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Silver Texture Luxe™ Wintery Willow Rd Canvas Tutorial

600WM MargieHiguchi WinteryWillowRd FEB2015

Hello! I am so excited to be on the Guest Design Team again. I hope to inspire you to take out those Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft® products and come play with us! Today I am featuring a couple of their newest releases from CHA (Craft & Hobby Assoc.) Mega Trade Show last month :) These are perfect additions to your Design Memory Craft® supplies!

I had a work in progress canvas that I didn't like it so I re-purposed it for today's project. Just use two coats of Chalkboard Paint and it goes away! LOL! The image below is only one coat - dry between coats :)

SilverLuxe Step1

Next I strengthen my Mixed Media Stencils 101 (aka NEW!) with Gesso because one of these days I will use them as my background (they are chipboard stencils) - it will be used several times first! BUT if you want to preserve them further, I would suggest putting on a coat or two of our Glaze.

SilverLuxe Step2

See that lovely texture?! That is also a NEW release - Silver Texture Luxe™! It is a rich and beautiful color - it also comes in Pearl and Gold. I used my palette knife to spread this texture out...Be Still My Heart!

SilverLuxe Step3

Since there is a good amount on the stencil, I flipped it and pressed it down as a stamp. The left side below is how it comes out. Don't you love it?! Don't want to waste the texture, you know? LOL!

SilverLuxe Step4

After stenciling and stamping, I added Design Memory Craft® Metallic Blueberry Gelatos®. There were two ways I applied: 1) color mist by melting the Gelatos® with water and placing the liquid into a mister; and 2) while the canvas was damp, I added the Gelato® directly over the stenciled area for a deeper color.

SilverLuxe Step4A

Next I choose a few pieces of papers (embossed paper, printed vellum and blue cardstock) to mat the photo of my old neighborhood. I distressed the edges of the papers and colored the edges of the photo with the Silver Texture Luxe™.

SilverLuxe Step5

SilverLuxe Step6
SilverLuxe Step7

Couldn't get enough of the Silver Texture Luxe™ so I shaped my wire into three loops and colored it with the texture using a palette knife. You don't need too much to color.

SilverLuxe Step8

Instead of spreading snowflakes over this busy background, I cut/embossed Spellbinders® Snowflake View Die #3 (the smallest size is die #1) and placed the die cut behind the layered photo mat. Using the Texture Gems™ in Pearl, I created dimensional pearls in the centers of the snowflake design as accent.

SilverLuxe Step9

Here is a closer look at the project...

500 MargieHiguchi WinteryWillowRd CloseUp FEB2015

Project Supplies:

Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft®: Textural Accents (Silver Texture Luxe™, Pearl Texture Gems™, Chalkboard Paint), Design Memory Craft® Gelatos® (Metallic Blueberry Gelatos®) and Tools (Gelatos Mist Maker Set and Mixed Media Stencils 101 - Open Circles & Hexagon)

Papers: We R Memory Keepers (Printed Vellum) and Bazzill Paper Basics (Lt Blue and Blue Cardstock) Die Template: Spellbinders® Creative Arts (S6-015 Snowflake View) Wire: Prima Marketing Inc. Adhesives: SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES BY 3L® (E-Z Runner® Permanent Strips, E-Z Runner® Permanent Fine Adhesive and Crafty Power Tape) Others: Embossed Paper; Canvas

Tell us what new release interests you!
Thanks for stopping by!
MargieH (Margie Higuchi)


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Hassan Ovski

Great tutorial - thank you for sharing it with us!


Beautiful project, Margie!


All of the Texture Luxe and Gems and colors!!! And the stencils, need the stencils for the Texture!! That is a really sweet canvas! Thank you.

Gavi Slutzkin

Love this project, and the luxe looks so exciting_when can we buy it?

Ruby C

Loving these Texture products. Your canvas is perfect for the winter photo of your old neighborhood.

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