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DSC_0015 TerriHello everyone.  Allow me to introduce myself to you.  My name is Terri Burnette and I come from the great state of Texas!  I am a true Southern girl even though I could live without the high heat and humidity!   I have always had a passion for creating.  I love to get my hands wonderfully inky and messy.  I like to paint, draw, papercraft, and,  well,  just about anything crafty!   I have 5 children and they rock my world!  Every day they inspire me and I only hope that I inspire them too.  I look forward to the time I can spend in my craftroom playing and creating (even though I have to share my space with 3 kitties who think they are helping!)  I think my greatest asset as an artist is that I think outside of the box; I like to use things differently than they are meant to be used.  Please stop by my blog to see what I've been playing with!

Today I thought I would share a mixed media piece that I made.   

I began with a canvas that I primed using Faber-Castell Design Memory® Craft Gesso.  Once it was dry I "scribbled" with a variety of blue Gelatos® and green Gelatos® to make land and sky (colors are listed in the supply list below):


I misted a little water on the whole canvas and mixed the colors with my fingers, keeping green with green and blue with blue.

Next I mixed some Metallic Melon Gelato® (just flaked off with a palette knife) with some of the new Whipped Spackle.  I love this stuff!  It was applied through a brass stencil (I believe it is meant to be used for dry embossing but oh well!) to create the triangle portion of the roofs.


Using a black Stamper's Big Brush Pen I colored on a text background stamp and stamped the image on a scrap of patterned paper to give some dimension.  The paper was then cut into 2 rectangles and 2 hearts.  I also tore 2 paper strips for the houses to rest on.  The paper pieces were added to the canvas using Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Gel Medium.  Also in this photo you will notice that I added some extra green to the grassy area.  To do this I scribbled some Green Tea Gelato®and Margarita Mix Gelato® onto my craft mat.  Then using a wet babywipe I dabbed the color onto the canvas.  It leaves behind the color in a pattern that depends how scrunched up the babywipe is.  


Now to add some detail!  Using Black Gelato®I added detail around the edges of the houses.  I smudged it with my finger and then lightly covered the houses with Metallic Melon Gelato®and Margarita Mix Gelato®.  The roofs needed more definition so I used Pitt®Artist Pens to give the outer definition and some color contrast.  After I added the color to the roof tops I wiped it again so that the colored Whipped Spackle would completely show.  Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® PITT®Pastel pencils (199 and 176) were used to add shadow along the houses and their stands.  I love that the entire Mix & Match line works so well together.  All of the colors are easily matched between products with the color dots and all of the products play nice together.  Sure makes it easy to create!



You can also see that I highlighted the edges of the hearts with Black Gelato®and colored the hearts with Permanent Carmine (#126) Pitt Artist Pen.  I then added the Glass Bead Glitter Gel (my other new favorite!) to the hearts.  I added some vintage lace pieces and colored Glaze (using the same process of mixing Metallic Melon and Glaze together with a palette knife).  The Glaze looks milky but dries clear and shiny!  You can see that the Glass Bead Glitter Gel has not completely dried (yes, I can be impatient!).  It goes on milky like the Glaze but dries to an amazing clear, glittery, textured goodness!

I also decided to add some flowers at the base of the houses.  Using the smallest of the Dot Dabbers from the Mix & Match Gelatos®Tool Kit, I picked up Gelatos®in numerous colors (Margarita Mix, Metallic Melon, Tangarine, Lemon, Blueberry, and Bubble Gum) and made dot all around the base.  To these I added tiny Lemon Gelato® dots for the centers.  Vines were added using Green Tea Gelato®and small dots were added using the Stamper's Big Brush Pen in May Green.


I added some swirly clouds using a supe wide brush and gesso, added a flag on the roof with Boysenberry Gelato® and a Cobalt Blue PITT® Artist Pen, and a few other details with lace.



The letters are some stickers I have had in my stash for a very long time.  They would not even stick!  So I added those with some Faber-Castell Design MemoryCraft®Gel Medium .  The heart was a free hand form made with Whipped Spackle colored with Metallic Melon Gelato® and applied with a palette knife.




I hope you were inspired today!  


Supply list:  

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®  Pitt®Pastel pencils: 1122-199 and 1122-176

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft ® Stamper's Big Brush Pen: May Green (170), Cold Grey III (232), Light Cobalt Turquoise (154), Black (199)

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Pitt®  PITT®  Artist Pen:  Cadmium Yellow (107), Cobalt Blue (143), Permanent Carmine (126)

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Pitt®Gelato® :  Snow Cone, Blueberry, Metallic Mint, Green Tea, Margarita Mix, Lemon, Tangarine, Grape, White, Black, Boysenberry, Metallic Melon, Bubble Gum

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft ® Gesso

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft ® Gel Medium

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft ® Glass Bead Glitter Gel

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft ® Whipped Spackle

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft ® Craft Glaze

Paper Studio alpha stickers

Paper scraps from Authentique and Crate Paper

Stampabilities Faded Text Background Stamp

Vintage lace


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Tonya A. Gibbs

Oh what a gorgeous canvas to hang in your home. I love your little roses, and all the texture. Thanks for the tutorial.

Heather Thompson



Lovin' all the textures you added esp. with the Whipped Spackle! LOVE that stuff! LOL! Such a sweet addition to your home decor :) Congrats on your first post!

Barb Housner

beautiful and lots of fun thanks for sharing

Brenda Laplante

So wonderful! And even better is I know her and she is just as wonderful as her work. So glad to learn from such a great person.
Brenda L.


Fabulous project Terri and a wonderful tutorial! Congrats!!!


Your canvas is gorgeous! I love the colors and the bright and happy style! Hugs, Susanne!


I love this canvas Terri!!!

Carol Mc

Great canvas. Love those colors.

Becky Morehead

Beautiful Terri !!!! :-D

TracyM #6773

GREAT getting to know you Terri :)
THANK YOU for sharing your canvas and tutorial with us - it's a RECIPE FOR AWESOME - LOVE IT!!!

katie brooks

Fabulous, I love this!


Love Love always inspire me to get the fun stuff out and play.

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