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‘Compose Your Life’ Paper Collection by Aga Baraniak for Canvas Corp

Meet Aga Baraniak an amazing artist, mother and designer. This is her first collection and we are so excited to be a part of the process.
The collection began with a few hand-painted pieces, a quick introduction and a new found creative partnership between Aga and Canvas Corp and that is where the magic truly began. Aga was full of ideas, color and a wonderful style and Canvas Corp brought them to life in products and… a beautiful collection was created.


From the start, we wanted to think outside of the box regarding the entire process from the papers that were used, the paper thicknesses, the use of color and no color and the elements that we felt were most needed for just about any style of paper and non-paper crafting.  The papers themselves are so beautiful they can simply be framed.
It has been a dream of the co-owner, Christine Meier, to partner with designers from around the world to bring their art, their style and their creativity to the market and this collection is a wonderful way to lead things off.
We hope you enjoy the collection and stay tuned for more to come, Aga cannot help herself when it comes to painting and designing and we are so very glad.

So what does a mother of all boys, who needs a little hobby of her own that she can work around sports practices, busy activities and lots of good boy fun, she finds her creative side and we are so happy that she did.  We honestly cannot wait to show you what started as a little sideline activity has turned into, but stay tuned at the end of the article for more about the amazing and talented, Aga Baraniak.

Here is a sneak peek….


“Compose Your Life”


The collection is not only gorgeous, but it is filled with inspiration, beauty and positive thoughts.  With each piece you create using the collection it is a true reminder to compose your life your way and live beautifully.


We think just about everything makes the collection different from other collections.

  1. The art is stunning and a one of a kind, hand painted by Aga herself and the collection was curated by Canvas Corp owner Christine Meier and Aga to create the perfect ensemble.
  2. The collection was designed to be used for any style of paper crafting, not a focus on just a few and we love that.
  3. The collection is printed on a variety of different papers, but the 12×12 papers are printed on a wonderful water-media paper that is amazing printed and painted.
  4. The collection features both vibrant, full color papers and black and white papers, so those who want to paint or mixed media the white papers you can make you own to coordinate with the collection.
  5. There is an 8×8 companion paper pack that features many of the prints in 8×8 printed on cardstock, thinstock and a selection of shabby chic handmade papers, so there is a paperweight and size for just about everyone.
  6. The 12×12 paper is not only textured but it is extra heady duty, making it ideal for fussy cutting, making cards, journal covers or layouts.


12×12 Papers

The collection begins with 15 mix and match 12×12 papers.  They are printed on one side only, making them ideal for card bases, layouts, tags, fussing cutting, die cutting and so much more.  You can see the full sheets in the shop.  Buy them by the sheet or buy one each in this beautiful collection that features one each of all 15 styles – 1 each of all 15 styles.  Many of the papers are featured in black and white and Aga encourages you to fill them with your color and style.  The paper names are inspiring in themselves, each with words of beauty, blooming and ideas growing!!!!

8×8 Paper pack

This pack was cut to 8×8 making it the ideal size for traveler’s journals, card bases and so much more.  What really makes this pack unique, is it is not 6 prints, 8 each to make a 48 sheet pack of the same papers printed on a thin paper, we thought outside of the box and crated this pack the way we wanted to….8 prints that are printed on cardstock, 8 prints printed on thinstock and 8 different handmade, unusual papers that add so much texture and dimension to collection.

Compose your life Traveler’s journals

We are in love with journals, planners, junk journals, agenda’s, bible journaling, art journals, sketch book, diaries and we are pretty sure these pretty journals can be made into any of these and more.  One is in color and the other is ready to be colored, your way, your journals.  Measuring 8″ tall x 5″ wide they are ideal for your next journal project. 

compose your life journal cards

Journaling is about writing things down, capturing a moment, a quick sketch or an idea and these cards are ideal for doing just that and adding them to any project.  There are 6 different styles printed 2 sided and the pack features 2 of each, you are going to love them.


Many of the projects feature Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, wonderful watercolor pigment paint with a touch of mica, but you can use your favorite watercolor paints, markers or try other mediums to see what you like best.  The paper is textured and wonderfully thick making it perfect for just about any paint or coloring medium.

Here are some of Aga’s favorite colors for the collection….

 when will they be shipping?

They will begin shipping February 1, 2018 – all orders will be shipped in the order they are received, so reserve your papers today.

will there be other collections?

Yes, there are a few in the works and a million ideas still floating around.


Layer, layer, layer = beautiful.

Simple, elegant = wonderful.

Create your own kind of beauty = freedom.

A bit more about Aga…

I am 35 year old mom who 3 years ago found scrapbooking the best way to soothe myself after a whole day with my baby boys. I started with cards and now when I look back I see how much I have evolved from my first projects.  I was not happy with the direction I was going when I started, but after sometime, I started experimenting with journaling and mix media and that took me to designing, painting and watercoloring.   Now my passion has turned into a profession and that is one of my greatest successes. My hope is that my first collection will affect your hearts and imagination and will take you on a wonderful, creative trip with brilliant color. Enjoy! – Aga

CCBWhere were you born?
Aga – Poland.
CCBWhen did you find your artistic side?
Aga – It was December 2014, when I was holding the brush for the first time.
CCBWhat is your favorite thing to paint?
Aga – Flowers, but I also love to paint backgrounds.
CCBWhere is your favorite place to paint or create?
Aga – I love to paint at home, where I find peace and quiet. In the summer, my favourite workplace is outdoors.
CCBWhat is one thing most people don’t know about you?
Aga – I’m afraid to go home when it’s dark.
CCBWhat is your favorite color?
Aga – My favorite color is black. My wardrobe is 80% black, but I love colors in my art.
CCBDid you have formal art training or did your discover your art on your own?
Aga – I’m definitely self-taught.
CCBDo you have other family members who inspired your art or are artists themselves?
Aga – Just me, there is no one in my family who loves colors as much as I do, but I have two little boys who prefer drawing on the walls with a pen, rather than drawing and painting on a piece of paper.
You can view the entire ‘Compose Your Life‘ collection in the shop.
Aga would love to hear from you and answer any questions, so feel free to leave her a message here and please look for projects, HOW-TOs and new art from Aga in the future.


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.

'‘Compose Your Life’ Paper Collection by Aga Baraniak for Canvas Corp' have 31 comments

  1. January 27, 2018 @ 12:26 pm aristi mourtzaki

    amazing collection .


  2. January 27, 2018 @ 12:27 pm Juli

    Just lovely colors and textures and prints! I can’t wait to see them in person! Xo


  3. January 27, 2018 @ 12:29 pm Carlene E

    I love this collection! I can see many beautiful projects created with it!


  4. January 27, 2018 @ 12:34 pm Mickie Tucker

    Love this new collection!! I can’t wait to play with it!! Perfect timing for Valentine’s Day too!!!


  5. January 27, 2018 @ 12:41 pm Charity Hotrum

    This new line is so exciting! Love what Canvas Corp has planned!!!


  6. January 27, 2018 @ 12:46 pm Sheri Levitt

    Very pretty collection


  7. January 27, 2018 @ 12:49 pm Vicky Fortier aka Crafting Vicky

    wow that collection is just AMAZING!!!!


  8. January 27, 2018 @ 12:57 pm Chris Pozzi

    Lovely lovely collection!


  9. January 27, 2018 @ 1:13 pm Jean marmo

    Just gorgeous


  10. January 27, 2018 @ 1:32 pm Heidi

    I love this beautiful and sweet collection! Aga you have outdone yourself! Can’t wait for more from your hands!


  11. January 27, 2018 @ 3:16 pm Alina Bartan

    Gorgeous collection! Can’t wait to put my hands on it! Love it!


  12. January 27, 2018 @ 4:44 pm Evelyn Walter

    I love your collection, Aga! Look forward to get my hands on them!


    • January 29, 2018 @ 3:25 pm Aga Baraniak

      ? I hope that you love all papers 🙂 Hugs. Aga


  13. January 27, 2018 @ 5:48 pm Lynda

    This is an amazing collection. The images are stunning and possibilities are endless for creating awesome projects!!


  14. January 27, 2018 @ 5:52 pm Cheryl

    Breathtakingly beautiful! Can’t wait to see it in person! Brilliant work!!!


  15. January 27, 2018 @ 7:57 pm Tonya Trantham

    Gorgeous collection! Love the details and colors!


  16. January 28, 2018 @ 9:08 am Michelle Wells

    Such a gorgeous collection!


  17. January 28, 2018 @ 12:09 pm Elizabeth

    These are stunning Aga, I love that you can add your own choice of colour to the designs so everytime you create it will be different.


  18. January 28, 2018 @ 12:09 pm Patty Foit

    This is a beautiful collection between Aga & CCB. I am so looking forward to purchasing & creating with it! Congrats to all!


  19. January 28, 2018 @ 2:17 pm Peggy Lee Baker

    Fabulous can I just say just Fabulous collection! I’m so excited for you Aga & CCB….I can’t wait to create with this collection!


  20. January 28, 2018 @ 4:10 pm Julia Cotrim

    Aga I am so much in love with your collection! Congratulation for a wonderful creation! I am also a paper designer and I can imagine your happiness for having your first paper collection! 🙂


    • January 29, 2018 @ 3:28 pm Aga Baraniak

      Hi Julia 🙂 Yes, I’am happy woman 🙂 Thank you so much!


  21. January 28, 2018 @ 4:53 pm steph

    This is an amazing collection. Absolutely beautiful.


  22. January 29, 2018 @ 1:47 am Lisa Winnard

    Gorgeous, beautiful, stunning.
    So lush!!!!


  23. January 29, 2018 @ 3:50 am GIBONIK

    Stunning papers!!! You go girl:)


  24. January 29, 2018 @ 4:49 am Gemma

    These papers and the designs are simply stunning. I can see some truly beautiful projects being made with this collection.


  25. January 29, 2018 @ 6:15 am Lora

    Absolutely beautiful! Aga, your artwork is amazing!


  26. January 29, 2018 @ 7:10 am Ilana Polakiewicz

    Aga, your collection is so beautiful, full of life and delicacy! Congratulations.


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