Xyron and Faber-Castell Blog Hop - Day 1 with Jen (and the winner of Take the Challenge!)
Blog Hop with Xyron, Day 3 with Mou

Blog Hop with Xyron, Day 2


Hey there artsy friends Rita Barakat here on day 2 of the Xyron/ Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft blog collaboration! Both blogs have coordinated this week to bring you fabulous projects and prizes!

Who doesn't love winning a prize? All you have to do is comment to be eligible to win! Well, on with the festivities! I made a mixed media collage canvas! This is the first of four canvas' I am making for a mixed media seasons series.  This piece is called Fall. I drew and painted all my pieces; I also used watercolor paper and adhered it on the canvas, let's take a look...

First I took my canvas and spread Pearl Texture Luxe and Whipped Spackle with a spatula. I love that one is completely matte while the other has that pearlescent shimmer to it; using them together gives a fun contrast! After the canvas was dry I drew some lines with Gelatos® colors in Mango & Banana.

I used a spray mist bottle to add a little water to the canvas.

You can blend it a little with a paintbrush or your finger then tilt it and let it run naturally.

I drew and painted my girl with lots of Gelatos Colors and PITT artist pens. I used the  Xyron Mega Runner to adhere it to the painted canvas.

I decided it needed a little something so I drew and cut out some flowers  to decorate. (See first pic) The Xyron sticker maker really came in handy for this! After I added them I put little white dots with the tip of a sharp pencil. I have these yellows and oranges for Fall, I am using blue and white for Winter what colors should I use for Summer and spring?

Each day this week, we’ll post a new project on our blogs. Make sure you hop to both blogs and the Facebook page for more chances to win and more inspiration! I have another post on Friday for the second girl in this seasons series. Don't forget to leave a comment here and on the Xyron blog for a chance to win $50 in product from Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft!

For another chance to win, leave a comment on our Facebook page and the Xyron Facebook page! This blog hop will end at 12am EST on November 22nd. Winners will be announced on the companies’ blogs on November 23rd.

Don't forget to visit Xyron's blogs here and here
Happy Hopping!
Rita Barakat
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Rita Barakat Mixed Media Artist, Illustrator and Designer & Educator.
From wall murals to itty bitty minis you can find her work in various
hospitals, corporations, family homes, manufacture websites and magazines.
She designs for Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® and freelances for a variety of manufacturers

Gelatos® colors in Tangerine & Banana,

Textural Accents ~Whipped Spackle, Texture Luxe,

Xyron Mega Runner & Sticker Maker


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Miriam Prantner

Great idea for a series, love how she turned out!


Wonderful girl again, Rita. I love the texture technique in the background, thanks for inspiration

Rita Barakat

Thank you ladies!

Laura Klucka

She is beautiful! I really like the colors


I just love your work! I really enjoy looking at the crafts you make.

Carla  Hundley

What a wonderful looking
piece. Love the colors
and the girl is beautiful!
How about naming it
Carla from Utah

Beth Williams

This is gorgeous-great technique. The old grey matter is teeming with ideas using it-thank you so much for he great tutorial.

Denise Bryant

Gorgeous color combination! Great project!


What a fabulous piece! Thank you for sharing your instructions! I just love this!


fantastic canvas

T. Babb

I always enjoy your projects! Pink and Green for Spring. Thank you for sharing your talent and your techniques.

Rita Barakat

Thank you so much everyone! And I like pink and green for spring too!


I really love this canvas! Very excited the next 3!

Jean Marmo

Simply stunning!

TracyM #6773

STUNNING canvas Rita - LOVE IT ALL!!!
Fall is GORGEOUS!!!

D.Ann C

She's fabulous! I love those colors and the flowers were the perfect add-on!

Janis in ID

Awesome canvas. Love your fall girl. Those eyes are captivating.
How about pink/green for spring and yellow/blue for summer?
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

Linda B

Such amazing ideas!!

Maureen Hayes


I love your girls, and I so appreciated that you had such a nice step by step of how you created this beautiful canvas. I know it sounds silly, but many times I try to create my girl on the canvas, and depending on how much texture I have, I have issues. My love the idea of creating the girl seperately and using the Xryon products to adhere her, as well as the flowers! Thanks for sharing and always inspiring.


Debbie Siddle

Another canvas face. These are great. Thanks for sharing.

Mary Holshouser

The face is beautiful. I love those big eyes.
thanks for sharing a wonderful canvas.

Carolyn Fisher

Love this! Beautiful. Thanks for sharing.


What a pretty art piece, Rita!! I always love to see your unique and beautiful artwork and this one is so sweet!! I love the lovely oranges and yellows and her funky red hair, hehe!! Thanks so much for sharing your always fabulous creative inspiration!! :)

Katie B.

Very cool! Love all of the details here and how you started with a simple background idea! Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

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