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2016 Canvas by Jen Matott

2016 Canvas_JenMatott - 1 copy

We're a couple months into 2016, and I thought it was appropriate to create a fun home decor piece to display on my mantle.  


Some close up shots of the finished project are below. To watch me make this canvas, click here.  

2016 Canvas_JenMatott - 2 copy

 I used an old paintbrush that was stiff from using it with acrylic paints and not quite cleaning it well.  So, it became part of the art project!

2016 Canvas_JenMatott - 3 copy

 I just adore the gritty texture of the newest mediums from Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft!  The Concrete and Asphalt create very different looks!  It has some much texture!

2016 Canvas_JenMatott - 4 copy

That Texture Luxe in Copper is gorgeous too!  So intense and rich!  It can be applied thickly or watered down and dripped! Even after being sprayed with water, it retains it's shimmer and shine!  Amazing!

2016 Canvas_JenMatott - 5

 I invite you to create your own version of this canvas and share with us on Facebook!  

Products used:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos® colors in Metallic Mint, Blueberry, Bosenberry, and Snow Cone

Mixed Media Stencils 101 Collection

Texture Luxe™  in Copper

Textural Accents in Concrete and Asphalt

Gelatos Mist Maker Set

Embellishments: UmWowStudio, Tim Holtz, American Crafts

Canvas 12"x 24"



Jen Matott, New York  A designer with a funky style, Jennifer will show you how to play with art media, art journaling, and mixed media techniques. By day, Jennifer is an art teacher as well as a mom to two very active boys.  She has designed for many manufacturers and been published in craft magazines such as Somerset Memories and Scrap n' Art.


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Awesome canvas Jen, love that grungy texture!



Linsey R

This is SO cool, Jen!!! I really like it!!!


Stunning art you did, gritty texture you made is so wonderful. Thanks for sharing this great idea. All the Best.

Tara, Bizbilla b2b.

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