Friday, July 15, 2016

Loving Every Day mini cavas

Good morning friends, Toni here wanting YOU to get out of your comfort zone and try something new, because that is exactly what I did. It's not anything fancy, but it's new to me.

I have never played with Watercolour Paints and will admit I was terrified. I have made this small canvas topped with some great Memory Maze chipboard for my very first project.

Loving every day

Although I know it's not the "best canvas I've ever made", I still think it is important to share this with you as I want you to know it's ok to try things you have never tried before! I tried a few different things that didn't work out well, so fell back to basics. But that's ok, even as a DT member we all have moments that just plain and simple FAIL!

You will be able to find these products everywhere around you. Newsagents, Department store (Big W / Kmart) and even some budget $2 shops.

Since this is my first time, I wanted to keep it as simple as possible. No fancy Cats, sitting in a boat, on a beautiful lake, surrounded by flowing hills and trees.  No, No! Just a cute little sunburst design with straight lines was definitely going to be my limit for this project.
I started by using the Memory Maze stencil as my guide for the sunburst.

I used only 5 of the watercolour paints and spread them out on the canvas. Letting them dry I also added a Black boarder.
Please note some advice: Don't do this while wearing "nice" clothes, it somehow got all over my shirt and pants.
Next was the brick wall stencil and some Modelling Paste on the lower half, just to break up the colours and give the chipboard an extra background effect to sit on.

The swirl and Butterflies I coloured with a Silver Alcohol ink, then painted the words with the Black watercolour paint again. Here is where I tried many different effects that just simply didn't work. So I just kept recovering with the black.
The final touch was the lone black flower in the corner, which was made by Jan McKenzie.

Memory Maze products used;

Flower by Jan McKenzie

So go on, now it's your turn to go and try a new technique on your chipboard. It doesn't have to be fancy or maybe you do want to try something over the top?! Either way, we would love to see what you create. Experiment!

Thank you so much for joining me today
Toni Herron
2016 Memory Maze DT Member


  1. A fantastic project Toni. Love the sunburst stencil.

  2. Wow that colour looks so beautiful underneath those gorgeous chipboard pieces! Love this Toni!

  3. Wow that colour looks so beautiful underneath those gorgeous chipboard pieces! Love this Toni!

  4. Fan dam tastic Toni see you can do it lol

  5. Magic colour there love the layering