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Blog Hop! Xyron and Faber-Castell with Rita Barakat


Hey there artsy friends Rita Barakat here on day 5 of the Xyron/ Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft blog collaboration! Both blogs have coordinated this week to bring you fabulous projects and prizes! 12234854_789100787866599_5666267265419139241_n

Who doesn't love winning a prize? All you have to do is comment to be eligible to win! Today I have brought to you a continuation of Tuesdays post where I shared my Fall canvas, the first girl in this seasons series. Today I am sharing my Winter (who also needs a name!)  Again using  watercolor paper, a canvas,  Xyron adhesives and of course Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® products. Let's take a look...


Here are some items I pulled out - sometimes you use it all sometimes you don't - you know how that goes!


I used a snowflake punch and some paper scraps to make some borders. Adhered them with a Xyron Mega Runner. I used  a spatula to add layers of Whipped Spackle and Pearl Texture Luxe.


Already I am seeing nice texture, I add some snowflakes while the Whipped Spackle and Texture Luxe are still drying.


I painted and cut out my girl's face; using a Xyron Mega Runner on the back.


The Xyron Sticker maker came in handy for those tiny snowflakes! If you have never used one it's so easy!

Stick them in pull them out..


Peel back the top and lift your new stickers!


So I added all my pieces and it just wouldn't be complete without a little bling so of course I added Glass Bead Glitter Gel! I will be revealing Spring and Summer next week on my blog I would love for you to come visit!

P.S. Did you know that Glass Bead Glitter Gel stays on even slick surfaces? With Christmas around the corner this is a good tip for ornaments, gifts and such! Just sayin'!

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! 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.

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 Peach, Chocolate, Blueberry, SnowCone
PITT Artist Pens Blue and Black ,
Textural Accents ~Whipped Spackle, Texture Luxe, Glass Bead Glitter Gel
Xyron Mega Runner &  Sticker Maker


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You have such a talent for faces...thanks for making me smile with your fabulous art!

TracyM #6773

BEAUTIFUL canvas Rita!!!
Winter is GORGEOUS, the texture of your background a DELIGHT - LOVE IT ALL!!!
THANK YOU for sharing :)

Miriam Prantner

That snowy background/texture is wonderful!

Janis in ID

Stunning!! Love those enchanting blue eyes!!! I would call her Sapphire.
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com


Love this festive girl Rita in blues and white!

D.Ann C

She's a real beauty! and the blue just adds to the cool winter feel!

Maureen Hayes

Loved the fall girl and now this winter one as well! Thanks for the tip about the Glass Bead Glitter Gel and the Xyron Sticker Maker, both will be helpful with Christmas projects and gifts!

Debbie Siddle

Love, love, love the canvas

Carla  Hundley

Gorgeous! Loving
all that texture.
Carla from Utah

Debbie Siddle

Where is the Xyron blog please? I can't find it anywhere.

Mary Holshouser

I love the blue.
Those big eyes are so expressive.
Great project.
thanks for sharing.

TV Newton

Love your techniques.Thank you, too, for introducing me to new products.


Two down, two to go. I'm not a fan of snow but I do LOVE this canvas.

Beth Williams

This really is incredible. I am blown away by the girl-she is so expressive I feel like her eyes are actually looking at me. I could never do anything like that-but I can recreate your fabulous background. Love the texture and shimmer.
I've had the little Xyron sticker maker forever-it's my favorite go to adhesive.


Oh she is just delightful!!! I think she looks like a Katy or a Lizzie. :D Thanks for another completely beautiful canvas! I can't wait to see your Spring girl!!!

Katie B.

You did such an awesome job with this! I love how you show the process. Love the texture and 3d items too (snowflakes). Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

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