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Hi everyone its Helen here sharing another project as part of this seasons Guest Design Team.  I can't believe that I only have one project left!  It only seems like yesterday that I was so excited to get the call.  I have had so much fun sharing my creations with you all.  I already had a few Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® products in my stash that were firm favourites and I have really enjoyed learning about other products in this mix and match range as I have created my tutorials for you.  I hope my tutorials have shown you lots of different ways to use them and what a great addition they all are to anyone who loves crafting and mixed media.  

Here is the mixed media canvas I am sharing with you today.

Today's tutorial is all about layering up your products to create shade and texture on a canvas.  Add a quote, some gorgeous acetate flowers and a little sparkle and ….Voila!

Here is some of that texture in detail.  I love how the Texture Gems has reactivated the blue in the paint layers as well as adding glossy diamonds into the mix.


I hope that my tutorial shows you that you can start with the first step then the second and bit by bit your piece will come together.  It is good to know how your products react to one another which I am learning all the time as you can see.  I am sure I can use that happy accident again in the future.  It is all about having fun!  This line of Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® products make it easy.  From canvas to chipboard to material I have been able to transform them all.  


So travel to where you imagination takes you….then stop awhile to enjoy the view Helen Allen

Hope you enjoy this tutorial as much as I enjoyed creating this piece to share with you all.  Now what can I come up with for my final project?………...


Products Used:

Gelatos® Metallics Collection - Metallic Blueberry, Iced Pear, Metallic Mint

Gelatos® Pastels Collection - Coconut

Gelatos® Designer Colours Tropical - Snow Cone

PITT® Big Brush Artist Pens - Permanent Green Olive 167, White 101

PTII® Pastel Pencils Neutrals - 273

Paper Crafter CrayonsTM - Blue, Green

Gel Medium

Mixed Media Stencils 101 Collection

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Gesso

Texture Luxe ™ - Pearl

Texture Gems ™ 

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.  It has been wonderful 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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Awesome Canvas Helen! Love it, especially your detail video tutorial!

Helen Allen

Thank you Shilpa x



Mary W

WOW the acetate flowers look like shards of glass - just gorgeous with a great quote and beautiful little bits of eye candy in those bead clusters. WOW. Then to top it off, a video. THANK YOU. I'm now following you so I don't miss anything.

Marianne Hyson

This is just absolutely gorgeous. I love your work with all the Faber Castell products. I am following you now and don't want to miss anything.


Helen....everything you do is FABULOUS....always!!!

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