It is a pleasure to be the Guest Designer today at Frilly and Funkie following winning one of their challenges recently ( for Winter Dreams). I am sharing this wall hanging I made.
I started with a piece of hardboard measuring 20x10x0.5cm. I made sure I added a hanging devise to the back and covered front and back with gesso. I used paper artsy chalk paints (dry brushing) on the wood, some inking of the edges and added some background stamping in archival. I stamped a wonderful lace stamp (Stampin' Up) on some card and carefully ripped to fit my base and then distressed it and added some ink. I decided this needed to sit on a lighter piece of card so added another layer. I took some mesh and coated with gesso and then distress paint to give it a variegated colour. (For those in the UK, the mesh is from Poundland - I think it is supposed to be used in the oven!).
My flowers are made using Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die. I prepare my cardstock in advance by wetting and scrunching it up and leaving to dry. I then lightly ink over it – as the paper has been screwed up this highlights the lovely, subtle texture. Once complete I die cut various sizes and added a little more ink to the edges before creating my large flower and some smaller ones. Some of my leaves were created in a similar way using the Garden Greens die and the individual ones were pre made and just inked by me. I added some lace, some pearl string and seam binding.
Finally I stamped one of Tim Holtz ‘Simple Sayings’ and carefully curled the card for added dimension on the project.
Thanks for looking.