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Take the Challenge with Mou, November 2014

Be The Change Mixed Media Canvas


Hello everyone! I'm Linsey and I'm thrilled to be sharing my very first guest design team project with you today! I had lots of fun creating this mixed media canvas board and it was so easy because all the different Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® products mix and match so beautifully together! Here's what I did--

First, I covered my canvas board with a layer of Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Gesso.


Next, I colored with a variety of Gelatos® Double Scoop® to create a colorful background with a beach and water feel, then spritzed the canvas with water and blended the color until I got the effect that I liked.


Now I wanted to add some sparkly texture to the "beach" with Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Glass Bead Glitter Gel and a fun multi-circles stencil.


I then colored with Raspberry Gelatos® Double Scoop® and spritzed a bit more water from the top of the canvas and let it drip down.


Next, I stamped the sentiment onto a piece of white tissue paper....


and adhered it down with a layer of Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Gel Medium, then another on top of the sentiment.


Now, I needed to add more texture and interest with some stamps. And did you know that the Stamper's Big Brush Pens work for stamping? They sure do! I used the Light Cobalt Turquoise (#154) PITT® Artist Pen below....


And also some stamping with black and white inks...


Then I finished with a sprinkle of clear hot glue dots, beads and sequins so the eye might gravitate toward the sentiment more.


Here is my completed canvas! I framed the piece with a little Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos® in Black Licorice, which sort of pulls together all of the elements within the canvas.



Gelatos® Double Scoop® Red Cherry

Gelatos® Double Scoop® Mango

Gelatos® Double Scoop® Metellic Melon

Gelatos® Double Scoop® Lemon

Gelatos® Double Scoop® Metallic Mint

Gelatos® Double Scoop® Blueberry

Gelatos® Double Scoop® Raspberry

Gelatos® Colors- Metallic Gold Champagne and Black Licorice

Stamper's Big Brush Pen- Light Cobalt Turquoise

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Gel Medium

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Gesso

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Glass Bead Glitter Gel

Thanks so much for spending some time with me today and allowing me to share my canvas! I hope you come away with a spark of inspiration to try your own mixed media art canvas too! Have a very creative day!


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Christina (seena) Young

This is really beautiful, Linsey. Wonderful colours!! Love the black edging, too.

Johanne Lacombe

It's very colorful. I love it. Great techniques. Thanks for sharing,

Barb Housner

very beautiful project thanks for sharing


What a wonderful canvas, Linsey!! love the colors and small cute beads and sequins you have added. Love it !!


Wow! Such a gorgeous canvas and I love that sentiment!

Lisa - papergrace

Your canvas turned out amazing, Linsey! So many awesome techniques and your brilliant use of color. Absolutely GORGEOUS!! Way to rock your first GDT post. Woooohooo!! <3

natalie dever

this is so awesome Linsey!! love every last detail!

Scrappin' Diva - Cindy B

This is a wonderful piece! Thanks for the tutorial!

Tracy M

Beautiful Linsey!! Love the colors and the black around the edges! And that is one if my all time favorite quotes (which I say to myself often!). Great job!

Linsey R

Thank you all for your sweet comments! You all made my day!!! <3


Uhhhh..Linsey...If I may make an observation here....I think you have found your artistic medium here. Wow! This is gorgeous! The colors, the layers the incredible play of light/dark. This is YOU girl...this piece sings!!!!!! Well done! And congrats!


WOW This is gorgeous Linsey! What beauty and richness! Thank you for sharing this. I may just have to buy some of this because of you!!! Outstanding work, truly exceptional!

Ky Sanders

I'm a sucker for things to touch - bead gel! Yummy textures! Favorite color combos, too. Your style is perfect in mixed media!


This is gorgeous Linsey!!!!
LOVE the colors!!!!

Diane Noble

Linsey, your beautiful artwork never fails to inspire! This is a beautiful canvas!

Rachel Kleinman

wonderful canvas, linsey! i love how well you blended so many different gelato colors! its lovely!

Lisa Lara

Wow this is amazing Linsey. Truly a gorgeous piece of art.

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