Product Matchup: Canvas Corp and Faber Castell

Welcome to day 4 of the Canvas Cop and Faber Castell Design, Memory, Craft blog hop. I am so excited to be able to share with you two mixed media projects using Canvas Home Basic products and Faber-Castell products. But before I continue, don’t forget to comment at the bottom of this post to be entered into a drawing to win a $50 gift bag full of goodies! And checkout the awesome projects over on the Design, Memory, Craft blog.

By combining some of my vintage papers and treasures, I created two very unique, vintage inspired projects.


 For for chunky canvas, I choose the Gelato colors in red and silver.   Next I added the vintage papers .  Then I gave the canvas an all over time-worn look, by using the chocolate Gelato and used water to blend it in.


To add texture to the canvas, I combined a texture medium with the Gelato.  Mixing it in with the blending knife.


Next, I placed the a vintage plastic dolie as a stencil on the canvas and used the knife to spread it in the holes.


Lifting the stencil up carefully and let it dry.


Next add your vintage inspired items, burlap, gears, sayings and vintage finds.


Before I applied the color to the tote bag, I wrote “Blessed” with the Texture Gem and let dry.  This allowed the natural canvas to show through the color.

Then I used the same Gelatos in red and silver.  I applied the Gelatos to the tote and used a paint brush to really wet down the canvas.


Next I added the chocolate Gelato to tone down the intensity of the watercolors.  Make sure to let it completely dry before adding additional elements to the tote.


Next I added some burlap, vintage lace, buttons, earring and hanky.


For the bow cluster, I used a burlap strings, waxed cotton cord, vintage earring and crystal drop from the 7 gypsies Princesca Hardware.

Chunky Canvas:

5″ x 7″ Chunky Stretched Natural Canvas

Faber-Castell Gelatos – Red

Faber-Castell Gelators Double Scoop – Chocolate

Burlap Sheet

Industrial Gears

Gypsy Moments – Express Yourself Pattern Paper

Assorted: vintage lace, papers, flower and buttons

Canvas Tote:

Canvas Tote

Faber-Castell Gelatos – Red

Faber-Castell Gelators Double Scoop – Chocolate

Burlap Sheet

Waxed Cotton Cord

Princesca Hardware

Assorted: vintage lace, butons, earring and hanky.

I hope you enjoyed these fun and easy projects.


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.

'Product Matchup: Canvas Corp and Faber Castell' have 16 comments

  1. April 16, 2015 @ 8:21 am jpscraps

    Beautiful projects! I love the canvas. The colors are so pretty and accent the photo perfectly. The tote is just perfect.


  2. April 16, 2015 @ 11:22 am Denise Bryant

    These are both so beautiful! Love the soft colors and the texture you created with that stencil and colored texture medium on the canvas! Another great idea to use the Gelatos! And the tote is just gorgeous! I love all the pretty embellishments!


  3. April 16, 2015 @ 11:50 am Karen P

    Oh my! I really hope I can find somewhere in the UK that sells your gorgeous canvas boards/blocks. The texture on yours are out of this world and show up so well even after adding paint and mediums to them. I am overwhelmed at how beautiful and delicate your project is. You have kept the photograph as the focal point and not overpowered it by adding too much detail and extra texture – love it! Thank you for another fun blog hop and the wonderful inspirations and knowledge you are sharing with us Karen


  4. April 16, 2015 @ 12:04 pm Mary Holshouser

    I have a lot of these vintage, tattered/torn hankies and haven’t had any idea what to use them for but didn’t want to discard them.
    Love your tote bag with the hankie (I think I have one of those). Now I have an idea to add them to my mixed media projects.
    Recycling at its best.
    Love the first project. the colors are so pretty. the burlap and the doily stenciling is great. The flowers are so pretty and really set the picture off.
    thanks for sharing some wonderful projects.


  5. April 16, 2015 @ 1:31 pm Cathy Potosky

    Love both of your projects!! The hanky on the tote is beautiful!


  6. April 16, 2015 @ 7:38 pm Kelly Massman

    these are beyond beautiful! I love the piece with the photo!! quite lovely!


  7. April 16, 2015 @ 8:39 pm Robin B.

    Wow, both of your projects are stunning! I love the texture and vintage look.


  8. April 16, 2015 @ 9:25 pm Ann

    Your canvas is so beautiful, and I’m lovin’ that bag. Very creative projects full of lots of inspiration.


  9. April 16, 2015 @ 9:26 pm Leigh Ann Hofferth

    I love the pink and use of vintage. Beautiful projects!


  10. April 17, 2015 @ 10:48 am barb macaskill

    Stunning, gorgeous, magnificent, fabuliscious, awesome and amazing are a few of the words I would use to describe BOTH of these spectacular creations! The canvas is soft and delicate looking and the bag is absolutely magical! I love the soft colors you used on the canvas and the textures are spot on! Your bag is SO pretty! I love how you did the fabric on the top of it. I think it really makes it POP! All of the little details like the buttons, the twine bow and lace details make this a sweet and feminine bag of joy! Thanks for sharing these lovely creations with me! I am so glad I saw them!


  11. April 17, 2015 @ 10:49 am Johanne Lacombe

    Love your two projects. And your canvas is adorable. Thanks for sharing,


  12. April 17, 2015 @ 11:07 am Vanessa McPherson

    Amazing… The colors work so well; I would not have thought they would be so beautiful together!


  13. April 17, 2015 @ 12:14 pm Barb Housner

    both are beautiful projects – love the bow accent on the bag – and your use of the hankie. Wonderful. Thanks for sharing your talent


  14. April 17, 2015 @ 4:03 pm Teresa Godines #6857

    Fabulous projects. I love that bag with the beautiful bow. Thanks for all of the inspiration


  15. April 18, 2015 @ 10:15 am Marrianna

    These are lovely creations. I enjoy how combined the texture and sturdiness of the canvas with the delicate hankie. Excellent artwork and excelent tutorial.


  16. April 18, 2015 @ 10:12 pm Anonymous

    Both projects have such a delicate feel to them, very lovely. 🙂


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