May Arts Blog Hop - Day 1
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May Arts hop - Day 2

We’re hopping with May Arts this week! We’re so excited to be partnering again with them and crafting with their fabulous ribbons.

Are you ready for an inspiration filled week with giveaways? Here’s how you can enter: Stop by our blog and the May Arts blog each day this week and leave a comment. Two winners will win $50 of product from us, and 3 spools of ribbons from May Arts. The hop will close at 11PM on February 15th. The winners will be announced here the next day. 

Good luck!

Today, I have a canvas I made for the lovey-dovey day!  I wanted tons of texture because the ribbon I was sent was full of possibilities in adding texture to any project!

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This canvas emerged from many layers of materials.  I started with applying papers with Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gel Medium.  Once it was dry, I added thicker materials like canvas strips, textured papers, and May Arts Burlap, May Arts Open Weave, and May Arts multi- sized pearl strands.

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I applied the Gel Medium really thick and added some glass beads in while adhering the ribbon.

Love canvas03Once the Gel Medium dries, the beads are held on firmly and the Gel is clear!  So there is a textured base now but adding more is always better!

Love canvas02So, I used one of Faber-Castell's new Texture Luxe in both Gold and Silver through the new Mixed Media Stencils.  I used a palette knife to apply them very thickly.  It took awhile for the Luxe to dry but after leaving to go workout, I came back to add more color!
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For this project, I wanted a Valentine's theme so reds, metallic pinks, and metallic browns (from the Steampunk set) were the color scheme of choice! The Gelatos® colors are vibrant and mix with water to create fun drips and puddles of color to make my project pop!

Love canvas06For this project, I used Gelatos® colors in Cherry Red, Metallic Melon, Bubble Gum, Iced Chai, and Iced Coffee.  Starting with the pinks and working to the darker colors, I watered them down on my craft mat and used a brush to drip or brush them on.

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Love canvas16Finally, I used some Luxe to color my Prima resin angel.  It dried really fast on this little gem.  I layered this over the ribbon, some gold leaves, and a feather.

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Love canvas13The heart was stamped with the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Stamper's Big Brush pen in black on a script stamp. Some Gelatos® color in Metallic Melon added a bit of sparkle and shine.

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I added a love phrase sticker (from Cosmo Cricket) and wrapped the pearls around the canvas to finish it off beautifully! 
Love canvas12This was a fun project to create! 

Now HOP on over to The May Arts Blog!

Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft® Products Used:

Texture Luxe in Gold and Silver ***coming soon***

Mixed Media Stencils *** Coming Soon***

Stamper's Big Brush Pen (black)

Textural Accents Gel Medium

Other Products Used:

May Arts 2.5 Inch Open Weave Burlap Net

May Arts 3/8" multi-size Beaded strand

May Arts 2.5 Inch Burlap/wired ribbon in Natural

Glass beads

Chipboard heart

Script Stamp

Prima Marketing resin angel

Cosmo Cricket Phrase Stickers


textured paper, dress pattern paper, and book paper.



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TracyM #6773

GORGEOUS canvas!!!
WOW - the colours and textures are AMAZING, LOVE the LUSCIOUS Texture Luxe and beaded string too!!!
THANK YOU for sharing your tutorial, CREATIVE INSPIRATION and the chance to win some CRAFTY AWESOMENESS :)

Jamie Vanskiver

Wow! I love all that texture! The Texture Luxe is gorgeous and so is the stencil you used. I'm dying to try the Gelatos, they look so yummy and amazing! Thank you for the beautiful inspiration piece today:)

Jean Marmo

Wow- such amazing details! Love the beaded string. I need some of the Texture Luxe!!

Shari Czerwinski

WOW this is gorgeous! Love the colors and all the layers of texture!

Rebecca Yahrling

Thanks for sharing your project; love it! All the texture is amazing & fun.

KT Fit Kitty

I am blown away by the gel medium! Gorgeous projects! Thank you for a chance to win!

Deb Prewitt

love the layers and texture

Miriam Prantner

Beautiful canvas. There is so much to see and take in. I love the gold and silver and the beads.


Absolutely STUNNING!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks so much for sharing. I love it all.

bea savellano

I especially like the way the effect of the beads...b


Oooooo!! This is just marvelous!!! I could gaze into all day I think! Sadly, I don't have the time to do so but thank you so very much for sharing this fantastic and beautiful piece of mixed media art!! I love every detail!!

Nichole Bruno

What pretty projects, I especially love all the gold and texture. I have yet to try the big brush the fact that they are so versatile: stamp, color, shade. Cool!

Amy C.

Wow, this is a stunner...very romantic!

Margie Visnick

Wow! What a beautiful work of art!!

Carla  Hundley

Gorgeous! Love all
the layers and colors.
Carla from Utah

kath White

Oh wow! Such amazing texture and beauty.


Stunning projects, the textures and colors are wonderful!!!

Nancy Wilcox

Amazing with all the elements you used.


gorgeous!!!!love all the different layers and the different textures on your canvas


Beautiful . Love all the elements?

Linda Chidster

Love Angels - Great Embellishments!!!


Don't you just love all of the colors? I do!

Sue D

Great colors and texture and love the pop of gold.


This is beautiful! I love all the goodness you've added but the texture Luxe is amazing.

stamping sue

I like all the textures on this project.
stamping sue

Amante del Papel

My godness this canvas has many texture, looks so beautiful!

Yolanda Gonzalez

Gorgeous this canvas!


So interesting how all these different elements came together. I am enjoying seeing the May Art items... which I was not familiar with. Really neat ribbon choices. Thank you for sharing. Happy Lovey Dovey Day - as you put it!!! j


Love how rich and dimensional it looks like!! How wonderful the ribbon's presence can be in a project like this.

Thanks for sharing.

Janis in ID

Absolutely speechless. Just amazing is all I can say. TFS.
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

Pam S

What fun! Thanks for all the amazing ideas!

Iris Soscia

What a great mixed media project - love all the texture.
isoscia at aol dot com

april Lopez

Wow! So many products. Nice job.

Sharon Gullikson

I love all of the textures! Very cool.

Pati L

Wow. Interesting all the textures & layers. Cool Texture Luxe!


ooohhhh... so VERY lovely! I've only done one mixed media canvas and a few cards... need to do some more again. Also need to do more with my gelatos... Thanks for the inspiration!!!

Vicki Loichinger

Truly love this. Love my gelatos and you used all the products in such a great fashion

Mary Holshouser

There are so many beautiful parts to this project. Some time needs to be spent examining it - to get to see all of the things included in the design. Love the little angel.
thanks for sharing an amazing project.

Elizabeth D Lumsden

So much texture and yumminess!

sherry butcher

Love the colors, LOVE the LUSCIOUS Texture and beaded string. TFS.


All the textures and've inspired me to play (and layer) a little more.

Leanne S

Beautiful project

Ginny K

That silver and gold texture luxe looks so amazing, I'd love to give that a try. I love how you used the gel medium to embed the glass bead in for a neat texture. I so want to do that on a project!
~Ginny K~

Felicia Aaron

WOW, with all the layers and textures! This is a fabulous piece! I love the cupid! :) Thanks for sharing!!

Susie F

What a great way to use the seed beads I have. If I put about 50 on each piece, they should be gone by 2050! Actually, not kidding.

Lucy E.

What a beautiful canvas!
I love the beads for texture!
That Gold and Silver Texture Luxe
looks way too fun!

Regina Furman

Beautiful project!Your use of texture is amazing!


So much wonderfulness in one project. I love the look of the Texture Luxe. Can't wait to get my hands on the gold....and the silver. :)

Denise Bryant

Awesome mixed media canvas!

Janice Carl

There's so much texture!


The texture really does create interest in this piece.

ruby t

I want me some Faber-Castell's new Texture Luxe in gold....FABULOUS !!

Heather Thompson

That's tons of texture and detail. Wow.

Brandi R

Stunning! Simply stunning ♥

Ruby C

Amazing amount of texture on your canvas. Wonderful tutorial too. Thanks for so many great ideas.

Sandi B

This is gorgeous. Love all the texture on your canvas. Great tutorial too.

Katie B.

Beautiful, I love how you were able to paint the angel and the beads that were added for additional texture. Awesome work of art. Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Teresa Godines #6857

Love all of the awesome details and textures. TFS

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