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Traveling Art Journal – April 2017 vol.1

May is here, which means it’s time to share with you the first part of the April travels of our Art Journals. Our Crew is spread all over the world and the journals are slowly making their way visiting the fabulous places filling up with beautiful, one-off pieces of art.

As usual, the entries are full of Tattered Angels colours, gypsy musings and Canvas Corp embellishments. Each of them is completely different but all are full of passion and soul.

See for yourself…




‘I was inpired by watching “OZ”. Masking your emotions. You can’t reveal you’re a droid.’

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Tattered Angels Baseboard Mist Paint – Blue Bird
Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze Paint – Plumeria 
Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam – Roses R Red
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Stone
Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam – Rustic



‘For this month’s, page I used some recycled papers from my off cuts box to create a background and added in some spots of colour with my Tattered Angels mists. The mix and match Spring Showers pad was perfect for capturing my mood. I added colour to the crocuses with more mists using it like paint.’

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Materials used:
Tattered Angels High Impact paint in black
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Bahama Blue
Tattered Angels Simply Sheer – Aqua, Birthday Party, Rosey and Tangy Lime
Canvas Corp Mix and Match pad Spring Showers
Canvas Corp Tissue paper – French Script on Ivory



‘I was inspired by the wonderful dress form sticker from Architextures. I’ve been thinking of using it as a stencil from the start and OH MY GOD it’s just so great to use!! Love it.’

7gypsies Mini Ephemera – Adverts
7gypsies Mini Ephemera – Gypsy Chronicles
Black and Ivory Bliss Kit
7gypsies Ordre Du Jour 8×8 Paper Pad
7gypsies Gypsy Moments 8×8 Paper Pad
7gypsies Harmony: 6×6 Paper Pad
Architextures™ Tall Base – Dress Form



‘I have been watching “13 reasons why” and was inspired to make this page to remind myself to make the time to love the people around you.’

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Products used:
Canvas Corp – Tags&Ties Heart – Love Print on White
Canvas Corp – Tags&Ties Heart – Chalkstock
Canvas Corp Tissuestock 12×12 – French Script on Ivory
7gypsies Collage Tissue Paris
Tattered Angels High Impact paint – White



‘i wanted to try making a “flat’ journal page and instead of building up layers f texture, I built up layers of paints; some of them i dabbed on, some of them I run through a stencil. It was more fun than I expected.’

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7gypsies Collage Tissue Paris
Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze: Sangria, Fuzzy Coconut
Angels Chalkboard Mist Seven Seas
Tattered Angels High Impact Paint White
7gypsies Architextures – Parchment Rub-On – Inspire


‘I was inspired for this page by the cool gypsy truck, we are planning a road trip this fall – but I think it would be cool just to get in the car and see where the road leads us on an adventure too!’

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7gypsies Architextures 12×12 paper Junk’n
7gypsies American Vintage 8×8 paper pad
Tattered Angels Calendar Kit Paint System – Diamonds & Pearls



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7gypsies Architextures – 12×12 paper Art Wall
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist: Rolling Tide, Turquoise Blue, Limeade, Pumpkin Spice, Verdigris
7gypsies Architextures Parchments Rub-On – Inspire 
7gypsies Architextures Trinkets – Garden Figurines
7gypsies Architextures Junque Pack – Parlour



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Gypsies – Order du jour – Days, weeks and months – 12×12 paper
7 Gypsies – Gypsy moments – Roses and reflections. 12×12 paper
Canvas Corp – Burlap fringe – Linen
Canvas Corp – Canvas Fabric – 30″ x 36″



‘I have been away from home for 3 weeks so I could be with my daughter as our first grandchild was born. I looked out the window today and was surprised to see leaves budding on the trees and daffodils in bloom! Spring arrived while I was gone! That was my inspiration!’

CCB Products used:
Canvas Corp 12×12 Tissuestock – French Script on Ivory
Tattered Angels – variety of Glimmer Mist Brights
7gypsies Architextures Stash Paque
7gypsies Paper Tape – Global



‘This month I was in a “grungy mood” while creating my background. And the sentiment? Well, who doesn´t think so from time to time?’

Supplies from CCB:
7gypsies mixed media pad Ordre du Jour 8 x 8
7gypsies Mixed Media pad Gypsy Moments
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists: Crimson, Vintage Lace, Tattered LeatherRoll Top Desk
Tattered Angels Baseboard Paints: Leaf, Topaz
Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze: Chianti, Coconut Shell



‘This spread is all about being daring and taking chances. I was thinking about how life can sometimes seem fragile and delicate like the lace from the 7 Gypsies Junque Pack. I juxtaposed that with the bold black papers from the same pack and used High Impact Paint and Glimmer Glam to create an umbre effect with the Brown of the earth to give it weight and the ethereal feel of the blue green Caspian Sea Glimmer Glam that rises into an ivory sky. I added texture with Brown again on top to give it a messy feel, because life can be quite messy at times. The pocket hides a tag with a heart, because we all gather our courage to dream from within.’

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CCB Products Used:
7gypsies Junque Pack

Tattered Angels High Impact Paint: BrownIvoryWhite
Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam Caspian Sea


‘I was excited to receive the art journal this month with a little pocket in between the pages. This meant I could make an altered tag to coordinate with the page and secret it away in the pocket. Fun! I used a neutral pallette with a few pops of bright colors for my page. I used found objects to make marks to mimic the Mixed Media Origins paper I was using pieces of. It was a fun page and I can’t wait to recieve next month’s journal!’

Products used: 
Tattered Angels Mixed Media Origins Paper, Hoot
Tattered Angels Baseboard Mists: IvorySunburstVineGrass, Sky, CoalBaby Girl Pink




So… the first 12 ladies have shared their creations with you for this month. There are 12 more to come in a couple of weeks. The Travelling Art Journals look pretty impressive, don’t they? Remember that you could become a proud owner of one of the two journals at the end of their travels later on this year; all you have to do is sign up to follow our blog and leave us some love on AT LEAST 6 of the TRAVELING ART JOURNAL posts. Just think of all the amazing inspiration you are getting from just one post!

If you’d like to see more of what is going on behind the scenes of the CCB Traveling Art Journal on regular basis, keep searching for our hashtag #ccbtravelingartjournal or #ccbtravellingartjournal (we know it is spelled both ways – so they both count). Finally, why not join our Collective – there’s always something going on there.

See you again mid-May! 


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.

'Traveling Art Journal – April 2017 vol.1' have 5 comments

  1. May 2, 2017 @ 7:18 am Cathy Frailey

    Eeeeee {clapping hands excitedly} – it gets better and better! That face with the mask! ? And that gypsy truck! All the grunge and colors and layers – I’m in lust! #travelingartjournal


  2. May 2, 2017 @ 8:26 am Rachel Bell

    JAINE DRAKE – It’s a fiesta on the page! Love it! VICKY FORTIER – This reminds me of my school days when I made all my clothes from Jr High through High School, so it’s very nostalgic for me. <3 NANCY HAWES – Oooo, I hope there's room for me in the front seat!! LOVE, love love this spread! MILO LILJA – the sweet lavenders of the diamond shapes is tantalizing! YVA LOVEE BARBOUR – Grunge and beauty collide. I'm really drawn in by your earth and sea and feel that adventure calling. SHELL CEE – So lovely! All of us have blown the fluff from a dandelion to make a wish. It's the Spring reminder for our vagabond wishes.


  3. May 2, 2017 @ 9:59 am Mary Holshouser

    The pages are fantastic.
    Yvonne’s page reminds me of the Phantom (only
    this one is female). The crocus in Jaine’s page
    look like they are bursting off the page.
    So many wonderful ideas.
    thanks to everyone for sharing.


  4. May 5, 2017 @ 5:54 am Johanne Lacombe

    They’re all beautiful pages. There are very talented people in your design team.


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