Sunday 19 November 2017

2017 #17 White: Poinsettia Wall Hanging with EEV {by Wanda Hentges}

2017 Topic 17: Shades of White

White on white on white and repeat. How stunning is this by Wanda! Well perhaps some off white creeps in, but you do need that contrast, and its wonderful!

Hi everyone, it's Wanda Hentges (Art By Wanda) with you today, and I'd like to share with you a wall hanging in shades of white.

I was looking through my Ellen Vargo stamps trying to decide just what I was going to create thinking about Shades of White and thinking about Christmas.  When I saw set number EEV04, I immediately thought poinsettia and so began my project.

PaperArtsy Products used:
Other Products:
  • Corrugated Packing 
  • Chipboard
  • White Corrugated Cardboard
  • Golden Gesso
  • Golden Heavy Gel Matte
  • Archival Ink - Potting Soil, Leaf Green
  • Tim Holtz Poinsettia Stencil
  • Ranger Texture Paste
  • Ranger Distress Dry Glitter - Rock Candy
  • Ranger Mica Spray - Pearl
  • Susan's Garden Flower Shaping Tools and Mats
  • Prills - Minnie Pearls
  • White 1/8" Eyelets
  • White Wire
  • Fibers
  • Tim Holtz Holiday Talk Metallic Sticker

I didn't trust myself to free hand cut the "petals" for my poinsettia so I made a pattern.  I stamped one image on a scrap piece of paper, sketched around it, cut it out and also cut some of the center out so I could line it up over my actual petals. 

As I got more comfortable cutting I did add other spikes on the edges so they didn't all appear exactly the same.  I began my flower thinking I was going to do a simple poinsettia, just 5 leaves and call it good.  For those first 5 I painted heavy smoothy with Chalk and stamped the image with a mix of approximately half and half, Gold and Vanilla. Once I had them cut out and tried putting my flower together, I was unhappy with it and decided I needed many more petals.  I did 10 more, 5 with a mix of Gold and Honey Dew and 5 with a mix of Gold and Chalk.  Mixing the paints worked really well!!!  The colors look kind of pearly, the hint of Gold keeps them tied together but it's more interesting because they aren't all exactly the same.  

To give more definition to my petals, I pulled out my flower shaping tools. 

After shaping them all I found a 5-petal flower punch in my stash and built my poinsettia off of that.

I absolutely loved the poinsettia once it was done and knew this had to become a home decor piece.  I have quite a bit of corrugate that is covered on one side and wide open corrugate on the other.  I know it came as packaging in something at one time.  I decided it would be perfect.  I coated the corrugate side with gesso, wiped it back with a baby wipe and splattered it with White Fire.  I had thought about stamping it or stamping tissue and gluing it on but then decided another panel between the corrugate and the poinsettia would be better.

For this final panel, on top of stamping and a white wash, I created lots of texture, shimmer and shine with Paste, Mica Spray and Glitter.  Some fluffy fibers to cover the center as the stencil wasn't large enough to cover the whole panel.  I made a line down the middle and worked the stencil out from the center on both sides.  This piece really sets the poinsettia off nicely!!!!

You will find more pictures showing step-by-step how I did the panels on my blog.

I was actually very nervous about trying to do something in Shades of White but am totally in love with my finished piece!!!  I hope you are inspired to play along with the challenge.  Please be sure to link up your play as I'd love to come see it!!!

I think this is wonderful! I really love the idea of a white poinsettia, and I think your sparkly panel it sits on is perfect too! Just shows how many shades of white you can make and how effective it can be to work with tones of one pale shade! Beautiful, and thankyou! ~Leandra

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Miriam said...

I love this Wanda.... Great project...I haven't used these stamps for ages...need to get themout

Helen said...

WOW!!! that poinsettia is perfect with those leaf stamps. What a fantastic idea.

geezercrafter said...

Love all the different shading on the poinsettia. A beautiful, exquisite winter wonderland hanging.

Anneke said...

Awesome project Wanda! Love the way you've cut those leaves!

Hazel Agnew said...

Thisisso beautiful Wanda. Such splendour. Xx

Ruth said...

Stunning white on white....beautifully put together Wanda. xx

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is beautiful, Wanda, I am sat next to a poinsettia at the moment and your layers and shape is perfect,

Lucy x

Monika Gulyas said...

This is so beautiful!!!

Words and Pictures said...

Stunning! Your leafy poinsettia looks just amazing.
Alison x

SewPaperPaint said...

What a wonderful idea Wanda and absolutely stunning result! Hugs, Autumn

ellen vargo designs said...

WOW!! Love how you used my stamp to create that gorgeous poinsettia! Stunning!

craftimamma said...

Oh my Wanda, this is absolutely amazing. All that pretty texture and shine and how you created the poinsettia is so clever! This is kind of traditional with a modern twist on Christmas home decor and I love it!

Lesley Xx

Susan Battensby said...

Absolutely stunning project.

Mac Mable said...

So elegant and so beautiful x

Kirsten said...

This is beautiful, Wanda, the poinsettia is stunning.

Marci said...

I love this! So beautiful!

Cathy said...

Stunning project, love your poinsettia, love the stencilled panel too, Cathy x

Lynne Moncrieff said...

This is such an elegant project.

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