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Crew Interview – Julia Cotrim

It’s time for another post in our Canvas Corp Crew Interviews. We are extremely privileged to be able to work with a group of over a 100 of amazing designers from around the world. They have all come together to create, share ideas, support each other, let us know what we can do better and remind us of what we are doing well.  Our Crew members contribute projects to our blog, design with our products on their blogs, create models for our trade shows, packaging and other fun little projects.  We love to hear what they have to say, to be inspired by their work and to learn new things everyday.
Today, we get to know Julia Cotrim.

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Where do you reside? City, State, Country
I am from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil but now living in Louisville, KY, USA for 2 years.

Describe your design style…
I would say I am kind of eclectic. I love mixed media and collage and I love to work with happy and bright colors! I also love recycling using papers, paints and anything I can find among my stash. Oh, I almost forgot to say… I am a graphic designer and I love to create my own patterned papers!

Who or what do you give credit to inspiring your creativity?
I get inspired with so many things around me: magazines, Youtube, Pinterest, window shopping, colors from the outside… yes, I guess life inspires me all the time!
I really got into my crafty adventures when my daughter introduced me to scrapbooking in 2004. From there to now my love for craft and art grew more and more. I can’t live without them!

Crew Interview, julia Cotrim, crew member spotlight, Crew member, CCB Crew

What inspires you today?
I get inspired with everything around me and also with Youtube videos, Pinterest, paints and papers. I also get inspired observing fabric’s patterns.

What is your favorite Canvas Corp Brand Product? and why? Just one please!!!
That’s a hard question!
Ok, paints. Any kind and all of them. Because I can’t live without them and because all my creations start with paints!

We asked Julia to choose her favorite project she has created using CCB Products.

Crew Interview, julia Cotrim, crew member spotlight, Crew member, CCB Crew

Why is it your favorite project?
Because in this project I was able to work with beautiful papers, paint and because I altered a clipboard where I could draw my creations.

Do you teach and if so tell us a bit about what you teach, where you go and some of your favorite places?
Since I came to the United States I had not the chance to teach but when I was living in Brazil I was a mixed media and scrapbooking teacher. I also loved to teach my students different techniques with recycling.

I am the happiest doing…
Painting and drawing.

My favorite place to be creative…
My studio and sometimes watching TV with my hubby!

Crew Interview, julia Cotrim, crew member spotlight, Crew member, CCB Crew

Tell us one cool detail about your studio or craft space…
I love to have close to me and around me the products and tools I use the most! This way I don’t have to wonder around looking for them.

Tell us one thing fun about you we might not know…
I love to play guitar and to sing. By the way I sing all the time!

Share with us anything about your creative life that you feel would inspire others…
Do not be afraid to try different things and to make mistakes! You don’t have to be a perfectionist to be an artist! Have fun and have fun! 🙂


You can see Julia’s projects on her blog, InstagramFacebook page and of course here, our blog.


Thank you for stopping by! Have a great day!


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.

'Crew Interview – Julia Cotrim' have 3 comments

  1. September 17, 2018 @ 10:36 am Julia Cotrim

    I am honored to be part of this amazing team of designers and very happy to design for this wonderful company!


  2. September 17, 2018 @ 12:52 pm Jean Marmo

    Love reading these interviews!!


  3. January 11, 2019 @ 9:01 am Making Art With Canvas Placemats by Canvas Corp - The Creative Studio

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