We couldn’t think of a better way to start a Tuesday, then by sharing our next featured crew member in our ongoing CCB series where we feature a member of the Canvas Corp Brands Creative Crew. These stories allow us to show you what who our designers are, what inspires them, which mediums they enjoying working in and their favorite projects.  We work with such a talented crew of diverse designers who love to share the latest techniques, while showing us new ways to use their art supplies. The fascinating part of our journey is our crew who can be fun around the globe. This allows us to travel to various locales, experience a variety of cultures and witness a diverse set of creative views.  slovenia wikipedia

Today our journey takes us to the picturesque town of Sempeter, Slovenia, here we introduce you to a wonderful artist, Jana Korečič. For those who don’t know Šempeter pri orici meaning “San Pietro di Gorizia” in Italian, the town is the administrative centre of the Municipality of Šempeter–Vrtojba in the Slovene Littoral region of Slovenia. There is a border crossing into the Italian town of Gorizia. The crossing is known as San Pietro di Gorizia in Italian. Through most of its history, it was linked to the town of Gorizia (Slovene:Gorica), which is now in Italy, whence also its name, literally meaning ‘St. Peter near Gorizia’. To learn more info about the region visit Wikipedia.com


Jana makes an amazing addition to our CCB Crew. Her presence on our team has filled us with a burst of creativity bringing a paper and mixed media vibe to our crew.  Her work as she describes is: a combination of everything that inspires me and my thoughts”. We agree, each one of her pieces lures us into a world of sporatic color which she is constantly bringing to life through layers of paper, paint and ink. Jana describes when entering her blog you will “find a piece of me that is constantly searching to bring out of me something that needs to be expressed and invented!” We are so excited that she has been apart of our creative journey and that we are able to share her world with our creative community. Our story continues to be told through our products, projects and through our incredible crew, like our featured crew member Jana.

Every crew member was asked to submit their favorite design team works for this story. Here is one that we loved, A Crown Canvas. Its purely magical and enchanting, just like Jana.

jana crown

Jana’s design style can best be described as…”I follow my own style Gothic Fairy tale…. I love a lot of symbolism and hidden meanings in my projects and I love to make them speak and leave a moment of art anxiety.”

Jana was inspired most to be creative by….”My mom.”That is such a great response. Hearing that your Mom inspires you, also inspires us.

What inspires you most today?  “Music, the unknown, the perception of something parallel and magical.”

What is your favorite Canvas Corp Brand Product? “Glimmer mist. A classical avant/garde!” We have to agree with Jana on this one.

What is one of your favorite Canvas Corp Brands Projects you have created? 

“Hearts are not perfect or better said – they are not intact. Many things or events can hurt the heart and can produce scars and sporadic bleeding but somehow it stays together and becomes stronger. An experienced heart can offer some strong support and it can always keep it’s shape. Just have some thread and a needle at hand at anytime!”

janas heart 2 janas heart 3 jana's heart

Do you teach and if so tell us a bit about what you teach, where you go and some of your favorite places?

“Sometimes I also teach and I try to suggest some techniques to my students but I don’t like copies but I prefer to give directions and then let every person to search the personal path!”

I am the happiest doing…..”I enjoy thinking about new ideas and new goals..” This is something we should all be doing. Thinking up new ideas, writing them down and setting new goals. Love this Jana.

We are happiest when Jana is creating. Here is another magical work of art that she created during the holidays. Its a fairy tale paper Christmas trees. This is the kind of project that you can create for any holiday or season. All you need is some Canvas Corp or 7 Gypsies Paper, glitter and glue.

jana fairytale

My favorite place to be creative…..”Home. My home inspires me and always offers hidden treasures for my projects!” We agree with Jana on this. Home is where the heart is and where we create most of the time.

Tell us one cool detail about your studio or craft space…”My studio is a small room, a messy hole that offers the cosyness of the perception that time doesn’t exist.” 

Tell us one thing fun about you we might not know…
“I write and illustrate books for children!”  This is such a great thing to know about Jana. Writing and Illustrating books is an incredible talent.
Share with us anything about your creative life that you feel would inspire others….”Always search for your very personal way of creativity!” Jana, shared such a powerful message, she is absolutely right.

To see more of Jana’s work visit her blog Scrapbook abundance and her Facebook Page or follow Jana on Instagram

To see more projects by Jana and the Canvas Corp Brands Crew follow us on:

Blog: Canvas Corp Brands Blog

Instagram:  Canvas Corp BrandsTattered AngelsCanvas Corp and 7gypsies

Facebook: Canvas Corp7gypsies and Tattered Angels

If you are not familiar with the Canvas Corp Crew it is a group of amazing designers from around the world they have 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 is made up of about 100 designers who contribute projects to our blog, design with our products on their blogs, and 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. For more information, about our crew, stop over to our website www.canvascorpbrands.com and if you are interested in being a guest blogger for us apply here.

To see our complete line of products with design ideas provided by our Crew visit our shop Canvas Corp Brands Shop.

Happy Creating!!!


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.


  1. April 11, 2016 @ 12:19 pm Lynne Forsythe

    LOVE LOVE LOVE your pieces Jana…..your work is SO INSPIRING!


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