Monday, 15 December 2014

Tonic Studios – Forever Dream Canvas Project


Hi Everyone

Have you seen Tonic Studios latest releases?  We bet you have and aren’t they glorious!  We just love them (but we always do).  MJ was tidying (we know words you will never hear her utter in usual circumstances but it is Christmas so she can be forgiven) her craft hovel and basically, got bored of that!  So thought mmmmm new dies….mmmmmm let’s craft!  So MJ messed up her space again.  She says it looks far better xx

It had not to be a long long project as OH would not have been happy so a canvas it was.  This canvas took MJ almost 2 hours but that included all the die cutting too.


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Firstly, MJ took some of the lovely Vintage Paper pack.  Using a border punch she added some detail to edges here and there and then adhered it with some gel medium to cover the canvas front.  Once dried it was time to add some paints.

She then applied the paint with her  fingers (she loves inky messy and a box of baby wipes).  MJ used a chalk acrylic in blue adding where it was wanted until she was happy. The next thing  was to use a stencil and some Grungepaste to add texture.  When this was dry some caramel toned chalk acrylic was added to warm it up a little over the raised areas of paste.  She then popped some script stamp in small areas.


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The next task was the die-cutting.  Each element was cut out three times and glued together to form a chipboard like thickness.  MJ chose the Rococo Dragonfly Brooch, Butterfly Sprig, Delicate Dragonfly, Bunched Roses and the Inspirations Sentiments Dies.


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All the pieces were distressed and stamped over with a script stamps in yellow to add warmth. These were then glued into place on the canvas.  Gilding waxes and Acrylic Glazes were added to both the elements and the canvas edges.  That was it finished.


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What Was Used

30cm x 40cm Canvas

Tonic Studios Forever Vintage Decorative Paper Pack – 663E

Tonic Studios Dotty Geared Border Punch -

Tonic Studios Rococo Bunched Roses Die – 77E

TonicStudios Rococo Delicate Dragonfly Die – 180E

Tonic Studios Rococo Butterfly Sprig Die – 177E

Tonic Studios Inspirations Sentiment Die Set – 367E

Tonic Studios Forever Moments Gilding Blush – Gold Leaf – 37E

Tonic Studio Forever Moments Creative Storage Adhesive

PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylic Paints – Lake Wanaka and Caramel

PaperArtsy Grunge Paste

Silks Acrylic Glaze – Solar Gold and Watermelon Mist

Distress Ink – Mustard Seed

Archival Inks – Watering Can and Dandelion


We hope you have been inspired.

Thanks for Popping By


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