Saturday, March 20, 2010
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Cardstock-Kraft, clack textured (white core), Archiver's mid-sized card w/envie (size 4.5x6.25)
Ink-Colorbox Pigment Brush Pad (Cat's Eye) Moss Green
Ribbon-Hobby Lobby Ribbon FX 5/8" Orange Grosgrain
Stamps-Unknown Acrylic Heart Stamp-Rhonna Ferrar (?)
Misc-Swirls Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Black Rollerball Pen, Sanding block
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Select the photos you want to go on the wall hanging if you don't have any picked out as of yet. Now would be the time, if not before, to have your photos selected. There are a few reasons for this...you may want the photos to coordinate with the paper is one reason...and the second is for space management. The other route I have seen some designers take with this wall hanging is to print their photos on regular copier paper and decoupage those down along with the paper. Personally I like that I can mount my photos with sticky dots to give them depth on the wall hanging (which is what I did here).
Now is also the time to decide on embellishments as well. There are so many out there to choose from...stickers, chipboard, flowers, brads, etc. I picked up the matching Sugar Rush chipboard and element stickers when I bought the paper this afternoon...so everything would match. I used Stickles to add more dimension to the chipboard and stickers in complementary colors. I have 3 more photos being processed by Walgreens tonight...so I will be back tomorrow night with the final project finished. Pin It
I measured the focal areas of the wall hanging and they were 5.5"x5.5". I cut 4 pieces from Basic Grey's (my absolute favorite paper co.) line Sugar Rush. I love that the paper is double-sided…the only problem I have is deciding what pattern to use. The other great thing about double-sided paper is they all coordinate with each other.
After I painted the wall hanging and let it dry completely, I decoupage the paper to the wall hanging. There has been quite a debate among some of us as to what is the best decoupage medium…I used what I had on hand PVA adhesive (used for book binding)…I like this adhesive because it dries acid-free (super important to scrapbookers everywhere). I have also used regular Elmer's Glue in other projects and they have come out fabulous and they are still intact and did not fall apart.
Now there are actually two schools of thought on the last step…I have seen some incredible wall décor pieces where the paper was embellished first and then glued on after…which is great is you have a sturdy enough glue and you don't have 3-D embellishments on your paper-because then you cannot decoupage the paper. I lay this decorative paper down first and then "build" on it…as you will see in the next few steps.
Thanks for reading...:)