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Canvas Corp Blog Hop Day One - With Lisa


Hi everyone and welcome to day one 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.  

It's Lisa with you to start the week of festivities and I hope that you enjoy the project that I made.

Now, I'm not gonna lie and tell you that I started my project and loved it right off the bat. In fact, I had made something else entirely and HATED it! It happens. So I ripped off as much as I could and used the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Gesso and applied about 3 coats and started over.  It's a learning process. And not everything goes as planned or what you had in your head. But, don't give up!

1. Now that I have all of that luscious Gesso applied I can get started. :)

2. - 3.  Tear up some super pretty patterned paper and lay it down on your canvas. Apply Gel Medium underneath AND on top. Allow to air dry or heat set.

4.  Use Chalkboard Paint and, literally, paint in between the spaces of adhered paper. Be sure to leave gaps of white. Allow Chalkboard Paint to completely dry. You will know when it it dry when it is no longer shiny. Some thicker applied areas will take longer to dry.


Using Gelatos® in desired colors (I used Guava, Earl Grey, Iced Silver, and Squid Ink) rub into white spaces. You can dampen your fingers or get a rag lightly damp to get the colors to blend easier. (no photo - my apologies.)

5. Create a pattern with the Texture Luxe™ Gold using the dots/circle stencil from the Stencils 101 Collection and a Palette Knife.

6. Add additional interest with small dots of Texture Gems™ in Gold and Pearl. 

7. Brighten up the canvas by adding splatters with Gesso.  Dip the stipple brush from the Gelatos® Tool Set into the Gesso and flick it at the canvas. Pull back on the bristles, as well, to get a different effect. Allow any larger drips to run, if desired.

8. Create "puddles" of color using Gelatos® in the following colors: Bubblegum, Lavender, and Watermelon. Spray with water. Use a paint brush and also flick these colors at the canvas.


9. Cut length of gold metallic thread and tie into a small knot, creating a loop.

10. Die-cut Butterfly out of polka dot vellum paper. Wrap metallic thread a few times, and place underneath butterfly. IF any of the texture mediums are still wet then the butterfly and thread will adhere. If not, then apply a small amount of Gel Medium underneath. 

And, as usual, here's a close-up for you, too. :)


I hope that you enjoyed this canvas! It was so fun using Chalkboard Paint as a background. What ways do you like to use it? And the Canvas Corp. canvases are just so forgiving. LOVE IT! ♥ 

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!

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Supplies:
Chalkboard Paint
Texture Gems™ 3-ct Metallics (Gold & Pearl used in project)
Mixed Media Stencil Pack 101
Gel Medium
Texture Luxe™ Gold
Gelatos® Tool Set
Gelatos®: From the Gelatos® Colors 15 ct: PASTELS – Earl Grey, Watermelon, Guava. From the Gelatos® Colors 15 ct: BRIGHTS – Lavender, Bubblegum. From the Gelatos® Colors 15 ct: METALLICS – Silver Ice. From the Gelatos® Designer Collection - 50's Diner: Squid Ink.
Collapsible Water Cup

Canvas: Canvas Corp. 8 x 10 Chunky Stretched Natural Canvas
Specialty Paper: Vellum
Die-Cut: Sizzix
Metallic Thread
Patterned Paper

Lisa Sig


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Johanne Lacombe

I love your canvas. It's beautiful. Those are great techniques. Thanks for sharing,

Jean Marmo

Love this!

Nancy Wilcox

Love the gold stenciled on your canvas.

Carla  Hundley

Beautiful work on
this! Love all the
little touches you
Carla from Utah

Karen Petitt

Thank you for sharing the step by step of how you coloured and embellished the canvas as well as what you used.
A really big plus for me was sharing with us that it does go wrong for everybody at some time! I sometimes feel that all DT creations have been practised time and again to create something so perfect and when you are new to this way of creating it can be very daunting!
A lovely and richly coloured canvas - love it! Many thanks for the blog hop too Karen

Becca Cruger

There is so much texture here and I bet it just shimmers and sparkles in real life. It might not have been your favorite to begin with, but I bet you like it now!

Ann Custer

Beautiful canvas. So pretty with the gold dots and that lovely vellum butterfly.

Teresa Godines #6857

Very cool project. I love the gold circles. TFS

Janis in ID

Cool techniques!! Love the gold with the butterfly!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com


This is beautiful! Love the butterfly and how the gold dots look like a sparkly trail it left behind. <3

April Lopez

I love this. Something I need to try soon.


Such a gorgeous art piece, love your creative ideas!!!

Mary Holshouser

It's good to be able to repurpose something that we've made and are not happy with. Tear it apart and start over and everything usually falls into place.
Great project.
thanks for sharing.

Sharon Gullikson

The butterfly adds a nice touch. This is a great technique with the papers...


Love the way you "'fessed up" to a less than successful first try! It's reassuring to those of us who run into them on a regular basis.


Thank so much for being so honest about yor 1st canvas, but you saved the day after all. I've never used chalkboard paint before, but I will after seeing your tutorial!

Amber R.

Too cute! Love the colors! Thanks for sharing!

Janice Carl

I like the ripped paper with chalkboard paint in between.

Cathy Potosky

Love the butterfly and the Texture Luxe!! Splatter colors are perfect choice!

Barb Housner

lots of great texture - love the addition of the gold thanks for sharing


Remaking something you don't like into something wonderful is the best thing about mixed media! Thanks for all the photos.

Robin B.

What a beautiful canvas! I love the background and butterfly. Thanks for the inspiration.

Katherine Dizon

I love the texture luxe.

Heather Ferguson

I love your canvas and am so happy when I hear someone started with something else and just changed it until they were happy and kept playing, I love your finished project!

Barbara Cobb

Love the gold on your canvas

Denise Bryant

Love the look of that Texture Luxe gold! Going to see if my local store carries it! Love that pretty vellum butterfly too! Looks like a fun piece to create!

Kelly Tulk

Love the gold and the butterfly.Nice touch.

Miriam Prantner

Such wonderful texture in this piece!

mel mccarthy

Fabulous. I love love LOVE your style!!!

Scrappin' Diva - Cindy B

Wonderful piece!

Charlene M.

Thanks for sharing!


I like the contrasting colors.

Elizabeth Lumsden

Your end result was wonderful this time! I am glad you persevered...


Beautiful canvas! Love the gold circles. Thanks for sharing the tutorial :)

Chistine Kiehl

Nicely done! I am so looking forward to creating my own canvas! Thank you for sharing!

Pam S

I love the dots, and the contrast of the large dots and small ones. Thanks for sharing your artwork!

Kelly Massman

the textures are so fun on this piece!

Lorna S

I appreciate your reality of covering up a work gone a wry with Gesso!


I love this chalkboard paint and how you used the pops of neon with the gold - stunning!


Love this wonderful idea


Awesome canvas . Thanks for sharing how you made it.

Natalie Godfrey

WOW! Something about gold that makes everything pop and really stand out great job.


Love the pop of gold!

barbara macaskill

You had me at Gelatos and Texture Luxe Gold! I absolutely adore my gelatos and use them every chance I get! I have not had a chance to try the Texture Luxe Gold yet but my mouth is watering just thinking about it! Your awesome canvas just makes me want to try it even more! LOVE the multitude of techniques that you used to create it! TFS!


absolutely amazing!

Lillian Child

Love the "puddles" of color you made to create this spectacular project!!!


Thank you for being so transparent Lisa. It's comforting to know that someone much better at this than I still has a bump in the road every now and then. What I have admired from the beginning of my mixed media adventure is how you "mentors" always encourage us to just keep on going and find success in the end. Thank you. Your project turned out to be quite unique and very lovely. j.

Angeline Choo

I am seriously in love with the Texture Luxe in Gold. WOW WOW WOW!

Theresa Harrison

What fun supplies - just CrEaTe! The gold is the fabulous finishing touch!


Wonderful, love how you shared your comeback. It is reassuring to know everyone has that pop up sometimes. Love the project now :)

Sharlene Piscitelli

Wonderful butterfly project!


Thank you so much for the tutorial, love the project :)


So inventive! I love the contrast between black and gold.

Jennifer Essad

your project shows amazing talent, I've not tried this before now I'm really curious as to what I can make

Angela Bolton

So great to hear others have trouble sometimes and have to start over before the end up with something they are happy with. Thanks for sharing

Dorina D

WOW! So unique and beautiful. Loved the tutorial with all the great steps. Wonderful Canvas


I wish gesso could be used for daily life, like bad hair days, or just bad days in general. A few layers of gesso & that bad day is like new!

Linda Chidster

LOVE Butterflies ~~~~ The G O L D is Fabulous !!!


love how you were able to salvage it and rework it, I need to be as creative with soe of my discarded projects :) your work is lovely !!

Angela S

I am having a good self challenge about using black in my creations, you make it so integral to the design it would look not right without it. :D

Leanne S


Rachel Kokes

love that gold!!!!

sherry butcher

Wonderful, love butterflies. TFS.

Gavi Slutzkin

What a fun project! Love that gold luxe!

Jean Marmo

Love this!

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