The Creative Process with Rita

Rita Barakat TCW stencils Mixed media
Do you ever get so excited and into the creative process that you forget to take pictures? Yep that happens to me all the time! Hi Artsy peeps Rita Barakat here with my first DT post for the Crafters Workshop! YAY! Today I have finished a 12×12 canvas using lots of stenciling! I don’t have step out pictures but I can give you tips on my creative process! Up close you can see that I am a big fan of layers – first a layer of gesso, the Gelatos. I really like using The Crafters Workshop stencils and a dry sponge to rub the Gelatos onto the page. These tiny sweet stars are from the Punchinella TCW219 stencil.

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In the to top right I used whipped spackle with the Flutterby TCW206 stencil, then I went back with a dry sponge dipped in Gelato to the raised images.

On her dress you can see my favorite stencil the Flower Frenzy TCW157! The pattern was done by drawing directly on the stencil then rubbing the color in with a dry sponge!

RitaBarakatTWCstencils100The raised stars was done with texture paste mixed with Gelatos.  I hope this gives you some ideas to try with you stencils and hopefully your creative process is just as fun!


The Crafters Workshop –
Flower Frenzy TCW157
Flutterby TCW206
Punchinella TCW219

12×12 Canvas,
Design Memory Craft Gelatos, Gesso and Whipped Spackle,PITT Artist Pens,
Viva Glitter Paste,
Wood Bird,
Prima tag,
Donna Downey stamp sentiment,
bakers twine & art sponges
Blue Moon metal fragments

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Rita Barakat Mixed Media Artist, Illustrator and Designer & Educator. From wall murals to itty bitty minis you can find her work in various hospitals, corporations, family homes, manufacture websites and magazines. In addition to The Crafters Workshop she designs for the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®, DCWV and freelances for a variety of manufacturers.


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