Wednesday, 15 May 2013

WOYWW #206

Hello fellow WOYWWers.

Just a quick post as not much is happening here today.

I went to a Hels Sheridan Melt Pot workshop on Sunday at Crafty Bunch in Telford and this is the canvas we made as our workshop project. It is not yet finished as I am looking for some more embellishments to add.

The canvas is painted with Distress Paints (Mowed Lawn and Bundled Sage). The images were stamped on to tissue (Kleenex type) and then adhered to the canvas with melted beeswax. We then made the embellishments using UTEE. The rose is a mulberry paper rose dipped in clear UTEE and the other bits and pieces you can see were made with metallic UTEE marbled in to the remaining clear UTEE and then either poured in to a memory frame, mould or Texture Tread.

Today I have added additional Peeled Paint harlequin stamping and blended Vintage Photo DI around the edges of the canvas to add some more interest and to tone down the very bright green of the painted surface.

You might notice that I have a new black "craft mat" underneath my traditional brown one - it is a heat proof non-stick oven liner which at £2.99 is much cheaper than a traditional craft mat - I'll let you know how it goes on.

Ria - if you pop by today - I've had a very quick play with my X-cut screw punch and am pleased with it. Cutting holes in felt is now quick, simple. has no fraying and is silent! The punch is easy to use you just press down on the palm sized handle and it twists itself through the material - no wrist twisting necessary. The different sized punch heads are stored in the handle (genius!)  - as I say I haven't given it a full work out but it does what I want it to so far! MMx

That's all from me have a happy WOYWW.


  1. What a great project Maisie. Love all the pieces you made. I have been thinking about treating myself to a melt pot and you might just have persuaded me. Look forward to seeing the finished piece. WOYWW Hugs to you from Helen 88

  2. That's a beautiful creation - totally delightful :-)
    Happy to meet you at WOYWW 206 :-)

    Ike xx # 102

  3. I love the little canvases on the big one - it adds an 'extra' to the total work. I also like that you toned down the edges, I think you did real well by that. Happy woyww, Marit #110

  4. wow that is a nice busy desk, love that flower, almost looks edible
    Bridget #39

  5. Wow - for not much going on - theres a lot of fabulous stuff to see LOL
    I love your canvas and what a lovely colour too. Keep meaning to look into those texture mat thingies.
    Your Rose is stunning...great info and post.

    I have a bit of (not sure what you call it) its slightly padded and is heat-proof and used under tablecloths - I put it under the heatproof liner as an extra precaution.
    Happy WOYWW and have a lovely day.... Gill x #117

  6. Beautiful, beautiful project. Love the color, your stamping is beautifully done and that flower is amazing. Happy Wednesday!

  7. That is beautiful. Looking forward to seeing it finished. The flower looks fantastic. Great work. Well done.
    Margaret #64

  8. What a stunning canvas!! Your rose looks so real!
    Krisha #113

  9. A Huge WOW from me, this is Totally Gorgeous xx
    You must be thrilled with how its all looking :)
    Have a Beautiful week Heather # 135

  10. Now when I put my oven liner in the oven, I was wondering what else it could be used for, now I know! Thanks ;-) Happy WOYWW! Karen 127 x

  11. Beautiful project and the rose looks amazing! Thank you for visiting me today. I think my 13 years for having a frame and not using it beats your 1!!

  12. Wow, Maisie, how gorgeous is this!
    Happy WOYWW, got to go paint my drawers, maybe they will be green after your fab canvas,
    Rosie x

  13. Ooh! That canvas looks good enough to eat and just brimming over with good ideas - like the Kleenex tissue - must give that a go and I also like the idea of that craft mat. Thank you so much for sharing such loveliness - nothing much happening indeed - this was a terrific post! xxx #58 Julie Ann

  14. Maisie, that canvas is absolutely stunning, I love the colour you've used and the rose is amazing. I must try the mulberry paper. I have so much of it unloved in a box and had never thought of making roses.
    The mat should work fine, I've had one for years just the same and it is as good as the tan variety.
    Happy WOYWW
    Hugs Lisax #136

  15. Thanks for popping in to visit my blog. Your canvas is really lovely and that little slower is stunning. x Jo

  16. What a lovely canvas - wonderful colour! Nice piece!
    Thanks for visiting my place!
    Gabriele '61

  17. Lovely canvas.
    I'll be intrigued to here how the liner gets on... so much cheaper than a craft mat!
    happy WOYWW

  18. Lovely little peek into your creative world.

  19. Your canvas is gorgeous! I love the flowers and the idea to stamp on Kleenex who knew? I love the smell of beeswax, it's one of my favorite things to work with, did you know it starts out white and only turns yellow after the bees have used it? Thanks for the visit!
    Angie #133

  20. Hi Maisie
    how strange that I should take one look at your canvas as I came on to your page and I said to myself you have been on a Hels workshop, some peoples work you just know at a glance. I love what you have done with your canvas and the green is so nice. Please show it again when you have finished added all your own little extras as I would love to see it.
    Thank you so much for the heads up on the hole punch, when I can leave my sick bed I will go and get myself one as I am sure it will work with my dodgy hands I really appreciate your help
    Have a great WOYWW today and a fabby week
    Ria #21

  21. Lucky you with the Hels workshop, we hope to go to one at some stage. We love your canvas. Thanks for visiting the bears today. :)

  22. Hi Maisie, I so wish I could have done a workshop with Hels, she is so talented, glad you had fun and your canvas is lovely even if it is not quite finished. I have a couple of these black oven liners and they have served me well for quite a while now, they tend to be bigger than the traditional craft mat too. Thank you for taking the time to stop by earlier. Hugs Mo x #44

  23. Thanks for stopping by! Love your "mowed grass" green canvas! Especially the mulberry paper rose and all the swirlies! Thanks for sharing. dix---

  24. Looks like your class was great fun. Hope to see the finished project soon.
    Happy Wednesday Karin 144

  25. Love the little canvases on the larger one and the soft green is gorgeous. Hope you oven liner works. Yes I did have trouble sleeping as I had a dental appointment today with a new dentist with a view to replacing my crown - totally stressed out. Thanks for popping by today BJ#1

  26. Maisie, my girl, you've blown my lid off with this delicious canvas you're making. That green is just ALIVE and that flower? Aack, I'm speechless, truly!!

    Thank you so much for coming to see me earlier today! Enjoy the rest of your week! Darnell #37

  27. Your green canvas project looks great!
    I also have a BBQ mat for a fraction of the price of a craft sheet :)
    Thanks for dropping by too,
    RosA # 41

  28. Oh your canvas is looking beautiful, I hope we get to see the finished result.

    Thanks for stopping by earlier, enjoy the rest of the week. Susi #137

  29. Hi Masie, thanks for swinging by my blog. You mentioned you liked the cushions, they are from Primark, I brought them with me :) Love your canvas - are you going to give it away or keep it? Happy WOYWW Cx #126

  30. What a beautiful canvas...and your utee embellies also look lovely....I am sure your oven mat will work just least your desk and cutting mat will be protected from your heat gun.....I wouldmlike to see one or two metallic embellies on that canvas....just saying...keep well and thanks for your lovely comment. ZEFFY 70

  31. That must have been a great class -- I love the different techniques on your canvas. Happy WOYWW from Laura #154

  32. Oh my - that rose is absolutely lovely. Great canvas. I like how there are parts that are popped up - so much dimension. April #147

  33. What a gorgeous canvas and I love what you've done with the rose. I've got a melting pot but haven't yet tried it out and I've noticed this week that Ranger are doing a Melt Art promotion at the moment and posting lots of techniques ... could be good for some more ideas? Thanks so much for your visit and a belated Happy Woyww Liz@130

  34. Beautiful canvas! I was blogging on WOYWW and didn't see your name so decided to visit last weeks post. Love the canvas...awesome job. I need to get the hot pot out and give it a try...bought it but never used it...silly me! Have a great week. Vickie #26

  35. Maisee please send me an email with your addy so I can get your ATC in the mail next week.

  36. Wow!!!!! I want to do one of these - beautiful work!


Thanks for sharing your happy thoughts. Maisie Moonshine x

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