Friday, March 7, 2014

Stampendous and Faber-Castell Blog Hop

 Happy Friday!  Its been a fun collaboration week and now its blog hop time for Stampendous and Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft.  For today I created an 8x8 canvas with tons of mixed media layers! 


I began by coating my canvas with Faber-Castell Gesso and then let that dry.  Next I swiped on a heavy amount of Margarita Mix, Lavender, and Snow Cone gelatos in a semi grid pattern.  Using a wet paintbrush I carefully spread out and slightly mixed the overlapping borders to create my background.
 I used some Stampendous stencils to remove some of the gelato color with a baby wipe and then let that dry.

Next I added some stamping using my Cobalt Green Stamper's Big Brush pen with NK Studio Grunge and NK Studio Mish Mesh stamps from Stampendous.


Then I took another Stampendous stencil and added Gesso with a palette knife through the holes.  While that was still wet I sprinkled on Turquoise UF Pearl Glitter from the Sumptuous Stack Art Elements kit and some Melon UF Pearl glitter and Teal Mica Fragments from the Fusion Stack Art Elements kit.  The gesso not only added texture but also acted as an adhesive for the glitter and mica!


Finally I created a tag with a mini canvas pennant from Canvas Corp, colored it with Gelato, then stamped Life is Art with my Big Brush pen.  This was attached with 3 in 1 glue from Beacon, and I added a clothespin from Canvas Corp, some ribbon from May Arts, and a flower from Petaloo.


Thanks for stopping by today!

58 comments:

  1. so pretty. love how your canvas turned out!

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  2. Fantastic canvas! I love all the stenciling!

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  3. So pretty - love Spring colors and the different patterns.
    isoscia at aol dot com

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  4. Love the soft colors and that flower is gorgeous!

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  5. Gorgeous - love all those colors!

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  6. Super canvas Cyndi! I love all the layering & the canvas pennant. Theresa x

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  7. Fabulous background; you did a great with the stamps and stencils!

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  8. Love the project. You have a great mix of techniques in it. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  9. Such a gorgeous canvas, love the pastel colors!!

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  10. Love the canvas! Lots of great colors and textures.

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  11. Loving this slice of Mixed Media life! Great job, Cyndi! Thanks so much for playing with us this week.

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  12. This is just crazy, The amount of color in this. Great job Cindi.

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  13. love it, I have a room for that

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  14. Fabulous layers, and the springtime colours are really pretty.
    Alison x

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  15. Love the spring-like colors you used.

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  16. Very nice use of stencils and layering! Thanks for sharing! It seems those big brush stamp pens are very popular!

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  17. Wow! this is fabulous. The colors are amazing. I love the stenciling and the textures you created and thanks for sharing how you used the gesso. I learn something new everyday!

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  18. What a cool look. I like your choice of colors-so soft.

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  19. Beautiful! Love the technique.

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  20. Thanks for the helpful tutorial. Love the colors you chose.

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  21. The little hanging banner is really sweet. Nice.

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  22. Wow, this canvas is stunning! I love all of the mixed media details, thanks for sharing.

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  23. Beautiful. I learned a lot. I love FC products...they never disappoint.

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  24. Wow--what a piece of art! I haven't used Gesso with glitter--thanks for the inspiration!

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  25. Beautiful work. I love the colors and layers!!

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  26. Great colors and patterns on your canvas.

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  27. Great project.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  28. Very pretty. Love the soft colors. So many interesting designs and the added embellishments make for a great tag.

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  29. I love the mica and the glitter and the tag and the colors and I love it all! It's beautiful.

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  30. I always enjoy working on canvases .. And I love this sweet creation.. Thanks for sharing :)

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  31. Fabulous effects. Great job.

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  32. Awesome canvas!!! I have to get some stencils so I can try this!

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  33. Very pretty canvas! Well done!

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  34. So lovely, and thanks
    for showing how to
    create this.
    Carla from Utah

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  35. Simply gorgeous, thanks for sharing your creative ideas!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  36. Great colors and great layers!

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  37. WOW - this is exactly what I want to learn to do! It is so pretty and no other project can look like it. Great color selection. Now I just need the courage to try this technique, thank you for showing each step of your project. -con

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  38. BEAUTIFUL colors. Love your canvas!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  39. FABULOUS canvas!!!

    LOVE the colours and LOVE the overall effect of your pretty layers!!!

    THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION!!!

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  40. Love the use of a stencil to remove color. Great inspiration!

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  41. Great canvas filled with wonderful techniques!!!

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  42. This level of art is definitely above my ability, but it sure looks cool! I especially like the pastel colors you used!

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  43. Wow...love the background you created!!!

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  44. FAB canvas Cyndi - gorgeous colours!

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  45. Really pretty! Love the color combo and all of the stamping over the gelatos, I need to try this too. :) Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  46. Stunning background, you do such beautiful work.

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