Friday, July 15, 2016

Loving everyday - small canvas

Good morning crafters. Yes, I know it's been a little while since I last posted. I have been very bust with this thing called life... OOOOh and Pokémon Go! lol..
Anyway, I'm here today to share with you my lastest failure of a creation.. lol.. Not really! It does look much better in real life than the photos though. I'm still not 100% in love with this, but it's a start to a new technique that I'm very tried before..  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.  

So after you go through this post, I would love for YOU to go off and maybe try something new too!!
Good luck and hope you're more pleased with the outcome that I initially was.. lol..

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. HAHAHAHA... I couldn't even do that if I wanted to anyway!!!!!  Nooooo, Nooooo! 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. *** The shirt has now been designated into the "wear while crafting" pile and the pants, well I just hope I can wash it out... ekkk..
Next was the brick wall stencil and some Modelling Paste on the lower half, just to break up the olours 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

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