Backgrounds, Copics, Mixed media, Tutorials

X-Press Graph-X Blog Hop

Do you know who you are?


Robyn Wood - sneak 1

Today I’m participating in another blog hop! This time it is with the girls from the X-Press Graph-X design team. We’ve all been working hard to create some really fun projects using some of our favourite products and the best part is that you have OVER TEN opportunities to win!

Robyn Wood - Do you know who you are

My project is a canvas created with a variety of techniques and using lots of yummy X-Press Graph-X products – Triple Tac, Canvas, Copics, Atelier Interactive acrylic paints, Hazel & Ruby Stencil Mask and Chromacryl mediums.  Our theme was to create a canvas that represents us – it gave me a bit to ponder. At 47 I’m still working out ‘who’ I am! Wife, mother, sister, daughter, friend, volunteer, MSer, scientist, artist are all words that come to mind but my life is so multilayered that it was hard to pin down something simple.  Hence, this colourful, multi-layered canvas!


I started with a lovely layer of dictionary paper stuck down with X-Press It Triple Tac Glue and then added a bunch of paint layers using my Gelli plate, Atelier Interactive acrylic paints (awesome with the Gelli plate!), stenciling and doodling.


I used a tracing of a girl in my art journal for the main image, added a freehand flower, then it was time to set the wording out using Hazel & Ruby Stencil Mask letters. A wash of blue tones finished her off.


  • X-Press It 12 x 12 canvas
  • X-Press It Triple Tac Glue
  • Chromacryl Gesso
  • Chromacryl Texture Paste
  • Aterlier Interactive acrylic paint
  • Copic Multiliner, brush tip
  • Copic Markers
  • Hazel & Ruby Stencil Mask, Central Park Alpha
  • Gelli plate & various stencils
  • Tim Holtz Dot Fade stencil

I decided that as I had a bunch of photos and the steps are a little complicated that I would make a YouTube video as well.  Enjoy!


Did you know there are prizes in this blog hop??


As part of this blog hop, we would love to know what inspires you! Leave a comment on this post and you could win an awesome bundle of goodies like the one above.

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Make sure you hop over to the other blogs and the Inspiration Lane Facebook page where you could win more prizes, valued at over $500!!

The next stop is Teresa Abajo!

The hop is open from 9am AEST July 9 until 11:59PM Monday July 14, 2014. Sorry, Australian and New Zealand residents only.

If you happen to get lost along the way, hop back to the start at the Inspiration Lane blog.

24 thoughts on “X-Press Graph-X Blog Hop”

  1. Love all the colour shining through the lettering, and you fabby lady!

  2. My 3 boys are a little crazy with the things they say and do they are my biggest inspiration. I love your work your lady looks so sweet and peaceful. I love this blog hop finding so much i think i will be bloged out for weeks 😀

  3. Beautiful canvas Robyn, I love the layout and the colour combination. I get my inspiration from nature (beautiful colours and shapes in different seasons) and my Husband’s photo’s. And also of course from people’s projects they created. There are so many talented people out there.

  4. Love the bright colours of your canvas Robyn. I get so inspired by everything hehe, I think my mind is constantly looking for inspiration and since I discovered Copics years ago, I am always looking at people’s hair and clothing for shading/colouring ideas. I love challenge blogs and looking at the DT creations and challenge winners’ cards for creative new ideas. I love card magazines, all my craft goodies give me ideas too. Told you I was inspired by everything hehe. OMGosh to the amazing prizes that can be won, I can never have too many copics!! XOX Lucy

  5. your canvas creation is amazing ! I get inspired by blog hopping, watching youtube videos and looking through magazines. Thanks for the opportunity to win the giveaway

  6. Love it Robyn. And now I know for sure I need those alpha masks!!!! Deb xx

  7. This is great, I love when the backgrounds come through as part of the finished product. This blog hop is definitely inspiring me, I am itching to go make something with my copics and other supplies now!! 🙂

  8. WOW – FABULOUS canvas Robyn!!! GREAT video – it helps me APPRECIATE all the different products and techniques you used to create the layers of colour … YES, I’m INSPIRED!!!
    Blog Hops like today are part of my cyber inspiration, I like to visit blogs for inspiration and to learn techniques.
    Every day I’m inspired by the colours, patterns, shapes and textures of nature around me.
    A crafty challenge is always good to push my limits too!!!
    AND I find it exciting to experiment with different products and techniques too, especially when magic happens before my eyes … I can only imagine what it was like for you as you added the layers of colour to your canvas today!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION and for the chance to win some CRAFTY AWESOMENESS 🙂

  9. my greatest inspiration comes from sorting through stashes of lace and papers and fabrics and ribbons and bits and pieces!! great fun!! and pinterest!! and shopping!!

  10. Love your work and all the color. I really like the letter masks….I have never seen them before;

  11. Gorgeous project 🙂 I get inspiration from lots of places including nature, looking at other people’s gorgeous creations and browsing pinterest or even getting some old craft items I haven’t used in a while and just playing 🙂 Thanks for the blog hop and the chance to win!

  12. I love looking at great card designers on you tube and card magazines.Now that i have entered blog land and design teams, all the other very talented crafters out there constantly inspire me to do better every time I create a card.

  13. Thanks so much for adding the video to your post, it really did helped to see how your put your project together and how much work went into it. The end results looks gorgeous. My list is growing bigger every time I hop and now I’m adding the letter masks to it.
    I’ve said it more than 6 times already tonight, but I’m going to type / say it again….People that share their talent, time and ideas with others – inspire me.
    Thanks Robyn for an amazing hop. =)

  14. I’m inspired by great colour combinations – which I find all around me; in nature, on the internet, other people’s craft, and more recently in museums while travelling overseas. I was so inspired by colour and pattern, particularly in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London; I came home with lots of ideas to create!

  15. That’s a lovely canvas. It’s great to use text as a base…I LOVE to see bits showing through the layers. One of the things that inspires me is poetry, and I often base a work on a Haiku that I’ve written.

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