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Hero Arts Merry Christmas Wall Hanging

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Hi everyone! Leslie here to share a DT inspiration project with you today, a fun and frosty mixed media wall hanging I created for the Christmas holidays.  I used the Hero Arts Color Layering Holly stamp set and coordinating Hero Arts Color Layering Holly Frame Cuts. I thoroughly enjoyed creating this!

I started by brayering red and green acrylic paints onto a 5×5 Gessobord. I then applied texture paste over two different stencils on several areas, splattered black gesso mixed with water over the piece and let dry. I mixed white gesso with a little water and brushed it over the entire piece to mute the colors a bit. Once that was dry, I played with some red and green watercolors, letting some of it run and splattering some of it. I also inked the edges.

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I stamped the sentiment in black StazOn on vellum, cut flag ends and set it aside. I then stamped and die cut 16 holly leaves, arranged them to form a wreath (staggered in three layers) and adhered them to the Gessobord. I added shiny red sequins for berries and a multi-loop bow with a double loop of cording beneath it and a brad in the center. I rolled up some script paper and adhered the tubes in the center of the wreath for some interest, then affixed the sentiment. I finished the piece by smearing grit paste on a few areas and splattering Copic Opaque mixed with water. I also added some thick cording for a hanger.

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For more details and additional photos, please see my blog post at Love To Scrap 2. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Scrappy hugs!
Leslie

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  • 65-lb vellum, green/white script paper
  • Ampersand Art Gessobord
  • Ranger Opaque Matte Texture Paste
  • Hero Arts Pop Pattern Stencil
  • The Crafter’s Workshop Mini Butterfly Collage Stencil
  • Liquitex Black Gesso
  • Studio White Gesso
  • Hunter Green and Scarlet Lake Peerless Watercolors
  • Tim Holtz Stamp Platform
  • Hero Arts Color Layering Holly stamp set
  • Hero Arts Color Layering Holly Frame Cuts
  • Liquitex Naphthol Crimson, Cadmium Red, Deep Green and Phthalocyanine Green Acrylic Paints
  • Hard Rubber Brayer
  • Black StazOn ink; Memento Cottage Ivy ink; Ranger Mowed Lawn, Pine Needles and Black Soot Distress Ink
  • Crop-A-Dile Big Bite
  • Doodlebug Design Red Sequins
  • Prairie Bird Boutique Wrinkled Red Ribbon
  • Hemptique White Cord
  • DMC Red Memory Thread
  • Christmas Brad
  • Ranger Distress Grit Paste
  • Copic Opaque White

 

Author: Leslie

I'm definitely what one could consider a crafting junkie! I love making cards (I'm a rubber girl but do dabble in digis), 3-D projects- especially paper shoes and gift bags, mixed media projects, altering an occasional tin and box, as well as beading and making jewelry occasionally when I find the time! Fortunately, hubby is very supportive! Life is good! :D

2 thoughts on “Hero Arts Merry Christmas Wall Hanging

  1. Wow so artsy!! Love all the textures and that frosty look!!

  2. WOW, beautiful wall hanging. You’re a mixed media genius.

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