Product Matchup: Canvas Corp and Faber-Castell

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Altered Apron Wall Storage

I wanted to create a little decorative piece for my daughter’s room, and when I saw this cute little apron from Canvas Home Basics I thought of how those pockets are great for storing things and perfect for a wall decor item!!


Canvas Corp and Faber-Castell have teamed up to show you how wonderful their products go together – and the Gelatos on the canvas apron are perfect!!

apron 2apronI used the wonderful Canvas Home Basics server Apron, Hot pink rope, and Hot Pink flower with the amazing Gelatos from Faber-Castell in various pink and purple colors (Bubble Gum, Lavender, Metallic Grape, Peach, Raspberry, Grape, Watermelon, Guava, and Metallic Melon) with the wonderfully New Stipple Brush in the Tropical collection that was perfect for blending the Gelatos with water onto the canvas surface.  I used a punch shapes flower and the center of the flowers, then just kept adding more layers around each center until the entire apron was filled up.


I coiled the ties of the apron around to make roses and tied the pink rope under it, then “painted” it with the gelato colors.


I have all these headbands, bracelets, hair ties, and other little bits and bobs my daughter collects and loves to wear but no good storage solution to find them easily.  The pockets of this apron are perfect to hold these little pretties she has.


The bracelets, headbands, mirror, and other little bits all fit in the pockets (and still room for more) and the bows all attache to the sides to you can see them easily.  I then added her name in chipboard painted with Metallic Melon Gelato and outlines in a purple pen.

What a fun way to store bows!!


My daughter loves this as it is all her favorite colros (pink and purple), but you could easily make this more masculine with star shapes, circles, and take away the flowers and change up the colors to ones your little ones love!!


I have hung this up in her room on the wall, but it could also work on the back of a chair, side of a dresser or table; the possibilities are endless!!

Supplies Used

Apron – Canvas Home Basics

Flower – Canvas Home Basics

Rope – Canvas Home Basics

Brush -Faber-Castell

Gelatos – Faber-Castell

Pen – Faber-Castell


Adhesive – Tombow


Follow the Sun – Mixed Media Canvas

I wanted to create a fun canvas piece full of bright colors, I thought it was time to bring out the sun for everyone still in the mist of cold weather (even in April).  Seeing bright warm colors just makes you feel happy, and that is what is project is all about – making you feel happy!!


The Canvas Home Brands team to to play with some yummy goodies from Faber-Castell to see just how well they work with the canvas products  – and they rock together!!!   I started out with a 8×8 Stretch Canvas from Canvas Home Basics and started to play with the wonderful Whipped Spackle from Faber-Castell and some stencils.

sunI used the die cut piece and also the triangle stencil and texture cards from Faber-Castell to create the layers of texture on the project with the Whipped Spackle.  It is so light and airy that it did not weigh the canvas down one bit!!

I used the wonderful Gelatos from Faber-Castell to add in colors the the dried layers of stencil along with some bright colors of cardstock and white flute tiles from Canvas Home Basics.  I just kept adding layers of texture and color until I got the effect I wanted.

sun 2I then traced all the layers of texture with the Cold Grey Artist pen with the brush nib from Faber-Castell, it was perfect for tracing around all the shapes of the texture.  This added dimension to all the texture so it did not hide in the canvas with all the colors, it made everything pop!



I then colored little pieces of ATC Journey Tangles from Canvas Home Basics (the sun, corners, “Follow the Sun”, and squiggle line) with the Faber-Castell Art Grip Aquarelle pencils in various warm colors and cut them out and glued them on with the Xyron 3″ Sticker Maker.  I also die cut out 2 more “Fluffy Branches” Die-Namites Dies in yellow cardstock from Canvas Home Basics cutting out the fluffy tops and adding them under the vertical paper layers.  I also traced these with the grey pen.
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I then coated the entire canvas with Faber-Castell Glaze to seal in the colors and papers and add a nice shine to the entire project.  I then took the Gesso and created sun rays and added highlights of white to the tops of the texture acting as a sunlight hitting them, I also added in a bit of Texture Gems in silver to the gesso areas and to trace the title “Follow the Sun”.sun 4
The last little bit of pop I added was to add in some brightness with the Gelato in Margarita to the title and various places around the project, then trace the title in the Cold Grey pen.


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 45 comments

  1. April 14, 2015 @ 10:54 am Mary Holshouser

    I love your use of reds and purples. Everything is so bright and colorful.
    the apron into a hanging was a wonderful idea. Makes me happy to know that your daughter loves it as much as you enjoyed making it. The flowers made out of the ties was a great idea.
    thanks for sharing so many beautiful things.


    • April 14, 2015 @ 1:38 pm Erin Reed

      thanks – it was fun to make 🙂


  2. April 14, 2015 @ 12:00 pm Bea Savellano

    love your bright colors…bea


    • April 14, 2015 @ 1:38 pm Erin Reed

      i felt we needed a dose of bright after winter 🙂


  3. April 14, 2015 @ 12:28 pm Johanne Lacombe

    Two wonderful project. Love them. Thanks for sharing,


  4. April 14, 2015 @ 1:12 pm Beck

    Love when an item is re-purposed to achieve more than the original design! Any little girl would love this!


    • April 14, 2015 @ 1:37 pm Erin Reed

      thanks so much – she calls it her “favorite”, lol


  5. April 14, 2015 @ 1:42 pm Teresa Godines #6857

    Awesome projects. That apron is so fun. I love the colors and details. TFS


  6. April 14, 2015 @ 2:01 pm Ann

    Pretty apron and love how it will house her hair pretties and headbands. And that canvas is so beautiful. Love the rich colors and wonderful texture, great use of the Pitt Pens too.


    • April 15, 2015 @ 2:46 pm Erin Reed

      thanks, she loves her apron holder 🙂


  7. April 14, 2015 @ 2:08 pm Carla Hundley

    How cute your little apron
    is! Great coloring and love
    the colors! Your canvas
    piece is so lovely!
    Carla from Utah


  8. April 14, 2015 @ 6:33 pm Cathy Potosky

    The apron is adorable! The canvas is gorgeous!!! The colors look so rich and luscious, and I just wanted to reach out and feel the texture! I am addicted to using the Whipped Spackle!! LOL


    • April 15, 2015 @ 2:47 pm Erin Reed

      my first time playing with it, and it is awesome!!


  9. April 14, 2015 @ 7:39 pm Barb Housner

    two beautiful projects – love the colors. thanks for sharing


  10. April 14, 2015 @ 7:44 pm Karen P

    Two fabulous projects!
    I love the altered mini apron – that is a very inspiring idea to use as an organiser and in all the lovely Gelatos colours that I love. I need to get myself one or two of those for my crafty stash!
    Then you share the canvas with us, and not just the finished project, how and what you used too. I do so love the blog hops where the DT share how they created something. This one makes me want to hunt out my canvas and Gelatos! Thanks for the fabulous inspiration and great blog hop too Karen


    • April 15, 2015 @ 2:48 pm Erin Reed

      thanks, i always love how people show how they do stuff – how i learned myself 🙂


  11. April 14, 2015 @ 10:03 pm Robin B.

    What a creative idea for an apron, it’s beautiful! I also love the colors and texture n the canvas. Thank you for the inspiration.


  12. April 15, 2015 @ 11:12 am Heather Warner-Ferguson

    What a wonderful and creative project and I love the colors. I may have to do this for my niece who has a ton of hair stuff also. Thank you!


  13. April 15, 2015 @ 12:49 pm Denise Bryant

    Great projects! Love the colors and textures! Great idea with the apron and I love the mixed media piece!


  14. April 16, 2015 @ 4:03 am MelodyJ

    Really great texture. It adds interest to the piece.


  15. April 16, 2015 @ 8:27 am jpscraps

    The apron is so cute. That’s a great idea for using it. The canvas is a wow piece. The texture and colors are fabulous!


  16. April 16, 2015 @ 7:41 pm Kelly Massman

    you are telling quite the story with this piece. i love the vibrant colors!!! TFS!


    • April 17, 2015 @ 11:41 am Erin Reed

      thanks, it just kind of flowed out!!


  17. April 17, 2015 @ 7:44 am Jennifer taylor

    Wowsers! Gorgeous projects!!!


  18. April 17, 2015 @ 10:31 am barb macaskill

    LOVELOVELOVE the colors you have chosen to use for the apron and canvas!! So bright and happy! The canvas is magnificent! Awesome textures and depth!
    I think I may have to get one of the aprons and make something similar for my granddaughter’s hair ties and bows! She will love it! I will even have her “help” with the making of it. (She is 3) She loves to be in my craft room creating with me! Thanks for the inspiration!


    • April 17, 2015 @ 11:42 am Erin Reed

      i think your granddaughter will love to make something like this – mine is just starting to want to play with mommy’s stuff


  19. April 17, 2015 @ 11:10 am Vanessa McPherson

    I would have not thought to use an apron in this manner! Love it!


  20. April 17, 2015 @ 4:56 pm Dorina D

    Color, color and more color. My favorite way to craft. Both projects are so cute and fun and the tutorial make it easy to try the products. Great work in creating the canvas with all those steps and the Apron make such a colorful and wonderful storage for hair accessories. Good job thanks for sharing,.


  21. April 18, 2015 @ 1:48 am Linda Chidster

    WoW ~~~ WOW ~~~ W O W ~~~ Beautiful Projects!!!! TFS!!!
    T H A N K S for the Chance to WIN!!! 🙂


    • April 18, 2015 @ 10:53 pm Erin Reed

      thanks, and good luck in winning the prize!!


  22. April 18, 2015 @ 2:35 am suman

    loved the pink and purple canvas pocket, I’m sure your daughter would love that. your canva is gorgeous with lots of layers and textures !!


  23. April 18, 2015 @ 10:06 pm Angela S

    Such popping colours in both projects. Love them both!


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