August 27, 2012

Creative Imaginations and Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Blog Hop

Creative Imaginations and Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft designers have teamed up for a fabulous blog hop from August 27-31st! Hop with us today for craft ideas, inspiration and tutorials!  You should be arriving from the blog of the talented Shelley Hamilton.  To start the hop from the beginning, click HERE

For my project, inspired by THIS post by Donna Downey, I tried something I've never done before. I created a 16 x 20 inch canvas--

Supplies: Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos™ (Grape, Blueberry, Green Tea, Tangerine, Butter Cream, Bubble Gum, Mango, Pistachio, Red Cherry, Cotton Candy, Coconut), Stamper's Big Brush Pens (Scarlet Red 118, May Green 170, Nougat 178, Magenta 133, White 101, Manganese Violet 160, Dark Chrome Yellow 109, Cold Grey III 232, Cobalt Blue 143, Sky Blue 146, Deep Scarlet Red 219, Permanent Olive Green 167, Orange Glaze 113, Pink Madder Lake 129, Black 199), Twinkling H2Os (Alfalfa, Blue Zircon, Mango Mamba, Poppy Red, Vavoom), Existencil Expressions Stencil, Other (Spellinbinders Nestablities Wonderful Wings, Penny Black 30-114 Puzzle Parts, Martha Stewart Circle Punch, Krylon Matte Finish, Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots, Twine, SRM Stickers)

 I have a short photo tutorial for you on creating this canvas, but before I share that, let me provide you with the link to the next stop on the hop, so you can keep hopping right away if you want to. :)  Next up is Lynne Forsythe- I can't wait to see what she's created!
Don’t forget to leave a comment on each blog for a chance to win!  Creative Imaginations and Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft will each be giving away a $50 prize pack!  The blog hop will end at midnight on August 31st.  The two winners will be announced on the companies’ blogs on September 4th.     
Here's a few photos I took along the way as I created my canvas.
I began by dividing up the canvas into 4 x 4 squares:
Next, I colored directly onto the canvas using Gelatos™, blending with my fingers as I went. I worked square by square, blending so that the darker color was on the outer perimeter of the square and the lighter towards the middle:
To lighten the centers of the squares and for additional blending, I rubbed a baby wipe in the center of the square.  You can see the difference this made on the next photo, the square on the left has been blended with the baby wipe and the one on the right has not:
Then for additional depth and richness of color I painted Twinkling H2Os around the perimeter of each square:
I blended each square a little bit more using the Coconut Gelato™:
Once all of the squares were colored and I was happy with how they looked, I sprayed a couple of coats of Matte Finish to seal in the Gelato™ and Twinkling H2O background.  This step also makes it super easy to blend the Stamper's Big Brush Pens.
Next I combined the Existencil and Stamper's Big Brush Pens to color a bit more on the background, blending colors with my fingertip as I went.
I added black and white shading, blending with my fingertip as I went.
I colored the die cut butterfly embellishments with Gelatos™, stamped them using Penny Black 30-114 Puzzle Parts and Stamper's Big Brush Pens, and added SRM Stickers to banners. Finally, I layered the butterlies onto the canvas, adhering with Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots.
Thanks so much for visiting!
It's been an honor to take part in this hop.  Don't forget to visit your next stop - Lynne Forsythe.

63 comments :

Dawn said...

WOW Jill.... what a creation. It is AMAZING! Such inspiration

Tejal said...

This is stunning!! I've got to try this!! super super

Jennie said...

Wow, I love this and have always wanted to try a canvas project. You have inspired me to give it a try and love how you squared it off...makes it look less scary to try :)

Lori said...

Stunning!!!!! You just gave me the most amazing inspiration. I have a rug in my office with different multi colored blocks. It would be fun to recreate the design with gelatos and put a huge quote on it. Love it!!! Amazing job!!

Sherry N. said...

Gorgeous! I love the colors!

Flo S. said...

Your canvas is really great. I love the look you achieved. The colors are so vibrant.

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Stunning - so colourful.

Miriam Prantner said...

This is beautiful! I love the tile effect that you got, and great sentiments on the butterflies. The colors are so vivid and gorgeous!

Lynne Forsythe said...

I had the opportunity to take that class with Donna....but can I tell you I am TOTALLLY BLOWN AWAY by your project!! OMW!!

Sue D said...

This is awesome--I like how you used the gelatos.

Debbie said...

all I can say is WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

MORMOR said...

Gorgeous. Using the different products and blending gave your project so much depth. Maybe I shall be lucky enough to win. I really, really want to purchase these products and play.

Andrea said...

LOVE the color and gorgeousness of the canvas, awesome job!

Joy H said...

Jill, what an amazing canvas. I really have to get out of my comfort zone and try something like this - would love to try out the gelatoes as well!

Nancy said...

So gorgeous and so inspiring! Love this Jill!

teepee said...

Jill: This is so you! I would know you created this beauty, even if it weren't on your blog. Great use of color and stamps. Thanks for the inspiration and encouragement to step out of my comfort zone. I think I will try this.

LyndaKay said...

Oh my goodness....SO unique!

Larissa Heskett said...

Simply Beautiful!! =)
I LOVE the way you channeled your talents and put them onto a canvas. THANKS for sharing and for the chance to win!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

NANCY LEFKO said...

Wonderful....I love the square by square approach.

Lynn K said...

Gorgeous project! So colorful and FUN!!

Sandi Smith said...

Oh my goodness...this is divine...LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!

donna mikasa said...

Saw this over on Flickr and I had to come over for a closer look! So fabulous, Jill! I love the different mediums you used--such a masterpiece!

Terry said...

gorgeous canvas! So vibrant!

Debbie said...

Beautiful!!!!!!!!!!

Renee said...

Wow, love all the shading and blending!! Beautiful job! I so want that coconut gelato!!!!!!!

Barb King said...

This is a very striking canvas, the colors pop!

Anita said...

wow this is beautiful ,i absolutely love the colours...hugs Anita..xx

Carol said...

Fun and inspiring projects! Thanks for the ideas!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Barbara said...

WOW! This is fabulous! Thanks for the little tutorial as well!

Katie said...

That is definitely a WORK OF ART!! LOVE IT!!!
Wow, if anyone else's is even a tenth as pretty as this, I will have to pick my jaw up off the floor many times tonight.

Bunnyfreak said...

Love the vibrant colors.

sharon g said...

WOE, you are a serious artist! I'm going to go back and see how you did this! YIKES!

Cassie said...

Just....WOW! I had to Pin it! :-)

Gina Howe said...

So colorful & cheery & LARGE! Nice to see that Gelatos and Twinkling H2Os can be used for more than small art. Beautiful!

Calinda Goo said...

Thanks for sharing!

Jess said...

beautiful canvas! love the squares!

Alle mooie dingen said...

love the squares...really great...i really enjoy the bloghop... but there are some sites they give a warning.. so i don't hop over there...
greetings
Anita
http://alle-mooie-dingen.blogspot.nl/

Harriet Hensley said...

AS per your usual talented self, you
have created a gorgeous work of art... I love your tutorials and creations are such an inspiration ....thanks

Lisa said...

Wow! That background of squares is amazing! It's so vibrant! You did a beautiful job.

Anette said...

Your coloring skills are amazing, Jill! I knew this already of course, but you still amaze me! WOW!

Sue McRae said...

The colours in this project are amazing, love it!

Stephanie said...

Jaw-dropping Jill - definitely a work of art! x

Dame Jeanne Marie said...

Great use of color!!! I love what you made.

susan m said...

Your project is fantastic and the shading is amazing! Thank you for sharing.

Shannon Galindo said...

So bright and beautiful! I love how vivid the colors look.

Dee in N.H. said...

OMG Jill! That is absolute perfection!!! I love it!!

Ann said...

That is beautiful. Such vibrant colours.

DiamondLil said...

Such gorgeous colors!

leigh said...

Love the blending technique... & the piece just exudes joy!!

Shona said...

STUNNING !! Just STUNNING !!

Melody said...

I love the colors that you choose.

melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

Dorel said...

Gorgeous masterpiece! Love colors, blending, butterflies, everything!

Brenda said...

I love what you did from Donna's inspiration. Thanks for sharing the technique. I am working on my own canvas now!

liberal sprinkles said...

wow, gorgeous canvas, looks like stained glass!

grace

Patricia said...

Wow! This is so beautiful! It just makes you smile when you see it. You did an awesome job for your first time with a canvas this size. It's very inspiring. Thank you for the pics & tutorial.

Penny Walker said...

Love this beautiful artwork. thanks so much for your inspiration.

Lisaswings said...

Wow, love your canvas art piece!
Great work and love the bright colors!
Smiles,
Lisa

Katie said...

Beautiful, dimensional, colorful work of art! I love it. And thank you for the mini tutorial! Neat to see how you work. Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Bonnie in SC said...

Such vivid colors. I love it.

Alisa Brandstetter said...

I love the bright, vivid colors.

alisa

Isha said...

This is just Gorgeous...Stunning Jill. Love both the products together. I would so love to try these products esp. the Gelatos. TFS

Cathy A said...

Stunning colours on this canvas Jill

Lisa A. said...

so bright and colorful! I love it.