CREATE Word Art Decor with Architextures

7gypsies Architextures™ is probably the most innovative collection of items, from paper to special made decorations, to embellish your projects. The collection includes a range of vintage elements that except of looking they feel like the real ones; glass bottles look and feel like glass, leather suitcases are smooth like finished leather and the dress form has a soft body like the real thing. Their background adhesive surface makes them easy to be placed on many surfaces.

Crew member, Christine Santos shows us in her project how versalite in use is the 7gypsies Architextures™  collection combined with Tattered Angels paints to CREATE a true “fairy” project.

“I really wanted to showcase how gorgeous and versatile the new 7Gypsies Architextures range is.  They’re perfect for all types of paper craft and style, and today I’m showing my take on Architextures…colorful and fun.” – as Christine says.

Materials used:
7gypsies Architextures™ 12×12 Paper – Floral Guide
7gypsies Architextures™ 12×12 Paper – Market Signs
7gypsies Architextures™ Parchment Rub-On – Build
7gypsies Architextures™ Small Base – Sun
7gypsies Architextures™ Stash Paque – Enjoy
7gypsies Architextures™ Tall Base – Triangle Grid

7gypsies Architextures™ Junque Pack – Library
Canvas Corp – Cord – Sisal Rope Light Natural 45′
Tattered Angels –Glimmer Mist – Merlot Gold
Tattered Angels – Glimmer Mist – Red Tipped Rose
Tattered Angels –Glimmer Mist – Vanilla Breeze
Tattered Angels –Glimmer Mist – Pearl
Tattered Angels –Chalkboard Mist Paint – Violet Rose
Other materials: Gesso, Texture Paste, flowers, beads, glitter, stencil


Step 1 – Prime the letters with gesso, except for the front and let dry completely.

Step 2 – Adhere the Architextures papers on top of each letter and let dry completely.  Cut out the excess papers with a sharp blade on a cutting mat.

Step 3 – Adhere small pieces of the Triangle Grid Tall Base Architextures on some letters. The Triangle Base is white when you start, but you can color it with your favorite mediums, test a few out and see what you like.  It is like putting texture medium down without having to wait for it to dry, exciting and it looks amazing.   

Step 4 – Add some stenciling with texture paste and let dry completely and add some Parchment Rub-Ons to add a look of distressed stamp art that is so easy to add, just cut the art piece from the parchment sheet and rub onto the dry surface.  

Step 5 – Layer the Tattered Angels Mists on the textured letters, drying on each layer of color.

Step 6 – Add some clusters on select letters by fussy cutting some images from the Enjoy Stash Paque, then adding some flowers, rope, and other media around it.

Step 7 – Add some extra Architextures on some letters for interest and dimension.  The vintage hanging light is part of the Architectures Junque pack that is filled with wonderful faux finishes and dimensional decor art.  The adhesive piece looks and feels a bit like the real thing, it is so cool.  There are 8 total Junque packs to choose from and we know you are going to love them all.  

Step 7 – For extra gorgeous glimmer, spritz some Tattered angels Pearl Glimmer Mist all over for the final touch.

Visit the shop to see all the 7gypsies Architextures™  collection of papers and elements. Add texture and embellish your projects with the unique designs of the collection.

Find more of Christine’s work on her Instagram.

Happy Crafting!


Canvas Corp Brands is the home of Tattered Angels, 7Gypsies and Canvas Corp (Canvas Home Basics). We are a manufacturer of surfaces, paint and vintage reproductions coming to you from Springdale, Arkansas.

'CREATE Word Art Decor with Architextures' has 1 comment

  1. June 12, 2017 @ 1:10 pm Patty hoyt

    I go in Michael’s crafts store and just stare at the new architectures line. This line is amazing!!!!! I can only dream of the ways to use this cool stuff,because I’m on a fixed income and can’t afford these products. I have had dreams about this line and crafting with it,crazy huh!! Who ever can get these wonderful stickers is very lucky in my eyes!!! I love the whole line. Thank you for creating such cool stuff even if I can’t buy it,a girl can dream!


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