Saturday, 29 November 2014

Canvas Cameo using Tonic Studios Ascot Pillowbox and Lych Gate Wish Die Sets

Hi Everyone

Hope you are having a fantastic weekend.  Tonight MJ has an easy to do canvas project for you to have a look at.  She loves these new dies and has lots of ideas of things you can do with them.
This canvas is such an easy project so is great for beginners too.

MJ has used an 8” x 8” box canvas.  She cut the border insert die from mirri card and used this as a stencil with Grungepaste to create textured borders top and bottom of piece and dried with a heat tool.  Then she painted the canvas all over with a chalk finish acrylic paint, once that was dry MJ used the Forever Moments Large Crackle Base coat as per instructions.  Then added the Crackle Top Coat and left to dry.  MJ added Gilding Paste across the raised areas.  She added a little script stamp using Tree Branch Archival Ink.

Next MJ cut the silhouetted ladies head from black card, stuck this to an oval of cream card and using Vintage Photo Distress Ink coloured all over and left to dry.  Then using Versamark Ink and Ultra High Gloss embossing powder she heat embossed over all the surface of the piece.  Leave to cool and then bend to form cracks to age it.  Next it was layered into another coloured oval shape.

MJ next stuck lace and ribbon across front of canvas, added ribbon tails to rear of cameo piece and glued to the centre front, adding a matching bow to finish.

We told you it was easy to do!

What Was Used

Tonic Studios Millinery Shop Die Set  – Ascot Pillowbox 15e
Tonic Studios Verso Strip Die Set - Lych Gate Wish 65e
Forever Moments Antique Crackle Base Coat 31e
Forever Moments Antique Crackle Top Coat 32e
Forever Moments Gilding Paste - Gold Leaf 37e
8” x 8” Box Canvas
PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Chalk Paint – Irish Cream
PaperArtsy Grungepaste
Coredinations Card Stock
WOW Powders Ultra High Gloss Embossing Powder

We hope you have been inspired.

Thanks for Popping By



  1. Saw this on the tonic blog and was surprised that it was a canvas, although it could be easily made as a card as well. I think it is absolutely gorgeous.
    Lynne x

  2. Hi Lynne

    The dies are so versatile that you are quite right that it could also be a card.

    Thank you for your lovely comment.