Sunday, 1 March 2015

Hanging Decoration

 Today I ventured into the garage.
  It's a regular size garage that used to house a car, now it's full of erm, useful junk.
 Anyhow, moving on.
I was looking for something to make a quick project and came across wooden slats which were removed from an excessively long blind we bought for my daughters bedroom.
With them in mind I looked for a hacksaw blade to cut them with and failed miserably, ( I May be the one responsible for not putting it back where it should live, last used to trim down a long handle on a paint brush).
So out came Tim Holtz scissors, they worked a treat combined with a bit of sanding to.
Next came the assembly, two shorter lengths made the top and bottom edges and five more about an inch longer made up the middle section.  All of which were adhered to a piece of card, this didn't work to well as it moved and I wanted it to be more stable so two more slats were stuck to the back to improve stability.
A coat of white gesso was applied in preparation for the fun stuff to begin.

Next step was to paint opposite corners with a dark blue shade, followed by a little crackle glaze then a top coat of white paint. Sit back and watch the reaction.
A Dylusions mask was used to create the leaf effect by stippling it around the lower edge and adding  an outline with a black pencil.
The edges were distressed with a touch of distress ink and stamped with a random dot background stamp in Watering Can archival ink, the whole project was sealed with a touch of matt varnish.

The Home die was cut from cardboard and a thicker piece of card, then stuck together to make it more robust. The die cut was distressed by pulling the top coat of the card  board  apart to  reveal the ridges then painted with the blue paint. Treasure gold in indigo and classic gold  was added to the edges and the die cut was stuck down. Shop bought flowers were used for quickness and colour was added from a bottle of distress stain (Orange Marmalade).


A little bit of blue ribbon and Ta Dah!


  1. O yes verrrry nice noticed you changed your blog too look at you all colourful like!
    Happy craftin


  2. Looks familiar! I've made another one of these since to give to my friend for her birthday - she loved it. Another fabulous idea Sue - I don't know how you come up with the all! x


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