamps with Stamper's Big Brush pens.

Attach pieces of lace trim using Gel Medium.

Lay Hexagon stencil on page and apply Whipped Spackle with palette knife. Let dry.

Apply coats of gesso to old book paper. Let dry.


Ink up butterfly stamp with Stamper's Big Brush pen. Stamp on primed book paper. Diecut the butterfly. Attach the butterfly to the page with Gel Medium

Add colors and details to the stamped image inside the clock with Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils.

Stamp the quote below the butterfly. Add details with gesso and paint brush.

Ink up background stamps with Stamper's Big Brush pens and stamp over the stenciled shapes.

Add more details, highlights and shadows with Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils.


Here's another close-up of my page.

Don't forget to share your challenge creations with us... just leave a comment to the challenge post with link to your project image(s) by Friday, 4/17 and we will pick TWO winners randomly to win these.

The prize for this challenge is: One pack of Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils in you choice of color.

Don't forget to check back on Monday, 4/20 to see if YOU won!

Good luck to all!

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New Stencils on Mixed Media Journal Board with Jen Matott

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If you've seen our new packaging for the Mixed Media Stencils 101 Collection, you might recognize this piece.  I did the artwork for that package!  I used lots of media on this one! 

Using a Mixed Media Square Journal board, I applied some lace and fabric tape to create a background texture.

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