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Merry Kissmas Mixed Media Canvas


Hi everyone,  Helen here again with another Christmassy project that you could create in time for the holidays!!!  I am having such a lovely time as part of the Guest Design Team for Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® as I think you will see!  Today I will show you how to Mix and Match your products to create a lovely mixed media piece that you decorate your home with or even give as a gift!!!

I actually made three of these canvases and gave two away as part of the Flood the Streets with Art event that artists all over the world took part in on November 27th. It is happening again next year so if you want to find out more then please click on this link!  It was fun but a little strange to abandon your art with the real possibility you will never know where it ends up ;-)

Back to the tutorial for today…..I really had fun with my Gelatos®  The are quite a new product to me and I loved how easy it was to create a blended background for my art using just a baby wipe!  In fact you will see me use the same technique to colour the mistletoe, the frame and a bow!


 You will learn how I used Silver Texture LuxeTM to create my bejewelled Mistletoe berries and a fab technique for creating book page images that you don't just have to use for Mistletoe.  If anyone wants the image I used on this canvas then feel free to visit me on my blog where you will find me email on my right-hand sidebar. Just email me and let me know.  Alternatively search for images on the internet and print them off.  You could use this technique to create a lovely holly wreath too!


This project takes time as you can see from the running times of both tutorials but I hope you think that it is well worth the effort.  I am already thinking I might need to make some of these as Christmas Gifts!  I really hope that my tutorials inspire you to get out your Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® products and to make albums or cushions of your own to celebrate the holiday season.


This project was created on a 10" x 12" x 1/2" canvas but you could scale it up or down to suit your home decor needs!  Sit back relax and enjoy the tutorial.  I hope it inspires you to get creative.  Wishing you lots of fun this Holiday season and I will see you again on the 31st December X

Products Used:

Gelatos® Metallics Collection - Metallic Blueberry, Iced Pear

Gelatos® Pastels Collection - Aqua Dolce, Guava

Gelatos® Brights Collection - Snow Cone

Gelatos® 50s Diner Collection - Mint

PITT® Big Brush Artist Pens - Cold Grey IV 233, Light Cobalt Turquoise 154, Permanent Olive Green 167

PITT®  Artist Pen (SX) Black 199

Texture GemsTM - Silver

Gel Medium

Mixed Media Stencils 102 Collection

Hi, my name is Helen and I love to share my crafting journey on my blog, ‘The Craft Project’ and for the past few of years on my YouTube Channel.  I am at my happiest when designing lovely projects to teach to other crafters.  As well as sharing my tutorials on YouTube I also sell online workshops for larger projects from my ETSY shop.  I am thrilled to have this wonderful chance to be part of the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Guest Design team and to share projects with you all.  Some of you that know me will know I am also part of the Rubber Dance Design Team (a Norwegian Stamp company).  I am very lucky to have a very supportive and understanding  family, a husband and two sons who always cheer me on in my creative adventures even when their tea is late!……oh, and I mustn’t forget our huge golden retriever Comet who likes to try to scare off the postman when he brings me happy crafting mail!!!


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What a lovely gift to send out into the world. Whomever found it, must be very, very happy.

Helen Allen

Thank you Cheryl x


I am so glad to see you here on the Faber Castell blog. Congratulations!! I Love your canvas and wish you all the Best on Your Creative Journey.

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