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Friday, November 16, 2012

Winter Wall Hanging

Hello Everyone!  Doreen here again from polkadotpaperprincess.blogspot.com.  Today I have for you a wall hanging I made for the Winter months. 




I started with a simple canvas that I purchased from the dollar store.  Guess what it cost me?  Ha, ha!  I painted it with Gesso so that it would be a solid white and if I wanted to add paint over it, it would be a good foundation for it.  I later decided not to paint it.

I then chose my image to put in the back ground.  I chose winter trees from the Holiday Cakes cartridge.  I wanted a simple design that I could repeat in different values of green.

I was more concerned with the tips of the trees being whole at the top of the image, so I allowed the stems to hang over the edge.  I later trimmed them off.    I then used Ultra Podge to glue them down.  I used a good, juicy layer on the canvas, but only one level of tree at a time.  If you cover the whole canvas at one time, it may not remain sticky enough to secure the papers down well.  You can use mod podge, deco page... any of those type of things work well.  I did not wait for it to try on the bottom before I covered the images with a layer to seal them. 

The rest was simple.  I cut out the house from Pop-Up Neighborhood, and the snowmen and saying from Winter Woodland.  I cut out pieces of lace and tucked them under the windows for drapes.  (That is why they look puffy!)  I fashioned a fancy metal embellishment with red bling to make the upper "attic" window.   I added shiny white twin around the brown "facia".  I used slick (sort of like stickles, but without glitter) to make snow.  I then added glitter.  The slick has been kicking around for a long time and needs to be used! 

The snowmen were embellished with buttons and pearls.  I added teenie, tiny little pearls all over the picture to mimic snow.  I just found these at CTMH.  Wow, are they tiny and a really good price!  The flower and brown roofs were sent through the Sizzix using different Cuttle bug folders.  All of the edges of the house were distressed with walnut ink.  I added stickles to the words to give them sheen, without added bulk and to soften the colors.  I added one of the papers along the outer edges to cover the staples, then fancy ribbon over that to make the edges look nice.

Thanks for stopping by today! Give one of these a try.  They are very inexpensive to make and also make great gifts!

Cartridges used:  Winter Woodland, Holiday Cakes Pop-Up Neighborhood
Machines used:  Expression, Gypsy, Sizzix
Other:  Cuttlebug folders, pattern paper, card stock, ultra podge, buttons, stickles, slick, gesso, canvas, bling, pearls, metal embellishment, lace, glitter

17 comments:

  1. I love this Doreen!! I have all the supplies, so I just need to go for it!

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  2. What a great project! Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Great project - I learned a lot. Love of the details you added to your home - and the ribbon edging! Thank you - I am inspired to try!

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  4. Doreen, Love, love this...what a great project. Just like Sara, I've got the supplies, now I need the time to make one...lol

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  5. Cute, I love all the details! I think I even have everything in my "stash pile" to attempt one of these.

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  6. What a cool project! Love your wallhanging!!

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  7. I think I have all I need to do this in my supplies! You did a beautiful job. Great tutorial.

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  8. Love this! I still haven't attempted a canvas project, but I have all the supplies & yours for inspiration...Thanks!!

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  9. Beautiful canvas project.

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  10. Love your wall hanging! Thanks for the great tutorial.

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  11. Really cute. Thanks for the tutorial. I received several canvases in an exchange and wasn't sure what I would do with them until now :D

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  12. The wall hanging is fabulous. I like that you shared your thought process while giving details for the project. Very nice.

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  13. Gorgeous! I love all the details you added.

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  14. Fantastic!! Thank you for the tutorial!

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  15. Super fun - what a cute little wall hanging. Love the tips and tricks you gave great job.

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