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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


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Gorgeous girls, Rita!! love them :)

April Lopez

I need to try the transfer paper. Looks like lots of fun.


Absolutely stunning project, love it!!!

Jean Marmo

Wow- so cool!

Rita Barakat

Thanks ladies!

Mary Holshouser

Beautiful. Thanks for the video.
I love all of the detail in the design.
Now that my craft room is organized I'm hoping to get to using my gelatos.
thanks for sharing an amazing piece.

bea savellano

Im eager to start painting on canvas. Thanks for the inspiration...bea

Sharon Gullikson

I really like Rita's girls. They are always so colorful and gorgeous

Johanne Lacombe

It's very beautiful. I love it. Thanks for sharing,

Teresa Godines #6857

OMG!!! She is beautiful!!! Thanks for the inspiration.

Ann Custer

So beautiful! Chalkboard paint and Gelatos!?! So fun. Love all the fun bright colors and textures. Thanks for sharing with us.

Carla  Hundley

Awesome work! Great
use of the stencils
and colors.
Carla from Utah


Such awesomeness ! I really like the way the gelato work on the canvas.

Amber R.

Love these! The colors are fabulous and I love how you used the stencils! Thanks for sharing!

Cathy Potosky

Love this!!! Great ideas to use on a canvas tote too!

Janice Carl

I love Faber Castell products! Your use of stencils makes me want to grab mine right now.

Barb Housner

wonderful project - your girls are beautiful - love the bright colors thanks for sharing

Karen Petitt

That is so very, very pretty. I love your ladies and using a canvas tote to create a mini book is seriously inspired. Thank you too for sharing how you did this and the tip for using gesso. I think I am going to have a hunt through my stash as I know I had one or two canvas totes that I wanted to decorate and I think I may try this now. Thanks for such fabulous inspiration and the blog hop Karen

Janis in ID

Absolutely awesome!!! Love love love the colors and your girls!! Wonderful work!!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com


Wow! All your girls are beautiful! Love the different looks on each page. Thanks for the gesso tip.

mayoori jain

very inspiring. thanks for shring

Robin B.

So beautiful, I love the colors! Thanks for sharing.


Wonderful project ! I never knew we could use gelatos on colth too ,thanks for sharing it !

Katherine Dizon

I'm not into working or drawing faces, but I will sure try making one. Maybe the face of my daughter.

Heather Ferguson

Absolutely love your project- your girls are super pretty. Thanks for sharing your project!

Barbara Cobb

I love working with the gelatos, need all the newest colors!!

Denise Bryant

Awesome project! Love the colors and textures! Another way to use my Gelatos! :)

Kelly Tulk

So pretty and great idea. TFS!

Miriam Prantner

Beautiful book! Rita's drawings are always wonderful!

Scrappin' Diva - Cindy B

Beautiful! Great colors and textures!

Charlene M.

I'd love to try to painting on canvas. Thanks for the inspiration!


Really great colors.

Elizabeth Lumsden

Wow! I just ordered one of these minis, great idea putting some of your girls in yours!


OMG! This is stunning! Love everything about it! Thanks for the tutorial :)

Chistine Kiehl

This is FAR OUT! I loved all the color combos and details and the video!! Thank you!

Pam S

How Fun! I love your artwork!

Kelly Massman

I've always loved Rita's work! Thanks for showing how to use the masks in a fun way (I usually don't think this creatively on my own!!)

Lorna S

I like the way you used the canvas as pages for your mini portfolio.


absolutely beautiful!


The color and designs are wonderful


Love this book it is amazing and love the girls you drew.

Natalie Godfrey

WOW! Great job and idea.


Gorgeous!! Very inspiring.

barbara macaskill

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! This is spectacular! LOVE the hair and the Texture Luxe Gold really needs to come home to me!! It sounds absolutely delicious and I cannot wait to try it! Fabulous portfolio! TFS!


i love it!

Lillian Child

So much talent! WOW!


No Rita - I haven't tried the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® products on canvas but I will NOW. How silly of me not to since I do most of my projects on canvas. OH OH - I take that back... hello - I use my pitt pens on canvas ALL THE TIME. In fact, they are by far my favorite go to product of all. HOWEVER... now I will try others. Rambling... ugh. YOUR BOOK IS INCREDIBLE. Brings back memories! Thirty five years ago my mother in law made my daughter a canvas book. They last forever! This one with all your GORGEOUS girls is a keeper for sure. I just love everything about it. The girls and their colors - spectacular. I love seeing you create Rita. j.

Angeline Choo

Your painting is stunning! LOVE that you can actually use Gelatos on canvas and not only on paper. Very inspiring. LOVE!

Theresa Harrison

I love, love, love this canvas book. Reminds me of the books my girls had many years ago, but these are better. I'm inspired to make some for my granddaughters.

Thanks for the inspiration!!
~ Terry ~


So awesome! Love it, the image is fantastic and the book just amazing!~kim

Sharlene Piscitelli

Such a beautiful project--great colors!


Thank you so much for the video tutorials, I just love them :)

Susan P.

Thanks for posting a video. The colors really pop in this project. A lot of work went into this and it shows!


Lovely project. And thanks for sharing the tutorial!

Jennifer Essad

this design would be amazing for totes for my crafting, knitting or embroidery projects, it's a gorgeous piece of art

Angela Bolton

Love the texture your drawings get on the canvas. Bright and happy love it

Dorina D

Very unique canvas and a fabulous tutorial. Love the colors used and all the different steps and techniques


Putting gesso down first was really helpful for detailed gelatos & also about misting for large areas as opposed to directly on the media. Thanks for those tips!

Linda Chidster

So ((( F U N )))
Beautiful COLORS!!


I love this stitched canvas mini !! all your art is so beautiful and inspiring !

Angela S

You make such lovely details look so easy to do!

Leanne S

So pretty!

Rachel Kokes

this is just gorgeous!!!

sherry butcher

Wonderful, love the face, the colors and the technique. TFS.

Jean Marmo

Just lvoe this! I always learn somuch from this!

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