Tracing with Gelatos
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"She" Mixed Media Canvas


Hi friends! Linsey here. I hope you had a great weekend! I had a fun one and even completed this mixed media art canvas, which will be a birthday gift for one of my very talented and inspiring friends. I love doing mixed media art canvases with little or no premeditation because it allows me to just create and see what comes of it. I find this artistic process very freeing, especially with Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft products!  I hope you enjoy it as well! And here we go! "She"....

I started by laying a few pretty patterned papers down on an 8x10" canvas board with Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Gel Medium and sealing it with another layer on top of the paper. The 3 powerful "she" sentiments come later, but I adhered them down the same way with Gel Medium.


Next, I added some texture with a cool stencil and Whipped Spackle.


Then I decided try mixing Whipped Spackle and Metallic Mint Gelatos®. I love how easily Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® products blend, mix and match together! 




Now I added pops of color with Bubble Gum Gelatos® and a water spritzer.


Now I just had fun adding a mixed media of texture and interest with stamping, lace, paper doily, washi tape, cheesecloth, sequins, mulberry flowers, metal embellishments, and buttons. I also added a bit more Metallic Mint, Bubble Gum Gelatos® letting the colors drip; as well as splatters of Black Licorice Gelatos® and water around and blended black into the cheesecloth and around the edges of the canvas. Here's a few close-ups...





Gelatos® Colors Metallic Mint from Metallic Gelatos Color & Clear Stamp #770155

Gelatos® Colors Bubble Gum from Gelatos Color Red-#770156

Gelatos® Colors Black Licorice from Gelatos Color BLACK & WHITE #770150

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Gel Medium

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Whipped Spackle

Thanks for sticking around til the end! I hope you might come away with a desire to create some freeing mixed media art that speaks to who you are! Until next time, be inspired my freinds!


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Johanne Lacombe

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


Fabulous canvas, Linsey!! Love your choice of Gelotos here, beautiful colors.

Linsey R

Thank you Johanne! :)

Thank you Shilpa! :)

Christina (seena) Young

Fabulous canvas, Linsey!! Really like how you organized your tutorial as well!

Linsey R

Thanks so much Christina! :)

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