Wednesday 6 February 2013

Michelle Webb #2 Altered Hanging Board

"Hi everyone, Michelle here again. I love crafting up a journal page, or a tag, but sometimes I like to break out of the usual crafty surface to do something in 3D, it makes you think about all the sides of the object too. This week I’ve been painting up wooden or paper mache 3D items and really enjoying the finished result" ....

Here’s a hanging board, just think of it like a tag, but won’t bend when you paint it up! That’s always a bonus, because there is no need to get the iron out or flatten it in a book".

For me the best bit is deciding what colour scheme you’re going to go with.
I primed the board first with Snowflake Fresco Acrylic Paint.
Then painted long strokes of Beach Hut and more Snowflake, and a little touch of South Pacific too.

I stamped PaperArtsy MN41 circles with Peacock Feathers Distress Ink, it looked strong at first but the colour soaks into the paint and you get a nice subtle stamped image when it dries. If you stamp with Distress Ink in a colour that is too similar to the paint, when it dries you won’t see it, so I picked a darker shade of blue and the Peacock Feathers was perfect.

Next I stamped the flowers from the HP1004EZ in different shades of blues and purples. 

This time I wanted a stronger colour so I used French Ultramarine Archival Ink and my Big and Juicy Ink Pad with a blue to purple strip (the Happy Birthday ink pad was the best for me). I stamped the flowers a few times to create some depth, don’t forget to stamp the sides and the bottom too.  Any piece of art wouldn’t be complete without a bit of drippage, so added some of that to too.
I stamped the sentiment from HPXT04EZ onto CracklyTissue Paper using black Stazon as the words stay sharp and clear. 

 I then glued it onto the hanging board, I think that even the surface of the hanging board is not always flat enough to get a good stamped image on, so stamping onto the tissue paper makes sure you have a nice clear image. I used some black Gesso to put a little bit of texture around the edge using a Crafter’s Workshop flower stencil.

I stamped the flower shaped stamp from HP1217EZ using Evergreen Bough Distress Ink onto Smoothy White Card and cut out the flower shape.

 I cut out one of the petals and removed it, then used double sided tape to stick the edges back together. I also cut down the petal edges towards the middle to allow the petals to move more freely so I could curl them. This allowed me to make the 3D flower. I stamped another flower and did the same thing, but shortened the petals a little bit with a pair of scissors. 

Then I dipped my flower in a melt pot with some clear and interference blue embossing powder, that shimmer looks gorgeous.

 I did the same with some leaves too.  I tied some Tim Holtz paper string on a Tim Holtz Ideaology Button and glued it in the middle of the flower.

It’s such a pretty little hanging board and a fun project to make.
Leandra Says: Wow a colour combo with some bang, and I really adore the flower dipped in UTEE for an embellishment, what a fun idea!

Gillian Says: These hanging boards are my fav substrate to work on but you have taken this to a whole different level .... that colour combo is wicked, love it along with the UTEE flower.

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Helen said...

Another stunner, Michelle - I love that UTEE dipped flower. And those flowers (in blue and purple) are one of my fave PA stamps

Anonymous said...

Beautiful work again Michelle ! Gorgeous colour combo, really striking ! Sue C x

Linda M. Cain said...

Lovin' the COLORS!!! They really pop. Great job, girl!


Anonymous said...

Gorgeous piece. I love the background, the colours are fab.

Words and Pictures said...

Glorious work with the colours again, Michelle, and that UTEE'd flower is a real treat! Love these hanging boards, and this one's stunning!
Alison xx

Anonymous said...

Lovely hanging board. The black stencilled flowers are a great accent to enhance the other colours.

Elaine said...

Love the blues and purples in this design - beautiful!!

Trish said...

Stunning, so much detail! Love it said...

Michelle this project is lovely, great colours. Its funny I have one of these hanging board sat in my basket right now. I absolutely adore those leaves on the flowers. Sam

Unknown said...

Stunning project,I love the flower never thought to use the resist embossing powder with a clear one,great tip,must give this ago.Jacqueline.S