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Making faux metal & wood with Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft!

Watercolor Canvas Album

Our featured designer today is Dana Tatar
If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go? Paris, France.
What's your favorite food?  I love coffee and chocolate, separate is great but together is better!
What's your "signature" crafting technique? I usually include a feminine touch to my pieces like script, flowers or lace.
And finally...any words to your readers? I'm really looking forward to sharing my projects created with Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft supplies over the next couple of months!  I hope to inspire you to incorporate these supplies into your projects in new and fun ways.

Hello! Dana Tatar here today sharing another project as a Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Guest Designer. I really enjoy working with canvas. I had a lot of fun adding color to this album with my Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft supplies! For those of you who are like me, and are extremely impatient when dealing with drying times of various wet mediums, you are going to love this project! I'm going to share how I added color to my album using 6 different wet mediums, one after the other, while the canvas was still wet. Let's focus on having fun and leave the drying time until the end of the project!

Step One: To help the canvas absorb color, lightly spritz both sides of the canvas piece with water. To add color to the canvas page, scribble a Gelato® directly onto a craft mat, spritz with water, blend with your finger, and then gently pressed the canvas page into the puddle of color. Note: I used the NEW Gelatos® Designer Colors Tropical Series for this album.

Step Two: For a brighter pop of color, apply Gelatos® directly to the canvas and blend with your finger.

Step Three: Steep several tea bags in hot water and add several drops of tea to each canvas page, helping to give the bright new canvas pages more of an aged feel.

Step Four: Use Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils with your favorite stencils to add accent colors to your album pages in fun designs. The canvas pages are wet, so when the pencils touch the canvas they will blend without the need for a wet brush! The watercolor pigments dissolve completely and are permanent, waterproof and lightfast when dry so you can create layer upon layer of beautiful watercolor effects that will last a lifetime! Note: I used the Art GRIP® Aquarelles: RED for this album, which includes a nice selection of red, purple and pink pencils.

Step Five: Add bright white accents by stamping random designs over the pages using Gesso. Note: A simple stamp will yield a better image and will be much easier to clean than a detailed design. Immediately wash the Gesso from the stamp when finished.

Step Six: Tear up several book pages and randomly add text to the canvas pages using Gel Medium. Note: I used my finger to apply the Gel medium to my pages. I then pressed pieces of book page into the gel and covered it with another layer of Gel Medium.

Step Seven: Using the Gelatos® Mist Maker Set, create mist in the color of your choice and add splatters of color to the canvas pages. Note: I used a Tangerine Gelato to create my mist.

Step Eight: Set aside the canvas pages to dry. Once dry, assemble the album and add photos and embellishments to finish.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope I have inspired you. If you'd like to see more of my work before my next post, please stop by my blog, They Call Me Tatar Salad.

Gelatos® Designer Colors Tropical Series (#770162)
Gelatos® Color 4ct - YELLOW (#770157)
Gelatos® Mist Maker Set (#770311)
Art GRIP® Aquarelles: RED (#770110)
Gesso (#770302)
Gel Medium (#770303)
Dana Tatar I am a stay-at-home mom currently living in Florida with my husband and two daughters. I started paper crafting about 6 years ago and have expanded from scrapbooking and now create a little of everything, including cards, tags, ATCs, arches and small gift and home decor items. I frequently find inspiration in music, poetry and pop culture.

I'm an active blogger and I like to share my tips and ideas. When I'm not creating art, I enjoy cooking and baking, reading, listening to music and spending time outdoors with my family and basset hound.


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love the mini canvas album!
Mini albums are my favorites to make latley!!!


this is fabulous Dana, thank you for sharing the tutorial :D

Jean Marmo

Such a wonderful album! thanks for the sharing how to do this!

Julie Tucker-Wolek

This is gorgeous!!! I loveeeeeeeee the colors!!

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