Sunday, 15 June 2014

Welcome Back GD: Penny Nuttall Project #1 Fabric Hanging

"Hello Penny here and welcome back for my next three projects for PaperArtsy! My poor old brain is buzzing with ideas - it's hard work but fun to share.

The theme that "happened" (I never exactly plan) for this week is interior design and involves fabric but .... DONT PANIC - alternatives to sewing will be offered"!

First, I found a stick. It shouted "wall hanging". To help get a balance of shapes and sizes for the elements I divided up a 12"x16" sheet of paper and layed the pieces out in a pleasing composition.

I used these as patterns to cut pieces of linen fabric and then stencilled each piece using Fresco Finish Acrylic Paints, JOFY stencils 007 and 008 using a stencil brush. "A picture paints a thousand words" so .......

Oh yes...... I first stencilled a base of Chalk Fresco Paint before adding further layers of colour. This gave a nice 3-D look. ALWAYS dry each layer before adding the next as this keeps the colours fresh. Next gently wipe any excess paint off the BACK of the stencil between uses to avoid smudges.

I cut out backing pieces of hessian fabric, approximately 1/4" bigger all round for each section.

Now you can either sew or glue to assemble. Trap a piece of ribbon or tape between the linen and the hessian layers, making a loop at the top and leaving a tail at the bottom, and sew or glue together.

Stay with me we've nearly done! I added a some barbecue sticks with the ends dipped.

Some fabric flowers ....

Finally I added some small bulldog clips on the ribbon ends. Voila!

I hope you enjoyed this project and feel inspired to try part of it, if not it all.Join me tomorrow evening for project #2.


Leandra Says: Doesn't the stencil look totes amazeballs as the focal image. Loving the C&S look to tonight's project Penny. And love how the white layer of stencilling really pops the colours on top!

Gillian Says: Clean, simple and au natural feel to this project Penny. Great composition.

If you would like to join in this week's challenge and play along with Penny's techniques, then do please link up your creativity here, and go into the draw to win some PA stamps of your choice! You need to link your entry by 17:00, Sunday June 22nd 2014.


Hazel Agnew said...

Cogs are whirring! I have driftwood from the beach, I have fabric. Go, go, gooooooooo. Xx

Helen said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! It's projects like this that make me wish I had a sewing machine (and some sewing skills!0

margaret said...

It is lovely and I love the idea of the hanging, I think anything I do will have to be hand sewn. Have a machine but not used or years!!!

Inky and Quirky Designs said...

This is wonderful,silly me did not realise you could use fresco paints on fabric....thanks for opening up another crafting world!

Donna x

pennylopes54 said...

Get your machine out Margaret! So many creative possibilities!
It's always worth keeping an eye out at the recycling centre for a basic machine to play with.
Thanks and have fun. P.

Craftyfield said...

Lovely project with fresh colours. Now I so wish I could find my stencil brushes, I swear they are somewhere in my craft stash!

butterfly said...

Absolutely stunning, Penny. I adore the paint against the fabric, and your colour choices are so beautiful. So inspired to get stencilling!
Alison xx

craftimamma said...

Oh wow! This is absolutely wonderful! I do hope I get time to have a go at this at least in part! Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!

Lesley Xx

Julie Lee said...

This is so lovely! I adore your colour choices and that driftwood looks amazing! Julie Ann xxx

Unknown said...

Absolutely Love This, Penny! I love seeing fabric used in stencil or stamping projects! Just LOVE the colors you've used and those stenciled flowers are sooo Happy!! Love The Stick, too!! I've a collection of sticks and such waiting to be turned into something--This is FAB inspiration! Thanks sooo much for sharing! Can't wait for the next installment!! XOXO-Shari

Rupa Swaminathan said...

This is fantastic, Penny. So so inspired to try one.

Anonymous said...

Oh my, that is beautiful!!! The Fresco colours look gorgeous on the hessian, I love the central panel. & the little bulldog clips were a great idea.

Sid said...

Great simple effect and lovely colour choices !!

JoFY said...

love love love!! great project!

Linda M. Cain said...

Fabulous project, Penny!!!


Cocofolies said...

Wow, how lovely this project is, wonderful colours and design on fabric and all is so beautifully and cleverly assembled!!! Coco x

Carol Q said...

fabulous. absolutely right up my street. what a great home decor project.

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