Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Wall Hangers - Fabulous Gifts!


Hello!! Today I have a project that I made for a wedding present. It has been a project that I wanted to try for a while and with the wedding coming up I had to get going! 

Blessed Wall Hanging by Dana Warren

Hampton Art:
Stamps: Butterflies Are Free, Dandelions, Blessed (IC193), Eye Chart (IC192), Abundance,
Embossing Powder: Hampton Art Clear Powder

Mix’d Media Inx - Leather
Spritz Smooch – Caramel Latte

Clay tile wall hanger

Designer Notes:
  1. Stamp and emboss the sentiments, flowers, moth and other images
  2. Note: the clay tile gets hot, so do it in stages letting it cool. I am not sure if it will break or not, but I figure its better safe than sorry.
  3. When you are finished stamping and the tile is cool, spritz water then the Smooch Spritz.
  4. Note: I found that when I then spritz water, it allowed the Smooch to lighten and soak in. I let the Smooch pool here and there. If you prefer a darker look, maybe painting the tile with gesso first might help.
Hello, crafters! It's Gloria with you today. I have an altered canvas piece to share today. This is one of those projects that is just super fun to make! You can be messy and artsy and just go crazy! I actually used the cover of a chipboard book to make my project. There are times when I have a product that I just don't want to use for its intended purpose! 

The Best Thing wall hanging by Gloria Stengel

1. Remove the front cover from the 7 Gypsies 5x7 Vertical Naked Book to be used for our plaque. Set the other pages aside for a future project.

2. Using various colors of spray mists, spray a sheet of printed canvas. Allow to dry.

3. Using a strong adhesive, attach the canvas to the plaque. Wrap to the back and attach. Using the book cover as a guide, punch new holes into the canvas. 

4. Edge the canvas with black pigment ink. Allow to dry.

5. Trim designer paper to 5x7 inches and attach to the back of the plaque.

6. Using Frosted White pigment ink, stamp the Harlequin Background image onto the upper left corner of the canvas. Allow to dry.

7. Stamp the Harlequin Background again onto black cardstock with Frosted White pigment ink. Allow to dry, then cut out with sharp scissors. Glue to the lower left corner of the canvas.

8. Stamp the "best thing" sentiment onto canvas paper with black pigment ink. Emboss with clear embossing powder. The embossing powder will be absorbed into the canvas, however this will "set" the ink. Trim the image and mat with black cardstock.

9. Attach the image to the lower right of the canvas as shown.

10. Using various papers from one of the Gypsy Packs, cut out flowers using a die cutting system and templates. (Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms, Grand Peony Creations, Rose Creations)

11. Lightly mist the flowers with spray mists and allow to dry.

12. Using Rouge and Almost Black mists, change the color of the 7 Gypsies ruby and white velvet flowers. 

13. Assemble a flower as shown, using strong, white glue to attach them. Glue the flower to the left edge of the stamped sentiment. (Note, you may use a pre-made dimensional flower if you choose.)

14. Tie a length of heavy twine through the holes at the top of the canvas to create a wall hanging.

Supplies Needed:

Stamps: Hampton Art Stamps: 7 Gypsies: The Best Thing is Each Other (PS0627), Harlequin Background (PS0698)

Clearsnap Colorbox Archival Dye Wicked (SN27024M), Pigment Frosted White (SN15080M)

Embossing powder: Hampton Art Stamps Basics Clear (EMV002)
Plaque: 7 Gypsies 5x7 Vertical Naked Book (only front cover used)
Canvas: Recollections Signature Special Printed Canvas, Canvas paper
Cardstock: Black
Designer paper: 7 Gypsies Gypsy Packs, 7 Gypsies Lille 8x8 pad
Embellishments: twine (Canvas Corp), velvet flowers (7 Gypsies Ruby Red/White)
Spray mist: Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Almost Black, Cork, Kiwi, Rouge
Die cut templates: Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms, Grand Peony Creations, Rose Creations
Tools: paper trimmer, scissors, craft mat; heat tool, hole punch, die cutting system (Spellbinders Grand Calibur)
Adhesive: tape runner, white glue, strong double-stick tape


  1. lovely work, ladies! i'm very inspired to work on a tile or canvas now!!!

  2. Wonderful tutorials and great idea. Love the layers and colors and the great tips. Great jobl

  3. Wonderful wall hangings. Great job, Designers!