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Canvas Corp Blog Hop Day 5- Jen

Hi everyone and welcome to day five of the blog hop with Canvas Corp! To win Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®'s $50 prize, comment below each day this week.  One random winner will be selected on April 20th. 

Hi everyone!  Jen here to share with you a project that creates with Canvas Corp bag and Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft products.   FrontofbagI started with a hexagon stencil from the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Mixed Media Stencil 101 Collection and used Gelatos® Colors Brights set to create areas of shape and color.

GelatosonbagColor inside the stencil and then blend with finger.  I rub in a circlular direction to create a mixed effect.

I used the same stencil to dab Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Chalkboard Paint over to create some black areas.  Once dry, I added Art GRIP® Color Pencil in white over the chalkboard painted shapes as well as PITT® Artist Pen in Black around some of the Gelatos® shapes.


Here's a view of the back of the bag... I just added some Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Chalkboard Paint through the hexagon stencil and drew with the ArtGrip colored pencil in white.


On the front of the bag, I colored with the Gelatos® Colors in Snow Cone from the Brights set.  I tipped the bag up ( I suggest putting a piece of cardboard inside the bag to create a flat, solid surface to paint on) and sprayed water to create drips down the surface.  Some text was stamped using a Stamper’s Big Brush Pen in black over some areas.


Next, I added Texture Luxe™ in Gold to some chipboard shapes from UmWowStudio using a foam dabber in the Gelatos Tool Set.

Luxe onbag

Using that same hexagon stencil, I added some of the Texture Luxe™ in Gold through using a palette knife.  Allow to dry completely.


Draw a shape (I created a bee shape) with a PITT® Artist Pen and use as a guide to backstitch using colored floss.




Be sure to hop along with our lovely Design Team all of this week to see what we've made with the Canvas Corp. products and check out THEIR blog to see what they've done with the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® products this week, too!   I hope you enjoyed my project!

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Supplies:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Mixed Media Stencil 101 Collection

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos® Colors Brights set

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Texture Luxe™ in Gold

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Chalkboard Paint

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Art GRIP® Color Pencil in white

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Stamper’s Big Brush Pen in black

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft PITT® Artist Pen in Black

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos Tool Set


Other materials:

Canvas Corp Canvas Shoulder bag

text stamp (unknown)

colored craft floss DMC

UmWowStudio Hexagon Confetti Chip


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Lisa - papergrace

This is absolutely STUNNING, Jen!! WOW!! Absolutely amazing bag. Love everything you did. The colors are phenomenal. <3


I love the colors you used and how you stitched that bee - wow! This makes me want to go out and get a canvas bag to paint.


awesome bag! I love it!


Very cute bag.

Ruby C

Love your Canvas Corp bag. So great that the Gelatos are permanent once dry. They look so vibrant on canvas. Beautiful design.


Thanks for this wonderful technique


Beautiful canvas bag! I love the colors you have used and the stitching...awesome. Thanks for the tutorial :)

Jennifer taylor

Omg! I love the bright happy colors on that bag! Love it!


What an awesoem project. I love the bag.

Kelly Massman

loving this! i love hexagons and bees; very creative!


Wow love the striking design and colors, gorgeous project!!!


What a lovely bag !

Mary Holshouser

thanks for the idea of using something besides canvas or paper for stamping and painting. I'll be off to Michael's to see what kind of bags I can find for some embellishing.
The bag is beautiful - so bright and colorful. It will be a conversation piece wherever you go.
thanks for sharing.

Natalie Godfrey

Great idea of using a bag like a canvas.


Gorgeous! I just may have to try this!

barbara macaskill

Fantabuliscious bag! Great colors and love the textures too! I love doing mixed media projects and this one is AWESOME!! TFS!

Katherine Dizon

Cool and cute bag!

Johanne Lacombe

This is a stunning piece. I love it very much. Thanks for sharing,

Su K

What a wonderful transformation to a very dull bag. Stunning.


wow, looking great!

Bunny Leeder

This bag is adorable....I love the colors....thanks for sharing!!!

Vanessa McPherson

Amazing!!! This is beautiful!


I want to try this too!

maria sampson

Beautiful! Thanks for the "how to"!!

Carla  Hundley

So pretty and love
all the different
elements you used!
Carla from Utah

Terri Colognesi

This is just lovely


Wow, just saw this blog hop on FB. I was away on vacation. Can't wait to grab a cup of coffee and go back to the start of the week to see all of the amazing creations like the one above.


See... I'm so not with it. I would never have thought to use an ArtGrip pencil or even a Gelato on a canvas bag. WOW. I just loved seeing your tutorial for everything you did here. What an incredibly unique and fun bag. I just love the colors. GREAT creativity Jen. Have a super fine weekend. j.

Lillian Child

What a delightful mixed media project. Love the bright colors of these gelatos, and the texture luxe in gold is so intense and amazing! Thanks so much for sharing this project with us!


i am just dying to try gelatos!!!! this is definitely on my "to learn" list that just keeps growing


That's so cool! And I too would never have thought to use Gelatos on a canvas bag....the results are stunning...


Angeline Choo

Oh my !! I've always wanted to make a canvas bag project and this is just fantastic! I love the colors but my absolute favorite is the Texture Luxe in Gold. Really creates the POP!

Theresa Harrison

The canvas bag design is EXACTLY the kind of design I was looking to add to my canvas bag. I'm loving the Gelato colors used - they would make a great addition to my supplies.

Thanks Design Memory Craft for the great blog!

~ Terry ~

Felicia Humphries

Beautiful... Love it

Darlene carver

I love it ...


So fun and pretty! I have been wanting to play with Gelatos for a long time and this makes it look so fun!~kim

Kelly Tulk

What a great idea! I never thought to use gelatos to personalize a bag!

Anita A

What a cool bag! I love the colors.

Lorna S

You got my ideas bubbling with the creatively decorated canvas bag...long term thinking towards customizes Christmas gifts!

Miriam Prantner

This is really beautiful! Gorgeous stenciling and I love the stitching!

Sharlene Piscitelli

Great project!


Love this gorgeous bag, I would love to do this!

Ann Custer

Wonderful bag. Love the touch of gold and how you added the Texture Luxe and stitching.

Scrappin' Diva - Cindy B

Beautiful! Love the colors and texture!

Teresa Godines #6857

Awesome project. I really love all of your great colors. TFS

Kathy Oates

Amazing bag, never thought to use gelato's through a mask! Will have to give it a go.
How do you set the bag so the gelato's don't run or rub off?


Love those colors

Dorina D

Love the different techniques you used in this project. The bag is adorable. Nice work and a great tutorial

Carmen Lucero

Aww, I was looking for a project like this for my ipad case I'll be making this week. I wasn't sure about what to use for the colors, so this tutorial is going to help me very much.

Thanks so much for the inspiration!

Carmen L

tessa mcmahon

I absolutely love the blog! Bookmarked for later! Love the gelatos!


What an awesome idea! I just love it!!!

Janis in ID

Beautiful!! Love the gold and all the bright colors from the Gelatos!!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

sara McDowall

Great techniques and beautiful work thanks so much for sharing Sara..

Susan P.

I make my own canvas bags and will incorporate some of these techniques to decorate them. Thanks!

Mary Nax

I love all colors of gelatos!


Maevellous bag and design!



Michelle Mumphrey

This is awesome and so very creative! I love this project.

Denise Bryant

Really cute bag! I love the fun colors and the touch of gold!

Janice Carl

This is awesome! I recently received a canvas bag in a shop hop with plans to use my Gelatos, chalkboard paint and stencils. So this is perfect inspiration. Thanks!

Jennifer Essad

it's amazing to me to see the creative process. I now know what i'll be using some duck cloth for (I've had it for over 15 yrs tucked away) I really like seeing your work

Robin B.

What a beautiful canvas bag! I love the texture and brightly colored hexagons. Thanks for sharing.

Angela Bolton

An amazing creation so bright and colourful.


This is just too fun! Love the bright colors and the touches of gold.


Jen, you make the coolest projects!! The texture luxe really gives the perfect touch to the bag.

Linda Chidster

Cute ~~~ CUTE ~~~ C U T E ~~~ BAG!!! TFS!!!
THANKS for the Chance to WIN!!!


Love that delightful bag , the touch of embroidery adds to the handmade appeal of the bag !!

Judy Hodges

Love the colors you used.

Sathya Kala

Jus lovely!!

Trish Kilkelly

So cool! Love Gelatos! Can't wait to try this kind of project out, it's so creative!

Lynne Lively

What a great design. Good job on the how-to.

Lisa Dobbs

I have wanted gelatos so bad....they look amazing on other people's projects.

Nancy Macintosh

Love your project !!!!!


Aaah! Gelatos - what brilliant colors - they spell fun for my girls and me!

Tamiko McCurry

Loooooove your bag and I am addicted to gelatos!! As soon as I find the newer bright packs.. they will be mine ::insert hysterical crafters laugh::: lolol Thank you for sharing!!!

Karen Petitt

Oh my - I love this!!!
Those colours are fantastic - they will have to go the top of my Gelatos wish list. Gorgeous colours, lovely texture and fantastic stamping. I had no idea you could decorate a canvas bag like this. I love it and I need more Gelatos now! Karen x

Angela S

What lovely serendipity! I sat down this morning to find inspiration for some canvas bags my daughter and I were going to decorate, and here we are! It's a sign, for certain. :)

Leanne S

I'm a subscriber, but received mail re this hop in my inbox at the end of the hop. In the past too I received after a couple of posts. I wonder if it happens to everyone or does it need some setting? Lovely project though.

Rachel Mizsei Ward

I love the mix of embroidery and gelatos. That's something I have to try out!

Rachel Kokes

this is amazing!!!

bea savellano

Thanks for the inspirAtion. I plan to make a bag like this...bea

Jean Marmo

Absolutely wonderful!!

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